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This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

The seasons are changing here in British Columbia, Canada. Yesterday, in the span of 90 minutes, I drove through what felt like 17 distinct climates. It’s the time of year when people advise each other to dress in layers, regardless of which hemisphere they live in. I can’t argue with the recommendation on the practical level, but what I like about it is its deeper subtext: “Keep your options open! You never know what surprises await you.”

The milky turquoise of Green Lake, in Whistler, British Columbia, certainly caught me by surprise — I loved how even a faint breeze could transform the water’s texture, and how its jade-smooth color played against the weathered planks of a footbridge. It was well worth the minor trouble of carrying a rain jacket that proved unnecessary midway through my walk.

This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.

I look forward to exploring this topic through your photos!


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