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This is a picture of a Fuller’s Teasel cone I took the other day. I think it’s fairly interesting texturally. Teasels are of course very pointy, and you can see the thorns, spines, and prickles all along the length of the plant. If you had to describe the picture in terms of its texture, “sharp” would be a fair reply. However, much of the image is also very soft. The bokeh of the background is a soft blur of various other trees and brush, which makes for a stark contrast with the rigid, splintery quality of the teasel. I also find it interesting how the lines formed by the arms branching off of the cone curve upward, breaking up the shape of the picture and carrying the eye with them.



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