This weeks HeART challenge is texture.
The first thought that came to mind was the rough texture of a cats tongue. But how do you get a cat to open his mouth and say me-ahhh on command? My boys certainly weren't going to cooperate with that so I moved on to my 2nd thought - feathers. These unique delicate wisps are all different. Up close the textures really stands out.
I wanted to try something different with the lighting so I shot these with the feathers laying on an LED light and a speedlight with a snoot/with honeycomb grid to direct the light.
Of course no photo session is complete without my furry helper. He believes the feathers belong to him.