Monday, May 05, 2014

Texture of elements in a tropical island South of Luzon

Grass > Flower > Curtain
Forest Cover > Mangrove > Hill
A tropical island is exposed to the elements of earth, wind, water and fire. As such, its surfaces have variety. 
Sand > Stone > Wood
Sea > Leaves > Nipa

Tinagas possesses several types of visual surfaces: hard surface formed by rocks, ground grown with grass, ornamental plants and tertiary trees, soil washed away by the incessant flow of sea water, sand mixed with corrals, river system lined up with mangroves, naturals mixed with man-made substances as plastic and cement.

Volcanic Rock > Laing and Kinilaw > Well
Bato > Laing at Kinilaw > Balon
From an aesthetic perspective, surfaces are described as texture. Texture is defined as the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something. Texture defines the character of the place.

Lynda Lehmann, an artist, photographer and a nature lover says "Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous (widespread) underpinning of form ...certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind."

Fly in Heat > Sand > Rock
In my roaming around the Tinagas island of Barangay Vinzons, town of Daet province of Camarines Norte in the region of Bicol, I documented a number.

Some are common with lowlands, some unique to the island and others endemic to the region. See if you can identify and associate some with your experiences. Check your emotional reaction if its texture is calming, meditative, appealing or agitating.

Chito Razon 4 May 2014

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