Tag: dirt

12 Sep

#SooC52 Week 29 – Dirt

Chris Lane / photography / / 5 Comments

This week’s theme, and I’m still way behind on this, is Dirt. I chose the theme, partially because I was walking outside at the time and saw our enormous dirt mount from our foundation construction, but also because I know Pete works in construction so it should be easy for him to get a shot. Then again, he said that “dirt” does not equal “soil” in their version of English. Despite that, whenever I pick a word, I usually pick something that can be interpreted in multiple ways.

When I picked the word, though, I immediately got an idea in my head that I thought would be fun and would perfectly fit the theme. You wouldn’t think getting a bunch of kids to play in the mud would be difficult, but it was surprisingly. It didn’t take a great amount of time to get Tristan involved, especially when he could get me muddy as well, but Damien, and especially Anastasia, took some time. Eventually though, they were having a blast, running through puddles, smearing mud all over themselves and each other (with a little help from me to get full mud coverage).


Dirt © Chris Lane Photo
ISO 50, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/1600

This one is a little on the dark side. I had some other shots that were “better” exposed, but I actually like how this dark one looks a little more. Maybe best would be somewhere in between.

After they were covered from head to toe in dirt, I said I’d have to hose them down. They convinced me that running through the sprinkler would be more fun, so I let them do that. I certainly wasn’t going to let them in the house like this! Even after the sprinkler I had to change their bath water about 3 times to get them truly clean! But this shot was definitely a fun photo and fun process to get. Hope you like it.

Take a look at the other guy’s work for an alternate view on the theme.
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.

30 Sep

Free Natural Seamless Texture Pack 2!

Chris Lane / Free!, Textures / / 12 Comments

Here is another set of totally free textures for you to use at your whim. They are completely seamless, so you can loop them as many times as you want and not be able to see a seam whatsoever. Of course, the more they are looped, you will notice some repetition, but I do remove any big blatant indicators of it.

I do appreciate if you mention where you obtained them if you do use them. And let me know if you do and share what you made using it. On to the goodness!

Right click and hit save as to download.
Download the whole texture pack here in a handy dandy zip file. (43MB)


Full size image here. (2848px x 2428px – 5.83MB)
Seen here repeated four times:
Cement seamless texture

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