Today’s theme is “natural texture.” This is a piece of coral that a friend brought me from Florida more than 30 years ago. I don’t know what type of coral it is, but it obviously has lots of texture. I used my 24-70mm lens at 70mm, with the aperture at f/16 and ISO 100 with a shutter speed of 2 seconds to get this shot. It was still mediocre at best until I made a few adjustments in Lightroom and cropped it. After processing, it reminds me of a chrysanthemum, only one that will never wilt.