visual delight #10 / tactile
tac·tile (tktl, -tl)adj.1.a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n
• This is not the latest volcanic action in Iceland but Mt. St. Helens in 1980 – before digital photography, where the range of the grey scale could create magnificent depth and detail richness like this.