I took the image in a restaurant. It is a stainless steel divider between booths and the texture was created by the use of grinding pads. Lighting was from a window behind me. I think it turned out OK.
After leaving the restaurant I took the following images from one of my favorite spots. We just had a fine dusting of snow with some of it having melted away. I wanted show the contrast between the patchiness of the white snow, the yellow desert grasses and the dark desert shrubs.