A lot of the time I was walking around during our workshop in Apalachicola, I was looking for different textures to shoot. I personally like images of texture, but I also may be able to do something else with these images down the road. I may use these as texture overlays on some of my other images...you never know. ;)
Here are a few I took with my Canon 7D and Tamron 16-300mm Lens.
Some of these items are tree trunks, rusty boats, chains, signs, etc. I just simply zoomed in and got close to capture a certain portion of the texture I liked. Shooting textures is a great way to get outside of your box, create images you can use for multiple purposes and it may even help you out of a creative funk.