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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

postcards from Pitlochry

some more of the lovely scenery from our short road trip last week around Pitlochry, Perthshire.  With all the rivers and lochs there were plenty of opportunities for sweeping landscapes.

 

queen's-view

Although Queen Victoria did visit this site it is believed the spot was named for the much earlier Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce (1306-1329).

river-pitlochry

I took this photo from they hydro dam just next to the Pitlochry theatre where we saw a fabulous performance of My Fair Lady.

I applied Kim Klassen textures to both of them - START on Colour Burn and then Luminous on Overlay, both on 70%.

For the captions I used the Antipasto font and created the engraved effect using the bevel layer style – you can follow the instructions for engraved titles here.

Check out Kim’s Texture Tuesday for more lovely texture work.

22 comments:

furrypig said...

stunning photographs they are better than mostof the 'real' postcards you can buy!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Gorgeous work!
xo
Jill

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos to edit and beautiful editing!!

myartsdesire said...

Oh how beautiful! Great job on composing these shots. Love the engraved lettering as well. Thanks for the link! Xo, Sue

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous photos. V

Kathleen said...

Absolutely stunning photos. You've done a great job with the textures, too. Thanks for sharing!

debsea said...

beautiful. it amazes me every week how similar our homes look.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how the textures and text give them a postcard feel (for me anyway).

Peace!

Leah C said...

Beautiful views...love the texture treatment:)

HeidiRose said...

Breathtaking! I was in Scotland in 1978, not likely to ever return. These touch my heart.
I'm so glad I found your blog.
Heidi

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous pictures and fabulous textures!
Rinda

Miriam said...

These are just gorgeous Helena, I love the texture and I'll take a look at the text. Thanks.

i.ikeda said...

Lovely photos!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Just beautiful!! The sights/images + the textures are incredible. I do wish we could go for a little road trip in our neck of the woods and see sights like those. Amazing. Also I will take a look at the engraving link (thanks!). I did that once by accident, and can't for the life of me remember how it's done ;) -Tammy

Magic Gypsy said...

Wonderful photo - and the texture gave it such mystery!

Stampmouse said...

beautiful with or without texture but adding the texture makes it look like it belongs in a geography book very cool

Henrietta said...

Seems to be SOOO beautiful place.

Jimjams said...

Stunning photo treatments - it is a beautiful place.

Carletta said...

Beautiful texture work!
These really do remind me of vintage travel postcards. I'm literally sitting here smiling at them.
Lovely Helena!

Lynne said...

Postcard perfect. I loved visiting Pitlochry when we lived in England many years ago. I still have my set of deer antler steak knives I bought there.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love the way you used the textures, thanks for the instruction on the caption. Marianne (Texture Tuesday)