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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dancing memories

ceilidh

We had fun on Saturday evening attending a ceilidh, with a great caller for all those who did not know the dances. After a week of watching lots of performances in the Fringe Festival it was a nice change to be participating in the entertainment.  As I went to school in Scotland, I learnt the basic dances there and the moves and rhythms came back to me easily.  My feet seem to have a good memory for dances – but some of my muscles complained they were being used in new ways!

The room was dark and people were moving fast so my photos were all blurred.  But I think they are a perfect candidate for some texture treatment – and with Kim Klassen’s theme for the week ‘back to school’ it all fell together nicely.

I used 2 texture layers – all that on multiply blending mode and canvas magic on linear dodge.  The font is boring showers.

10 comments:

Alison said...

Oh! Helena.....I remember the 'dance practices' at school so well...every time I am at a ceilidh, I am still hearing a teacher's voice counting out the steps in my head and the steps come back sp easily!Love the pic!
Alison xx

yvette said...

Great photo, and just like the school days..LOL!
Let's not go too deep into the memory chamber..great texture work!

Lesley said...

Love all the movement and the texture works so well. Brings back memories!

Jessica Vescera said...

This looks great...like a painting!

johanna said...

love that texture - perfect for memories...

Elizabeth said...

That is just beautiful. I'd love to have seen the dancing!

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful work!! Happy back-to-school season!!

Carletta said...

Dancing in school - how wonderful that would be.
Love the texture work on this!
I've been keeping some blurry shots I normally would delete so this is a wonderful way to preserve some of those.

Miriam said...

This is so beautiful Helena, I love what textures can do to a less than perfect picture!

Henrietta said...

What a wonderful picture edit, I love it and let my imagination to run:)