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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

it was windy

Last week we had strong wind – not on the scale of the hurricanes – but noticeable.  I was surprised to see that the wind had toppled most of the benches in Princes Street Garden.  Wonder what kept the occasional bench upright.

heavy-wind-warning

I added some textures to make the large grass and pavement areas more interesting and the texture really brought out the shadows.  I used two from Kim Klassen – Silent Night (overlay blending mode) and Stamped softly (linear burn blending mode).  The font is Britannica Bold.

I’m linking up to Kim’s Texture Tuesday where this week we were free to use any subject matter and any of Kim’s textures.

18 comments:

hannah said...

What a fun picture.
Yes, it is a riddle why some were spared. Maybe a heavy bum was in place during the worst gusts :-)
Nice soft blend.

Ruth said...

a great image there, great texture too!

Kia said...

Interesting capture! We (Glasgow area) had the same nasty weather, but I didn't see anything like this, mostly broken branches. Thanks for sharing and have a happy day!

Dymphie said...

such a cool photo, it shows nature's ways are unpredictable. You have a good eye for the unusual.

thanks for visiting my blog (TT #29)

Amy said...

Helena, you have captured a great shot and used a texture to excellent effect - it really enhances your photo.

esra said...

Such a great shot and beautiful texture work!!

erkarts said...

This is so good and the texture is perfect!

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

This is a really interesting shot. I love how you have composed this and the touches of texture were just enough...not overdone and not distracting. Excellent! By the way, I'd love to snag a bench or two like these!! Great lines! ( "

em said...

Oh wow...that must have been quite the wind! Makes for a very interesting photo! Great job!

Pat said...

Isn't mother nature something else? Last year after a storm blew through I was surprised to see trees down, but a neighbor's vase of flowers on a table in the yard was still upright!

Marilyn said...

Great photo. Texture does some interesting things, and I like how this turned out.

WhimseyDimples said...

What a great shot - love this!

fotogran said...

Ha, Ha...this is such a fun shot - well done, I like your sense of humour.

Amarie said...

Those must have been some pretty strong winds! Great photo. :-)

missing moments said...

Great shot and edits!

linda321 said...

wow what a great shot!

ShonEjai said...

Oh wow! What a great photo! And then there were only two! Your treatment of the photo was perfect.

alexa said...

Superb photo!