Tuesday, June 7, 2011

...the power of the unexpected

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Saint Augustine

This week for Texture Tuesday I used a photo {last photo below} of downtown Bend, OR and of the historic Tower Theater sign...
The vantage point I shot from was awesome and I can't remember the original reason for snapping the pix other than I probably thought the 'birds-eye-view' might be kind of cool...
I cropped and re-worked the original photo to my liking,
then finished it by layering Kim Klassen's 'celebrate'  texture over the top...
I think it turned out very antique-y looking...kind of retro-cool! What do you think?

I remembered that I had the Tower sign from the back entrance in my photo file from last year and used Kim's texture 'dustyrose' over the photo below and LOVE it!
I didn't expect it to turn out so cute!
I love it when that happens!

Our challenge this week was called the WORD edition...we had to use a word in the photo somewhere...Thanks Kim for the challenge, it was a lot of fun...

Here's hoping you can do something unexpected and fun 
with something that's least expected!...

See you next time 8)


  1. That texture really makes the sky look foreboding. Very cool effect/edit!!

  2. Love these - especially like the crop and texture of the first one. Nice effect. Great shot.

  3. @ Katie and Sally...Thanks so much for stopping in! I so appreciate your kind comments and positive input...Hoping you have a beautiful week!

  4. This is amazing!! So professional. I thought i was an old picture for real!
    You are very talented!
    Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog!!
    Have a super week end!

  5. It looks like it is set in the 50's to me and just before a rain storm. Nice shot and an interesting choice.


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