Tuesday, June 18, 2013

After the Party

Every other Thursday evening we meet with our German friends for "Stammtisch". Stammtisch in Germany is the big table in a pub where the locals meet - no one else would sit there. The table is usually marked by a big heavy ashtray that carries the name "Stammtisch". However, we German-Californians meet at our houses. Every time it is hosted by someone else, everybody brings something to eat and there is always a big bottle of wine that the winemaker in our circle "donates".

Last Thursday it was our turn. We had a really lovely time, sitting outside, eating, drinking, talking and laughing a lot. Afterwards, it looked like this:


I layered this photo with Kim Klassen's texture "kk_daisy" after I had rotated it by 90 degrees to the left. I used blending mode Linear Burn at 100% and brightened up the image a little bit. Done.

This is for Texture Tuesday - free and easy for the entire summer.


13 comments:

Gloria in CA said...

Oh wow, it's awesome Carola. What a wonderful photo that is full of life. I loved your story of the meeting together. I think it's great. Yay for happiness. Thanks.

Cindy said...

I saw you over at Texture Tuesday and was intrigued by the glasses, wondering about the story...and I loved the glimpse into everyday happenings in your world! Nicely done, both with words and the image!

kelly said...

sounds like a beautiful evening. so perfectly captured.

Sally H said...

Just beautiful x

seabluelens said...

That beautiful, golden light makes this a warm and inviting image, even if the party is already over!

EarlK said...

Wonderful. Absolutely beautiful photo. Great color. I am half German and it sounds like you have a wonderful time.

Earl

Kathryn said...

Friends, laughter and wine . . . the perfect evening.

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous image - and wonderful fortnightly tradition.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful tradition!
Rinda
p.s. loved your angel statue photo

Hindustanka said...

Beautiful photos. Also interesting to hear about such tradition, Germans certainly like to have good meets with friends and family!

Becs said...

Love seeing all the little details of the aftermath of a social event. Lovely warm tones and I love the little ribbons around some of the glass bases. Beautifully done.

The Artful Diva said...

I usually try to clean up after a party before going to bed. I hate to get up to the mess. Luckily, my husband gives me a hand so it's not too bad. I remember the days when we smoked and got up in the morning after a party - ugh - what a stink!

Magic Love Crow said...

Great picture! It looks like you had a lot of fun ;o) LOL!