I haven't been here for over a week, and I am sorry that I just disappeared without a word. I didn't mean to do that, but last week was a wild one. I will tell you more about it in my next post, but today, I just want to play with "Texture Tuesday" again.
I chose an image that I took last week during a very quick walk around the lake - Jo and I both didn't have much time, but we wanted to get out and move a little bit in an area that we both love. As if the birds knew that we were in a rush they didn't show themselves - as if they were thinking that they couldn't tempt us to stop and watch them. Because that is what we do, no matter how often we have seen "our" black-crowned night herons and green herons. But as I said, they were hiding.
The lake was very still that morning, the light was beautiful, the sun had just come through the clouds, it was very atmospheric. While the sun had hit the other side of the lake, these boats were still mostly in the shade, just lit up in a very few spots.
I blended the photo with Kim's texture "kk_appreciate" in soft light at 100% and then removed the texture again on the boats (at 50%) because the texture had lightened them a bit too much and I wanted to stress the shade. A quick layers adjustment, and that's it.
As you can see, I never get tired of the lake. It is such a beautiful place.