Playing along with Texture Tuesday again, over at Kim Klassen's blog, and the theme for today happens to be "words".
First, about the picture. Taken at one of my favorite places, this is one of the first stop for the kids! The game of Hoops and Sticks was a popular outside game of the early 1800's. Played simply by rolling the hoop along the ground by hitting it with sticks, it was a common game for both boys and girls. And really, it's not as easy as it seems! Try it, I'm promise it'll take some practice...
This quote, attributed to George Dorsey, seemed particularly relevant to this picture. I don't usually add words to my photographs, simply because I never know what to say. But I did like this quote, and it did add a particular feeling to the photo that works quite well, I think.
The photo was edited first using some of the Pioneer Woman's actions in PS CS (boost and vintage), and then two layers of Kim Klassen's texture Subtly Yours were added using various blending modes and opacities. The text was added to a new layer. The final texture, another of Kim's (I think it's Just Cause it's June, but am not positive!), was added over top, with a red tint added. The opacity of that layer was then dropped significantly.
What do you think? All I know is that I'm getting addicted to textures ;) Love 'em! Please don't forget to check out everyone else over at Texture Tuesday! Some of the work is *incredible*. Truly.