January 16, 2012

Wide Open...

This funicular trolley takes one up a steep incline (approximately three blocks) to an upper level of Lisbon, Portugal. The door of the trolley is wide open - go on get in and let's take a look!  Up top there are marvelous gardens and cityscape views.

I used Kim Klassen's texture "confidence",  frame from Designer Digitals and postage brush over my original photo.

(Mouse over photo to see original)
View from the point where we departed the trolley.  Richard chose to ride the trolley down - me - I walked, of course!






30 comments:

Lui said...

I love to walk too but looking at the trolley I would not pass a ride in it!

Great textures!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I love those portuguese trolleys, they are so cute:)

Jeanne said...

Lovely photo of the funicular.... great to ride up, and then to capture all of the photo ops on the way down. Very nice

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Artful Diva....Wonderful post. That trolley held me spell bound and I too would have walked (meandered perhaps) too.

Rosie said...

What a beautiful trolley! I also love your texture processing.

Angie said...

Wow! Pat! Beautiful image to begin with, but the texture work is just incredible! :)

lisa said...

Pat, I love what you did with the trolley car.
Beautiful processing on an already wonderful image!

Thank you for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Beautiful job. I love what you do with photos. Your whole blog space is soothing.

Kia said...

This is so pretty, Pat! Beautiful image for "open" :) I finally updated my blog, and will try to post my TT @ Flickr tomorrow morning :) Sweet dreams!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful image, fantastic texture work, and it sounds like a great visit!

nancyjean said...

wow. it looks just like a painting. it is just amazing what alittle texture can create. What an beautiful place! thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Simply amazing!! Would love to visit one day.

CATHY said...

Love your trolley image and I love Lisbon - what a great city to explore and eat in! Great editing.

Michelle said...

Nice texture work, frame included to give that travel photocard look to it. Did you ask the person with reading the paper to pose or just get lucky? :) Wow, you have traveled to some neat places. would love to see the garden shots.

Linda Trine said...

I agree with Michelle's comments above, these do look like beautiful travel postcards. wonderful work!

Rosie said...

What a great photo Pat! I think I'd have ridden down on it!! =)

Anki said...

Nice photos, the trolley coudl come from Norrköping, Sweden.

Daniella said...

I would love to be able to take one of your adventures one day! But for now, I love living vicariously through your art!!!
xxDaniella

nannykim said...

I like what you have done with the trolley. I love the fact that the trolley is such a vibrant color and how it contrasts with the background. Now, I like to walk, but if I saw a trolley like that one, I think I might just have to experience it! I could always walk the walk back down later!

Kathy said...

Oh how ironic for ME that you posted these photos of Lisbon. The Better Half and I are currently in deep discussion and negotiations for our next trip. Lisbon is at the top of my list as well as some other areas of Portugal. Lovely photo and texture work.

kathy

Anna said...

Looks like a great spot for a photo shoot! Nice texture work! Thanks for your comment at CE:)

georgia b. said...

fabulous! love love love how you made the trolley yellow pop by muting everything around it with the texture. nicely done!

came via kk's texture tuesday, and glad i did! now following your delightful blog.

bailey-road.com said...

What a great view!

Rebecca said...

I had never heard of funicular until I went to Europe. I'll have to see if that word is used anywhere in the US. Love the village shot.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Fantabulous results, the texture & everything is perfect! =)

BF said...

Great first shot, the detail and texture. Looks really nice!

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Katherines Corner said...

We have trolleys here. But I have never ridden on one...Love the photos.Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

bridgetstraub.com said...

I love the trolley. It looks like a step back in time.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.
I especially like the first one.

Regards and best wishes