April 23, 2012

Windmills of La Mancha

Pray look better, Sir...those things yonder are no giants, but windmills. (Miguel de Cervantes)

My husband and I were fortunate enough to vacation in Spain and Portugal last year.  We toured the lands of Don Quixote and saw a lot of windmills.

Mouse Over to see Original







"Oh My" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen; two of my own textures "Music" and "Mashed Potatoes;" Topaz watercolor filter.

Linking to: 



27 comments:

Kia said...

Love the POV! What a beautiful windmill!
Have a happy Monday. :)

ashok said...

good one!

kammkphotography said...

Lovely post and edit.

Kathleen said...

Love your windmill! I had to laugh, though... I was just in Holland and almost posted a windmill today, too. Decided to go for wooden shoes instead, whew!

die Malerin said...

Lovely your Windmühle.

Deborah said...

fabulous! and thank you for sharing your rendering steps!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty Windmill.. Love your editing.. Looks wonderful.

Terrie Purkey said...

This is one of my favorite transformations yet. I like that it's not a floral photo (though I do like them, it's nice to see a different subject), and the colors are just so cool over the original image. I really MUST learn that mouse over function; it's so cool.

Nancy said...

I would love to visit Spain someday -- love your beautiful windmill and edit, Pat. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I really enjoy to see how you process the photos. Sometimes I am stuck in a rut of what I know. I love the windmill. V

Ruth said...

Yes, I love this painted effect and your original image too Pat :)

Becs said...

This is gorgeous, I love the painted effect which works perfectly with your subject and composition. Truly lovely.

bajaderka said...

Truly beautiful... love your treatment, works so well with this image :)

seen in Kim's Café

CATHY said...

So pretty - your photo really picked up the textures. This is a hidden treasure - not that many people visit the windmills and they are an awesome sight. Like you, we also had a beautiful day we saw them.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo ~ lovely ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

SACRAMENTO said...

How wonderful.
I live in Andalucía. I always have to crossed La Mancha to go to the north.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Elena said...

Great perspective; this shot came out great!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous editing! Love it.
I'm visiting from Thursday Favorite things. My daughter lives in Spain and has sent me tons of lovely photos. I can't wait to try some techniques on them using PSE

royalegacy said...

Very well edited. Looks lovely!
Coming to you from Katherine's Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Danielle from Royalegacy

bridgetstraub.com said...

I like it, just as I like your stuff every week!

Genie said...

Before I saw your layers list, I was thinking...”This looks like a beautiful watercolor!” The way you manipulated the texture and Topaz is awesome. You really do have the magic touch when it comes to the use of texture. Your windmill is wonderful. Until I read your post, I thought of windmills being a part of the Netherlands. I had no idea there were more in Portugal and Spain...2 countries I did not visit. I wish I was younger and could travel like I used to do. genie

Hubba said...

Wow thank you for showing us how to do this. THe pictures you have created look amazing. I'm a new follower from a Thursday blog hop, please follow me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Katherines Corner said...

well done! xo Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy!

MG Atwood said...

Beautiful shot. Lovely use of textures.

Teresa Schmid said...

Wow, so beautiful and creative!

...melody... said...

Love how you captured the windmill. Beautiful! :)

Deb Crecelius said...

Excellent!