Monday, August 22, 2011

School Days

School-Bus-2-LR

I drove one of these babies for 20 years so I thought it fitting for Kim Klassen’s challenge for Texture Tuesday called “Back to School”.    I used textures 10-10-10 at blending mode of overlay 69% opacity and another layer of same at Linear Dodge 76% opacity.  I removed the texture over the school bus on both layers.  I then added texture Autumn at Softlight and opacity of 69%.

Valerie

16 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Wonderful image and textures ~ love the focus.

deb duty said...

Love the way you used textures on your bus photo. Looks great!

Jessica said...

aw! Great minds think a like! I too thought of a school bus - probably because I really wish my kids got to ride one (but since they go to the parish Catholic school they don't).

Cute shot! Happy Texture Tuesday!

Deanna said...

Oh I bet you could tell us some great stories with your 20 years of being with kids. Great shot, love how you processed it!!

Kia said...

Love this! Beautifully done!
{over from Kim's TT}

Evelyn S. said...

Oh you were a bus driver! My youngest sister drove for several years before she went back to college to become a teacher. As a teacher myself, I rode a yellow bus now and then on high school trips. What a great image...and perfect textures.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful work!!
Happy back-to-school season!!

Ruth said...

wonderful!A trip down memory lane for all of us this week! I love the textures you've chosen and the words are perfect too!

yvettesblogs.com said...

What wonderful memories you must have driving that school bus. It's defiantly a 'back to school' icon. Great TT photo!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
How was the camping?
Bet you don't miss driving a bus anymore but I'm sure it's fun to think about the great times from the past.
Judith

Cedar said...

We have always had the best and kindest bus drivers at our house! I love this shot and texture!

Pat said...

You drove a school bus for 20 years and you're still sane? That's impressive!!

June Scott said...

Great job, Valerie! Perfect for this week's challenge! My dad drove school bus too. But he drove a short bus (literally, not figuratively!)

Lona said...

What a great job of textures Valerie.It is hard to believe that the children are going back to school already. Where did the summer go.I cannot imagine driving a school bus for so many years.I love children but the noise would have had me a nervous wreck. LOL! You were a Brave Soul.

Catherine said...

Oh the joys of riding the yellow school bus to school. ;)

Very fun photo!
Catherine

Karen said...

20 years of being a School Bus Driver? Oh, my. My hat is off to you, I don't know how you did it. That is one job I could never handle; I knew that when I was just a kid riding to and from school--some of those kids are enough to try the patience of a saint!

That said, love the photo!