The Lady-in-Waiting

She waits. The lady in the window. For change. For love. For her life to begin.

She looks out, from behind the glass, at the world passing by. And yearns for a fresh start, a new beginning.

For her dreams to come true. For once upon a time and happily ever after. The granting of three wishes.

She closes her eyes and sees herself flinging up the sash, the cool night air rushing in. Floating free on silvered moonbeams, chasing her dreams, heart open wide.

What is she waiting for? 

Texture Tuesday Processing


  • Ran midtone contrast action to enhance the peeling paint texture
  • Duplicated the original image. Set blend mode to Soft Light at 75% opacity
  • Grouped these layers. Added a mask to the center window


  • Cut and pasted the lady image below the Window group, sizing and positioning within the masked frame
  • Added a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to colorize the image
  • In order to match the lady to the blues of the windows, duplicated the original image, setting the blend mode to Hue


  • Added the Phoebe texture, setting blend mode to Multiply
  • Added a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast


Linking with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday 


Posted on November 15, 2011, in Photoshop and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Love this, so beautifully done and I love the accompanying words.

  2. Well, I hope she’s not waiting for Prince Charming — he is so unreliable!
    Lovely image! Thanks for walking us through your process, it really helps me learn more about using textures.

  3. Wow, a lovely image and very creative. Wish I understood a word of what you wrote…not the poetical part, but all that technical stuff! Maybe after I figure out how to use my new camera, I will get a guidebook to teach me something about post-processing.

    As for the lady, she should stop waiting around, go outside, and do something! Maybe she could take up photography. 😉

    • Lee,
      There are so many resources, both online and in book form, for post-processing training. When you reach that point, and if you will be using Photoshop, let me know and I will be happy to provide some ideas.
      And as far as that lady – I think you are absolutely correct – she definitely needs a hobby.

  4. Great image and processing. Love the coloring. Thank you. kareninkenai

  5. How very creative! Love it!

  6. wow…amazing. i have so much to learn yet! you inspire me

  7. Lovely image and story!

  8. WOW! Love how you’ve done this. So clever and creative!

  9. Brenda, this is magnificent!
    Truly a work of art.

  10. I really enjoyed this post and in particular the photograph.

I greatly appreciate your comments!

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