Bruce Harley  

A Daughter's Destiny by Bruce Harley

July 2024 - A Daughter's Destiny

July 2024 - Bruce Harley


July 2024 - Bruce Harley

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About the Image(s)

A simple composite made from just 2 images.

Subject from the Edinburgh Festival 2015. The Background is Smallholm Tower in the Scottish Borders.

Smailholm Tower was designed, in common with all Scottish peel towers, to provide its occupants with protection from sporadic English raids. The tower was attacked by English soldiers in 1543, 1544 and again in 1546, when the garrison of Wark Castle sacked the tower and carried off prisoners and cattle. The castle was successfully defended against the English in 1640, by Sir Andrew Ker of Greenhead.

The story of the image is one of innocence, wild times in Scotland, a fortress and lands that someday the young lady will inherit. Circa 16 Century.

Both images seemed to compliment each other well without lots of work. They also provided the right POV., again without much work.

Both images were switched horizontally to give the viewer a lead into the story.

Apart from basic editing, and blending, it was very simple to produce.

2 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Bruce, next night I am going to dream of your proud young woman whom you made stand as straight and strong as her tower. She comes from my very favorite period of history. - Her direct gaze and this little confident smile tell that she is ready for her future responsibilities. The soft shades of green, brown and grey tie her into the scenery, and I can almost feel the textures of the various fabrics in her outfit. And the dark clouds with the silver linings are a perfect background   Posted: 07/08/2024 16:01:53

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
Everyone loves old castles and beautiful young women. Put them together in a well-balanced composite and the image is a success. The colors and textures fill out the rest of the image to give the eye places to go and rest. However, I'm afraid I must disagree with Kirsti. She sees "a confident smile," but I see a condescending one that is evidence of her forthcoming inheritance. Confident smile or a condescending one, everything works in this "centuries' old" composite.   Posted: 07/09/2024 08:11:02


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