I love doing photography and art. These two combine when you can be creative using a photo editing program like Adobe Photoshop elements . When I was working there was not much extra time to learn and experiment with this program but now…retirement means time! So here is an artistic photo that I created by blending a photo I took here in Popotla fishing village and a textured paper that I had in my photo stash. Here are the 2 photos I used; This is the photograph of a boat on the shore. Not the greatest photo ; over exposed on the top.This is the paper I used to layer over the photo of the boat. Then I used the Overlay blending tool in the elements program and adjusted the opacity to make this photograph.This is the result; a subtle but interesting textured photograph. I love retirement. Blending layers is the lesson for tonight.