Painterly Landscape ~ Read The Rules - Capture Date Requirement

Challenge #12 in the Outside The Box series. Hosted by JamesWG.
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Your challenge is to create a landscape that looks like it might be a watercolor or oil painting. Although there are many "filters" and "textures" prepackaged with various applications, I would like you to create your own textures to enhance your entry and NOT use the "off the shelf textures". The texture should be consistent with the original image - some examples might be tree bark for a forest, rippling water for a lake etc.
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The texture is a pcture of wasps nest I had in my attic. Then I applied sandstone texture from Adobe filters, for the canvas look.
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Submitted: Saturday, 23rd June, 2012 15:56 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 14th June, 2012
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 400
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