|Sunflower by Kent McMillan, Austin TX|
I love the surrealism digital editing allows.
The toughest decision on this edit was the level of transparency of the vintage photo of the two boys. I went back and forth every night, came back and looked at them again every morning, and as much as I like to ghost the images of people, it just didn't work as well in this creation. I think the boys look pretty good this way; mmmmm, think I ended up with about 78% opacity. I used the background eraser to highlight just a few of the small green leaves at the top. I may go back in and play with the "polaroid effect", the edge is a little too sharp for me, but you know that feeling ya get when it's time to quit......? Maybe another time. And this evening, I went back and forth with the brightness and contrast of the merged layers, I liked different degrees, but settled as less bright and little more contrast.