HOW WAS IT DONE?

NOTE:  Capitalized words within the text signify Photoshop commands.

Dates refer to a Blog Post of that date in which the image here was posted.

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October 24, 2017

The geese were shot against a boring pale blue sky; the sunset, probably at the Jersey shore.  In Photoshop I used the Magic Wand tool to select the blue sky and then chose Inverse under Selection.  That left just the geese selected which I Copied and then Pasted on to the sunset image.  Insure that both images are the same size and resolution.

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October 24, 2017

(1)  The Candy Corn was spread on a glass plate suspended above my camera.  The developed image was then Distorted in Photoshop by dragging the upper corners to left and right. This gave a sense of perspective by making the “overhead” pieces of candy larger than those at the bottom or (distant) end of the image.  I then overlaid this onto an interesting red-sky sunset from my files, and reduced the opacity of the overlay to taste.

(2)  The moon was from my file; the carved pumpkin from a fall garden shop shoot.  I combined them in Photoshop, overlaid them onto the Candy Corn sky image, and reduced the opacity.

(3)  The grasses were from a Lancaster County, PA file image.  I overlaid the moon-candy image and then used a mask to expose the grasses.

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