How My Composite Images Are Created

      My composite works are each composed using original photographs through the process of digital photo compositing, the combining of different photos into a single image.
       The process begins by me photographing each individual flower, flower part or leaf from a variety of angles and by photographing interesting landscape and other natural features.
      I photograph flora using processes that help assure color accuracy. Next, each photograph is processed in PhotoShop to give it a transparent background.
      Then each photograph can be layered with others. Some compositions may combine twenty or more individual, layered photographs.
      By combining the photographs in this manner, photographic images can be created that are not otherwise possible to capture with a single photograph. With compositing, I can highlight that which appeals to me in the individual photographs through the use of color combinations, arrangements, relative sizes, etc. of the individual images.
       This process of using such elements for composition allows an extended measure of uniqueness for photographers.

       The landscape photographs are standard photographs included for, hopefully, viewing enjoyment for site visitors.

Bierstadt Lake, early morning, Rocky Mt. National Park (not composite)

Bierstadt Lake, early morning, Rocky Mt. National Park (not composite)