The “Dawn in the Sedum Woods” image (above) was created for the cover photo for the January 2013 edition of the Creative Photography eMiniMagazine. The theme for the month was ~New Beginnings~.
While the e-Mag is no longer published you can still find the archives for the articles at: Denise Ippolito – A Creative Adventure
This RefineEdge Photography Blog contains more articles I wrote for the eMiniMagazine. Just look in the sidebar for the eMag category.
The Composite Story
The “forest scene” composite art was created using high contrast black and white views of different images of the sedum flower.
These silhouettes were then brought into Photoshop and different layers of textures and color gradients were applied at various opacities.
As the theme was “New Beginnings”, I thought the transformation of a flower into a forest was fitting.