ººº reflection: composite challenge theme ººº

November 25th, 2020
Oh my - I'm very excited to have won the latest round of the composite challenge. Thank you so much to Ann @olivetreeann for hosting, and thinking up the inspiring Tell Me A Story theme. And to any of you who voted for me - I really appreciate it :)

So without further ado we're on to Composite 31. I just love this challenge, which I think is a relatively new one in 365 terms. The themes hopefully provide an impetus to have a go, having set the mind wandering and the imagination firing. I hope you'll consider trying a composite out, even if you haven't done one before, or are unsure where to start ... just launch in and see where it takes you!

After some deliberation I've chosen the theme 'reflection'. You might think mirror, water, thoughtfulness, light - or something quite other ;) You might illustrate the theme literally or loosely, as you wish.

A composite photograph is one that is made up of several photographs or pieces of photographs which have been merged or layered together. It can also include textures and effects that have been applied to the picture as well. Composite photography gives you a lot of room for creativity and ingenuity as you manufacture photos composed of elements that might not necessarily be found together in reality but somehow they seem completely at home with one another in the picture. Some composites take related photos and merge them together to form a whole new picture. It's totally up to the photographer as to what they want to portray and how they portray it.

There are many, many free tutorials online, ranging from beginners' advice about selecting and masking and layers, to more advanced techniques. One good place to start might be phlearn.com's '30 Days of Photoshop', which I was alerted to by someone on 365.

For our composite challenge here on 365 you must use at least one picture that is completely yours but you can blend in other images, such as stock images, if you so choose. Just keep in mind that should you use an image that is not yours it should be licensed as free to use for any purpose.

You are very welcome to enter as many times as you wish but only one entry from any contestant may be chosen as a finalist.

The challenge starts on 25 November 2020

The challenge ends on 20 December 2020, to allow for anyone who is managing to get away for Christmas to send all their gorgeous images in beforehand ;) I am looking forward to seeing where your creativity takes you.

Tag your image: composite31


Composite themes so far:

# 1 Love
# 2 Moon
# 3 Shoes, Sandals and Feet
# 4 Fruit and Vegetable
# 5 Animals
# 6 Big and Small / Huge and Tiny
# 7 Place and Space
# 8 It's Just My Imagination
# 9 Water
# 10 Surrealism
# 11 Darkness
# 12 Just Priceless
#13 Birds
#14 A Strange Encounter
#15 Sweet
#16 Fantasy
#17 Transport
#18 Power
#19 School Days
#20 My Favourite Season
#21 Hallowe'en
#22 Trees
#23 Magic
#24 Time
#25 Take to the air
#26 Freedom
#27 Multiplicity
#28 Peace
#29 Miniature World
#30 Tell Me A Story
#31 Reflection
November 26th, 2020
This is a really nice theme and it can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
November 26th, 2020
@salza glad you think so sally - that's what i was aiming for! look forward to seeing any contribution you might wish to make :)
November 28th, 2020

The "Northern Lights" is a reflection (mirror image).
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