There be Dragons - New Composite Challenge #34

February 22nd, 2021
Thank you so much for voting for my Moonlight Sonata composite.  On we go then to the next challenge.

This new composite challenge will be about dragons. Yes, dragons, be they mythical or real.  Dragons in fairy tale, komodo dragons, mother-in-law dragons (that's what my ex-daughter-in-law used to call me). you can even use dinosaurs if you want to!

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.  According to our last host, Terri @madamelucy, one good place to start might be's '30 Days of Photoshop'. I haven't tried that myself but our 365 resources are always reliable.

For the 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 details:
Start date:  Monday, February 22, 2021
End date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in your respective time zones
Tag: composite34

See entries here:

You are encouraged to post your entries to the comments on this thread to keep this thread current, and to inspire other 365ers to join.
I look forward to seeing your entries.

Composite themes that have already been covered and finished:
# 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
#32 Revisionist History
#33 Music
#34 Dragons (current)
February 22nd, 2021
I'm a spectator of the composite challenge! Can't wait to see all the entries 🥳
February 22nd, 2021
I'm just learning affinity photo so may have a go at a few of these. Not promising they'll be any good but will help with the learning process 😁
February 24th, 2021
Geez! I just did one! LOL!
February 24th, 2021
@marlboromaam - you didn't tag it? or you haven't posted it yet?
February 24th, 2021
@summerfield I tagged it for the song title. I'll tag it now.
February 24th, 2021
@summerfield I was also working on another one. Will post when it's done.
February 24th, 2021
It's been awhile I entered any competition, and since this one seems to be a challenge of a challenge with the subject I think I will push myself to try it.
February 27th, 2021
The last one was too dark - I just tweeked it a bit - I will remove the other one
February 27th, 2021
mi aportacion

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