Our Little Prince

Le Petit Prince is a very famous French novel and a favorite of Heidi’s and mine. In fact, it is so famous that it’s main character and the author are pictured on French currency.

My camera club has a competition category called “Creative Digital” and is for photographic images that have been “creatively altered” using imaging software like Photoshop. While I chuckle at the fact that “creative” is only assigned to photos that have been manipulated in Photoshop (often those are the least creative), I decided to take a stab at being “creative.”

The image below was created from two photos I recently took. The planet is from a panorama I shot from the top of Bradley Mountain. Using a “pinching” technique I wrap the panorama in on itself so that it creates a sphere (kind of a 2D version of taking a piece of paper and folding it into a cone). Then I cut Trey out from a photo at Jarrell Plantation and placed him on the planet. Add some noise and make it glow for stars, draw a dot and stretch & curve it for a comet, drop a lens flare in for a super nova, and a dark blue gradient backdrop and Voila! We have our own Little Prince.

I’ll let you know if it is “creative” enough and wins anything.

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