Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art issued a real creative challenge this week for PAF (photo art Friday) - your image should have "something hidden", something not readily apparent when you look at it. Hmmmm. Even with her examples, it was a challenge and took plenty of trial and error on my part. Here's what I imagined:
Titled it: Journey
I tried to have increasingly subtle layers of visibility, hinting at what's underneath...... I added the circles at various opacities to mimic the one on the map which is circling Kokomo, IN, my husband's home town.
SPOILER ALERT: The following image shows all the layers I used in my composite, so look at it first and see if you can discern the "something hidden in plain sight" before looking at the next image. Let me know in the comments if you guessed right.
Original images used:
So, here's my work order:
In PSE7 map is first layer, duplicated at hard light 55%, next is the circles, then the water at multiply 90%, the rainbow at vivid light 65% (and dark trees erased), duck at normal, and finally trees at hard light 87%. Hope you like the results. Visit other photographers and see what they've hidden by visiting Bonnie's site.