I included this picture
to demonstrate how I create my art work. There were other
distinct elements that are not pictured to the left or right
of the main image. Some of these were: sky, buildings, foreground,
and shadows and highlights. While it is obvious in this picture
that all of the elements could not have been in it at its
inception, most of my other work is created in the same fashion
even when it looks as if it was initially one photograph.
I never use stock photographs. I use Adobe Photoshop as my
primary program and then use others for effects and further
manipulation. For this example, the objects to the left and
right of the main image were reduced in size.