My son Daniel had a fun idea for a photograph at Four Corners, USA when we visited in 2007: a one-finger handstand.
Four Corners–the spot where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet–is a cool place to visit. (There’s a picture of the spot in my blog’s header above.) It pains me a little to admit the secret of this shot, but here goes.
- I took two pictures: One of my one son being held up by my husband and me and one of the same view without any people.
- Then, I used Photoshop to layer the two images, with the empty background shot on the bottom layer.
- I had to align the shots and rotate one of the images. (Using a tripod would have been better, of course. My other son was quickly snapping away while people waited for their turn.)
- I next removed all traces of my husband and me from the shot in the top layer.
- I had to rebuild parts of Daniel’s legs a little where we had been holding him using the cloning tool, as well as part of an arm.
So, the secret is out.
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