I always have an eye out for inspiration. Winter isn’t my favorite season, and actually getting out an photographing in nasty weather is a rare event for me. In the following creations I had to go through 4 years of images to come up with enough snowy trees to build the composites. Once built, it was easy enough to switch out the skies.
This is my original. The clouds look like they are caught in the jet stream. There are a total of 9 elements to create this composite, which turns into 16 with the reflections.
This is a bleaker sky from a sunset. I actually removed some of the color.
Here is a winter sunset with enough color to completely change the image.
I can’t resist doing a night scene. The milky way was already built, so it didn’t take long.
Here I’ve added a mountain to the original composite.
Here are more rugged mountains in a square format. This allows for more reflection.