Creating a world

This Thanksgiving, I spent my time with family on the shores of the Outer Banks.  It was a gorgeous place!  I had never been.  Obviously it was not prime season, but I was still stuck by the beauty of the place.  So I went out with camera in hand.  I shared some of the images earlier, but this one above is one of my favorites.  Coming from a painting background, I knew it could be more dramatic and I could really have some fun with the image.  I was a bit disappointed that the cloud cover wasn’t more dramatic and that the only light house near by was covered by scaffolding!  So I grabbed a few images that I had taken from different trips and made an idealized version of my time at the Outer Banks.  Composites are quite fun!  I wish I had some birds to pull from however!