"Ghosts of Yesterday"
This assignment required two or more digital images
to be combined into one project, forming a collage. My original idea
involved pasting a few skyscrapers into an aerial view of Panama City,
dropping fake shadows from them all leading to a point in the sky that
would imply a black hole. Because that concept required more effort
than any Computer Imaging 1 student should have to expend, I combined the
photos displayed above.
Seen right-to-left (in color) are my mom, our friend
Bill, and my mom's high school friend Lora. Seen adjacent to the
individuals (in grayscale) are photos from their yearbook (in Bill's lap).
Mom and Lora have kept in touch since graduating, but we didn't run into
Bill until 1995 or so. Neither of the ladies had met him back in
high school. Talk about surprise.
All four photos were scanned with an HP Scanjet,
and assembled in Corel PhotoPaint 8. A point just to the right of
the bottom rung of the ladder was where the original photo ended.
Everything horizontally past that point was added digitally using a clone
brush (or "rubber stamp").