“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

So today I present my second composite for my 52-week project in 2018.  Much of this year is going to be devoted to learning and growing as a photographer and visual artist.  I feel as if I am at somewhat of a crossroads and not sure which way to turn.  I am hoping that this 52-week project along with other projects I am working on this year, will help me find my way.

Why Not A Dog?

Here is my composite for week two.  This started with two images I had previously combined.  I had already combined the skull and the car.

The most recent weather gripping most of our country made me want to add snow to the image.  I have never added snow to an image before, so I went to my trusty friend, Google, and searched for videos explaining how to add snow to an image using Photoshop.  My search led me to a wonderful video created by Aaron Nace of Phlearn.com.    You can watch Aaron’s informative video by clicking here.

I used a texture I created of ice to tie things together.

As a finishing touch, I added the dog.  When I showed my husband, Randy, the image, he asked, “why a dog?”.

The only thing that came to mind was, “why not a dog?”.   I think that the magic in all of this is going to be that I can create anything as long as I let my imagination take me where it wants to go.

So here is my composite for week two.

I hope you will join me here for upcoming composites.  I am looking forward to seeing where this adventure leads!



Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (6)

  1. Nicely done Mary

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Pete! Greatly appreciate it!

  2. Man(kind)s best friend! Not what we are used to seeing from the Mary Photographer, but that is part of what makes it special! Nicely done!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks so much, Bill!

  3. Good for you Mary! You inspire others to keep learning and creating! I like the dog! 🐶❤

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, kindly, Frances!

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