Earthrise Moon Rider



I've been wanting to do this since I saw Stephen McMennamy's work. The comboPhoto is overlapping two images for creative effect. These juxtapositions can create wonderful mismatches of scale and context.

We went to the rodeo and I only had a short 50mm lens. From up in the stands I got big dirt and tiny horses. In the harsh light it looked like a moonscape.

I made two versions of this image. The comboPhoto, to my surprise, is stronger than the realistic integration. Part of this strength is authenticity - no effort wasted trying to convince anyone. It reminds me of the classic analog-film combo before the dawn of total digital manipulation.

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