Earthrise Moon Rider



I've wanted to do this since I saw Stephen McMennamy's work. The comboPhoto is overlapping two images for creative effect. Linked by some color or shape at the boundary, the pics can create wonderful mismatches of scale and context.

We went to the rodeo and I only had a 50mm lens. I got big dirt and tiny horses. The harsh light looked like a moonscape. Where McMennamy divides his images with straight lines, I bent the cut planet-shaped because it was funnier.

I made two versions of this image. The hard-line combo, to my surprise, is stronger than the realistic photoshop. One strength is authenticity - no effort wasted trying to convince or resist being convinced. It reminds me of the classic analog-film combo before the dawn of total digital manipulation.

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