Fantasy Photo Edit

Challenge #1 in the The Power of Editing series. Hosted by sagebrushfire.
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The goal of this contest is to produce an amazing image using ANY Tools necessary. The subject matter can vary but the important part is that you title your work and give a good explanation of what kind of digital tools you used to make your picture amazing. The more surreal your image the better. This is all about editing to the nth degree. Create an image that takes real photographic material and turns it into something spectacular and fantastical!
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Arch Angel
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Submitted: Monday, 23rd July, 2012 10:57 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th May, 2012
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
Notes: The image of the arches was created with Photomatix using three exposure bracketed originals to get the high contrast required. This image was then toned using Lightroom and the overcast background sky was removed in Photoshop. The sky is two images that were developed as high contrast black and white in Lightroom then tinted dark blue. The three images were composited in Photoshop and final colour and contrast adjustments applied.
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