As I see it in my mind, a great many years have passed after an unknown event knocked out all of the power. Enough years for the trees to mature and the house to fail. However, this house is still very much inhabited by a new family that was seeking a new shelter to call home.
I have never attempted a photo-manipulation on such a scale before to be honest as I have always enjoyed painting. I did however, find this to be quite enjoyable and very much a challenge trying to get the lighting and colors and such to all match up correctly through out all the photos.
Since this is a contest for a stock photo company I decided to use only their photos. None of my own were used. I also decided to keep it as realistic feeling as was in my ability, rather than go to crazy with it. As stated before a lot of photos were used but, there is also quite a bit of hand painting involved as well. I hope you enjoy.
As always constructive criticism very much welcomed.
Photos Used and Used For . . . [link]
Teddy Bear [link]
Sheep and Treeline [link]
Ground Cover and Small Tree[link]
Ground Cover and Sky[link]
Loop on Fence Post[link]
Blocking Entrance to Lower Window [link]
Boards on Window, Board Behind Falling Gutter, and Roof Framing