First the statue. I combined 3 photos (actually used PSE6 New File--Panoramic--selected my 3 photos) so that almost the whole statue is in the picture.
Here is a soldier in full gear (except he isn't wearing his hat) reaching down to help his fallen comrade, possibly his friend. Yet the plaque below lists those in this town who have lost their lives to our current war. They cannot be helped. It is a reminder for us to reach out our hands to the soldiers and their families, to remember those who maybe we didn't know but who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and to help and support those with whom we do come in contact. So I edited another image from that day to try to capture the mood a little better. Even in the midst of trouble he is reaching to help.
I also went with a creative edit of the rose because it just wasn't that interesting and a clean edit didn't make much difference.
Then the sunflare or clock or building whatever part you like best. I had several shots exposed for a silhouette, but in most of them the sunflare was gone. The sun only peeked through the clouds while I was facing that way for a few seconds. But for one edit I did take some friendly advice and here is what I got.
But I wasn't sure if I wanted a silhouette or not. It isn't the best sunflare, so I wasn't sure I really wanted it to be the focus. I couldn't give a picture of the whole building because I didn't take a picture of it, but I did really like the clock. So I tried another edit.
Looking through the photos I took that day, I did capture one silhouette/sunflare combination that is the one I like best now. Actually, I think I will enter this in my friend's Picture Perfect July photo challenge--Summer.
So those are my edits and additions for this week's good to WOW edit challenge hosted by Jill and Ashley. Make sure to check out the other summer edits--most areas of the country are actually experiencing summer (and hotter than summer) weather.