Message in a Bottle
This idea came by accident. I had hand colored and retouched this vintage photo from Graphics Fairy and was going to incorporate it into another piece I was working on. When I brought the image of the beach into the piece I came up with the idea to use her as a message in a bottle. The beach scene was photographed with my Fuji X-Pro 1 at Gateway National Recreation Area located in the Rockaway Beach area of Brooklyn, New York. The message in her hand was taken at an abandoned silk mill in Maryland. The bottle is one I have here at home and I photographed it against a light box. I used a one of the textures created by Dirk Wuestenhagen for warmth. Seagulls are created using a Photoshop brush.