Buffalo Bill ©2014 - This montage was inspired by a field of buffalo I happened across in the area of Milford, a borough dating to the mid-18th century located along the Delaware River in western New Jersey. When I saw the field, I remembered it from several years ago but at that time, the buffalo were at the far end and I wasn't able to get any usable images. This time, they were wandering much closer so I got quite a few good shots (although I had to shoot through the openings of an electric fence)! The field itself was rather boring except for a lone, stark tree with bare limbs reaching in all directions, reminding me of lightning bolts across the sky. When putting together the composition, I kept the tree but layered 2 other images with more interesting grasses and contrasting trees in the distance. The gentleman is a vintage photo I've been wanting to use for awhile that seemed to fit what I had in mind perfectly. I added in the buffalo along with a vulture I captured the same day just as he was taking flight. Some crows from Greenwood Lake, New York were added to the tree along with a texture, color and filters. After a bit of trial and error, everything finally came together for "Buffalo Bill".