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This is a Photoshop collage of 21 different photos I’d taken in and around the Algarve in southern Portugal. All the originals were done on film, so scanning the negatives and all the selection work took lots of time, as did making sure the source and quality of lighting was similar on all the elements. The house originally had that many windows and doors, but I made them all different to underline one of the most endearing aspects of the local architecture.
Everything was composited including all the people (sunbather on the porch was my daughter :-), horse drawn carriage, and architecture surrounding the house like the wall and steps as well as the birds on the roof.
Oddly enough, the most difficult part was getting the sky to match over the two halves of the image as the background was two different shots under different lighting conditions.
Main building shot in Silves, background is Ferragudo.