|Gateway! (Model: Malin Wennlund, Photographer: Henrik Mårtensson)|
The first picture is the photo of the model Malin Wennlund. Malin is a Steampunk enthusiast, and made the dress herself.
It was easy to mask Malin out in Pixelmator.
The background is a sunset shot from Partille, just outside Gothenburg.
I shot the wall and gate in Halmstad. As you can see, the shot is very bright. I did take a couple of photos at different exposures, but in the end, this was the best to use.
It looks pretty horrible, but it was pretty easy to darken the whole thing. The initial step was to just reduce the exposure. Then I copied the image, and changed the blend mode of the top image to Hard Light. That gave me the late afternoon, saturated look I wanted.