Hi all This is my first comp entry so I hope you like it. Right from the start I wanted something dark, but I was so obsessed with trying to get the image that was in my head, and disappointed that no one was up for helping me (I needed a model) that I struggled for a couple of weeks. I went out to the site 4 times in the end and each time I came back with very average photos. I'll post some of them in the "it's not valid" forum. Quite a lot has happened to is since it was shot... Started with the shot of me lying at the bottom of the cliff (Windgather rocks, just above the Goyt valley, Peak District). Added a more dramatic sky Used the Shadow/Highlight tool Added shadowy figure at top (drawn in photoshop) Used Channel Mixer to get greyscale image. Added Noise. Dodged and Burnt. Cropped, resized, Unsharp Mask and save for web. This is the first time I've been out with a theme in mind - very interesting. I found out that I was poorly prepared most of the time and that getting a good photo requires more time preparing than time spent with the camera on site. I'll put that lesson into practice next time. Camera: Canon 400D, Canon 50mm f1.8 prime, F4, 1/100sec. PMing Zone in about 5 mins with the original for exif.