To me these are about imagination and the potential it has to bring people (and the world in which they live) to great heights. The Path came about when I was looking around on Stock Exchange for clouds. Go figure, I cut all the clouds out of the image. The Pinacle has a different coloring and it's darker, but in my head it's a continuation of The Path...where The Path might lead and how, even at The Pinnacle there are places to explore and room to grow.
This was made for a contest on DeviantArt:
I started a couple of other manips for the same contest, but I found both of them too colorful and intense to evoke the emotion I was going for. So this is my third try, and it's kind of a stylistic departure for me.
It was inspired by two of my characters from a novella-in-progress (which hasn't been posted here and I don't know that it will be since it's meant for publication) named Marigold and Diandra.
By Elandria @ DeviantArt
By Falln-Stock @ DeviantArt
By Bekas @ DeviantArt
And me (Not online)
Princess For A Day
There's one other blend, called "Princess For A Day" but I haven't received permission from the stock photographer to post it here yet, so I'm just including a link to the image on my DA gallery.