Occationally, the need arises for some drastic photo edits. It could be complexion issues, removing people or objects, or enhancements to make the shot more clean looking.
Recently I did a wedding where the flowergirl showed up with pink-eye.
At this next wedding, we took some post wedding shots at a local downtown spot with some great water fountains. Unfortunately, it was a very hot day, and we weren't the only ones with this idea.
A little more work was involved here.
This next photo, is from two merged images. The sunset was behind a fence and dumpster, No way to take the photo of the couple with this in the background. It was such a lovely sunset, I hated to waste it. I climed up a little and positioned the camera to get only the Sunset and river background. A previous photo from earlier in the evening worked great.
Sometimes its just fun to play with special effects to make a photo interesting: