Today’s You Show Daily calls for combining images to find something to represent a random John Cage poem– Determine an image for a random John Cage Indeterminancy #YSdaily11.
I landed in selection 143 about mushrooms:
When Vera Williams first noticed that I was interested in wild mushrooms, she told her children not to touch any of them because they were all deadly poisonous. A few days later she bought a steak at Martino’s and decided to serve it smothered with mushrooms. When she started to cook the mushrooms, the children all stopped whatever they were doing and watched her attentively. When she served dinner, they all burst into tears.
I found an image of steak and mushrooms in Wikimedia Commons. In Photoshop, I edited out the parts outside of the plate.
I then looked in compfight for some images of kids crying (search link) landing on this sad guy:
This image went behind the plate, and I stretched it much bigger to allow room for the text. All of it sits on a black background, so I could make the photo transparent a bit to make the text more readable– a screen shot of my editing shows the layers:
And that is how a The Daily is done!
cc licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Spamily: http://flickr.com/photos/spamily/52191062
By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASteak_with_shitaki_mushrooms.jpg