first of all what do you guys think of the idea, is it to simple/boring? The other thing i'm wondering about is the second version. I thought the sky was a little boring so I replaced the sky in the second version with one from another of my photos. What do you think about manipulations like this in general? How common are they? Would something that has been manipulated in this way ever be published or is this kind of thing frowned upon by serious photographers? I would love to hear some opinions on this subject. I like the second version much more then the first, but then again it's not exactly real now is it.