Here's my perspective on the collage:
- Anyone who has used layers in post-processing - where any layer holds any photographic information - has also used more than one image to create the pic.
- Anyone stitching - say for a panorama, has also used more than one image for their creation.
...if you really want to be technical about it.
Personally I don't want to be "technical" about it and I prefer maximum creative freedom not constrained by anything except the pixel-limits.
If we were competing for a million-dollar prize, I might be "technical" about it, but we are not. This is just a friendly and motivational exercise to keep the passion going and to direct our efforts towards a theme.
I think ormina's collage is lovely, very creative - very bold & brave, considering the challenge of conveying so much in such a small pixel-area as this. She has even "sacrificed" a lot of space to get a specific composition and used framing, background and texture to make it more three-dimensional.
If it has any effect, the votes should show it - and perhaps that will inspire the rest of us to think outside the box, so to speak. I think it's beautiful to see so many different interpretations and creative ways to visually create an image.
I simply applaud ormina's efforts and archive her beautiful way of dealing with this theme as an inspiration. I learn a lot from everyone here and the more freedom we have, the more potential for both learning and inspiration we all get.