People might have noticed I skipped a Cover Makeover. Life has a way of reordering priorities. However, I had to make time for this Makeover since I’m mentioned as the catalyst for the choice. . . . I give you Cover Makeover #15.
The challenge is a makeover of this:
I’ve lost track of the number of times we’ve seen this movie. Smart writing, great acting (especially by Anne Heche who, in my opinion, outshines Harrison Ford), great story, and aside from a few of the usual Hollywood exaggerations, believable action.
So, the movie was shot in Hawaii, one of our most favorite places. We’ve even kayaked in some of the locations used in the film. You can read about the film HERE, but you ought to watch it.
Rotten Tomatoes gives this a 36% rating. That’s why I don’t trust critics or ratings. I surmise Rotten Tomatoes has a membership devoid of class, humor (or the intelligence to recognize same), and the common sense a mythical god gave a doornail.
Did I mention we like the film?
It also prominently employs the use of a De Havilland Beaver (“It’s not broken; it’s being maintained”) and you can read about the flying scenes HERE.
So, I knew I needed some photos of Kauai . . . I started with these two:
. . . and merged them into a portrait-oriented composite . . .
I then wanted to depict one of the film’s dramatic scenes . . . I took these photos here and isolated the characters in them. By the way, these are from the Southpoint area on the Big Island.
. . . and merged them . . .
I then needed a cliff, so back to Kauai . . .
I merged in the two figures and used one of the painting actions in Topaz Simplify to get this.
This is where I ran into trouble . . . the composite from above did not mesh well with this scene because the tree on the left side of the frame. So I redid the composite to remove the tree and merged in my cliff jumping scene.
Some artistic license there as there are multiple horizons in the frame.
I then needed the plane . . . this is the plane we flew in during our excursion at Ketchikan when we took our 2012 cruise to Alaska.
I then isolated the plane and recolored it.. . .
Now I needed storm clouds and lightning . . . I just happened to have those from earlier this year . . . I removed he useless trees and inserted the plane.
. . . and brought it all together . . .
Add the font, and there you have it.
I rushed it a bit at the end because I have too many other things on my plate right now, but I’m fairly pleased with this. I even got to include my favorite quote from the movie.
I hope this exercise in a bit of escapism has entertained you. If not, don’t tell anyone about this post. Unless there is someone you don’t like, in which case point them here so they too can suffer.
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