Messing Around with Comps

When out for my walk today I happened to capture a shot of a seagull flying overhead. It was the most boring photo I could have taken. I’m not sure why I even bothered pointing my camera straight up at the gull on a cloudless sky. 

Seagull Before

But then I decided to take the photo into my editing program and replace the boring blue sky with something a lot more dramatic. I used the editing program’s sky replacement tool which allowed me to insert another sky shot over the blue in the original photo. After lightening and warming up the seagull to match its new environment I created the photo below. 

Seagull Comp

Seagull Comp

What do you think? Much better right?