For those that have asked about some of my 'larger than life' photos, rest assured that it's not because my camera is super-expensive or has special powers :) It's all in the post-editing.
Of course, the finished scene is not perfect, so I cropped the shot to include what I want to have in the final photo.
Then I used the clone brush in photoscape to fill in the edges. Click here for the photoscape download and more information.
Of course, sometimes, I just can't leave well enough alone, so I used the 'threshold' button on photoscape to create this:
Please feel free to ask any questions about any of these processes in a comment or email me at tenfootheart (at) gmail (dot) com.