I've continued to play with double-exposure photography, and I have found that I really love it. The more that I do it, the more I understand how light and shadow work in multiple exposures, and the more control I have over the final image.
|Leaf Bondage - Tehachapi, California|
|Daughter Nature - Tehachapi, California|
|Dormant - Tehachapi, California|
|Horsepower - Tehachapi, California|
|Lakeside Girl - Mountain Mesa, California|
The image above is a good example of dominant highlights. The bright sky behind the girl blocks out the lake in the other exposure. This is how highlights work in multiple exposures.
|Cattails - Stallion Springs, California|
The image below is a good example of mid-tones. The wood and the boy's face have similar tones, so they show almost equal in the combined image. That is how mid-tones work in multiple exposures.
|Wood Tear - Tehachapi, California|
While you can do this in Photoshop or some other post-processing software, I create double exposures in-camera using a Pentax K-30 DSLR. I find that creating these images "in-the-field" is more organic and film-like. While it is certainly possible to do this and more using software, it seems like that is more graphic design and less photography. However, whatever gets you to the desired destination of your art, by all means use the route that is best for you.
|Concrete Bush - Tehachapi, California|