I really wanted to try overlaying this photo of hard black branches onto a scan of a painted background.
I have never liked the Hard Light Filter, but for this image, it did exactly what I wanted!
Two versions, one with a monochromatic section of the background, the other with the full multi-colored background. The background painting has graphite scribbles, which I feel create a delightful tangle with the branches. The water is very present in both images.