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63 Your Nikon will allow you to combine two or more exposures in the same frame, but you get much more creative control if you combine your images in Photoshop, not least because you will be able to access each element on its own, and combine it with other pictures you have shot in the past, or will shoot in the future. The large, detailed moon in this picture, for instance, was shot at a completely different time and location from the tranquil lakeside landscape.
For this type of compositing work you need a program like Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CC that allows you to put each of the individual elements on different layers. That way they can be individually adjusted so that everything works together in the final picture. In this shot, the moon image appears twice in separate layers; the second is to form the reflection, so is shown at a lower opacity and is flipped vertically.