Having made that decision I had to decide where I was going to take the piece. The shadows intrigued me. I was puzzled as to why my shadow disappeared and wanted to explore that further. At first I isolated my shadow, I guess I was determined to be in the piece, but I was much happier with the image of my husband. I also really liked the aura that appeared around the archway.
This is the final image I decided on, I can't really say why except that it pleased me. While working on the piece I spent time wondering how many people had passed through these doors. Perhaps the eerie feeling that I experienced when my image appeared as a white spot at the top of the arches inspired the rest of the design. I really enjoy going back over a piece like this an exploreing the whys and hows of the creation. I hope you enjoyed it as well.