As my photo tour group were driving back to the hotel from Sisteron -- the city I showed in the last post -- we saw a remarkable illuminated cliff in the distance face from the highway. It was dramatic, unusual, and beautiful. So, the following night we investigated and it turned out to be the village of Les Mees. A large field in front of the town had already been harvested, so the lavender that had been there was no longer. Therefore, I took a shot of lavender from elsewhere -- taken in diffused light -- and placed it in front of Les Mees. I used the Levels dialog box in Photoshop to darken it appropriately for the twilight composite. Then I added a crescent moon which we'd seen three nights before. You can add a moon into a dark sky without precisely cutting it out. Make a rough selection of it with the lasso tool, including the background sky, and then paste it into the new sky with Edit > paste. Use Edit > transform > scale to size it correctly, and apply the blend mode 'lighten'. The original dark sky around the moon disappears, leaving a perfect and natural edge.