I'm leading a photo tour to Normandy and Burgundy in France in September, and I was experimenting with various components I'd previously taken in this area. Old Citroen cars are always fun to shoot, and wherever I find one, I take a picture of it. I think they are so ugly they're cute. A strong subject isn't enough for a successful picture. You also need a background that compliments or embellishes the subject. So, playing with color, I added a lot of saturation to a facade from a small French town and used that as the backdrop to the Citroen. The original color of the car was blue; to change it into lavender I used Image > adjustments > hue/saturation in Photoshop. To precisely select the car, I used the pen tool because this is the most precise way to make a perfect selection. As an afterthought, I added the dog I'd photographed in Havana, Cuba.