My header is two separate photos that are my own. One of the pictures, the city skyline, is a picture I took this summer while taking a helicopter ride over New York City. The other picture, my sister and I on the beach, I took while I was on vacation in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, over Spring Break. I chose these two pictures because they are two times where I felt I stepped out of my comfort zone. I’ve always been scared of heights so getting in a helicopter without doors and flying over New York was definitely out of my comfort zone, but an experience I will remember forever. Panama is normally a country that doesn’t have the best reputation so traveling there was a little scary but very worth it.
The process of making the header on Pixlr was more complicated than expected. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do with the pictures, but I knew I wanted to include both of them. At first I tried to blend the two pictures in the middle so they would fade into each other. I tried splitting one picture and then having the layer underneath fade together. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to figure out how to accomplish this goal. So, instead of blending them together, I overlapped the pictures and made them transparent so you can see both images. Although this was a simpler task, I think I was still able get the same message across with what I had done.