Photo manipulations by visual effects supervisor Lyn Caudle using toy models which he photographed on locations in and around Dallas. Based on the War of the Worlds movie, Caudle used Photoshop to make the scenes as realistic as possible adding smoke and fire to portray the destruction caused by the Martian war machines.
These models were photographed at the same time as the locations, that was a mandate that I was unwilling to compromise on. That way the light is correct, that's the single most important thing for work like this. Then I would remove whatever was holding the model via Photoshop and add smoke, fire, debris, etc. A fair number of people who have seen these asked where I got the images of the war machines, suspecting that I found them on the web and just Photoshopped them in to existing pictures. Nope I’ll have none of that! I wanted a considered approach. I wanted to travel around a look through the lens and see the model in the frame, at the location and see if it told a story or had impact. This was a much more fun way to do this.