I quickly prepared a small version of this image a while ago for a profile photo but needed time to do same image with full size photos. After couple of hours spent on it I ran out of patience as I was still far from the perfect result. Flipping through several options I became to like the negative version of the image — mystic and hides the imperfections.
My two weeks of vacation are over, I will likely get a beer, fight off the mosquitoes and sink back to the depression I had forgotten for a short while. Probably no updates here until August.
These are thumbnails of the original photos used for the photomontage: