This image is one of those examples in which each the party is greater than the sum of its result. This image was born from a series of photographs that are strong individually but are diluted and lose strength when joined. In this case I had to remind myself that the message was the main goal and the end result was what I had planned with this image serving this purpose. I tried to stay objective and not give in to the temptation to make three separate images. However realized some unplanned changes that are also part of the process.
This is the final image:
Then created a new document 100cmX100cm 300 dpi/inch where I placed, resized and clipped the image 1.
Then as the lower right side of the image was darker I selected part of the left side and used the option Layer> New> Layer via Copy and dragged to the left side. Then used the Edit> Free Transform (CMD+T) adjusted in a way to adjust the shadows and erased some parts so as not to notice the transition between layers.
Then cut out the model and resized the image 2.
I did the same with the models of the pictures 3 and 4. In this step I had some care with the shadows of the trees and the models.
I created a new layer which I painted black using the following values:
This was the image after removing with the rubber some opacity to clear what I wanted.
I created a new layer with a yellow color and used these values.
Looked like this:
After I created a new layer I painted black to darken the top of the image:
Finally I put a new black filter to help me with the final composition.
I removed the parts that interested me to clear and I get the image with the final result.