For a story on Mutual funds focusing on small-cap companies that returned outsized earnings, the idea was to juxtapose a small change purse with an over-sized coin. I liked this image of a Mercury dime from the 40’s. By silhouetting it and placing behind a portion of the change purse makes it appear to be coming from inside the purse. The purse had to be blurred a bit on the right to match the depth of field shown on the dime. The entire image was then silhouetted and a tone was placed behind it to give a bit of warmth. The composite image was then used on the final graphic.