Late Nights

night city landscape with a few lights on in buildings
original image for book cover of city at night

Something intriguing
I saw that air of quiet night time or maybe early dawn as soon as I came across this illustration. When I started to crop and look at more carefully a story appeared to be in the isolation of living in high rise city apartments. It could be tale of murder, or of social isolation, or maybe even about the anonymous sexual liaisons. I layered the image in Photoshop, took it deeper into the night and turned on a few lights. The image could be used for almost any city based novel now.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Helvetica. The original photo file came from

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