New banner pic is courtesy of a site of free stock photos, and the kindness of the original artist for posting it up to be used by all and sundry.
The self-shadow, in the field, taking natural images. I'm still looking for an easy-to-learn photo amending program to have a go at producing my own book covers.
There are a range of cheap book covers available, but not cheap enough that I can afford to publish short stories using them. Nor are they really what I like.
I think it is becoming a case of DIYing, although the various professionals warn against that, saying that it doesn't convert into sales.
It's a quandary.