I decided to improve my photo-fu, and i scoured the web for different tutorials on how to take good photos, and how to post-process the photos.
The gear used:
1. Cannon PowerShot A540
3. Cloud backdrops from Corvus
Photos were taken on manual setting, using a tripod, no flash, no color adjustment, mid aperture and long exposure with one light source
In post-processing I just cropped the image, used Auto levels adjust in GIMP, and resized to 600 width.
Here are the results: