I started this picture by co-joining the two sets of steps. One set descending and the other ascending, which I thought would present an interesting image. The staggered walkway at the top (which I distorted) were in Valletta, Malta. I think they are the Sqaq Ix-Xatt 3, coming down to the Xatt I Imsida. The bottom set is at Tigne Point, descending to Silema Creek. That’s where I got stuck, because the result wasn’t that inspiring. I searched around for something to enliven the scene. Eventually I found the photo of a trumpet, which was in the window of an antique/curio shop on Church Street in Sheringham. It seemed to fit perfectly. The young woman was originally on the bottom step, on the left hand side. I enlarged her and brought her further up the steps to mirror the trumpet finger buttons . I admit the picture isn’t great, but I was happy to let it go after a long process of chopping and changing, and wanting to achieve something I couldn’t quite realise.