The great thing about photomanipulation is that you can create something that could never exist – and make it look super-realistic. That’s what we love about this image by Steven Kin. Giant lollipops are fun; giant lollipops that are actually snakes even more so. As with all composites, this image relies on blend modes and masks to make it work. The vignette around the edges focuses the eye up to notice the visual gag, which isn’t obvious at first glance but isn’t overly subtle either. A fun photomanip with a great concept!