For the "Inconstant Moon" cover, we used a photograph of the moon taken at an afternoon soccer game. The first Image gives you an idea of just how miserable a day it was. However bad the natural lighting was for creating a "pretty picture", it gave reasonable results when a 12x optical zoom was used.
This original image was cropped and "photosynthesized" to produce the third image which forms the cover image for the novel "Inconstant Moon".
The first layout for the full wraparound cover needed to publish with Create Space included the original author photo selection.
The second layout including a more unconventional author photo was accepted for the final cover art for the first edition of the novel, "Inconstant Moon".