This seemed perfect with a large spec to work with. But as i started to edit it I could not find a suitable place for the clock or the grindstone. More thinking was needed. I wanted an outside setting for sure but where else do ninjas reside? the forrest was my next thought.
I came across this image and the snow seemed to add another level to the image. The soft snow is almost a likeness of a ninja, soft and quiet. But again this picture was not the right one. I tried to use both the japanese and snow together and found this image.
This would give me the depth i needed.
Now was the time to create.