The photos in this post are not examples of photo journalism. They are arranged.
The first photo is a macro taken through a vase of cut flowers. What you are seeing are the leaves and stems in the water. The orange background was created by placing a freshly picked pumpkin directly behind the vase…and waiting for the sun.
The second photo is based on a photo taken along 101 near the Sonoma-Marin County Line. In this instance, I ran the photo through post processing reducing the colors to two. It dramatically changed the impression created by the image–from a dead tree on the horizon to a possible movie poster for a B movie horror film. Perhaps something like The Creature From the Hills?