star-shaped leaves light up my driveway

My weekend shenanigans included going for a walk and discovering leaves that looked like stars. I gathered a bunch up and had the idea to take some photos that looked like a night sky, but couldn't think of how I'd get a large enough background without using massive amounts of ink or paint. But as I walked back home I thought: my driveway is black -- that might work! So I set about arranging my night sky on my driveway. I started with this shot:

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And then arranged them into a circle pattern:

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And then had the idea of taking it further by creating a constellation. Out comes the large ladder and, after a few trial shots, I had a decent photo to work with. I went inside to the studio, drew some line work to place on top and voila! -- We have Orion.


Colin even got out the film camera and got a few shots. I can't wait to process those and see what they captured...

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