Monthly Archives: April 2013

Challenge 52 – Week #17

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 28th April 2013

This week’s challenge proved hard to think of something suitable. It was to use software to make a composite image. What to do? But then inspiration came… I decided to use my Lego Space Shuttle to simulate the launch of a satellite into orbit. These were the ingredients:

Star Trails

Star Trails

Setup With Models

Setup With Models

The model was shot against black card (much easier to key the final background over) while the spacewalking astronaut was hung from a piece of cotton but his foot, from one of the retort stands I use for my splash shots.

The star trails were taken from last year’s Day #1795 image, Heavenly Bodies, and rotated to fit better with the direction of the shuttle. Some layer masking and blending gave me the final result, Launching A Satellite:

Launching A Satellite

Launching A Satellite

Caching With Caz

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 20th April 2013

Today it was lovely and sunny so Caz decided to take me and Leo out on a long bike ride to look for some geocaches. We found three altogether. We had our pictures taken with two of them. The first was cunningly disguised as a nut and bolt and the other one was in a tin which looked like an iPhone! But we were very clever and spotted them quickly. What fun we had!

Nutty Cachers

Nutty Cachers

Make The Call

Make The Call