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:
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: