Colour Leaf Sun Star

This was super hard to get a picture of.


It is still very windy here but the sunshine is strong too. I had to be really careful when making it to shelter it from the wind as it is (was) very fragile. I tried several times to make a new circle but the sticks are starting to change and thicken up and it was incredibly difficult to get it curve and to stay in place held with thorns. And the thorns I used were new and not strong and they snapped over and over again. It was very, very frustrating. Even when I had it completely assembled they still kept snapping and even while I was shooting it I kept having to replace the thorns holding the leaves on numerous times. And then the little circles kept falling off too!


I searched for a spot near home to set up the picture so that I could work out what to do ahead of time as it wasn't go to survive very long in the wind. I picked a place and dashed home to get my camera. We put a box over it to protect it from the wind but when we arrived where I had just been the sun had moved. Doh! Quickly I looked for another place - anywhere would do now!


Barking out orders and in a slight panic I asked my good-humoured (fortunately) partner to help me protect it while I got everything ready. It wasn't over yet! Many more times I replaced the thorns again and twisted it and tweaked it to get it right and then the sun moved again! Arrggghh I am going to miss the boat!


But finally everything was right and the shutter clicked away as I got the picture I wanted. Phew! Why did I try this on such a windy day! I must be mad!


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Uploaded on May 11, 2009