The birth of a star is often witnessed by other heavenly bodies in the night sky. Look into the starry night and you’ll be surprised by what you see. Enjoy the stillness, peer into the dark bits in between the stars. See as far as you can.
The nebula background to the left is based on a single NASA image. The model is Dollybeck – who just happens to have hair as red as the original NASA image. I’m listed in her portfolio as Ben Timages.
After combining the two photos in Photoshop, I opened it in Painter and hand painted the star-burst effect. It isn’t a filter!! (You can see the individual brush strokes in large versions of this image.)