It seems I have begun a “Marble Cinematic Universe” using photos of marbles on my coffee table. Shooting marbles to look like planets was step 1. Step 2 was to add color to the black nothingness of space.

Using some baby powder sprinkled on a glass coffee table and some coloured light, I was able to re-create the amazing colours you see inside deep space nebulae.

An underexposed image of some bubbles provided the stars in the background… just add variations and the possibilities are endless!

If you want to see exactly how the images below were made, check out the behind-the-scenes guide on our YouTube channel, just search Adaptalux, or hit play on the video below!

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Add some marbles stars into the mix and you have an awesome view!