The guard tower, one of my favorite props. This shot was done in front of a backdrop carefully made from pasted together, cut-out sections of a scrapbooking paper I found that had evergreen trees on it. The paper was too small to use as a backdrop directly, but by cutting out pieces of it and laying it over some other paper that has clouds on it, I ended up with a pretty decent panoramic background. I frequently end up retouching it a little to hide the edges, but it isn’t bad.