Look at the stars : GreaterSkies Review

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On the Night you were born,
the moon smiled with such wonder,
That the stars peeked in to see you,
And the night wind Whispered,
'Life will never be the same again'
Because there had never been,
 anyone like you ever in the world
- Nancy Tillman

Stars. We look up at the night sky with wonder. We make wishes on them. Our minds get lost, transfixed with them. The vast universe unfolding in front of us as we look upon that night sky. The beauty of it.

Stars are where our dreams are made. Stars are where our wishes are cast, our hopes, our thoughts and our prayers. Stars are our guiding light, our promises and our comfort. Stars are our protection from the darkest of night. 

It is no wonder then that from an early age stars feature in our nursery rhymes, our books and our songs.

'Twinkle, twinkle Little star, Do you know How loved you are?'

'May You Touch Dragonflies Stars Dance With Fairies Talk To The Moon. May You Grow Up With Love Gracious Hearts People Who Care'

Stars are wondrous.

No matter how many births I have the pleasure of photographing or how many children I have had, I still find it amazing that in an instant there is life. A life that wasn't there before. In an instant it all changes. The one constant in all that chaos, in that life changing moment is the stars and the sky you were born under. That moment. 

That moment is precious. I love the idea of capturing that moment. The way the stars aligned when your life began, or for that matter any other special moment in time. I personally love the idea of star maps corresponding to a specific time and location. They signify that moment in time. 


GreaterSkies offer you the ability to do just this. Personalise your very own star map. To whatever date, time and location from the year 1900 up to 2100. Time is important too, as the stars will be in different places dependant on the time. Each map shows 7,000 to 8,000 stars, the constellations and the Solar System planets. The detail is stunning. Stars printed not only in magnitude but also in colour according to their actual colour. Everything is thought about with great precision.


Prints can be ordered as downloads or printed in frames. You choose to show the constellations or not, I prefer to see them there. You then get to choose your personalised message. Mine shows the names of my children, so I have covered them up for this post, along with a personalised message. Each print shows the number of stars along with the longitude and latitude co ordinates. The next task is choosing between classic and Night sky print. 

Everything about the GreaterSkies star map is beautiful, and what a way to cherish such a special moment in time. One of the greatest gifts you can give is that of the stars. 

I received the print in exchange for the post. Words are my own opinion. 

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