The 29th round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt brought some interesting limitations: no Photoshop. None. Every image must be straight out of camera. For someone as Photoshop heavy as me that presented some interesting challenges. It meant I had to build my worlds in real life, instead of in Photoshop.
This is how I built the world for the word "round."
The concept was the knights of the round table. As I remember the story, all the knights at the round table would place their swords on the table, facing in, as a sign of... whatever the sign was - I am not a knight - I don't even play one on the Internet. At first I envisioned a simple scene of a wooden table with swords facing inwards. I then expanded it to show a kingly figure at the far end of the table.
When I went looking for sword props online I soon realized that the only good looking miniature swords were from Game of Thrones. I bought a bunch of those. It did trigger the thought of mixing the King Arthur legend with Game Of Thrones, and having the round table be in front of the Iron Throne.
Of course, being me, Deadpool would be the king, and while all the other swords were medieval ones, his swords would be his classic katanas (fun fact, they are named Bea and Arthur).
I set about building a round table out of XPS foam (my diorama weapon of choice). I needed a rather large table - about 18" to accommodate the swords, which are themselves about 8" long. Making circles is hard, so I had to improvise a jig to get something close to a circle (it ended up working well, over all).
Interesting fact, the first concept I had was an android holding the moon. However I had no idea how to create that in the real world with the tools and time available to me. I did create that shot using Photoshop tho. It looks like this: