I photographed this awhile ago on the beach and on the dunes, but the beach turned out much better due to a storm at the time. I purchased the starfish from a shop just off the beach, so no, it's not alive and they don't wash up on the beaches around here.my photographytutorialsphotoshop actionsfreebiesfacebooktwitterpinterestinstagram=night-fate-stock© Night Fate Photography / Julia Starr. My work is © and may not be redistributed, altered, built upon, or re-uploaded with or without the intention of claiming it as your own. However, I do allow my work to be shared on blogs, Facebook, Tumblr, etc., through the sharing icons located on this page. THIS IS NOT STOCK. You will need my written permission to use furthermore.