The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

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    During the night before the assault on Hoth the Imperial troops had to land a Star Destroyer to speed up the process of placing AT-AT's and massive amount of other gear on the planet surface. The icy moonlit landing site had to be inspected by foot to make sure it can take the immense weight of a Star Destroyer without cracking.

    These four guys were in charge of that task. Can you imagine the pressure? No wonder they don't talk much...

    I was going to upload this shot on May 21, the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back's official premiere. Couldn't wait, because I wanted to upload something on may the fourth, too. More fun this way. :D

    Looks good on black.

    UPDATE: There's an Avanaut Facebook page for social media cross platformers.

    leg0fenris, patrick h. lauke, SGT57, and 298 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. gunnez 58 months ago | reply

      singing the imperial march 'TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN.... TEN TEN TEN TEN..........'

    2. Fried Toast 57 months ago | reply

      Great setup. Great shot!

    3. boettcherART 55 months ago | reply

      excellent composition and palette!!

    4. ralphyf1 55 months ago | reply

      Amazing, brilliant, creative work. Congratulations on the outstanding series of shots!

    5. CTF-IN(DELETED) [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      Never cease to amaze me!

    6. Dude of Lego 53 months ago | reply

      That is an awesome piece of photographic excellence! Congratulations!

      Which lense did you use?

      Dude of Lego

    7. Avanaut 53 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your kind comments!

      At the moment I'm reading the "Making of the Empire Strikes Back" by J. W. Rinzler, got it last thursday, fascinating stuff! A good way to spend the weekend watching the first snow falling outside. Although, having read about 100 pages by now, I think that the earlier "Making of Star Wars" still stands alone as the best making of book ever.

      Dude of Lego: I use the Canon EF-S 60 mm 1:2.8 macro lens. I have no experience on other macros since I haven't felt the need to try anything else. This lense is fantastic!

    8. pongky © 53 months ago | reply

      tremendous depth!

    9. Shobrick 52 months ago | reply

      I'm speechless !

    10. Kc Jacoby Photography LLC 52 months ago | reply

      Great work... I just stumbled upon your work through the star wars group.. keep it up! I'll have to stick around and see more of this great work!

    11. Alexander Ipfelkofer 52 months ago | reply

      very cool! great job, very elaborate work. hats off.

    12. Johnson Cameraface 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for showing the making of shot. I had always wondered about your set ups for these snow scenes. The result is beyond awesome too.

    13. JTFSO 51 months ago | reply

      This is just EPIC Avanaut.
      You should consider writing a book for "Lego Photography Guide".

    14. Cheeseness 48 months ago | reply

      Amazing work, and thanks for the behind the scenes shot!

    15. JamesAlexR 48 months ago | reply

      fan-tastic, you're a legend!

    16. riffsyphon1024 33 months ago | reply

      How did I miss this? Now I know what went into this, I have much newfound appreciation for your work.

    17. Laziter 29 months ago | reply

      Very impressive! How did you make the mountain/hill behind the figures?

    18. nfrutos 25 months ago | reply

      Awesome, I love your gallery!

    19. Zangl Harald 12 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this great photos.
      From Lego and Star Wars fan.

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