REJECTED FRAME: The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

This is one of the most laborious shoot I ever did. I do not even know how many frames these sessions took, I did it three times. This is the best frame of the first session, I think it has a near perfect light, the illusion of a vast snowy valley/plain is just great.

 

The thing I wasn't comfortable with was the way the troopers were all facing the destroyer, I felt that there was no contact to them with only their backs visible. So, I rebuilt the setup and shot it again. After I dismantled the whole thing I noticed that it was all out of focus. I built it the third time and got the frame I eventually uploaded.

 

However, even after trying really hard, I think I never got the lighting as good as it is in this frame.

  • phrawggmak 5y

    it aint that bad. Just need to fiddle with the lighting of the spaceship and you're all set! Hooray for lighting!
  • Vesa Lehtimäki 5y

    Thanks magnushamar!

    Metro and phrawggmak: I like the way the Star Destroyer looms against the dark sky, not too visible, not too obvious. To have more exposure might make it less sinister, even vulnerable. It's dramatic like this, I think.

    Could it be that our monitors, or browsers, display the photo slightly differently?
  • louis mesa 5y

    how was the moons been made?
  • phrawggmak 5y

    the only thing that i think doesn't work about the lighting of the SD is that if the light source is coming from behind it, different parts of it would be in shadow and different parts would be illuminated too. More specifically, the underside might not be getting that much light. Strictly my humble opinion though.
  • Alexander Ipfelkofer 5y

    you know you made me shoot legos!! i just can't resist! :D awesome stream, love it.
  • Rodney L 5y

    So very outstanding ,the atmosphere is amazing !
  • south of the metro 5y

    no worries man, if youre happy with it then its all good. i was only thinking of a few lights falling on it.
  • Vesa Lehtimäki 5y

    Maybe a few tiny floodlight beams shooting up to the SD from the bottom of the valley... Hmm, that might add more depth to the grand scale in this capture. :)
  • FLYGUY 5y

    Awe-some. As usual.
  • Kevin Riepl 5y

    dude, this whole set is absolutely insane & brilliant. this one floored me when i saw it. GREAT STUFF!!!
  • Kevin Riepl 5y

    would you possibly have a 'making of' shot for this and/or others for this set?
  • posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net) 4y

    Fantastic!
  • Ab Pho 4y

    Works for me. Excellent.
  • batmanday97 4y

    wow! really cool shot!
  • Clifford Joseph Kozak 4y

    Powdered Sugar??
  • Kalden.D 4y

    looks really cool. all of these shots do
  • Ken Shanaberger 4y

    Spectacular! I've posted a link to this photo on my facebook page.
  • Gabor 4y

    I like this one better than the other with troops facing the camera. Somehow it is more natural that they are checking out such a big ship coming, as I assume it was not >that< common event.
  • Cryptia. 4y

    Mannnnn. how awesome!!!
  • dryasadingo 1y

    awesome shot
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