High Speed Snowspeeder Flyby

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The guys at Echo station 3-T-6 were frequently freaked out by high speed low altitude passes of snowspeeders. The 3-T-6 was located on a cliff at the edge of a high ground plain, it was like a beacon, the speeder pilots just couldn't resist the opportunity. Dangerous, dangerous stuff!

Fun, though...

I did a flyby shot once before, it didn't feel right, it lacked the sense of speed and ended up being a "rejected" shot. I decided to try again with a different angle, lens and approach.

I figured, since the snowspeeder is angular like that, it must create one major draft and turbulence behind it when flying fast. That means a lot of snow up in the air along with the surface skimming speeder.

With this shot I bid farewell to Hoth for now. The spring has arrived and my inspiration for these images is thawing away with the snow outside as I write this. I will return to Hoth, of course, but before that it's going to be some visits to Tatooine and Endor...

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  1. ChocolateFrogs 37 months ago | reply

    This is so cool!

  2. PoPaaT 37 months ago | reply

    This is simply amazing.

  3. Markus Lenhart 37 months ago | reply

    Thats really stunning work!!!!

  4. Keraoc 365 37 months ago | reply

    Amazing as usual.

  5. JasonWStanley 37 months ago | reply

    Another fantastic shot! Can't wait for the Tatooine and Endor photos!

  6. svenlohmeyer 37 months ago | reply

    Very dynamic and so cool!

  7. xyorrific 37 months ago | reply

    Bloody dynamic.
    Georges Lucas should use your knowledges for a Star Wars remake all in bricks :D

  8. Avanaut 37 months ago | reply

    Thanks!
    I made an attempt with those last year but it was a bit unsatisfying for me partly due to lack of appropriate Lego pieces. Still, I just got to go there again to see if I can improve.

    And yes ambodnar, that is exactly what I had in mind when I did this. :D

  9. ░S░i░l░a░n░d░i░ 37 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. cheeser359 37 months ago | reply

    Instant classic!

  11. Toy Photography Addict 37 months ago | reply

    Simply awesome!

    Seen this awesome work at


    Thank you for sharing

  12. SHARKBAYTE 37 months ago | reply

    awesome work!

  13. leg0fenris 37 months ago | reply

    love the action.. great! instafav!

  14. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

    Wonderfull !


  15. Anto57 - 37 months ago | reply

    I've seen it in:
    ColdUnited Group
    "COLD UNITED"

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  16. leg0fenris 37 months ago | reply

    just came back to ahve another (not the second, more the 20th) look at it. so much movement in a lego shot. that's world class!

  17. Avanaut 37 months ago | reply

    Thank you! I miss Hoth already after just two Tatooine shots...

  18. BrickApe 33 months ago | reply

    This is one impressive photo, I could not pass up the oportunity to blog about it on BrickApe.

  19. Celtic:Predator 5 months ago | reply

    impressive most impressive

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