No matter how dramatically he posed that day, Vader couldn't shake the feeling that he wasn't being taken as seriously as usual.
Just me being silly. You have to look at this one closely to get the joke. Or cheat and look at my tags.
I took this photo of Darth some time ago at the greatest comics and games store in Spokane, Merlyn's. It was a great picture and Darth looks great, but I just couldn't do anything good enough with it at the time.
This is a cheap and quick composite. Along with my low-angle photo of Darth, I also painted the bridge in Photoshop, based on a photo I found online. It's fairly impressionistic, but achieves the desired effect, I think. I used a metal texture to create the decking, and the celestial background was kindly provided by the Hubble Telescope and donated unawares by NASA. It has been artistically modified to make it somewhat my own.
Just thought I'd lighten things up a bit. I now return you to your regularly scheduled program.