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20-JAN-2005

A New Hope

Dual meaning in this title.

1. My light box came today so I have "a new hope" for a solid consistent light source.
2. Star Wars: A New Hope (ANH for the geeks) was the subject of tonight's image. Real geeks don't need this link, but for everyone one else that is not sure what a X-Wing is click here. http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/xwing/

The light box was used as the background as well as the primary light source. I also used my 550EX (on camera) bounced directly overhead for some front fill and hand held the 420EX (with snoot) off to the right side to cast a very slight shadow. The rest of the room was in total darkness. Here is a link to where I purchased my light box http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=32002&is=REG

This is a X-Wing Fighter made of scrap metals from the rail road industry. I got this at a craft fair in Roanoke, VA from a artist who was a former welder for Norfolk & Southern Railroad and science fiction fan.

I had some alternates for tonight's image that can be found here http://www.pbase.com/lundy/image/38861484
and here http://www.pbase.com/lundy/image/38862904
and here http://www.pbase.com/lundy/image/38861568
and here http://www.pbase.com/lundy/image/38862144

1/160s f/6.3 at 23.0mm with Flash hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time20-Jan-2005 18:27:35
MakeCanon
ModelPowerShot G5
Flash UsedYes
Focal Length23 mm
Exposure Time1/160 sec
Aperturef/6.3
ISO Equivalent
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program
Focus Distance

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Guest 27-Jan-2005 04:32
Very clever. I recognized this from the thumbnail, both as a child of first movies and because my 5 year old son is now obsessed with the original "Star Wars", flying his plastic X-wing fighter all over the house.
Guest 21-Jan-2005 02:50
Cool shot.
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