One of these troopers is not like the others ….
Photo shot for the Flickr group The Thematorium.
Stormtroopers: the Empire’s finest.
Photo seen in Flickr Explore.
I was invited by a fellow Flickr photographer to contribute a photo to a Flickr group called The Thematorium which, as the name implies, requires contributors to submit a photo around a certain theme. At the time I submitted this photo, the theme was “repetition.”
Of course the idea of “a bunch of guys that all look the same” runs through much of my photography, especially my stormtrooper photos, so it was not difficult for me to come up with something about “repetition.” I love repetition. I really love repetition.
After this photo was posted it was correctly pointed out to me by several Star Wars fans that Luke should be shorter than the stormtroopers.
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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.
This photo was posted to Flickr on 10 July 2009. It was one of 500 images featured on Flickr Explore for that day. The last time I checked, it had 11,839 views on Flickr.
The media type of this image is "photo." The original file type was "jpg." The photo's dimensions are 1024 x 768, giving it landscape orientation.
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Luke Skywalker is a farm boy-turned-Jedi Knight in the Star Wars universe. Created by George Lucas and portrayed by Mark Hamill, Luke is a central figure in the original trilogy Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). His story largely involves the redemption of his father, the villainous Darth Vader, by learning the ways of the Jedi and taking the virtuous path his father had abandoned long ago. Armed with an optimist viewpoint, a strong sense of responsibility, and his lightsaber, Luke helps lead the Rebel Alliance against the evil Galactic Empire.
The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.
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