May the Fourth be with you! / by Anthony Nguyen

                                                                                        This is not the droid you're looking for.                                                                                       (photo geeks - 85mm, f/1.8, 1/125, ISO 100)

                                                                                        This is not the droid you're looking for.
                                                                                      (photo geeks - 85mm, f/1.8, 1/125, ISO 100)

May 4th celebrates a movie (and merchandise) franchise you might have heard of in passing - Star Wars.

I mentioned the other day that my blogs wouldn't all be about photography, at least the technical side, so it makes sense that my first post after my introduction is about a bunch of rebellious kids raging against their elders. Star Wars is special to me, not because it's a coming-of-age story (Luke) or redemption story (Han). Nor did it necessarily give a young boy (me) a glimpse into the vastness of the universe (or galaxy).

It was pretty much about the spaceships and lasers. That went pew pew. Plus the odd assortment of aliens. Sure, as a I grew older some aspects of the franchise began to fray at the edges - especially the strange mish-mash of ideas and imagery that Lucas used to ground his universe with recognizable elements of ours. But enough - at that point in time those thoughts were far away. On this day, let's just observe the cultural phenomena that is Star Wars. 

Now this doesn't mean I'll be observing "Revenge of the Fifth" tomorrow. 

Instead I'll just end this post with some photos related to Star Wars (more here). Enjoy!

                                                                                                        (105mm, f/3.5, 1/125, ISO 160)

                                                          (58mm, f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100)

                                                          (58mm, f/2.8, 1/640, ISO 100)

                                                       (105mm, f/4.0, 1/100, ISO 100)

                                                       (105mm, f/4.0, 1/100, ISO 100)