Canon Strikes Back by Randy Turnbow

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A long time ago in a retail market not so far away…CAMERA WARS

Episode V: Canon Strikes Back
It is a dark time for the DSLR. Although the film camera has been all but destroyed, bargain Canon deals have driven inventories from their hidden shelves and pursued deals across the Costco galaxy.

Evading the dreaded Imperial Canon Flashfleet, a group of Pixel fighters led by Kuke Polaroid has established a new secret photobase on the remote world of Hotshoe.

The Megapixel lord Dark Shutter, obsessed with finding the young Kuke, has dispatched thousands of wireless remote probes into the far reaches of consumerism….

Canon G12, multiple settings for various layers

Edited entirely in Photoshop Elements using my own photos. Inspired by Star Wars episode V, The Empire Strikes Back.

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • mordechai
    mordechaialmost 2 years ago


  • What a joker you are…thanks for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 2 years ago

    Great piece, Randy! I use a Nikon…..a couple of months ago I went to buy some new hiking boats and the salesman and I started talking about photography. He asked me, “What kind of glass do you use?” Clearly…not up on the current camera lingo…but, I ventured a reply nonetheless and say, “A Nikon”…he said, “Oh! I’m so sorry!”

    Camera wars!

  • Thanks Karen, and yes, I’m a Canon guy if you couldn’t tell, but I will buy non-canon “glass”. Funny thing, in the narrative I toyed with making the war with Nikon but pulled back and went with a kindler, gentler tone (with Polaroid) instead. Thanks again and GO Canon!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Thanks for the fave too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    You are going down mate….I think that is Mr. Lucas at the door…oh wait…it is Disney now. Reminds me.. I went to see Disney on was rubbish…just this frozen corpse being pushed around the rink ;-p

  • Yeh, I pondered getting this one taken down of course, but then I thumbed my nose at the establishment and went for it anyway. If you look carefully, you will not see any whole Lucas objects at all. But again, when you are the 500lb gorilla in the room, nothing else matters. Thanks for commenting!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 2 years ago

  • Lol, thanks, I’m digging your commentary graphics too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshalmost 2 years ago

    Gives a whole new definition to “Shooting wars”!

  • Good one Ramesh, thanks for stopping by!

    – Randy Turnbow

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