Sometimes It’s Not Photoshop: Darth Vader Rides a Chipmunk Dave Peterson August 13, 2010 News 10 Comments 95 Shares Google+ 0 Twitter 47 Facebook 48 LinkedIn 0 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 95 Shares × In this world where it seems every photo is retouched and digitally adjusted, it’s hard to believe that a shot like this could be almost entirely real. But it is. Chris McVeigh, known on Flickr as powerpig, created this great shot, called “Easy Rider“, that stretches most people’s credulity. But it’s all on the up and up — he really got that action figure on that chipmunk’s back and has the how-to video to prove it! (Via PetaPixel, image and video by Chris McVeigh) 10 Responses Jonathan August 13, 2010 Excellent stuff Bruce R. August 13, 2010 Chipmunks can be very tame, they will be accepting of people if tempted with food. I can see the natural reaction with the Vader on the fishing line, I totally believe the photo & vider. We have a family living in our underground drainage pipes. They seem to show an advanced intelligence, to me at least… “B” paul hensley August 13, 2010 wondering how the almonds disappeared from the photo when they clearly were in the video. wondering why the string disappeared when it’s clearly visible in the video. unless you mean no photoshop except for those! Bruce R. August 13, 2010 Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The almonds, good observation Paul. It could have been a different shoot day. He may have trained this little guy over several days. Where the *still* above is concerned, he may have eaten the last nut *that* day… “B” Chris Cameron August 13, 2010 The reflections are all wrong… http://xkcd.com/331/ Dave Peterson August 13, 2010 I’m pretty sure the video was taken at a different time than the still (probably after). On the site where the video is posted, the photographer says the lightsaber blade and color correction were touched up in post-production. He’s got a number of other Star Wars-themed pictures with this little guy at his site, so Billy probably just knows a good gig when he falls into one! amiCswilhelmina August 4, 2011 I am sure you will love for promotion code online discount five fingers shoes August 17, 2011 While surfing Yahoo I located this post…very interesting! I enjoy reading about this type of stuff. I’ll definitely bookmark your site for additional review Carol Schimpf September 9, 2011 Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last.