We never see where the Falcon lands, do we?
We do in the special edition as the falcon was completely missing from a shot.
I always felt the guy with the scanner gun was on the main temple but I suppose it is open to interpretation being how it is a bit of a mess how Yavin extetior shots was done.
either way meaningless jungle shot with sandy path is the biggest sore thumb of the sequence and something else was probably meant to go there.
I removed the ships from this matte shot, the plan I had was to use this as the replacement shot for the Jungle fly over (also considering the sky is totally different). Obviously the Falcon fly’s around on the left and then joins the special edition shot of the falcon Landing or even on the right as It does not matter we never seen the structure before. I’m no special effects wizard so I could not execute this idea but if you like the idea there is a nice background for you 😃 save quite a bit of work?
Then obviously I was going to replace the meaningless Jungle shot with the Falcon Landed… that would be quite a bit of work.
So you have my idea of how to handle it you can have it if you like or chop and change it around as you see fit or do something totally different 😃 But the idea is to sell the idea that the Temple is really there.
It very much feels like the missing special edition Matte shot we never got and I can also think of another point it could be used again…
I hope that cheers you up a bit Ady 😃