Contest 3

Feb. 12th, 2012 04:21 pm
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I've sent in my entries for Fashion in Motion and Formal Extravagance, but I'm considering entering a third category - Professionally Minded! I put Wyn's fire-themed outfit in the wardrobe and let Dezi have a crack at it. Suited up, he went down to Thorin's Hall where the forges are vast, glowing ovens in a hall shimmering with heat, and put his tool set to good use.

I took a variety of screen shots. Which do you think I should submit?

Pics Under Cut )

Let me know!

Contest 2

Feb. 10th, 2012 12:29 am
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So I did some work tonight taking more screenshots for the contest. Managed to complete a skirmish and get Wyn the headgear she'd been wanting to complete her outfit. So without further delay, I give you Wyndoleth Eladriss, the Girl On Fire:

Pics Under Cut )

I also took some pictures of Wyn on her winter festival horse, since it was the closest I could get to anything 'matching' her Feathered Cloak of the Northmen outfit. These pics are also in consideration for submission to the fashion contest, so let me know what you think!

Pics Under Cut )

Contest!

Feb. 9th, 2012 08:49 pm
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So, LotR Online is having a screenshot fashion contest. One of the categories is Fashion In Motion, which involves screenshots taken while on your mount. I took quite a few of Dezi, so I'm putting it up to y'all whether you think I should submit any of them.

Pics Under Cut )

What do you think? I can only submit two entries per category, so it'll either be two of Dezi or one of Dezi and one of Wyn. Except Wyn doesn't have any particularly wonderful mounts, like Dezi does.
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So I'm guessing this was a tactic to keep people from checking out of the winter festivities early. I had already abandoned the winter festival and gone back to leveling my characters (got Dezi from lvl 33 halfway to lvl 35 and did a couple achievements with Wyn) when I found out from the LotR Cosmetics blogs I follow that the development team had introduced some new winter festival cosmetics with the last patch. The new cosmetics include a dress, two cloaks, a tunic+pants combo, and a horse! So now I've gone back to grinding the winter festival quests. I've purchased both cloaks and the dress (I don't like how the tunic+pants combos look on my characters but I think they'd look much better on a dwarf or hobbit) and Wyn managed to purchase the new horse. So without further ado, here are some pics of Wyn on her new horse, in her new winter outfit.

These pics do not cover all the winter cosmetics, just the outfit Wyn has on at the moment.

Cut for Consideration )

As a side note, the other day I was questing in Rivendell with Dezi and he completed a riddle contest with Bilbo Baggins. One of the rewards was basically a catboy hat, I shit you not. Straight out of an anime convention. Here's a picture of a hobbit wearing it. The other reward was a really good dagger, so he didn't choose the hat, but he was sorely tempted. I intend to get my hands on that hat, and when I do, I will post pics for you all to enjoy.
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"What's this?"
"Ark of the Covenant."
"Are you sure?"
"Pretty sure."
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I know, I'm a little late, right? But now that I've milked the festival for about all it's worth, I was ready to settle down and sort out everybody's clothing. So without further ado, here are the winter fashions.

Pictures Under Cut )
sonneillonv: Spock thinks you're speshul (Spock Special)
I've been doing a whole lot with screenshots lately. I don't have anything to do with the artistry inherent in the game - all credit for that goes to the developers and graphic designers. So when it comes to taking beautiful screenshots, as kittenmommy pointed out, composition is the big thing. Composition can be really a hit-or-miss sort of proposition, and oftentimes it's very trial and error. If you pay attention to the bottom right and left corners of the screen where I usually hide the chat box (I can't get rid of it or make it any smaller) you'll often see that this is the third or fourth screenshot I've taken, or that this is the third or fourth time I've had a character perform an emote so I could try to catch them at the absolute perfect moment.

That being said, I spent some time last night experimenting while Astrid was farming (actual farming is shoot-yourself-in-the-head boring, so I had to occupy myself somehow). Here is the evolution of the screenshots I took from start to finish so you can see where I started and where I ended up going. The premise is Astrid (Astridd in the game because 'Astrid' was taken, but 'Astrid' is her actual meta-name) standing in a field of lily-of-the-valley blossoms in the shire, seeding and harvesting with the stars spread out overhead. Screenshots Under Cut for Courtesy )

Welp, that's my study for today! Hope you found something pretty! Feel free to let me know in comments which were your favorites! Some will probably get sent in to Postcards From Middle-Earth.

Two More!

Jan. 8th, 2012 11:24 am
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Dezi directs your attention as the sun rises on the Frostbluff

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A typical cloudy day in Winterhome. Dezi climbed one of the ice sculptures to get this shot, and spent some time balancing on the head of a giant swan doing silly emotes at the party-goers below. While he was there some fireworks went off, but sadly we missed the chance to take a shot of them.

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Jan. 8th, 2012 10:53 am
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I've been taking some really pretty screenshots lately, toying with my UI and graphics settings. Since many of you probably aren't interested, pics under the cut ;)

Wyn and Dezi doing stuff )

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