Standard disclaimer: These images have not yet been cleaned up and should not be taken as representative of the final product.
It is a particularly personal, pleasant and unusual joy for me to capture these panoramic scenes in the video game World of Warcraft, one which I savour and draw out by only doing a few at a time. I’ve found that if I dive into one thing too fast and too deeply I just burn out: I get disinterested and simply stop doing it for a long time. My newest fad-within-a-fad is fisheye viewpoints. In addition to these three below I’ve a few more shot that I need to reshoot of some very iconic objects from the game’s Wrath of the Lich King – from Icecrown in Northrend. I shot them; I processed them; they looked terrible; I deleted them.
As well as creating more scenes, I have some very nebulous ideas about hosting an exhibition of these panoramas within 091 Labs. I’ll be doing a test print of Dalaran in the coming week or two at a large 76cmx50cm size suitable for the image’s scale. If it looks good (and I can afford it) I may go ahead with a full exhibition. Right at this moment in time my costs are roughly:
- €9.99 per poster print.
- €5.00 per mounting board.
Even at €15 per image, costs add up. Ten images? €150. Twenty? €300.
Watch this space.