Sunday, November 9, 2008

"At the Mountains of Madness" Photo Set

I finally finished aging the "At the Mountains of Madness" photos tonight. I apologize ahead of time for the poor photography, but it was a bear trying to avoid excessive glare from the glossy surface of the prints.

Clockwise from upper left we have workers adjusting the engine of one of the expedition's Dornier-Wal aircraft (retouched historical photo, I added a "Miskatonic Expedition" stencil to the crates in the picture), Wal undergoing testing on the water (historical photo), crews unloading the good ship "Arkham" (historical photo), dog team crossing the ice (historical photo), shot from one of the Wal camera mounts of the "strangely regular cubic structures" clinging to a mountainside (pure Photoshop), one of Lake's fossilized Elder Things posed outside the excavation entrance (pure Photoshop), and a through-the-window shot from one of the planes showing a second Wal flying in formation (historical photo).

Again, clockwise from upper left we have a relaxed shot of Prof. Dyer on the Arkham (historical photo), an aft shot from one of the Wal's looking down on some low mountains (historical photo), dog team transporting part of the drilling rig (historical photo), Frank Pabodie and an assistant taking a solar fix (historical photo), and the young Mr. Danforth posing with one of the aircraft (historical photo).

Close-up of the Elder Thing photo. This came out really well once it had undergone a little aging and distressing.

A section of the Elder Thing city nestled between two towering peaks.

Close-up of the first Dornier photo. The crate sitting on the sponson has the "Miskatonic" stencil. It's subtle, but I thought it was a nice touch.

Update: It looks like I'll have an independent review of the photo set by the end of the week. If my guinea likes 'em I'll be offering them up for sale.

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