Twilight

A long time goal for Lilly was realized today with the building of Twilight.   The questing, exploring, gathering, doing achievements, running world versus world has all come together in a sexy looking great sword.

One of the more distinctive legendary weapons, Twilight, became a focus for me a little over a year ago.    A legendary of some type has been in the back of my mind for years, this past year seeing it all come together.

 

Prime Time

When I was five, my dad gave my a camera for Christmas.   It was a Chinon something something.    Film based of course, being the 70s’ and it had one lens.   A 50mm prime lens.   Over the course of a few decades that camera and lens were my tools into a creative world that I enjoyed.

Fast forward to the current day.  Recently I became the happy owner, again, of a 50mm prime.  I’ve spent too many years becoming complacent with the subject isolation and reach of telephoto zoom lens.   Don’t get me wrong, they certainly have there place in your setup.   Sometimes, going back to basics is very refreshing.

Far more sophisticated than back in the day.     Within a few photos it re-kindled my love of the prime lens and especially that of the 50mm.     My primary subjects were either flora or fauna.   Coupled along with the 50mm, was a new camera body for me, the Nikon D90.

Picked it up on ebay for a remarkable price, in immaculate condition too.    New body, new lens.   Time to learn again.

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I love the results, sharp and in focus primary subjects; softened background.   Looking forward to my journey with this new setup.

Bitterfrost Frontier

The third installment of the Living Story in Guild Wars 2 sees Lilly head to the Bitterfrost Frontier on the fringes of the Far Shiverpeaks.    Brutal terrain,  extremely cold, limited visibility coupled with stunning scenery that left me mouth agape on several occasions.

Out here in the extremes of the Bitterfrost we find old allies; the Quaggan (left) and the Kodan (right); both in dire need of our expert assistance.

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Svanir structures off in the distance.screenshot-2016-11-25-17-25-01

The storm is raging, and this is day time.   Coming out at night is not for the timid.screenshot-2016-11-25-17-27-47

Night time, winds pickup and the storm reaches fever pitch.screenshot-2016-11-25-17-50-57

Lilly feels incredibly small and insignificant, with the mountains as a back drop.screenshot-2016-11-25-17-28-13

Lillys’ new lil’ pet dragon, and green too; though the harsh lighting does it no justice.screenshot-2016-11-25-17-23-24

On several occasions I would see people talking in map chat as to why anyone would be so crazy to bring a mesmer out to the Bitterfrost.  Its simple really.   Mesmers rock🙂

I’ve only one more achievement standing between Lilly and her coveted Ice Gauntlets.   I can hardy wait.

Sometimes I wonder how Lilly doesn’t freeze, considering her taste in fashion.   I need to find her a nice thick warm coat to where.