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Hellhound snapshots

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I love hellhounds. They are my favorite type of monsters when we are playing Descent. It may have something to do with the blast ability... It took all this time for my husband to start painting them though. And I definitely didn't make it easy for him because I wanted them to be perfect. I think he nailed them completely, they are just the way I wanted them to be. I took some snapshots from his desk couple days ago and this is the result:






And look how HAPPY they look now when they are painted!! They are like cute little puppies now. They look like they're ready to play.. if playing means blasting heroes with fire.
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Exit light, enter night... and one deadly assassin?

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So. Long time no pictures. Amoena's been slacking with the creativity section. But I felt inspired today and decided to do something about it. One should never waste perfectly good wave of inspiration. Unfortunately, though, my choice of a miniature wasn't very inspired by my best efforts. This weird action pose was an absolute pain in the ass to photograph. Oh well. I am still pretty pleased with these shots. Not my best, not my worst. Just very typical me.






There are some bonus pictures, like always, in my personal gallery.

(The name of this miniature is Shadowblade and it's just a showcase piece. It's not from a game.)
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Tue Aug 5, 2014 8:16 pm
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Gaming room tour! (99% Ikea)

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I promised to post pictures of our gaming room once it's finished... It's not technically finished yet because I still need a chair and a small shelf and the walls need some decorating, but it is indeed pretty enough to show.

We used to joke how the previous owners had everything from Ikea... but now we're as bad. We didn't plan it, we just happen to live way too close to the Ikea store. "Let's get some lights from Ikea" and then you end up getting something extra every time. I am pretty sure that's what happened with the previous owners too.

When we moved in we had no furniture for the gaming room. It was completely empty. The only thing we had was the walls; They were painted with a minty shade of light green and one wall had nursery style paintings on them.

We decided to start with the table and the chairs, since you can't really play without them. Or you could, but it wouldn't be so comfortable. Anyway. We wanted a big table, as big as possible, so we got a extendable Bjursta.



We had a hard time choosing the chairs because all the chairs I liked were crazy expensive and my husband didn't like anything at all. But we finally settled with some Ikea chairs. We didn't have a theme in mind when we picked the table, but when we chose the chairs it started to be pretty obvious. We would go with the funny, silly nursery theme. The chairs are cute and childish... but more importantly, also very comfortable. My husband wasn't very keen on them at first, but I knew they were perfect the moment I saw them. The name of the chairs is Bråkig and they are some 2014 limited edition.



The board game shelf was an obvious choice. Expedit is no longer available but the new Kallax is pretty much the exact same thing. And it's the perfect size for board games. We got one 4x4 and one 1x4. There are still room to grow. When our collection grows we can get another 1x4 and maybe 2x4 on top of everything (you can attach them on the wall).



I think the lamp deserves a few words too. We went without a ceiling lamp for over two months because we wanted it to be perfect. But we found nothing and even Ikea failed us. But... when we were looking for something else, we found the perfect Ikea lamp too. Funny how these things happen. It's big and it's fun and it's perfect for the space.



The work space is half DIY half IKEA. The are three Alex drawers and a table top my husband made. It was originally one piece of wood but there was no way getting that inside our apartment through a narrow stair case. But I don't mind the seam in the middle because it tells me where my side ends and my husband's side starts... There is no way to cheat.



My husband is mostly happy that he now has a fixed place for all his painting stuff. No more putting things back and forth. My side is usually as messy as his, I just hid all my junk before taking the pictures.



Yeah. That's about it. That's how you make a gaming room, here's the exact recipe:

1 1x4 Kallax shelf
1 4x4 Kallax shelf
4 Bråkig chairs
1 Bjursta table
3 Alex drawers
1 Ådum carpet
3 Regolit pendant light shade (+ plus the electrical stuff to make it work)
3 Tertial work lamp

Plus a DIY table top, which you can also get from Ikea, but we didn't

I think the room turned pretty nice considering we started with nothing, and it's gonna get even nicer once we found some artwork for the walls (I'm thinking about some of my photographs or something) etc.

PS: Did you notice the custom shelves in the 4x4 Kallax?
PPS: Did you notice the wall paintings?
PPPS: Did you notice my humble maneki-neko collection?
PPPPS: Did you notice the painting OF ME made by my friend.
PPPPPS: Did you notice there are some extra pictures in my personal gallery again
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Skeleton Archers

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Sometimes my ideas work, sometimes they don't. Skeleton archers in the snow and some northern lights. Almost there. At least I am a master of hiding bases...



These do kinda remind me of white walkers from Game of Thrones.

And behind the scenes again:


So the northern lights is actually the box of Tomb of Ice expansion. And snow is just a regular plastic bag, though my Christmas lights are inside of it. It doesnt' really show in the picture though. I used the candle is a background drop too:



No bonus pictures today, but a little size reference and one before/after picture.

And I am seriously running out of miniatures : (
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Panda in a zombie forest

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I don't know where I come up with these ideas but I thought it would be cool to mix the sweet and innocent panda from Takenoko with LNOE zombies. Like a panda in a zombie forest. I wish there actually was a game with pandas and zombies. That would be cool. Or maybe even a game with a zombie panda? That would be even cooler. Just saying.



I think that with these pictures I actually for once had an idea first. I wanted the bamboo forest to look somehow scary and calm. I took like ton of pictures (like always, since my success rate is like 0.5%) but this is pretty much the only one I liked. There is only one zombie but the light is right...

Here's a picture of my simple set-up:



There is one bonus picture in my personal gallery. Yep. See you next time!
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Something you don't see often

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Something you don't see often: zombies climbing an iceberg:

OK maybe the iceberg is just an old candle.

And here's a typical moon crazy from me:


Fighting zombies with fire, always a good idea:


Sally the High School Sweetheart:


Jenny the Farmer's Daughter:


Jake Cartwright:


I was worried about the heroes and zombies not being photogenic at all since they are basically just malformed lumps of plastic. But they turned out OK, at least considering what they are. My husband joked about me running out of things to photograph but there are still couple games left... and ton of miniatures I have not yet touched. I don't know what I do when I have photographed everything though. Start over? I would like to photograph stuff like space marines again, something with better details and higher quality. Maybe it's not a bad idea to start over : D

PS: There are some extra shots in my personal gallery again.

PPS: Last Night on Earth is actually one of the games my husband decided to paint... and I painted the zombies. There is an old blog post about that somewhere...
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Itsy bitsy spiders from Descent

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My husband asked me to photograph some spiders from Descent: Journeys in the Dark. He had just finished painting them and didn't want to photograph them himself. OK. Challenge accepted. The spiders were surprisingly hard to photograph for two reasons mainly: they have big bases and they all have pretty boring, static poses. Luckily while I was photographing them one of the spiders got detached from the base (it was an accident, I swear!) and it solved both problems for me.

This is my favorite from this set:

The spider looks so content and happy, kinda if he was smiling a little.




Hi there, moon crazy.

Foggy effect, created by covering the lens partly with a thin scarf.

This is how my set-up looked today:

I used a thin cheetah print scarf for background and some Christmas lights. I also had two 4000K lamps that I moved around. Having enough light is crazy important with macro photography... especially if you are shooting free hand like me. I do have a small table tripod but I find it too limiting. I just rather use ISO400 and hope for the best. Anyway. I took a little screenshot from lightroom to show you some before/after stuff:



Yeah. A lot of things happen to my pictures between taking them and posting them here. I just love post-processing. It's where the magic happens

PS: There are some extra shots in my personal gallery.
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Dusty old genestealers

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There is one thing that really, really sucks in macro photography. And it's dust. Dust and tiny hairs. Dust and tiny hairs you can't see until you've browsing through the pictures you've spent ages taking. Tiny hairs you can at least try to remove during post-processing but dust just sticks. There's not much to do when it comes to dust.

So let me present: Dusty Genestealers.








Ugh. I am so happy that these pictures didn't turn so great in the first place. I'll live through this! : D
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Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:31 pm
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Naval ships and something behind the scenes

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First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the nice comments. So thank you, you all. You know who you are, I know you know. And secondly, I have some new pictures already!

I wanted to photograph something different this time, so I picked the miniatures from Merchant & Marauders. It used to be one of my favorite games once, and it's also the first game my husband painted. The ships were a lot harder to photograph than I thought. They are not cool like space marines. They're a lot simpler, less impressive. I guess that's why I shot only the special naval ships. I'm still happy how the pictures turned out.






I took some "behind the scenes" pictures too. I had a pretty weird set-up this time. I had a mirror. And two lights. And the game board. We have two different tripods, but they are pretty difficult use with macro photography. I shoot macro pictures mostly free hand, just for the convenience of it. I try to support the camera with something when it's possible though. The silvery thing is a reflector, or one part of it. I had the reflector ready, but I ended up not using it. I didn't want to eliminate all the shadows. They are an important part of my pictures.




The camera is Canon 650D (aka Rebel T4i) and the lens is Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM. I got the lens as a graduation gift from my husband. It's pretty awesome. If I'd need to use just one lens for the rest of my life, it would probably be this one. Or any high quality macro lens. There are probably macro lenses better than this one, but this one is the only one I have! I can't imagine taking pictures without it, it's just perfect for the kind of pictures I want to take. By the way, I took 62 pictures of the naval ships and liked these four pictures. But that's how I do it. I take a ton of pictures to get that one good shot I like
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Aesthetics and Space Marines

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I've been photographing things for quite some time now. It's a lovely hobby and I love being creative. I like to take ordinary things and turn them into something else. Something less than ordinary. And I guess that's why I like to photograph miniatures as well. My boyfriend husband takes excellent pictures of miniatures, pictures that show off his equally excellent painting skills, I like to take the same miniatures and photograph them in action; capturing atmospheres and feelings and emotions instead of just painfully detailed paint jobs. I don't know if my style works for everyone, but it works for me. I have a certain set of aesthetics when it comes to photo art. I like pictures that are somehow... eery? Almost apocalyptic?






I'm not sure how well my style works with space marines, but I just had to try. I always have to try. And I love photo editing because you can always start over or make different versions of the same picture. I just got to love the digital time. Anyway. My style works better for pictures that actually have something eery and apocalyptic in them. Like these pictures:

If you look hard enough you can still hear the music by amoenaonline, on Flickr

A dream trapped in by amoenaonline, on Flickr

It took you so long by amoenaonline, on Flickr

My husband told me that there are actually a board game photography contest here in BGG... which I have totally missed. I think I'm gonna participate in the next one. If I still remember. My husband promised to remind me though. If he does, then I will. Maybe.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:05 pm
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