Monday, 26 July 2010

Shared Topic: A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

I'm excited by this week's Shared Topic on Blog Azeroth, 'A Picture Tells a Thousand Words' by Nuniel. I love taking pictures, both with my proper camera and in WoW, and consequently my Screenshot folder is packed with thousands of shots. I think the hardest part for me on this topic was simply deciding which one to share!

I finally decided on this one:

A Candle for the Fallen

I only came across this location recently - Dreadmist Peak in the Barrens. I had never done any quests up here, though some of you who quested in Kalimdor may remember it. It is quite a remarkable place... as you climb the peak, you leave the sunny savannah of the Barrens behind and enter a thick, dark, foggy atmosphere tinged umber and gold as the sun pierces through the haze. As well as the occasional tallstrider, you will find Burning Blade cultists who have infested the top of the peak. You can find spots on the peak that are still uninhabited, though, or do some cleansing of your own to reclaim the peak from the cultists.

I found this candle on one of the peaks, and hence decided to label this shot as 'A Candle for the Fallen'. A last candle lit under a setting sun for all those who have fallen and been lost.


Anaia said...

That's a gorgeous screenshot and I love the symbolism of the candle. Most of my screenshots are of things that make me giggle - I never think to capture the pretty moments.

Moonra said...

Sweet shot, didn't even remember that place :) must'be been over a year now since I've been there

Nenunial said...

I love your screenshot, it's absolutely brilliant! The candle, and what you choose to name it... It's all so beautiful and sad.

Feral Tree said...

Thanks for the comments!
I love the sometimes hidden spots in the game that are beautiful like that

Misha said...

Beautiful! I love the sunsets (and sunrises) in WoW, and this is very nice shot. I know exactly where you're talking about too. I've wandered up there to quest before on multiple occasions. At first I thought it might be the place in Thousand Needles where you have to jump off as a test of faith, but the amount of orange in the image makes much more sense if you're on Dreadmist Peak.

I applaud your bravery in choosing just one image. I took the cowards way out and picked many. XD

Anonymous said...

I love this image!!!!!! It's so beautiful and so sad all at the same time.