The visual design of Bloodborne is highly dependent on its use of lighting… cool and warm lights are used in constant contrast through levels, especially in exterior environments. This is achieved through intelligent use of the environment- fires and lanterns to create warm “hotspots” that guide the player, and wide stretches of road filled with water to reflect cool “coldspots” that reinforce the hotspots and give the player’s eyes a rest.
“It’s Ford’s first meal at the Haus, so everyone be on your best behaviors, alright?”
Bitty bustled around the kitchen, a bowl of biscuit dough tucked under one arm as he gave the gravy on the stove a stir. Though it wasn’t an official Team Brunch, Bitty was pulling out all the stops for Ford: biscuits and gravy, fruit salad, hash browns, Canadian and normal bacon, as much coffee as could be brewed at one time…
“We’re always on our best behavior,” Holster said with a yawn. He and Ransom were slumped together at the counter, lethargically slicing fruit at Bitty’s command.
“Yeah, Bits, we’re upstanding gentlemen,” Ransom said, grabbing Holster’s hand before he sliced his own finger. Holster gave him a sheepish grin and reluctantly put his glasses on.
The fixed camera in Killer 7, especially as it pertains to upward shots, means that the environments are constantly presented at bizarre and jarring angles. In addition to creating a unique atmosphere, this also allows relatively mundane areas of the game to possess a significant memorability, especially when combined with the limited palette.
from what I’ve tasted of desire // I hold with those who favor fire // but if it had to perish twice // I think I know enough of hate // to say that for destruction ice // is also great and would suffice
Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier : Despite appearances, the sky is not falling. Two weeks ago, however, tiny bits of comet dust were. Featured here is the Perseids meteor shower as captured over Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA. The image was created from a two-hour time lapse video, snaring over 20 meteors, including one that brightened dramatically on the image left. Although each meteor train typically lasts less than a second, the camera was able to capture their color progressions as they disintegrated in the Earths atmosphere. Here an initial green tint may be indicative of small amounts of glowing magnesium atoms that were knocked off the meteor by atoms in the Earths atmosphere. To cap things off, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy was simultaneously photographed rising straight up behind the snow-covered peak of Mt. Rainier. Another good meteor shower is expected in mid-November when debris from a different comet intersects Earth as the Leonids. via NASA