[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

Jennifer Smith jds at randomgang.com
Wed Nov 3 20:42:52 PDT 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Betsy Marshall <betsy at softwareinnovation.com
> wrote:

> Two instances spring to mind- when Northkeep arranged Coleman lanterns
> behind shields to
> Illumine the court, but not to glare in the eyes of the populace; folks on
> and behind the thrones
> took the brunt of the excess light that time, but the field photos were
> exceptional!

This lighting scheme, I expect, was inspired by (if not arranged by) Lord
Rafe Slater from Mooneschadowe. Over the years he's been experimenting with
ways to better light courts at night. Typically there is at least one, if
not two, Coleman lanterns strung up inside the peek of the tent the thrones
are under, so they light well without being in view; several more (at least
two) lanterns on the ground at the front corners of the tent, hidden from
the audience's view by scutums.  Then the ubiquitous propane torch poles
some 12' or so in the air, usually four of those (two near the front of
court, two in back, but the back ones wouldn't help with photography

Tweaks are still being made, of course, but the aim is to try to light the
thrones and the area immediately in front as well as possible, so that
higher-end cameras can grab shots without having to use a flash at all.

-Emma de Fetherstan

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