The Dark Ones August Party 2017: Island of Mystery – Party Pics

My images from The Dark Ones August Party 2017: Island of Mystery

Greetings, travelers, to this “Island of Mystery”! Many of you have passed through the (April Party) portal at Dachaigh, but others washed ashore, shipwrecked and stranded. We bid you, explore the island and learn its secrets.
You arrived at a strange tropical island where rumors abound of a deranged scientist and threatening beastfolk. Be on your guard with the natives and their peculiar island concoctions at the bar pavilion. Enjoy a cooling dip in the lagoon, listen to stories of foreign deities or explore the compound said to be the hub of island activity. Try your luck at surviving the delicacies laid out in the laboratory for your feasting pleasures. Beyond the lab you will find a place where you can join your fellow arrivals writhing to the beat of the music though the night.

Dark Ones Anthem

2017 Dark Ones April Party – Portal Wars

Wizards, Warriors, Prince’s and Queens! Beasts and Fae! They came from the farthest dimensions. Transported thru a multitude of Portals to a single place in Time, A Single Place in Space. To Party with a Singular group of people…
The Dark Ones!
No strangers to the majik and mystery of Portals, The Dark Ones welcomed them all with a hearty meal, a seemingly never empty cup of the Portal Travelers favorite drink.
Music. Laughter and Dancing!

How could it be that we even KNEW this Convergence was even going to transpire?

My dear reader…have you forgotten so soon?
We Are The Dark Ones!

Follow this link to see the set on Flickr:  The Dark Ones April Party 2017: The Portal Wars

Ava & Alice

Alice & Wilgar

2017 Dark Ones Feb Party – Dungeons & Dragons (Outtakes)

2017 Dark Ones Feb Party – Dungeons & Dragons (Outtakes)

As you may know, when I shoot a live event like ComiCons or a Dark Ones Party, I will often have many similar images of the same people in the set. I do this because I am not the person who is most qualified to know which image they will like / want. And so, in order for them to see all of the options, I just upload All of Them!
This time I’m doing it a leeetle different…

This batch contains all of the images that I like, but would be too repetitive in the main set.

I am only calling them “Outtakes” because I am too tired to think of a more appropriate word. That may change in the future…

Li & Corry Kissing: If it’s not done with Passion, it’s not worth doing at all

Dark Ones August Party 2016 – 7 Deadly Sins (Part II)

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This has probably been one of the longest gaps between an event, and the finished images being posted. For that, I am sorry. But I am not sorry for the images themselves! There’s some great and colorful stuff in this set that I think you will really enjoy! Find the Entire Set on Flickr  

Dark Ones August Party 2016 – 7 Deadly Sins

I feel it necessary to inform you that as I was uploading these images to Flickr, and creating this post…my Random Music player was playing “We Are the Champions”…No, I am Not joking…

It’s taken me FAR more time than I had anticipated to get the images from The Dark Ones August Party 2016 – 7 Deadly Sins edited & posted. And I am sorry to say that I am not done with ALL of the pics from the party just yet… Soon (yeah, I know…) Soon I will have them all online.

Here is your “Teaser” image: Random & Ceri. Nothing personal ladies…

Random & Ceri

Random & Ceri

The Dark Ones April Party 2016: Elder Gods

ATTENTION: The LINK to the April Party Pics is at the BOTTOM of this post.  Oh, sure…you COULD skip straight to it by scrolling all the way down. But I GUARANTEE you will miss some interesting stuff that you may just wind up regretting for a very long time… Just Sayin’

DARK HORRORS FROM BEYOND!
Older than Angels, darker than Devils…

“Antiquarians say the Elder Gods were Gaia, Thoth, Tiamat, and the Titans, the sires of gods. Darker sources claim the elder gods lay hidden, in a formless Chaos that came before history with names like Azathoth, Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, and the eldritch Cthulhu… the “Great Old Ones”.

Experts on the elder gods are rare, and rarely sane. The most respected and stable are those from Miskatonic University, a center of occult studies and inter-dimensional sciences. The Druid Gannd quoted from a lecture by Dr. LeHo at the school’s Dachaigh Annex “The nexus of power forming here in Arizona implicates a pending visitation to this site.” Gannd followed, “Fellow scholars, join me as we visit these ancient altars.”
The Dark Ones invite all adventurers, occultist, sorcerers, investigators, researchers and Miskatonic Alumni to come to the Dachaigh Campus in Glendale,AZ on the evening of April 30, 2016.”

For my Teaser Images from the set, and to start you all skipping down the path to the Insanity of the Elder Gods, I would actually like to get serious for a moment and highlight the talents of two very good friends, who both “just happen” to be beautiful Redheads. Have I ever mentioned to you that I have a “Thing” for redheads? No? Oh…  Both of these ladies are so hot they could only be illuminated by Flames (Tiki Torches in fact). That is the light source I used to capture both of these portraits.

First is Tori.  She is a model, photographer, and Storm Chaser (No, I’m not making that last one up).
Her Storm Photography has been seen on local news sites here in AZ and elsewhere.
She also sells prints of her personal and storm photography as a “Raw Artist” They are literally as painfully beautiful as she herself is.
Tori is about to embark on an adventure that is a Storm Chasers dream! It’s straight out of the plot of the movie “Twister”!
Tori is one of the newest members of the team who will be attempting to launch a new bit of Storm Technology INTO a Live Tornado!
It’s called The Dust Devil Project. She was also named as one of the speakers at the Upcoming (as of the time of this writing) MonsoonCon 2016. You can keep up to date on all of her exploits on her Facebook Page

Tori

Tori in the Light of the Tiki Torch

My next favorite Redhead is Nola Yergen of Design by Nola. Aside from being a personal friend, Nola is, more importantly
an Award Winning Costume Designer who, as you can see is as Gorgeous as she is talented.
She has worked on several film projects as well as teaching Theatre at Grand Canyon University here in Phoenix Az.

Nola

Nola In the Light of the Tiki Torch

 

And now. As promised…your link to the Party Pics found on my Flickr profile.  The Dark Ones April Party 2016: Elder Gods. Enjoy!

The Dark Ones: DMP 2K15 – “All Men Must Die” (GoT)

View the images on Flickr.

“All Men Must Die”

The Long Night of Westeros: Winter Has Come.

Crows from the Wall have been sent throughout the Seven Kingdoms, and they bear but one message: The White Walkers return, and with them their Army of the Dead.

Winter has come, for all of us. There is no escape.

In these Dark Times, there is but one last task before the Walkers cross the Wall riding their dead horses… Feast on your storehouse, open all the ale casks, and enjoy what time you have left as the light fades away. Come together with your friends and comrades and talk of old times, good days, and the Dream of Spring.

Ceridwen Batt at The Dark Ones Deadman Party: All Men Die (Game of Thrones)

Ceridwen at The Dark Ones Deadman Party 2015: All Men Must Die (Game of Thrones)

2015 Dark Ones August Party – Supervillains and Superheroes – Animated GIF

2015 Dark Ones August Party – Supervillains and Superheroes
(Click to view the set on Flickr)

Just trying something a little different. When I shot this series I was just trying to be sure I captured the image that I was seeing in my mind which was just seeing a figure emerging from the darkness that you didn’t even know was there.

When I viewed the images in sequence on the camera, I realized it would make an excellent gif.  So here it is: Click here or on the image to view the animated gif.

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