Scavenger Hunt #31 – Tea

For the 31st Scavenger Hunt, I decided to create all my images within an overarching theme of “Board games” – and maybe take the opportunity to talk about said games during this post.

Tea was… not easy. There exists a few board games that have tea as a theme, but I don’t own any of these. There’s a Tea card in Sushi Go, but that felt like a bit of a stretch. I finally decided that it was “my theme, my rules” 😉 When it comes to tea and games, my strongest association is role-playing games; the teapot that’s used in this shot is actually a gift from one of my game masters who really wanted a proper device to make tea (and that teapot is called Le Device 🙂 ).

I went for a bit of creative license, though, because the game I represent here is Dungeons & Dragons (the character sheet is 5th ed, the rest is 4th ed :P), and we didn’t drink much tea during D&D 🙂 D&D (and many role-playing games) is a narrative game where the players get to interact with a story, set in a high fantasy setting, under the guidance of a game master who knows and controls the setting and the obstacles of the story.

There’s been a lot of takes for this image, because I wanted the setup and angles to be just right; and I recruited my husband to give the impression that there were other players around the table too 😉 For this shot I used my Platypod, which may be one of the first times it gets used “for real”, and it helped a lot getting low enough on the table for the shot I wanted.

That’s the original shot – edits were pretty light on this one.

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensPentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length36 mm
Exposure time1/60s

The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Tea album.

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