This Week in Assassin's Creed Virtual Photography: November 1st - 8th
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Welcome back to a new weekly virtual photography initiative hosted by Gustav Poulsen from The AC Partnership Program.
Each week, five Assassin's Creed shots will be showcased here on TOWCB website, in order to promote virtual photography and community contributions.
Gustav is a seasoned pro when it comes to virtual photography, and has a keen eye for special shots.
Look out for more Photo Logs over the coming weeks, some of which may include Assassin's Creed Valhalla!
This week’s first capture is from Assassin’s Creed Origins. It’s a shot of the Great Pyramid in Giza, taken by Instagram user @gamingpharmofficial.
Vibrant, full of beautiful lighting, palm trees, blue skies and of course a legendary landmark, this capture had to kick off this week’s recap list!
Oddly enough, this one also features the pyramids of Giza… But Bayek looks at them from a distance, from some high ground down in Memphis. And of course, the most remarkable aspect of this shot, the dark skies and clouds appearing from above, that gives this shot a unique sinister vibe.
This Assassin’s Creed II screenshot is taken by Instagram user @il.mentore.1459. In it we see Ezio fashionably dressed in the Armor of Altaïr on a rooftop, looking out over his new home village of Monteriggioni.
In the distant background, we see the beautiful Tuscan highlands at night. This makes for a not necessarily sinister, but certainly mysterious at maybe even slightly ominous vibe that ACII is known for. You can almost just look at this picture, and here “Leonardo’s Inventions” start playing in the background.
For the fourth picture on this week’s list, we have another one from ACII… Also taken by @il.mentore.1459.
This one however is of the massive, “impenetrable” Palazzo Ducale in Venice at night. Like the previous shot, this one also has that mysterious and slightly sinister vibe to it. The dark vibe that ACII as mentioned is so well known for.
Scouting The Area
We’ve only had (great) shots from ACII & Origins on this list so far, so isn’t it time for pictures from other games for some variety?
Coming in at spot number five, we have an awesome screenshot from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, taken by Instagram user @char.lie.scott
In it we see Jacob Frye in his preferred working class-esque attire, hanging from a ledge with ONE HAND on top of St. Paul’s Cathedral, observing the beautiful City of London. Bright, filled with warm colours and overall cool and cinematic looking, this capture was to good to not be featured!
As mentioned, since this is the final recap before the release of AC Valhalla, we’re featuring double the amount of the usual five pictures. Therefore, kicking off the latter half we’ve got an Assassin’s Creed Unity screenshot taken by Instagram user @shadow_warrior003.
This one is a classy black and white picture of the legendary Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. The noir filter really gives this capture a certain classic French noir vibe, that in one way or another takes one back to Paris in the early 1900’s. Whether this was intentional or not, the photographer did an exceptional job with this photo!
And for the next capture, we’ve got an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey landscape shot taken by Instagram user @baddestfemale__.
This picture is stunningly beautiful to say the least! Perfectly capturing the golden hour as its reflection can be seen on the ocean, and with several small islands thrown into the frame for good measure, this might very well be one of the best AC Odyssey shots I, Gargudon, the photo recap writer have stumbled upon!
In this third AC Origins pics to make the list, we see Bayek wearing an Anubis mask, riding his mysterious, flammable and obviously extremely hot Abyssal Steed horse through the Egyptian deserts as the sun slowly disappears from the horizon.
Not much to say to say about this picture, other than it’s well framed, cool looking and last but not least extremely vibrant and warm looking!
Source: Spartan Gamer
For the second last picture on this week’s list, we’ve got a heartfelt goodbye tribute shot dedicated to AC Odyssey, taken by Instagram user @mentor.of.the.creed. This picture cleverly marks the end of one Assassin’s Creed era, before a new one starts with Valhalla tomorrow already.
In it we see our protagonist walking down the beach, alongside the water. Let’s just say they’re reflecting on their many adventures throughout Greece. Not only is this capture extremely beautiful, but as hinted towards there are certain symbolic meanings attached to this. All of which are up for interpretation.
he talented Assassin’s Creed Rogue photographer @shaysredemption, whose shots have already made the list several times, gets the honour of having the last non-Valhalla shot on these lists for a while featured!
In this one we see Shay’s ship the Morrigan, adrift in the middle of nowhere in the North Atlantic, surrounded by icebergs in the night. And most remarkably, sailing under the most beautiful and phenomenal northern lights!
Thanks for checking our this weeks's photo log, and to all of the virtual photographers who contributed towards this article!
About the Author
Gustav is an active community member who specialises in Podcast Hosting & Composing. By joining the program, he has had the opportunity to expand his audience and further his skills, even helping to revive 'The Memory Corridor' series, which had been offline for nearly a year.
His unique skill set made him the perfect candidate for our AC Partnership Program, of which he has been a part of since it began back in 2019. He recently released the very unique Sounds Of History music project; an original instrumental project, featuring five tracks inspired by AC, written and produced by him.
Gustav Poulsen (Gargudon)