Somewhere in the course of that busy day I found time to snap a picture of Merry peeking at me through he bedroom door.
I was worried that Merry might move while I was busy setting up the tripod, but the noise and motion kept her intrigued. I shot this one at 1/3 of a second, with an aperture of f/2.4. I could have gone with a wider aperture and shorter shutter, but I didn't want to entirely blow out the depth on this one. Other than the usual colour correction and sharpening (both minor tweaks), I tilted the image to correct for the fact that in my haste to get the shot I did not have the tripod level. Finally I created an overlay and darkened the area outside of the crack in the door to enhance the contrast a bit.
Behind the cut is evidence that I have no life.
This is my second character for whom I have ground out this excruciating achievement. I don't know why I did it; to see if it could be done, I suppose. I also wanted to see if it would be easier to do with a new quest-tracking add-on I had installed a couple of months back. It was still a long grind, but the difference was night and day.
At this point people familiar with this game are probably going, "Dude, are you two nuts?"