Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Great Second Life Destinations: The Charm and Style of Pinoy Hideoout



Pinoy Hideout is one of the best designed towns in Second Life. Everything works so well here. The surprising turn of views at every corner, the signage with is very reminiscent of London which I  miss so much, and pastoral touches such as the grape arbor and farmhouse at the borders of the region all produce an environment that is completely full of charm. This would be a very nice location for a fashion store; think of a virtualization of a charming town on the French Riviera in order to appreciate how well Pinoy Hideout works as a stylish destination. Highly recommended as a place to visit, take photographs, or simply relax.

SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lions%20Hill/76/115/23



Photography:

I usually  try to utilize the native Windlight Sky Settings programmed at a region to get as close as possible to the sim designer's artistic vision.

The native Windlight Sky setting at Pinnoy Hideout is a bright yellow morning light. I decided to use
a similar Windlight Sky Setting --  (SS)Atmospheric 08:00b which is included as an option in the Firestorm Viewer.  I slightly modified the colors in some of the images with a 10% golden tint tto bring out a warm, yellow morning light -- together with some sharpening and a slight lomographic effect.





To see more blog coverage and photography:

Bitacora:
http://bitacora-viajera.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/pinoy-hideout-spring-2015.html

Inara Pey:
https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/returning-to-a-picturesque-hideout/



















This animated GIF owas produced using about 12 independent frames taken at a .7 second interval and integrated over at  gifmaker.me  web service.

Fountains are one of my favorite subjects for photographing GIFs since I am always fascinated by their flows of water.



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