Friday, June 24, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Playa Flamingo and Rosemoor Imaged by Google Silver Efex Pro Software

Playa Flamingo

I love  black and white photography done with traditional wet and dry plate processes, particularly those done using silver as a base metal. This type of photography, made famous in works by great photographers including Alfred Stieglitz and  Ansel Adams was the dominant form of the photographic arts from the period 1880 - 1960, before the introduction of widespread color photography in the 1960's and digital process in the 1990's.


Playa Flamingo

Google's Nik Collection of offers virtual and other photographers an easy way to approximate the grain, lighting values, and subtleties of silver and warmer metallic colors with Silver Efex Pro, one part of the suite of processing tools. This software is now available for free download, and can be used as an extension to Photoshop or as a stand-alone program. I created these images using color photography from Second Life of two 2016 destinations with I recently photographed, Playa Flamingo and Rosemore.  I applied two different effects to each set of images.  If you like this type of photography, follow the links given below for more information and to download the entire Nik collection of digital processing tools.



Playa Flamingo

To see my review of Google's Nik Collection:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/03/eddis-hot-computing-tip-google-nik.html

You can download the Nik collection, including Silver Efex Pro for free here:
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Find out more about Silver Efex Pro in this review from the Digital Photography School:
http://digital-photography-school.com/8-reasons-to-use-silver-efex-pro-2-for-your-black-and-white-conversions/


Playa Flamingo


Playa Flamingo is a knockout destination. This island sim has much going on, and is perfectly coordinated and decorated. Every turn yields surprises. I particularly liked the realistic store interiors in the central town area, and the moving buoys in the central cove. The attention to detail is outstanding.


Playa Flamingo


To see my full review and original photography from Playa Flamingo:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/05/great-second-life-destinations-dusk-is.html

To visit Playa Flamingo:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Playa%20Flamingo/61/141/27

To see more images from Playa Flamingo in Silver Efex Pro:
https://picasaweb.google.com/110039554614022765702/6292072868276998033?authuser=0&feat=directlink



Rosemoor


Krys Vita, who recently closed Kaleidoscope, and Arol Lightfoot, who recently closed Tequilla Sunrise, have produced Rosemoor.  Rosemoor is a  charming island with fun touches including wild horses which you can ride and an amusement park with working attractions. There are nice vistas for photographers, and animated romantic furniture- most of all, this is just a very pretty place to roam and wander.


Rosemoor


To see my full review and original photography from Rosemoor:

To visit Rosemore:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jadeite/117/39/24

To see more images from Rosemore in Silver Efex Pro:



Rosemoor


Looking for more places to visit?

To see more of my coverage of great destinations to visit in Second Life (scroll down):
http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations

Check out Scoop It Second Life Destinations for more great places to visit:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations


Rosemoor



Rosemoor




1 comment:

  1. Hi Ryce, just loving your mid-selenium finish photographic style, the photo's are awesome.

    Cheers, caramia

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