Friday, October 28, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Twilight Sets a Gorgrous Glow at Maison de L'amitie



Clouds interact with an autumnal mountain landscape at charming Maison de L'amitiĆ©.  The reflections of bright foliage and gathering rain clouds in crystalline alpine lake water is bracing to the senses. This is a particularly photogenic destination and highly recommended for tourists and photographers alike.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Orchid/148/140/22




See more blog coverage and photography:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Maison+de+L%27amitie


See my photography from this destination from the December 2015 Holiday Season in winter snows:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/12/great-second-life-destinations-maison.html




All photography was taken with the programmed region Windlight sky and water settings.


Maison de L'amitiƩ has a Flickr Group:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/maison_de_l'amitie/




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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: The New Fall Trace, Elvira Kytori's Coastal Wetlands at Sunset



The new Fall Trace is a magnificent wetlands reminiscent of the scenery off Cape Cod Massachusetts and the south shore of New England. Wild grasses and low lying shrubs including what appears to be ripening cranberries stretch out across wide field, two well fed deer casually graze at the water fowl who are staying for the cold winter months.




The Fall Trace has been primarily designed by Elvira Kytori. Elvira, has assumed ownership of the Trace sims from Kyle Jaxxon. A detailed explanation of the new relationship between these two great designers, and plans for the new Winter Trace which will be primarily designed by Kylie and open this December  is available on a note card that is offered upon arrival at either the Summer or Fall Trace.




All photography was taken with the Windlight settings already programmed at the region, and which are recommended for your viewing.

To visit this highly recommended destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tranquil%20Bay/98/146/22




See my review of the Summer Trace (Note: I call this the Spring Trace - Trace Too in my review) which can be visited now:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/03/great-second-life-destinations-trace.html


To visit the Summer Trace:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/80/177/33




See more blog coverage of the Trace Sims over at Scoop It! Destinations:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=trace

The Trace has a Flickr Group:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/thetrace/pool/




See my coverage of Elvira Kytori's Timeless Memories Sim:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/07/great-second-life-destinations-santa.html


SLurl to Timeless Memories:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Timeless%20Memories/213/60/22




Elvira Kytori has a Second Life Store:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/132449




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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Breathe Sulfurous Fumes At Disturbing Foggy Swamp




Foggy Swamp is an overwhelming destination to visit for Halloween Season, one of the highlights of the annual Second Life calendar. It does not appear that any normal soul has actually resided at Foggy Swamp is quite some time. There are some quaint touches such as the display of large pumpkins next to a tombstone at the arrival area, and an apothecary area inside the large house with moving drawers and other objects that can literally make your skin crawl. Every turn and corner of this special region on Neva River estates is highly recommended and should be visited by anyone who appreciated good virtual design.

Your taxi
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Foggy%20Swamp/125/63/23




All photography was taken with the Windlight settings already set at the destination with ultra photography settings and processed emphasizing photographic detail and structure.


See more blog coverage and photography of Foggy Swamp over at Scoop It! Destinations:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=foggy+swamp




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Friday, October 14, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: It All Starts With A Smile Celebrates The Glorious Brown Season of Autumn




The months of September and October in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada are famous around the world as the autumn foliage season. Brilliant shades of red, orange, and gold brace sugar maples and other hardwood trees for a blazing month of glory, particularly beautiful in mountainous areas, that everyone should see at least once in their lives. There is another autumnal season, the period after the leaves fall and before the first snows cover the ground that is also a celebrated period of tourism. The six weeks of the "Brown Season", starting from mid October until early November depending on location, also corresponds with hunting season. The weather is colder and more damp, and the scenery darker and more sparse. Many find the sparse landscapes particularly beautiful to photograph.




The classic Second Life destination It All Starts With a Smile does a very good job showing how attractive the "brown season" can look with muted and subtle earth tone colors. Dark, brooding skies are already set as the programmed Windlight Sky Setting- and which I use for my photography. This is a particularly beautiful destination and one that I highly recommend you visit.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heavenly%20Groove/165/130/23




See more blog coverage and photography of It All Starts With a Smile at Scoop It! Second Life Destination:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=starts+with+a+smile


To see how this destination looked in the Spring of 2016:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/03/great-second-life-destinations-grey.html




It All Starts With a Smile has a Flickr Group:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/it-all-starts-with-a-smile/




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Monday, October 10, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Autumn Harvest Season Arrives at Countryside



Countryside at Habitat Springs is a working agricultural region with grain silos, a serious looking brood of cattle, and rows of sunflowers and pumpkins for harvesting.  Autumn have arrived here; a quaint farm stand welcomes city tourists who want a touch of country cider and fresh air on a weekend outing. Perhaps it is the seriousness of Countryside which adds to its charm - particularly in the abandoned trucks and cabs, which just so happen to full of romantic poses for the discerning Second Life photographer. This is a fun destination full of great photographic opportunities. I highly recommend a visit.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Habitat%20Springs/232/22/22




Photography and Windlight Information: 

The sim Windlight Sky Setting at Luane's World is automatically set to Annan Adored Morning Dream. I used this setting in these images.

In case your viewer does not automatically this Windlight Setting as an option in Advanced Environmental Editor, you can ad this by downloading a Zip File from this location and adding the setting to your Windlight folder. Instructions are carried on the home page of the link:

https://interstylefashion.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/my-windlight-settings-2013/




See more blog coverage and photography from Countryside:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Countryside%2C+Habitat+Springs+


To see how this destination looked in March 2016:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/03/great-second-life-destinations.html




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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: The Enchanted Sunrise at Venta Silurum





Venta Silurum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia or Britain. Today it consists of remains in the village of Caerwent in Southeast Wales.  I found the custom light settings at the destination enchanting; all photography uses the light settings already programmed here.


To visit this highly recommended destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aisling%20Myst/35/97/31




Venta Silurum has a Flickr Group:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/3009696@N25/


See more blog coverage and photography from Venta Silurum over at at Scoop It! Destinations:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Venta+Silurum




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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Great Second Life Destinations: Japan's Fiery Maples Herald Autumn at Shiki Village



The two most celebrated regions of the world in the Northern Hemisphere  most admired for their brilliant displays of bright autumn foliage are the Eastern United States and Canada, and the Mountainous Regions of Northern Japan. Both areas have just the right kind of trees, most notably Sugar Maples and Oaks, which turn the most brilliant shades of golds and oranges. Autumn in other places, most notably Europe, is a longer and more drawn out affair where shades of brown and tan predominate.




Shiki Village, a residential sim open to respectful visitors, is a real delight to visit. There are delightful surprises at every turn, including the monkey-populated spring baths full of candle-lit pumpkins celebrating the fall season. The bamboo pathways, although evergreen, served as a good contract to the brilliant warm colors which now celebrate the autumn season. I highly recommend a visit to this delightful destination.

Your Taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SHIKI%20VILLAGE/189/205/26




All Photography was taken with Windlight Sky Setting (SS) Atmospheric 14:00 Cloudy which is included in the Firestorm viewer as an option.




See more photography from Shiki Village in the World of Yana over at Scoop It! Destinations:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=shiki




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