Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: Return to Netherwood, The English Lake District in High Summer



The beautiful and rugged English Lake District, home to such legendary authors including William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin, is world renowned for its mountainous scenery. Lauren Bentham, who is one of Second Life's best known content creators and environmental designers, with Bentham Manor, Everwinter, Baja Norte and the other Baja Destinations to her credit, has created Netherwood, a homage to this exalted part of the British Isles. Calm lake water, rugged peaks, and  verdant fields and pastures with great period architecture make Netherwood an instant Second Life classic and one that everyone should visit.




All photography was taken with the Windlight Sky Setting programmed at the region.


To visit this highly recommended and very beautiful destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Netherfeild/180/89/23




I photographed this destination in a different design in February 2016.  You can see my photography here:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/02/great-second-life-destinations-laura.html




See more photography and blog coverage over at Scoop It Destinations:

http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Netherfeild




See my coverage of other Lauren Bentham designed destinations:

Baja Norte:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/08/romantic-second-life-destinations-benja_1.html


StoryBrooke Gardens:                        
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/01/gorgeous-second-life-destinations_4.html





Netherwood has a Flickr Group:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/netherwood_official/




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 photograph:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations








Monday, July 10, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: Giardini di Vita Village, a Rustic Village in Italy's Tuscany



Tuscany is a region in central Italy that is celebrated for its landscape, architecture, and artistic legacy.   It is also a vacation destination of choice among Europeans and the perfect place to rent that perfect honey-stone colored farm house for the summer season. Giardini di Vita Village does a good job of virtualizing a relaxing rustic village in this famous tourist destination.




Villas may be available for rental. Check the board inside the property listings office at the following location:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Giardini%20di%20Vita/59/98/22




For more blog coverage and photography:

http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Giardini+di+Vita+Village




See my 2017 coverage of other European-themed village sims in Second Life:

Field of Dreams:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2017/03/great-second-life-destinations-dark.html

Anduril:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2017/02/great-second-life-destinations-anduril.html

Le Sixieme Sens:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2017/02/great-second-life-destinations-touch-of.html




All photography was taken using Windlight Sky Setting Places - Greed and Greed 2, which comes as a standard option in Firestorm and other viewers. I like the bright and sunny light which brings to mind the Mediterranean coast in the late Spring, before the hot days of Summer burnish the landscape in golden hues.




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 photograph:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations





To see how this photography looks in a silverplate finish:

https://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/2017/07/great-second-life-destinations-giardini.html