Friday, October 19, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Cooler Weather Arrives At Kekeland & BarDeco



Kekeland is a charming Italian seaside village. An arrival lane on a hillside leads into a  square and residential courtyards - all fronting a craggy shoreline. A lighthouse and assorted watercraft add to the oceanfront charm. There is great charm and late 20th century design here, with both European Continental and Americana inspired design featured. This is a gorgeous destination and one that I highly recommend for anyone interested in learning how to pack a maximum amount of design in limited space.



Here is the SLURL to this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saint%20Martin/133/162/31




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=kekeland




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 destinations:

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




Photographic Information:

All photography was taken using the water and sky Windlight settings programmed at the destination with some silver tone post finish reflective processing.




Flickr Groups:

Kekeland:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/kekeland/pool/

Bar Deco: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2678600@N21/pool/




You can see my photography from Kekeland in 2016 here:

https://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/07/great-second-life-destinations-kekeland.html?zx=e0218fc90d409e01




For other Autumn 20018 Photography:

Dagger Bay:  https://www.eddihaskell.com/2018/10/great-second-life-destinations-bruges.html

Frog Hollow: https://www.eddihaskell.com/2018/10/great-second-life-destinations-frog.html

Zone One: https://www.eddihaskell.com/2018/10/great-second-life-destinations-autumn.html

Jacobs Pond: https://www.eddihaskell.com/2018/09/great-second-life-destinations-autumn.html








Monday, October 15, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Bruges In Autumn at Dagger Bay



Bruges, the medieval capital of west Flanders in Belgium, was one of the most important cities in the world from the 12th to the 15th centuries. The city stopped growing in the 16th century and went into a period of genteel decline. However, its gorgeous canals, churches, bell towers, and bricklined squares make it an incomparable if less known destination in Europe for many North American tourists.




Second Life's Dagger Bay is quite simply one of the best designed two sims on the grid. Textures and shapes blend together perfectly with the interplay of water and light -- taking advantage of dense virtual foliage and delicate interior detail. I found this to be one of the best autumnal sims anywhere in Second Life.





To visit this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dagger%20Bay/101/236/24




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=dagger+bay




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 destinations:

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




Photographic Information:

Windlight Sky Setting:  [TOR] MIDDAY - Baskaholic

Windlight Water Setting:  SPARKLING DEPTHS












Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Frog Hollow - An Autumnal Masterpiece on an 8176 Parcel Must Be Visited



Frog Hollow is a masterpiece in economical landscape design. Stella Mahogany has simply performed a miracle on an 8176 parcel. Every square meter of this parcel is a joy to behold --  and no prim, no corner, no view has gone to waste. Frog Hollow simply has to be visited right now in its autumnal glory, so make sure to visit before the landscape turns to early winter snow. Get over here now.




To visit this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Nile/6/219/22




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Frog+Hollow




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 destinations:

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




Frog Hollow has a Flickr Group:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/3153481@N24/




Photography and Windlight Information: 

I used Windlight Sky Setting Annan Adored Morning Dream in these images.  I brought out red and orange autumnal hues in post processing with photographic image filters.




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/






Thursday, October 4, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Autumn arrives at Zone One, Stargazer Galaxy



Zone One is the location of Ohemo and Soul Identity mainstores and also open for gorgeous autumnal landscape photography. Designer Lam Erin has constructed a landscape that is rustic and open, using rust and copper colored oaks, birch, ashes and maples at the height of mid October fiery foliage brilliance. Make sure to peek inside the interiors of some of the homes, and also look at the nautical coastal areas beyond the bends to check out the detail that makes Zone One such a delight.




To visit this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Stargazer%20Galaxy/123/125/24




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Zone+One%2C++Stargazer+Galaxy%2C+




Lam Erin's Flickr Photostream:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126703837@N02/




Windlight Photography Information:

Sky Setting: TOR Midday Nostalgika

Water Setting: NB Sparkling Depths




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 destinations:

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








Sunday, September 30, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Autumn Arrives at Jacobs Pond



The Pines at Jacobs Pond changes with the four seasons into unique North American environments. The current rendition is that of a country village right at the beginning of the fall foliage season. . Shops and straight country lanes yield store signs and charming vistas.  This is a great place to hang out and enjoy the glorious sunshine of Indian Summer before colder rains and snow arrive in the Northern Hemisphere.




To visit this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jacob/113/93/21




You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=The+Pines+at+Jacobs+Pond




See more of my coverage of more great Second Life destinations (scroll down):

http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations




To see how this destination looked in the autumn of 2016 in a different light setting:

https://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/10/great-second-life-destinations-pines-at.html




Windlight Photography Information:

Sky Setting:  Fine Day  (standard in Firestorm and other viewers) 

Water Setting:  Destination



Check out Scoop It! Second Life Destinations for more great destinations:

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



See more of my coverage of more great Second Life destinations (scroll down):

http://www.eddihaskell.com/search/label/Second%20Life%20Destinations




Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday's Memorial of NakedCarl Paneer - From Bock McMillan's Blog

Photography of NakedCarl Paneer's Memorial Service by Bock McMillan

Carl Gee, aka Blogger NakedCarl Paneer was remember by his friends  at a warm and moving memorial service yesterday at Viper Isles yesterday.

Over 49,000 Linden was raised for various real life charities that NakedCarl supported at a dance party after the event.

Ryce Skytower was one of the speakers at the event.

From Bock's Blog:

"Let anyone who says anything negative about Second Life be answered with "Yes, but you did not know NakedCarl Paneer." And may all of us hope that all virtual worlds in the future be fortunate enough to have their own NakedCarl to let sunlight shine in all parts of the electronic universe." (Ryce Skytower at NakedCarl's memorial service, 9/22/2018)

For more coverage of the event and more photography please head over to Bock's Blog:

https://bocksl.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-memorial-of-nakedcarl-paneer.html


Friday, September 21, 2018

NakedCarl Paneer Memorial Service Information --- Set For Saturday, September 22 @ 12:00 Noon SLT




As many of you already know, our great friend, fellow blogger NakedCarl Paneer, passed away this week.  His memorial service is set for tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, at Viper Isles, and will begin at 12:00 Noon SLT.  A Charity Fundraiser and Celebration of Life Party will follow. 

The location will be open one hour early -- at 11:00 a.m. -- for arrivals.

Here is the landing area:

SLURL:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Viper%20Isles/107/83/4027

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DJ Ez Mirabella has sent the following message to everyone who will be attending the service-

PLEASE!!! Remove any and all huds (Vampire Huds etc) and scripts you have to avoid any possible lag issues during the event while on the sim we do expect a large number of people and the less lag we have the better it is. for anyone here to pay their respects.

As you arrive at the Landing Point we ask you take your time to walk down to the service site, you will see pictures of about Naked Carl Paneer some done by himself, Others by Markarius Viper and Bock Macmillan. These pictures will block you at a few points from going the wrong way and direct you down the hill to the service site

These pictures will give you and others the time to look through Carl's life in Second Life and the amazing journey he had.

Carl passed away on what would have been his 8th Rez Day in SL and I am sure there are many people around the Gay Grid who have come to know and meet him during his life here. During the service, you will hear some of the many things about this many and his life he was proud of outside of SL. So there is more for you to read and see.

Please don't TP down or take a TP from a friend.

When you get to the service area there will be a short walk to the seating, but just before the seating, there is a guestbook you can sign and leave a few words or comments. Carl's Real Life Family have selected the charity of choice for them is the SOMC HOSPICE, the Southern Ohio Medical Hospice, You can support this charity by depositing some lindens into the donation. Or after the service at the fundraiser party to follow all DJ tips on the 22nd will go to the above-named charity.

Thank You In Advance

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mourning the Passing of Blogger NakedCarl


Our good  friend, blogger NakedCarl passed away on Sunday, September 16.

He will be missed by many good friends.

For more information read the post over at Bock McMillan's blog.