Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: The Forest- Winter Wonderland



Gorgeous twinkling lights, a working streetcar system and ski lift, and merry moving reindeer and assorted wildlife creatures make The Forest a charmingly irresistible destination to visit this winter holiday season. I particularly liked the simple charm of this destination. Every vista turn revealed a new surprise, whether it was a harvest moon or twinkling northern lights. I highly recommend a visit.





Your taxi:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Misty/27/201/3604




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

https://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=the+forest+winter+wonderland



Links:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/theforestsl/

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2955061@N24/



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




All photography is taken using actual Windlight water and sky settings programmed at the destination. I applied a soft gold finish to the photography using Nik Photographic Color Effects in post-processing.





Saturday, November 24, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: A Silvery Winter's Night Settles Upon Snow Falls in Hrodas Fen



I begin my coverage of 2018 Holiday Season Winter Photography at Summer Falls located located at the Hrodas Fen Homestead Region. Although the architecture at Elyjia Baxton's and Brayan Friller's had a North American feel, I was reminded of the fjords of Norway on my recent visit. The interplay of blue light and rolling coastal mist rolling into mountain-lined waterways makes this destination a true work of art.



To visit this highly recommended destination:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hrodas%20Fen/84/127/24



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=snow+falls+hrodas



Snow Falls has a Flickr Group:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/4552400@N20/



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




All photography is taken using actual Windlight water and sky settings programmed at the destination.




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