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




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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:

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