Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Second Life Travels: Fog Over Dawn of Radiance - Lemon Beach in Oil Pastels




Silvermoon Fairey's  Dawn of Radiance is to picture yourself in some memorable novel or movie set, or in some past memory - you may have find yourself having a sense of deja vu  when visiting.
The landscaping and vistas are particularly good, as is the natural and proportional landscaping. Silvermoon avoids the common trap of putting too many trees and other items out. This is a charming and photogenic region, and highly recommended for a visit. Make sure to bring your cameras as some gorgeous shots await professional and amateur photographers alike.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lemon%20Beach/11/194/22



 Alternative Photography:

To see how this destination looks in a clear light setting (Windlight Baskaholic) head over to Eddi Haskell's blog:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/08/great-second-life-destinations-its-new.html



Photographic Information:

These oil pastels were originaly photographed in Windlight Sky Setting TOR Places -Babbage  processed using free Fotosketcher software in an oil pastel finish. To find out how I did this:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/11/how-to-do-gorgeous-watercolor.html



Links of interest:

See other blogs and photography covering Dawn of Radiance, Lemon Beach here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=It%27s+a+new+Dawn%2C+Lemon+Beach


You can see most recent coverage of  Dawn of Radiance from 2015 with links to other  posts here:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2015/11/great-second-life-destinations-its-new.html



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






Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Second Life Travels: The Pines at Jacob's Pond in Silverplate Photography



Dacotah Longfall's The Pines at Jacob's Pond changes with the four seasons into unique North American environments. Each of her sim designs is, quite literally, a masterpiece. Her current rendition is that of a country village, perhaps like New Hampshire or Ontario right at the end of summer. Shops and straight country lanes yield store signs and charming vistas. I cannot tell you how delighted I was to explore here. The Pines at Jacob's Pond is highly recommended-- you wont be dissapointed.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jacob/69/217/24




Photographic Information:

I used Windlight Sky Setting [TOR] MIDDAY - Baskaholic to get a warm golden light and antique burnished glow in these images.  This advanced environmental effect  comes standard in Firestorm and some other viewers.

I then applied a silverplate photography effect using Google's free Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro software which you can can find out more about in an article I ran in Eddi Haskell's blog on June 24:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/06/great-second-life-destinations-playa.html




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












Sunday, August 7, 2016

Real Life Hunk: Italian Olympic Swimmer Luca Dotto




Luca Dotto is an Italian swimmer. He is a member of Italy's 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. He holds the Italian record in the 100 m freestyle with a time of 47.96 and was the first Italian to break 48 seconds.  He also won the silver medal in the 50 m freestyle at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai. He does quite a bit of modeling work most notably for Armani underwear.

(information taken from Wikipedia)




Links:

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dottolck

Olympic Swimming Website:
https://www.olympic.org/luca-dotto

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/dottolck/?hl=en

Swimswam Biography:
https://swimswam.com/bio/luca-dotto/




For more real life hunks:

You can catch additional hunks posts from 2015 through this link. Make sure to scroll down.

http://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/search/label/Real%20Life%20Hunk

You can catch Eddi's coverage of over 270 very handsome men by scrolling down at this link:

































Friday, August 5, 2016

Second Life Travels: Hermoupolis in Copperplate Photography



Hermoupolis Village, named after a town on the Greek Island of Syros, is a retail and residential  destination with a Mediterranean  feel that is well designed and set in a golden autumnal landscape. There are many nice touches here including working fountains set in bench lines squares, a period streetcar on an electric track, and a little red corvette that fit in well in this plush environment. Textures and scale work very here -- yielding a realism and sense of place missing at other locations. I highly recommend a visit. If you are interested in renting a retail location at Hermoupolis Village contact the owner, Nitsuko’s Nits’.

To visit this highly recommended destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paris%20Land/222/87/22




I used Windlight Sky Setting [TOR] MIDDAY - Baskaholic to get a warm golden light and antique burnished glow in these images.  This advanced environmental effect  comes standard in Firestorm and some other viewers.

I then applied a copperplate photography effect using Google's free Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro software which you can can find out more about in an article I ran in Eddi Haskell's blog on June 24:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/06/great-second-life-destinations-playa.html




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










Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Real Life Hunk: Russian Fitness Model Ivan Gudkov



Ivan Gudkov is a 25 year old Russian Fitness Model and also a cross-training fitness buff with several videos on You Tube. He is has a limited social media presence - I could not find any account for him on Facebook or Twitter but found postings by him on vk.com.  The blogs and web sites that feature him describe his body as perfect and his face as spectacularly beautiful, so expect to see more of him.

I featured another handsome Russian Model,  Roman Shlyakis, here is December:
http://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/2015/12/real-life-hunk-real-life-hunk-russian.html





Links:

vk.com
http://vk.com/brink14457

Tumblr:
https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/ivan-gudkov

Marcuse Menswear:
http://www.menandunderwear.com/2016/02/ivan-gudkov-by-pavel-lepikhin-for.html





For more real life hunks:

You can catch additional hunks posts from 2015 through this link. Make sure to scroll down.

http://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/search/label/Real%20Life%20Hunk

You can catch Eddi's coverage of over 270 very handsome men by scrolling down at this link: