Saturday, July 29, 2017

Photos of Ryce and Benja and the Family at Home - And Albert's New Melania Trump Dogfood Bowl!


I thought I would post some casual shots from our skybox of Benja and myself and our family at home.  From the left in the top two photographs-

Boris the Rottweiler (Boris is the pack Alpha Dog -- and is a female)

Albert the German Shepherd

Simon the Doberman



They are all surrounding daddy Benja in the picture above. They get very excited when he comes in to play with them!



Finally, Albert is showing off his new VKC dog food bowl!  I customized it by putting a unique Melania Trump design on it. Albert wants Melania to know that if Donald Trump ever dumps her, he is available -- and will not make her sign a prenup agreement!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great Second Life Destinations: Giardini di Vita Village, a Tuscan Village in Silverplate Photography



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




To see how this destination looks in a four color photography finish:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/2017/07/great-second-life-destinations-giardini.html




Photographic Information:

The silverplate photography effect was achieved 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 last June:


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




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







Monday, March 27, 2017

Second Life Travels: Field of Dreams in Silverplate Photography



Field of Dreams is quite simple one of the most celebrated professionally designed destinations on the grid. The sense of scale and proportion of buildings, trees, and outlying structures is unsurpassed. There is something magical about this collection of islands, with particular attention played to the interaction of waves and mist on rocky outposts. I highly recommend a visit.

Your taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Field%20of%20Dreams/192/110/27




For more photography and blog coverage from this destination:

http://www.scoop.it/t/second-life-destinations?q=Field+of+dreams




To see how this destination looks in a four color photography finish:

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




Photographic Information:

The silverplate photography effect was achieved 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 last June:



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









Friday, March 3, 2017

Second Life Travels: Oil Pastels From Anduril



Second Life Destinations keep on getting better.  I am convinced that gorgeous new destination such as Anduril reflect pent-up reserves of virtual design energy due to the realization that Second Life is going to be around for a very long time to come. There are visual vistas here, an placements of landscapes and structures, and botanic design elements that make Anduril a pleasure to visit and photograph. I highly recommend that Anduril be added to everyone's Second Life tour.

Your Taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anduril/92/226/22




To see more of my photography from Anduril:

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




These oil pastels were processed using free Fotosketcher software. To find out how I did this:

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







Friday, February 17, 2017

Second Life Travels: Aleaxandreia in Copperplate Photography



Alexandreia, located in Egypt, competed with Rome and Athens as one of the great cultural and intellectual capitals of the ancient world. The new region is a highly photogenic role-play destination in Second Life, and one that I enjoyed taking these images in this week. I found the use of textures and attention to detailing one of the best ever in Second Life. I highly recommend a visit.

Your Taxi:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sun%20Isle/149/115/23




To find out more about Alexandreia, head over to Scoop It! Destinations:

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




You can see how this destination looks in alterantive color photography over at Eddi Haskell's blog:

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



These images  were taken with a deep 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



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Eddi Haskell Celebrates His Tenth Rez Day Today



Happy 10th Rez Day Eddi!

Ryce Skytower is Eddi's Second Life Alt.

You can catch Eddi and Ryce's main photography blog here:

http://www.eddihaskell.com/

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Second Life Travels: Oil Pastels of Ryce from the Fall Trace



The Fall Trace has been primarily designed by Elvira Kytori. Elvira, has assumed ownership of the Trace sims from Kyle Jaxxon. A detailed explanation of the new relationship between these two great designers, and details of the Winter Trace which has been designed by Kylie is available on a notecard that is offered upon arrival.

To visit this highly recommended destination:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tranquil%20Bay/98/146/22




To read more about Elvira Kytori's Fall Trace and see photography at the programmed light setting at the destination see the post at Eddi Haskell's blog:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2016/10/great-second-life-destinations-new-fall.html


These oil pastels were processed using free Fotosketcher software. To find out how I did this:
http://www.eddihaskell.com/2014/11/how-to-do-gorgeous-watercolor.html




To see these images in Silverplate Photography:
https://ryceskytower.blogspot.com/2016/10/second-life-travels-ryce-at-fall-trace.html


Trace Flickr Pool:





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:


Monday, January 2, 2017