Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ryce Wishes Everyone a Very Florida Christmas

Pink Flamingos and gators only wear cute red christmas hats in Florida.  From the left -- Martino the Doberman, Infanta Elena the Chow, Ryce Skytower, and the one and only Albert the German Shepherd. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Ryce in Kekeland

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.

Here is the SLURL to this highly recommended destination:

See my full review and additional photography from this destination in Eddi Haskell's Second Life:

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

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You can see my photography from Kekeland in 2016 here:

Monday, October 15, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Frog Hollow In Silverplate Photography

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.

To visit this highly recommended destination:

To see my full review and more photography from Frog Hollow head over to Eddi's blog:

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

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Ryce Oil Pants at Zone 1 in 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:

To see my full review of and more photography from Zone 1 head over to Eddi's blog:

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

Windlight Photography Information:

Sky Setting: TOR Midday Nostalgika

Water Setting: NB Sparkling Depths

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Benja and Ryce Visit Romantic Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak has great scenery and bills itself as "an Indonesian inspired surfers paradise".  Benja and I visited this morning and found it to be a great place to hang out and take these romantic photographs.

SLURL to Cloudbreak:

To find out more about Cloudbreak:

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Coverage of NakedCarl Paneer's Memorial Service -- From Bock McMillan's Blog - Held on Saturday, September 22

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:

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:



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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Benja and Ryce and Famous Personages Support England!

Go England! 

Beat Croatia on Wednesday night and bring the World Cup home!

From Left to Right-

Benja Aquilla, Queen Elizabeth II, Ryce Skytower, and Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar (and not George Washington as Benja thinks).

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ryce and Godiva the English Sheep Dog Celebrate England's Quarter Final Win!

Go England!

It's Coming Home!  (Click on the link to see why England fans are saying this).

At least Godiva and I think so!

We really like our Three Lions anthem this year also!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Cape Florida Lighthouse and State Park - Variations in Silverplate Photography

Cape Florida Lighthouse and State Park is a highly realistic virtualization of the nearly 200 year old lighthouse in Miamis Bill Bagg's State Park, which is located on the south side of famous Key Biscayne. The Second Life destination really struck men as one of the most true to scale and realistic, and frankly most relaxing depictions of the native Florida  Coast --- the parts that are a bit away from such crowded and trendy areas such as Key West, or South Beach. but still well tended and very picturesque.

A  photography contest is starting in June 2018 for best depictions of the sim. You can find information about the contest at the above arrival area.

To visit this highly recommended destination:

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:

You can see the original images from which these silverplate images are derived at Eddi Haskell's blog here:

For other blogs about Cape Florida Lighthouse and State Park check out Scoop It Destinations:

Cape Florida has a Flickr Group:

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