Isn’t Second Life beautiful? With the right windlight settings, water settings, and shadow setup you can look upon a world that is gorgeous and just flooded with imagination. When it comes to images, I really love seeing what I can do with the tools Second Life provides us. I also have a lover on the side, however, and his name is Photoshop. Luckily, the two really seem to like one another, and in this case, three is great company.
The reason why I bring that up is because these images have a bit of shop in order to highlight the beauty of the Lost World and the attire I’m wearing. I did use a tiny bit of blur, some dodge and burn, and a smidgen of liquify. For the most part, however, these images are how I see Second Life on my computer screen. In my opinion, this dress looks just as pretty when I’m just walking around and enjoying the view.
Just like how Photoshop comes in and lends a helping hand to an SL screenshot here and there, I’ve met many people in SL who help me on a daily basis with their words, actions, and creations. It’s December 1st and that means one of my favorite holidays, Christmas, is just around the corner. I’m about to go crazy for twinkling lights, cocoa, and cozy nights by the fire. This time of year really knows how to put me in a great mood and also makes me reflect on how generous and caring many of the people I surround myself with truly are.
We go through our lives, both first and second, surrounded by people, things, and an environment that we hopefully choose for the better. If you’re in a place where things don’t seem so beautiful, keep your chin up. There’s an entire world of beauty out there and if you set your mind to it, you can be a part of it too. There are places that are so gorgeous they stop your breath, people who are so kind even cold hearts could melt, and experiences so memorable that for a moment you realize just how lucky you are to be living and seemingly suspended in that moment.
Whoever you are and wherever you are, I hope you’re in a happy place. Dream big and smile as much as possible. Look around you and see all the beauty. It’s there. If you look hard enough, even in your darkest hour, you’ll find it everywhere.
Style Card: Meet Me Half Way
Dress: Chrysalis: Heartbreak
Gloves: Nadia: Long Leather Gloves
Necklace: Mandala: Milky Way 2 Necklace – Polly White
Bracelets: Mandala: Milky Way Bangles – White
Skin: Epic: Greta – Mocha
Eyes: Pulse: Frost
Eyelashes: Redgrave: Extra Long
Hair: booN: ANT213 hair – Platinum
Location: Lost World
Poses: Glitterati and Frozen Panty (can no longer locate store in-world)
Windlight Setting: [TOR] Horror – Darktales