I adore the hunts at Magic of Oz. Even in the beginning they were unique - hunting for objects for each store all over, with them appearing and disappearing like magic. Now it's easily my favorite place to hunt - not only is it a great deal of fun bouncing about with a basket steadily filling with pretty prizes, but it also allows for fun exploration without the lag which was the bane of the first couple of hunts. Indeed, the only frustrating thing is occasionally having to hunt for the stores!
The location I ended up at was one that's been in my books for a while - Twomoons Island. It seems to be the new place where MiaSnow is now - though to be honest I didn't look much at the stores. I was more focused on the lovely taunt that was the locked off areas - I ended up posing in front of a couple of them, just because they were so incredibly lovely.
I resisted the urge to cam inside, or press myself up against the red lines and whine like an excluded kitty cat, but it was clear the loveliness of the available build extends beyond into private. I can certainly understand why people want to keep places private, but I must admit an entirely childish desire to explore in those places which no amount of rationality can quite quench.
The land is gorgeous, a swooping and curving landscape with heights and waters both. There are some charming buildings I found near the end, and the views in all directions are amazing. There are even some elusive little islands around the edges, sticking out into the water off the edge of the sim and making it seem more like part of an archipelago, than a single square place. There are also some lovely glowing flowers, which stood out well against the green of the ground without killing the eye with glow.
I lit it all rather green, but wandering around after the final photograph was taken I found it responds well to a variety of coloration and seems to respond particularly well to a bright blue sky. The blue of the sky and water set off the teals and greens of the land in a manner which is simply a delight to the eyes.
( Other pictures can be seen here. )
Skin: Nomine, Sylvan Latte - pride 1
Eyes: Tacky Star, Pride
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ear - Fairy (tarnished)
Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations, Seelie - Light Lime
Wings: Schadenfreude, Lucent Batwing - Green
Necklace: Magpie, Lime Cubelet Necklace
Dress: Schadenfreude, Green Caged Gown
Bracelets: Begendings, Bracelets - Lime
Shoes: Katat0nik, Ghostfire Boots - Lime
1) Endless Dreams, Kawaii Pose 4
2) Olive Juice, ILY
Location: Twomoons Island
Light Settings: [TOR] SCIFI - Green whirl
Water Settings: [TOR] Chivandria clair
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only