Sunday, April 29, 2012
2012 Fantasy Faire: Nu Orne
I've been putting a lot of things on hold during the Fantasy Faire. It's a lot to do in not very much time, and I didn't get as much done on the front end as I had hoped (there's always next year!). I do sincerely wish we could have the faire for longer, though. Even ten days isn't long enough to really pause and savor each as they deserve,and I always feel like I never have enough time to photograph things as in detail as I would really like to. Nu Orne had a lot hidden in it's tall tower city, and a lot of beautiful brilliance hidden in and among the cliff faces. I particularly liked the color changing flowers and the spots of brilliance in the darkly green jungle.
Getting closeups with petites can be a challenge, but so can getting a well centered distance shot, and setting your avatar into place for the pictures. Fortunately, as a blogger I have build rights on all of the Faire sims, so I've been able to rez a poseball to sneak myself into the hearts of flowers. One thing I've wished for a long time is that putting poses into things was standard. I love being able to perch on the edges of leaves, or curl p in the heard of a blossom, but far too often it's nearly impossible to place yourself there without a poseball - and being able to rez things is usually not allowed on the beautiful venues in Second Life - understandably so, given the actions of griefers.
Sometimes you get the angle just right, though, tripping down along the slope. Little spots of magnificence is all over Nu Orne, waiting for you to find them. The pool above was tucked in among the stores - a lovely little glimmer of light festooned with flowers. Water is a huge secondary theme in the sim, mingling with the jungle harmoniously and beautifully. One of the wonderful things about windlight is how you can make the water into reflections of the sky, with a wide variety of options then available for setting up your pictures.
Whether it's wild or civilized; ragged edged or smoothly contained, water is a near constant as you move through - and seems to be a constant through most of the sims this year. I love the pure flow of it, cooling and soothing me as I rush to finish the sims before they vanish forever.
( More pictures here. )
Body: Skinthesis, Petite Flights 5 Pack - Thistle (promotional item, Fantasy Faire Donation)
Eyes: Skinthesis, Lt Dollie (promotional item, Fantasy Faire Donation)
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Orion Petite Mesh
Outfit: Angelwing, Petite Battle Fairy (promotional item, Fantasy Faire Donation)
Poses: Olive Juice
Location: Nu Orne sponsored by The Arcanum
Light Settings: TOR, SCIFI Eno would be proud
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only