Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Color Challenge: Week 52 - Amazon

On Edge

I'm late for the last installment of the 52 Color Challenge - the holidays were amazingly fun, of the sort of fun which didn't inspire me to sit on a computer and take pictures - and so I am horribly tardy! Boo me! Amazon is a really fun color, though, and I ended up being inspired by a new release from Wishbox for the final challenge of the final end of the Color Challenge. A few more options have popped up or a replacement, but I'm not sure how many I'll try to do; I try to minimize my stressors, and leave this blog a fun place, but I also really enjoy inspirations to delve into the depths of my inventory and pull out new, fun, and beautiful things. We'll see how the balance ends up finding itself in twenty thirteen. At least I'm starting out in a gorgeous, lacy gown by Wishbox, inspired by the best in Gothic Lolita style - I adore the lacy sleeves. My one complaint, if it can even be called that, is that the sleeves don't bend with my arms; I've been very spoilt by rigged mesh, and it amazes me to realize how briefly it has been used for clothing in Second Life. I paired it with a lovely, simply style from Alice Project - another of her Advent releases. I like how the subtle green and red in the hair catches the green of the dress, and each little bow and ribbon of lace makes me squee.

Turned Inward

Going from vacation back to work has been a trying affair; most evenings I find myself incredibly sleepy, and not really much of the energy or temper for photography or exploration. That being said, it's clear the grid itself is surging with secretive new releases - both in terms of releases from a variety of stores, and in terms of changes ot the programming of the grid to try to make it more stable. Stability and speed of loading have long been problems in Second Life, and I have to admit I'm thrilled to hear that they're being addressed, even if the doomsayers are all over saying Second Life is dead and dying. Sim are going away - these pictures are taken among the cottages of Alchemy Immortalis as a sort of swan song to the design and beauty. The store is remaining, but the sims around it are going away - in one way or another. They're a gorgeous combination of rich textures, so take a change to swing through while you can.

Landscape Painting

( More pictures here. )

Credits: 

Skin: De la Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyeshadow: Virtual Insanity, Twisted - Grass
Eyelashes 1: Flugeln Brise, 04-A
Eyelashes 2: SLink, Mesh Eyelashes
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Lipstick: Mock, Mizu - Russian Red
Hair: Alice Project, Hyori (Advent Gift)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Hands: SLink, Mesh Hands
Dress: Wishbox, Coquette - Green
Boots: G Field, Strap Shoes "Alex" suede

Posse: Glitterati

Location: Alchemy Immortalis and Surrounding Sims
Light Settings: Natural High
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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