I’ve been slacking a lot. Not completely intentional either, I just haven’t been that inspired by all the winter sims popping up recently. That was until I found Storybrooke Gardens. If you’re looking for ice skating, sleigh rides, or snowball fights this is not the place for you. However, if you’re looking for a fantasy/whimsical spot to take your photos this is the place. Just follow the path around and you’ll discover elves, pixies, faeries and a few other magical creatures waiting to greet you.
Pink as the bing on your cherry
Pink ’cause you are so very
Pink it’s the color of passion
‘Cause today it just goes with the fashion
Well now that that’s out of my system. If you’re metal for petal, have a crush on blush or you go immoral for coral you’ll love Rayne Isles. Nestled on the same sim as Rayne Couture, Isles is a beautiful location for photography and relaxing with friends.
So after a host of pc problems that robbed me of my weekend, I’m finally able to continue on with my re-discovering of the category that used to give me nightmares. Photogenic Spots. Now that I’m a few posts in on this blog I wanted to share a couple of my rules that I go by when I’m exploring and taking photos. I only take pictures on sims that have their own windlight and I will only use that windlight. If the creator has put in the time and effort to create their own, I’m not the kind of person to slap them in the face and say “No, that sucks. This one looks better.” Granted for fashion purposes, yes change the WL but for landscape, NO! If I see another sim photo on Flickr and go “oh, that place looks neat” and then I go there and it looks nothing like the photo, I’d be pissed. Just sayin’. Ok, done with my rant now.
Tonight I visited the quaint land of Duet. This place might have it all. Not only are there some great places to take pictures, but when you join the group (for only 20L!) you can not only rez your prims but also set your home there. And there’s a nice little freefall experience as well. And for a person who in real life is deathly afraid of falling, that’s pretty fucking cool. Also if you’re looking to make a few extra L’s then just whore your profile out a bit and add Duet into you’re picks for a chance to win $500L.
For the longest time whenever I browse the Destination Guide I’d always skip Photogenic Spots. You would think that category would be a bloggers wet dream but really (and tell me if I’m wrong) you would only find The Grand Canyon and some old Japanese sim. Which to be quite honest, much like a real life tourist trap, it’s littered with pose balls, riders, and out of date avatars. *shudders* But I took a chance today and was pleasantly surprised to see a slew of new additions. So for the next few posts I wanted to do my best and showcase the new selection for all my fellow explorers and photographers. Check out the photos below of Leka. And don’t be thrown off when you first land, it may look like just another coastal sim but there are a few hidden surprises along the way.
I’m not sure if they hold performances, but would love to find out.