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Reflections Among The Flamingos

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Mirrored Reflection Take 1

This post is really just me playing around with a technique – using mirrored water in Second Life to create reflections. I had seen the tutorial by Strawberry Singh many times, but I had never attempted it before. But earlier today, one of my images from Flickr was invited to be included in the Magical SL Reflections group. I was captivated by so many of the photos there that I wanted to try myself.

I did go through the other tutorials listed on Berry’s page, and they were helpful. I am still having problems finding the right light settings (in fact, I actually tweaked one of the presets in Firestorm, although I can’t remember which one!) and I am having issues with jagged edges, even shooting at a high resolution (6144 X 4368). I discarded quite a few shots while I was experimenting and finally hit upon the one above that I felt was good enough to play with in Photoshop and finally, Picmonkey. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.

I have now read through the comments (lol yeah, I probably should have done that first) and there are a couple of tips I may try out. And oops! – I was in such a rush to start playing with the photos today, I forgot to grab my credits (insert blushy face here). However, I can tell you the dress is by Rebel Hope and available at FaMESHed, the hair is from Emo-tions, my skin is Jade by [PXL] Creations, feet and hands are by Slink and I really don’t remember which pose I used :( Sorry! I promise to do better next time!

The flamingos have been wandering in the lily pads at our home since before we moved in. I’m grateful they didn’t fly away when I got so close :)

Author: PeepSideshow Darkward

I'm a Yank who clicked her heels and landed in Oz. Someday I'll find those ruby slippers and get back...hopefully, not in the middle of a corn field in Kansas! I'm also a resident of Second Life where I work, play and take lots of photos. This is where you'll be subjected to them :D

8 thoughts on “Reflections Among The Flamingos

  1. lovely:) must try this technique <3

  2. Mutters something about being to busy to fiddle with this particular technique even though she was sent the link.

    Amazing picture Peep!

    • Hugs, Rwah :) Using the technique really isn’t that hard – just load the water setting and change your water settings to the mirror. Tweak a bit if you need to, but really the hard part is getting rid of the jagged edges in the reflections. I think I’m going to try using this with landscape photography – distant reflections don’t seem to distort as much as close ones. I’ll see how it works out, but I have found I get good landscape reflections using the Nam’s Beach Scene water setting – I may not need to change, after all.

  3. Oh well done Peeps! This looks utterly fabulous, totally tranquil and really effective. I’m jealous! Excellent work!

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