Scattered Collabor88ion – The Dilemma

This post is a bit scattered in its theme. Kind of suitable for my frame of mind right now. Originally, it was going to be yet another Second Life fashion post with items I purchased from a fantastic fashion sales event in Second Life, Collabor88. It’s one of my favourite monthly events with some beautiful designs from some of the top creators in Second Life – one that is guaranteed to zap my wallet on the eighth of every month!

But then, I started processing the photos I took, and I found one image that I kept playing with. I don’t normally use cross processing, but with the lighting I used, it seemed to work well with this particular shot. So then, I decided I would make this a post about using different techniques, while still featuring the lovely items I bought.

Ah, but I also took some close ups. So of course, I wanted to highlight those head shots that seem to bedevil me with the details.

What’s a girl to do? I’ve decided to do a two-part post. Today I’ll highlight the fashion items and the technique and tomorrow I’ll post the close-ups. Yes, it’s a Two-fer! 😀

This is the photo that began my dilemma. I have done nothing to this shot except cropping.

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This was taken in the bedroom of our Second Life home. The pink and purple hues you see are created by lighting. The room is nowhere near this colour. So, I tried my hand at a bit of cross-processing to try to get it closer to the original without losing the highlights I was able to achieve with this particular Windlight setting (and don’t ask me which one is was; I just flip through them and shoot if I like the way it looks. Bad photographer, I know!)

These photos are still nothing like the original colours, but I loved the soft pastel hues.

Cross processed with green:

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Cross processed with blue, and closer to the real colours:

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So, that’s a wrap up of my scattered, un-themed post for today. Please stay tuned tomorrow for part two.

But for now, this is The End 😉

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Credits:

From Collabor88
Pants: (Elate!) Elle Jeans Mustard
Jacket: (Elate!) Piper Blazer Khaki
Top: The Sea Hole – Odette Bustier – marmalade (previous Collabor88 group gift, worn but not seen in these shots)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Flora” (Type B)(Garnet)

Other items
Bracelet/nails: [MANDALA]KABUKI Ring/GOLD
Necklace: MG Necklace – Patience – Heart Watch Pendant – Short – GOLD
Skin: Akeruka Blanca Tan

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