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 🙂
lovely:) must try this technique ❤
Thank you 🙂 I’ll be playing around with it more, for sure!
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.
Oh well done Peeps! This looks utterly fabulous, totally tranquil and really effective. I’m jealous! Excellent work!
Thank you , Kitty 🙂 I had fun playing with it and hope to get better!