Believe it or not, I hadn’t visited The Trace, one of the more popular photography destinations in Second Life, until this week. I have seen some breathtaking photos from this location and to be honest, I am normally a bit intimidated taking photos in locations that have been so beautifully photographed. The tree tunnel is iconic; I ventured down that lane, but I didn’t even attempt to capture it. Many better photographers than me have immortalised it already. You can find some of them on the Explore Second Life Flickr group page, but there are many more scattered all over the net.
So when I do visit one of these places, I attempt to find and shoot in the less-photographed areas. Yes, because I am a bit shy about having my work compared to others’, but also because there are often scenes that haven’t been captured – at least, not that I have seen as often.
There are many of these at The Trace. But I was captivated by this gentleman, oh, so dapper in his red scarf, curiously trying to discover the secret of the blinking lights…and the feathered-friends who visited. The creatures in this sim are delightful and I was pleased they allowed me to be in such close proximity without darting or flying away.
While this glorious stag is exploring the bird feeder, his mate is more curious about what lies inside this winter cottage. Perhaps there is a salt lick stored inside or maybe she is just doing some reconnaissance for Christmas Eve. You need to look closely to see her; I was careful to shoot from a distance, afraid I might scare her away. I would not want to be responsible for ruining a child’s Christmas morning because she didn’t have time to scope out the location of the Christmas tree for Santa to deposit his goodies 😉
Pretty stuff I’m wearing:
Skirt: Tee*fy Edela Buttoned Skirt Navy by Azure Electricteeth (Available at Collabor88 December)
Top: JANE – needful things.romper.br champagne by Janie Marlowe
Jacket: (fd) Leather Jacket – Brown by Toast Bard (Available at Collabor88 December)
Tights: INDI – Tights from INDI Designs Misha by Jamie Holmer (old Hunt gift)
Boots: erratic / selene – mesh ankle boots / tan – gold by Erratic Rain
Hair/hat: ~Tableau Vivant~ Noel Hair – Fall by M4ri1yn Magic (Available at Collabor88 December)
Necklace: Cae :: Knotted :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Nail appliers: KOSH – Slink Applier CANDY CANE FINGERNAILS by Lynaja Bade (The Arcade gacha prize)
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Pose: aDORKable Poses: Ella 2 by Adorkable Peapod (NLA)
My parents house where I grew up, sits on about 8 acres of woods. The back wall of the family room is floor to ceiling windows with glass sliders in the middle. We would always put the Christmas tree on the back window wall so it could be seen as you come in and leave (I don’t know why, but I’ve always entered and exited by the back doors, rarely going to the front of the house). Anyway, one Christmas Eve, we were sitting around the tree opening our one pre-Christmas day present and out in the dusky darkness a mama racoon and her baby racoon walked up to the windows pressed their faces close and just stood there and stared at the tree and festivities for a little bit…
You know something Peep? Somehow sharing my first real memory since my fathers death just seems to fit it would be on your blog. ❤ thank you xox
What a beautiful memory 🙂 I shed a happy tear for you, my friend ♥ ♥ ♥