A few days ago while wandering around SL, I came across Skye Neist in the Destination Guide. It seemed interesting, so I headed over with my camera.It turned out to be a lovely little sim. The designer is also a creator and many of the homes he sells are placed in the landscape.
I found lots of little nooks and crannies to explore and some fabulous scenery. There is a forested area, several beach areas, and some lovely vignettes. While I was exploring, I was also having fun playing around with the various built-in filters in Firestorm. I didn’t do anything in Photoshop to these pics besides cropping. I had to chuckle a little when I came across this sign, because it echoed exactly what I was trying to do with my SL travels. After a rough week, I was looking for some peace and quiet. 🙂I got a little too happy with the lens flare filter during this shoot, but I just love the way it looks on this massive tree. 🙂This beach area had a lot of vignettes, but I was particularly struck by this crooked tree. Where I live, a lot of our trees look like this because of the heavy winds we have. No beaches, though. 😦
After I remembered to up my draw distance a bit, I stumbled across some really amazing builds. I love this steampunk castle – it looks like it could detach and soar up into the sky at a moment’s notice. (Another lens flare filter, oops!)
This was another castle build. I thought the curves and arches of the doors were interesting, and not something I’ve seen much. I don’t frequent many RP places, so that may be why. This huge castle was set off on a promontory with a long stone path leading up to the door. If I had unlimited space, I would love to have a castle like this to live in and decorate. 😀
I stopped at Skye Neist on a whim, but it is a beautifully decorated sim and well worth a visit. Be sure to spend some time exploring – lots to see. 🙂