One of the things I love is going to different places in SL, exploring and taking photos of all the amazing sims I find. I follow blogs of fellow explorers and and lots of people on Flickr so I can find cool places to photograph.
It’s always interesting to me when I see how differently each photographer experiences the same place. As new sims pop up, people will go explore and photograph, and their photographs will inspire me to go to the same place and explore.
Sometimes, though, even though I find other people’s photos beautiful and amazing, when I visit the same sim, I’m hard pressed to find anything I want to photograph myself.
Nothing wrong with that, of course – different strokes for different folks and all that. But it is often frustrating, because I have limited time to explore these days, so visiting some place without taking any photos is an aggravation I don’t need.
For instance, yesterday I had some free time to explore, so I did. I visited probably 12 different sims. Of those 12, 5 were a bust – I could tell immediately upon landing they just weren’t for me. Again – this is not to say that there was anything wrong with these sims, just that they weren’t something I was interested in photographing.
Of the 7 left, I wandered around 2 of them, hunting for something to shoot. Nothing caught my eye, so I left without taking any photos. So, down to 5. I took a few photos at 2 of them, but once I had time to sit down and look at the photos, I didn’t really like any of them.
That left 3 sims that I actually took photos of. The first sim I visited was amazing and I took a load of photographs. Maybe that’s why some of the next ones were disappointing. However, I persevered and ended up with some good shots I will be sharing here and on Flickr.
If you’ve visited any fabulous sims lately, please share!