Luane’s World

It was raining when I visited Luane’s World, this morning, raining and misty and autumnal…

… the rain cleared, though, and everything was fresh and clean, and the light was soft and beautiful…

… I hung out, for a while, on a small jetty, observed by gulls…

… before resuming my wandering. The colours and scenery here put me in mind of American Romantic Landscape paintings…

… and, depending on view angle, Maxfield Parrish paintings…

… this is a really beautiful sim for nature photography…

… and just, generally, delightfully pastoral/bucolic scenes…

… I loved it, here, just wandering and stopping to take pictures. There were lots of other avi’s doing the same thing, some on horses, one on some fabulous lion-like beast… all were courteous and considerate, there were no assholes, which is always lovely (:

Seiiki

I just visited Seiiki. What beautiful place! My first impression was how much I loved the lighting… not only is it wonderfully dramatic, but the clouds are static. For someone who often spends a lot of time getting the best cloud action in the background of her images, static clouds are marvellous…

… there’s lots of pretty foliage here, too…

… there’s so much to see, here, this post is only a fraction of the pictures I took. I love all the steps, they often made me feel like I was in a ‘TombRaider’ game…

… there are marvellous vistas to see from all the high places…

… and wonderfull little places to discover…

… the detail is excellent…

… I’m always impressed by how much time and focus something like this must take to create…

… and equally impressed that someone had the vision and drive to actually manifest such a magical place.