Xaraz Gallery

Veyot invited me to hang my latest work at Xaraz Gallery

… of course, I said yes. I have just finished this ‘Alien Envoy’ series…

… if you don’t like art that regards you back, these creatures will probably make you uncomfortable…

… I like the way Xaraz Gallery is made, with it’s multiple, glass mezzanines…

… as always, I enjoyed hanging these works, with Flutter’s help, of course…

… wherever you stand in the gallery space…

… at least one of my beautiful, alien ambassadors is watching you.

Venezia

Venezia, where I recently opened another gallery, is a very pretty sim…

… there is a wonderful combination of grand and humble architecture…

… plenty of opportunities to employ perspective in your photography…

… there are lots of colourful old buildings…

… plenty of waterways, of course…

… gently lapping against ancient blockwork…

… which can be crossed using the many little footbridges.

Birdlings Flat

Flutter and I visited ‘Birdlings Flat‘, today. This is apparently based on a NZ, South Island beach, which I’m guessing is somewhere South of Christchurch…

… there’s plenty of Kiwi treats, here. Kingfishers…

… and the ubiquitous hawk on a country road fence post…

… the hills…

… the ‘Save the Eels’ sticker…

… my favourite kind of isolated beach…

… rugged sheep…

… there is much Zen-like natural simplicity, here, it’s very beautiful…

… this could be a coastal walking track, almost anywhere in NZ…

… once again, a wonderful scene sculpted with minimalist precision…

… this is a very uncluttered environment…

… there are even PÅ«keko here (:

A Brief Snapshot

I am almost always taking pictures. Often when I’m out exploring/shopping, I see really photogenic backdrops, and have to get pictures…

… these images are all from a few hours, this morning, when I was doing some casual exploring/shopping…

… I find a lot of cool places, this way… when I’m in a shop, and it is on a sim, I always have a look outside, to see if they have done any interesting landscaping, or if there are any other nice shops around…

… some creators have very pretty builds around their stores, making the whole scene much richer, more enjoyable than just shopping…

… I love when I get great pictures as well as new clothes!…

… there is so much to see and do in SL, so many amazing places waiting to be discovered… often, literally, just around the next corner.

Traitors Wood

In the fullest spirit of joining them if you can’t beat them, I have finally succumbed to the call of the Halloween-themed destination…

… finding, to my delight, places like Traitors Wood, with it’s wonderfully lurid colours…

… and dramatic lighting…

… which makes for plenty of interesting photographic potential…

… and just plain fun…

… ghosties and all…

… my Halloween-resistance has been laid to rest (:

Nimbrethil

Flutterbye and I visited Nimbrethil, yesterday. It is, given what time of year it is, Halloween-themed… yes, I finally gave in and joined the herd!…

… I even dressed for the occasion…

… but Nimbrethil doesn’t push the season down your throat, there is plenty of gorgeous, photogenic-to-the-max scenery to explore…

… beneath an equally gorgeous astral canopy…

… the colours and windlight here are fabulous…

… there’s a castle and a graveyard, but we preferred to roam the beautiful purple and golden woods…

… which eventually give way to this very picturesque shore…

… with it’s mysterious, veiled Isles in the purple mist…

… this is a beautiful destination, and we highly recommend a visit, especially for photographers (: