Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Photospot: Medieval Kismet

Photospot on SL Unearthed is a semi-regular feature that highlights a Second Life spot that is a cool place at which to take portrait photos inworld. Not an entire sim, not even a complete parcel, but just a single specific location - a spot - with portrait opportunity.

Sometimes you just need a place that takes you back in time to the days of old when knights were bold, when chivalry was standard fare. Today's Photospot will take you there. The term "kismet" refers to one's fate or destiny, and today your destiny is in the Kismet sim, home of the Kismet housing/furnishings store.

SLU Photospot: Kismet4

The Kismet shop covers the space of five sims, with the mainstore showroom located on one, and much or all of the goods spread out among the others. Everything is photogenic. I expect you'll find yourself wandering around quite a bit. You might not even get any photos taken since nearly everything here is for sale, which may be a bit distracting since it all looks stunning. But, try to focus - pun intended. *wink*

SLU Photospot: Kismet1

Today's Photospot SLurl lands you in a kind of intersection of the walkway. To one direction, the arched entry to a courtyard. To another, a stone belltower with elegant detailing. Pointing other directions, there are aesthetically pleasing pathways, vegetation, period buildings. While there are a couple visible shop signs you might not want in your shots, the surroundings are full and rich enough to engage yourself with interesting backgrounds in all the directions.

SLU Photospot: Kismet2

The area is especially evocative at this time of year while it is sporting a blanket of snow. Several trees appear to have caught twinkling stars among their branches. There are some great effects to be had with a little tweaking of Windlight and Depth settings. What a great place to flaunt this amazing medieval warrior outfit from Mystic Hope, paired with the Egoisme skin. Your inventory probably has something suited to this ambiance, so put it on and see what pictorial fate you can discover in Kismet.

SLU Photospot: Kismet3


Flickr members: you're invited to join the SL Unearthed Photospot group and add your pictures taken at Photospot locations to the group pool.
Take note that very little in SL stays the same for very long. After even a short while, Photospot locations may be gone or changed in a significant way that renders their SLurls ineffective as originally intended, so be sure to grab these opportunities as they come!

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