Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Photospot: Darkly Luminous

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.

Today's Photospot takes you inside one of those great Grey Kurka builds you see here and there around the grid, and it's just as visually delicious indoors as out. The "Cleopatra Brimstone" welcomes visitors by describing herself as "a darkly luminous Gothic build for your inner vampire, goblin and ghoul.  No blood splatters here,  Just elegance, beauty and mystery." The description also adds, "And do speak to the resident...Santiago."

SLU Photospot: The Cleopatra Brimstone

Taking the stair/rampway to your left, follow the beacon to the second story of this palace and get yourself comfortable in the open air parlor. You don't need to bring any poses with you. There are pillows, blankets, chairs, divans and more, all equipped with pose settings. But if you do need that special poseball, you'll be happy to note that Build is enabled, with a 1 minute autoreturn; time enough to rez a poseball and jump onto it.

SLU Photospot: in the open parlor

You also won't need to turn on shadows (unless you want to). The palace is brimming with its own shadows and special shadings. (I had shadows turned on for only one of the images I'm showing here.) Treasures abound everywhere you look. The textures are deep and rich. You're forgiven if you reach your hand against the screen while trying to touch things. Too, everything seems to have a tale to tell; extra points for you if you're able to capture the tales with your camera.

SLU Photospot: by the stair

I know, I know, it's just too tempting to restrict your view to this one parlor area. So go ahead, explore the rest of Cleopatra Brimstone. You might want to play the harpsichord in the main living room, or admire the Ariel Brearly art on display on the lower level. And, oh yes...don't forget to say hello to Santiago - when you find him...her...it...!

Style notes: suit by Avatar Bizarre, hair by EMO-tions, skin by Egoisme.

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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