Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Photospot: For the Birds

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.

Owly Indigo has a thing about birds. Drawn to the virtual sort in SL since 2007, she's built up quite a collection. There are undoubtedly far too many birds in her inventory to rez all at once, but luckily for us, Owly is sharing over a hundred of them with us in her Indigo Aviary, today's Photospot


In and around the romantic beachhouse (and also its adjacent lagoon), you'll find seafowl, and peafowl, quails and chickens, lovebirds and songbirds, puffins and parrots, domestic and exotic  - many, many types of birds from very small to quite large. And yes, Owly has collected quite a few owls, also. They blink and hoot and flutter their wings at you.


The aviary area has a timeless feeling to it, leaving open a wide range of possibilities to accentuate. Try something modern or antebellum, victorian or renaissance, mainstream or fantasy. You need be mindful of only a few items to exclude from the camera frame if you're aiming for a bygone period. Have some fun with Windlight, and oh yes, do play with shadows here. Include the birds in your frames or simply zoom in for your portrait; either way, the Indigo Aviary is sure to inspire.

Style notes: skin by Maai with lipstick by Mock, dress and jewels by Angelwing, hair by A&A, shoes by Baby Monkey.

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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