Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Color Challenge: Week Four - Plum

I have to admit, the almost immediate jump to unusual colors makes me giggle.

It's week four, and the color is PLUM!. I literally came across this dress when a friend dragged me to one of the stores he likes and the color jumped off the wall at me. I bought it immediately, planning to use it for This Very Challenge.


The location is The Lost Gardens of Apollo, a place shown to me by former friends I'd fallen out of touch with. I'd kept meaning to use it as a place to take pictures (and honestly I likely will again in the future - it was really a lovely spot), so when I went through my old landmarks I gave it a try!

I even got chatted up a little there.

I ended up with a softer, pinker shade of plum - guided by the color on Luna's blog post and the dress I found. I worried continuously it was a little too pink, but I ended up loving the colors so much that I went with it. This is closer to the flower color of plum than anything found on a fruit - though I adore the fruits, too. The gold is reminiscent of the flesh of the plum, too, I think! Plum and god, dancing all across the garden.


Eyes: Miriel, Standard Eyes, Light Blue
Skin: MVS, Xtreme Reality - Marie Plum Baroque
Hair: Raspberry Aristocrat, Berry Sassy - recolored more plum
Dress: RC, Knitted Lace One Piece, Pink
Shoes: G Field, Ribbon Slingback Heels - recolored more plum

Pose: Elisa, Giselle3

Light Settings - [EUPHORIA] Plum Sunset
Location: The Lost Gardens of Apollo

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Color Challenge: Week Three - Goldenrod

I think this is my favorite photoshoot of all time. The golden, the surroundings, and the prop I splurged on all combine to make something that, well... I'm honestly proud of.

It's Goldenrod week and the world is seriously brightening up. I ended up going to Tol Narwa Vire, one of my favorite sims of all time, and rezzing a gorgeous rosebush from G Field with a plethora of poses involved. My favorite is Sunburn. I'm very fond of the effect of the light shining through and blurring things, and I think it really brings to life the color of goldenrod.


Also ironically, the color theme at my favorite roleplaying sim, Wood Bourne, for their Friday night dance was yellow. So in addition to the slew of goldenrod pictures for this blog that I took (twelve!), I also have a whole set of Fangbangers, the Vampire Club, decked out in the colors of sunshine. I didn't even have to change!

There's nothing quite like vampires in yellow. It suits them!


Eyes: Miriel, Standard Eyes, Light Blue
Skin: MiaSnow, Rainbow Tan 3
Hair: Majika, Friday - Blond
Dress, Wings, Shoes: G Field, Rose Fairy Yellow and Ribbon Slingback Shoes Mustard
Rosebush: G Field (rezzed temporarily)

Pose: All in the rose bush
Light Settings - Peach Pesche - made more yellow
Location: Tol Narwa Vire

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Color Challenge: Week Two - Blue

Week two of the Weekly Color Challenge! The color was blue, and I went a little over saturated - which was very, very fun!

My mom came by this week and I showed her the pictures I'd taken. Her favorite is my choice for the week - Impatient. The other pictures are in their own set on my Flickr.


I took these on Falln Sanctuary, the home sim of two friends of mine in Second Life, Azriel and Tomoyuki. The former runs a divine series of stores called Falln Angel Creations. The latter runs a fantastic jewelry and accessory store called Little Boy Blue, and is my primary temptor on Second Life! He's always sending me pictures and links that make me melt into various puddles of goo. The latest is Prince Poppycock, who is a divine Operatic Singer who makes me freaking swoon. I highly recommend you check him out!


Eyes: Miriel, Standard Eyes, Light Blue
Skin: MiaSnow, Rainbow Tan 3
Hair: Burning Chrome, Butterfly Caught (with blossoms)
Dress, Wings, Shoes: Evie's Closet, Whimsy - Blue

Light Settings - Blue Midday - heavily modified
Water Settings - Glassy
Location: Falln Sanctuary

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Color Challenge: Week One (Late) - Gray

Luna Jubilee came up with an idea of a yearly color blog, and I thought I'd give it a try. Of course, in true me style.... I'm a week late.

So this is last week's. Shhhh.

The color is gray, and I had fun setting a windlight that would turn most everything gray, and my color lights for photography to gray and black (I don't usually have a facelight these days, but when I photograph I use a series of lights worn to highlight different things. It's literally the only light source in the pictures I took; the atmosphere is very dark).

My favorite is Up and Out.

Up and Out

I found the gray focus oddly cathartic. I've had a couple of pretty gray weeks as I coped with unexpected losses, and there's something about seeing the world in only gray that makes the colors all the more brighter.

( See the other pictures here. )


Eyes: Miriel, Standard Eyes, Light Blue
Skin: MiaSnow, Rainbow Tan 3
Hair: Exile, Wild Thing - blackgold
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle - shrunk and recolored black
Dress: Hal*Hina, Flower Mini Dress, Dark Grey
Shoes: G Field, Short Lace-Up Boots, Gray
Gloves: Sn@tch, Long Gloves Grey

Pose: Leafy Hang
Light Settings - [Euphoria] Air Pollution
Water Settings - Glassy
Location: Spencer Museum of Art 

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only