A couple of days ago I took what could possibly be one of my favourite photos that I've ever taken in SL. I spent a long time setting up the shot, working out where I wanted to pose Rudh, what I wanted her to look like, and choosing the right wind light setting for the look that I wanted to achieve, then I decided to take the bull by the horns and learn how to create the "mirror image" style shots that I've seen on various other blogs that I read... So I left Rudh standing in the water, her toes getting wrinkled as the time ticked by and went off to read some of the tutorials... First stop JuicyBomb. I'd been recommended this blog a long while ago now, it really does have some useful insights in the tutorials pages about how to make photography work more smoothly. After finding the specific link regarding the mirror effect, I used the tutorial on the blog of Zonja Capalini, although some of the comments seemed to suggest it wouldn't work well, and the pictorial display was a little bit outdated, I eventually figured out the coordinates and...
This was the result!
I am absolutely in love with this photo, it is the first time that a photo like this has ever worked in the way I wanted it to. The look is based around the Elodie Dress from Evie's Closet, which is available now for the Pisces round of Zodiac. As I Piscean myself, I was somewhat drawn to this round, and the pretty mermaid style dress just captured my imagination, which of course ran with it! I wanted the feeling of a mermaid with her scaled skin given the ability to walk on land and seeing herself for the first time, the photo wouldn't have worked without the mirror effect!
I accessorized the gorgeous dress with some pretty mermaid jewellery, a headpiece and bracelet from the amazing fantasy jeweller Tekeli-li, and a couple of necklaces - some starfish from [ glow ] studio and a cute little octopus, which one could assume is her pet coming along for the ride, from Weather Or Not...
This little Mermaid is wondering is that me? I am wondering, did I really take that photo? *squeaks and happy dances that I made it work*
What is she wearing;
Hair: Eaters Coma - Gift 03 (Freebie when you join the store group!)
Skin: Rasetsukoku - Merfolk in Macabre Siren Clean
Headpiece and Bracelet: Tekeli-li - Drowned
Octopus: !Weather Or Not? - Octochoker in Shiny Seagreen
Necklace: [ glow ] studio - Starfish Pearls Necklace
Dress: Evie's Closet - Elodie in Blue (Available now at Zodiac)
Pose: HopScotch - FabFree Station Gift 4