Item of the Week #2

Hello Readers!

I have LOVED seeing you participate in IOTW.  The helmet shots we saw were awesome!  It is time to declare the next item!

WINGS!

First off I have to tell you what a journey these photos have been.  If you are a frequent reader of my blog you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine and I work with her on her new project VISIONAIRE. Over the course of our friendship she has slipped me lil photo tips here and there which I have applied and improved with.  I show her my photos for her advice on how I can improve and I really feel I have seen a steady improvement.  So why do I share this with you? Because she made the photos for this blog post quite the learning experience.

(click photos to enlarge)

iotw_wings2_009_logo_cbI fell in love with these wings (Arm Wings-black) by Aliza Karu of AD Creations.  I had wanted to use them in a styling but hadn’t found the right one yet.  Good thing for ITOW!  I went to Annwn Willows and the feel of the sim was perfect.  The note card given on arrival really puts you into the frame of mind of the place.  I love music and I love that the sim owner provided a YouTube link to set the soundtrack of your visit.  I kept replaying it (I was there that long) and then remembered I had an Olafur Arnalds station already set up on my Pandora so I used that to fuel my exploration and photography.

The above photo met with Nariko’s approval from an editing stand point, but it is largely my modus operandi…carefully taken ultra snapshots, a lil cropping, and a logo/signature.

iotw_wings_002_logoAMy initial snaps were too dark so Nariko brightened these for me to show me the difference…

iotw_wings2_004_logoAAnd then she helped me do it myself and lay in a background…

iotw_wings2_007_BSo needless to say my mind was blown.  I retired my Gimp and am now fully on board with PhotoShop.  Applications for Nariko’s VISIONAIRE Institute are now closed, but I urge you to watch the results of the work of those who will be a part of this first batch via Flickr and to apply in the future should you desire more out of your SL photography skills.

| S T Y L E   C A R D |

hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */black

skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – bald eyebrows – ice frappe

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Silver

make up > Madrid Solo- Soft Sacrifices- Eyes & Lips- Silver

wings > AD Creations by Aliza Karu – Arms wings – black

jewelry (head piece and chest piece) > LaGyo_Misaku

skirt > Dead Dollz Catrina Skirt

Thank you for reading and can’t wait you see your wings!

*Prisilla*

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

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