One of my awesome friends sent me a surfboard from the latest round at Arcade (thanks Derek!!) and I decided to explore some beaches. I found a lot of neat spots and surprisingly got what I think are some massively improved shots, so expect a few beach posts. If you’ve been on my flickr, you’ve seen a few of the pictures, but I’m behind on everything since life came to a screeching stand still after surgery, so I have a few surprises for you still that I haven’t gotten uploaded over there yet. Today though is all about that surfboard. *grin*
I wish I could remember where this was, but I found it in the Destination Guide after going to about 8 other places and post surgery my mind is an absolute blank. It had some neat areas though, so I’ll have more shots of it and I’ll figure out (and credit) the sim later. I considered matching the surfboard, but honestly, I don’t know that I own a pastel bathing suit in either life. *laugh* The black shirt in the top left picture is from the recent Arcade also, by Salt & Pepper, and when SL water hits it, it becomes a wet tee, and then slowly dries. I found a hair designer, Mina’s Sandra style, that worked with the shirt designer to have the same effect, which I love, because I am all about the multi style hair ever since Truth Hair created his Stylist HUD. The shirt gets a little more focus in another post, as I tested if applied clothing would work under this mesh shirt (in case you’re wondering, nope, so if you’re modest, find a secluded beach like I did and watch for cross hairs. *laugh* I had my Dr. Who Tardis applier bikini from Nerdy Girl (oh how I miss that store!) on under the shirt for testing the modesty theory and it is so me I stuck with it for the rest of time at this beach. *grin* I mean, I’m going to utilize any moment that I can justify wearing something Tardis related. The two poses are built right into the surfboard, which I thought was pretty awesome, although the overhead one would be very dangerous for someone as accident prone as me. *laugh*
I couldn’t resist one more with it overhead while at the other beach, while playing with the windlights and the LeLutka moods. Whimsy had the perfect expression come up in time with that wave, in my opinion, so I had to share this, although I managed a few gorgeous shots back at my favorite, Gale Storm Retreat.
The next day I hit Gale Storm Retreat and tried the different sunset WLs with the Whimsy and Natural moods, although I couldn’t resist the new Truth hair that had come out, so no more wet hair for the surf board. *grin* The following turned out to be some of the best shots I think I’ve taken so far and I’m not sure how I did so well, especially without filters. *laugh*
After the fact I realized I should have utilized the shine factor on the Lara HUD, but I’ve honestly never done that before, so it didn’t occur to me. I still think they’re beautiful and actually am using them on my computer and phone for backgrounds, even without shine or droplets. *grin* And notice, I got closer to matching this time, since I went with a mesh swimsuit this time (a good investment over at Foxes last year…wowzer!). So, you’ll recognize a few of the details, but the other posts won’t include the surf board. I was so touched to receive it that I wanted to dedicate a post just to the successful board pictures. I hope your week has started off well and send best wishes while I dream of visiting the ocean. 🙂