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This is my current avatar. She's an Usagi Child ^.^  

i was wondering around a SIM one day, and some dude private messaged me tellin' me he loved my look... he was very polite and kind, asked me to stop running and turn my AO off for him, so i did... the

Not a GREAT picture but i was working on this avi last night. :3 I'm obsessed with my face.

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The Alamo - recreated to what it originally was (Region: San Antone Texas)

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For our International friends, the fight at the Battle of Alamo is a major historical event in the United States "wild west", if you'd like to know more about it, here is the wiki website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Alamo - these days are that is left are bare-bone ruins. (You can see pictures of the real thing at the wiki.)

I've never been there myself, but such is the wonder of Second Life!

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As for the photographic style, I use On1 Effects (https://www.on1.com/products/effects/) - and though you can stack and layer effects as desired, it also has many wonderful presets, some of which are designed to mimic specific looks. This is the Ansel Adams look, designed to mimic his photography style. Ansel Adams was world-renown for his photography of the "wild west". If curious, here is the official museum gallery of his stuff: http://anseladams.org - So creating this "style" was one-click on On1 Effects :D

I just happened to be looking for a "wild west" theme and went sim-hopping and found this Alamo replica by accident!

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Though my interests can be eclectic, I love history stuffs, so this was actually an exciting find for me!

OH! And this dress is period-authentic ( a new one I just got from Glasz DeCuir called "Cow Girl BEIGE & BLUE Dress Pack" - there are a couple variations also.) :)

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1 hour ago, Alyona Su said:

As for the photographic style, I use On1 Effects (https://www.on1.com/products/effects/) - and though you can stack and layer effects as desired, it also has many wonderful presets, some of which are designed to mimic specific looks. This is the Ansel Adams look, designed to mimic his photography style. Ansel Adams was world-renown for his photography of the "wild west". If curious, here is the official museum gallery of his stuff: http://anseladams.org - So creating this "style" was one-click on On1 Effects :D

These are wonderful pics. And the build is pretty impressive looking!

I'll definitely check out On1 Effects: it would be nice to have access to some black-and-white filters that are distinctive in their style! Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

These are wonderful pics. And the build is pretty impressive looking!

I'll definitely check out On1 Effects: it would be nice to have access to some black-and-white filters that are distinctive in their style! Thanks!

I am a fan of black-and-white. The "Bogart" and "Ingrid" are mimicked after the Hollywood heyday when movie star portraits were done a certain way (I've used those a couple times). There are so many B&W styles that sometimes I just cannot make up my mind and do color instead LOL

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1 hour ago, Talligurl said:

I had to  check this out, but I did it as a modern tourist

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Haha, that's awesome! I've always wanted to go there and see it in RL. The closest I ever got was El Paso - still a few hundred miles away, I think LOL

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6 hours ago, Alyona Su said:

The Alamo - recreated to what it originally was (Region: San Antone Texas)

Alamo%203.jpg

For our International friends, the fight at the Battle of Alamo is a major historical event in the United States "wild west", if you'd like to know more about it, here is the wiki website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Alamo - these days are that is left are bare-bone ruins. (You can see pictures of the real thing at the wiki.)

I've never been there myself, but such is the wonder of Second Life!

Alamo%202.jpg

As for the photographic style, I use On1 Effects (https://www.on1.com/products/effects/) - and though you can stack and layer effects as desired, it also has many wonderful presets, some of which are designed to mimic specific looks. This is the Ansel Adams look, designed to mimic his photography style. Ansel Adams was world-renown for his photography of the "wild west". If curious, here is the official museum gallery of his stuff: http://anseladams.org - So creating this "style" was one-click on On1 Effects :D

I just happened to be looking for a "wild west" theme and went sim-hopping and found this Alamo replica by accident!

Alamo%201.jpg

Though my interests can be eclectic, I love history stuffs, so this was actually an exciting find for me!

OH! And this dress is period-authentic ( a new one I just got from Glasz DeCuir called "Cow Girl BEIGE & BLUE Dress Pack" - there are a couple variations also.) :)

That looks great.  As a Texan I'll have to visit it.  The Antiquity Victorian/pirate role play estate used to have an Alamo build that was pretty good.  It was pre-mesh so this looks to be even better.  Anty still has a pretty good build of the Texas State Capitol building.  I'll have to make some pics there soon.  

This build you're at is closer to how the Alamo looks today than at the time of the battle.  The distinctive camel hump was added to the Alamo in the 1850s about 20 years after the battle by the US Army Corps of Engineers when they rebuilt it for the Army to use as a base.  They had seen other Spanish missions with that kind of hump and assumed it had once had one.  All the evidence says it didn't though I don't think it's conclusive either way.  I believe the earliest sketch they have of the Alamo was in the 1840s when it was in ruins.  They also added the windows on the upper floors.

During the battle the chapel didn't have a roof.  There was a earth ramp inside going to the top where they built a platform for cannons.  I believe the side rooms still had a roof but but would have to look it up to be sure.  Texas History is required in Texas public schools and I was a history major in college so I'm full of useless trivia. lol

I'll have to look up that dress maker.  My role play is more late 18th century around the American Revolution period but it's close enough.

 

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9 hours ago, Cindy Evanier said:

Gorgeous.. I need to know where you got that hair!  pretty please :D 

Thank you so much, Cindy and I apologize for taking so long to reply (day ahead of you guys, which means we've done Christmas before you haha). All the credits are listed here: https://secondlifevogue.com/2018/12/25/no-match/

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9 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Gorgeous. (And great hair!)

BTW, your Flickr pics kinda blew me away. Thanks for the link! I am both inspired and slightly intimidated!

I'm so humbled by your massive compliment, Scylla, but I'm truly a beginner who's still learning - and always will be :)  Hugs and a very Happy Holiday Season to you, in whatever form it takes ♥

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