I've been feeling a little gorged on self-promotion lately, plus it's been a while since I wrote about actually doing something in SL. I've been toying with the idea recently of doing a little inworld photography, and then I saw this post by Ziki Questi and just had to make a visit to 'The Trace', a sim by Kylie Jaxxon.
This pastel landscape of open sands and grasses and meadow flowers is like stepping straight into a watercolour painting. The soundscape of distant waves and seagulls calling is almost superfluous as you pick your way between the tiny pools of water left in the sand; turn down the volume and you would still hear them in your head.
With all this talk of SL being in its final couple of years (even Wagner James Au seems to think now this might be likely), it is easy to forget that places like this exist, and that they are completely perfect. There was nothing even approaching the quality of this when I joined SL... and now there is.
And, without a doubt, I couldn't have picked a more easy place to take pictures in.