In the Top Second Life Destinations of this week, you will like to explore Etérea, a region thought for photography. Surreality mixed to a natural ambiance is the winning recipe of this location.
Top Second Life Destinations: Etérea
When I visit second life destinations like “Ethereal,” I think they were created to rest to the soul. We live in a context of perpetual disharmony, both environmental and human. This condition leads us to look for places, films, images, and music to restore well-being in our broken soul.
Whoever we are and wherever we live, beyond what we do to others or suffer from others, the soul yearns for beauty and eternal harmony. Somehow the soul needs to feed on landscapes, music, art, poetry, dance, and other forms of expression that give free rein to its needs for harmony, beauty, and introspection.
Ethereal is the second life destination created by Coqueta Georgia, a beloved photographer. In relation to the description that we find in Second Life Destinations, Eterea is a region dedicated to photography, characterized by a setting that mixes elements of realism with others of fantasy and surreality.
Second Life Destinations in the Featured News
On Second Life’s blog, in the Featured News section, we find a wonderful presentation of Etera:
This week we are featuring Etérea, a wondrous and surreal slice of paradise.
Sprouted from the colorful mind of Coqueta Georgia, a Second Life photographer and blogger from Chile, this region feels like a curated selection of fairytale elements sprinkled over a grassy island.
Experience behind the camera played a huge part in the design: Coqueta says that “Etérea was born with the idea to make a sim for photographers so that people could take photos and rezz their poses and objects for free.” With grassy hills, glittering trees, picnic tables and benches, there is no shortage of spots for a selfie, portrait, or landscape shot.
Don’t be shy if you’re somewhat new to SL photography, tutorials abound and experience is how you learn. If you need a little extra motivation, the creator’s team holds monthly contests in the Etérea VIP group, which is a great way to get to know other Residents with an eye for digital art. And as always, please share the gorgeous moments you capture on our Flickr.
Coqueta credits her friend SeKaoru with the creation of the name Eterea, which she defines as “something intangible or volatile, something that gives us the feeling of being poorly defined but sublime at the same time.” This is visible in the way the sky is filled with floating objects: static bubbles, a stack of chairs, a cloud of umbrellas. These things defy gravity and yet seem perfectly natural in this environment, so don’t forget to look up to the clouds.
An incredibly unique aspect of this region is that, as Coqueta puts it, “Etérea will change with the seasons of the year and will be updated constantly, so bloggers and photographers can take pictures in different thematic seasons.” If you head there today, you’ll be met with tall grass and patches of clover and tulips. We’re very curious to see what will come next.
Visit Etérea today to explore the nooks and crannies of this peaceful wonderland.
I also suggest watching the following awesome video found on the Official Youtube Second Life Channel. I do love the way Draxtor made it, capturing single items at the start to focus on all the region at the end. Etérea is a second life destination rich with beautiful objects that you will enjoy exploring!