And while the Faire will still be up and filled with events today (see this page with all activities for today!), the Fairelands will disappear at some point after today, so this is my last blogpost for this years Fantasy Faire.
It was an honour and I have, as every year, enjoyed all the sims – no exceptions, no favourites! The people, the parties, the amazing creations, the fun, the shopping, the awesome amount that is raised for RFL…wow what a week it has been!
For now, I wish you a fun-filled and magical day on the Faire and hope to see you all back next year <3.
Hopefully Cinderella will not mind that I am using her carriage to take my stuff back to my home (if I can remember the LM!)…
This weekend is the last weekend the Faire is inworld, after the weekend it will be gone…the 11 and a half months of me feeling homeless will begin. BUT! No sadness. Nope! There is still this whole weekend to enjoy the Faire to it fullest and contribute to Relay For Life, if you want.
I, for one, will keep living on the Fairelands till they disappear and have fun doing so!
The past week I discovered I like being a Mermaid, I’ve met wonderful people, seen shows that were amazing and I have ordered a real-life Fantasy Faire pendant!
You can too, just like me, take a bit of the Faire with you! Keeping it close till next year, either by buying the Odyssey or Spires of Andolys builds, the wonderful RL- pendant or participate or buy the FF Calendar.
I am thrilled to see how much the Faire has raised for RFL, after all..that is what it is all about.
Please have a look at the Silent Auction, – ending today at 5PM SLT, a perfect way to obtain a special piece of this year’s Fantasy Faire.
Please support RFL and most of all: ENJOY AND CELEBRATE LIFE. For us, for those we lost, for those who start life, for all of us.
First of all, I have to say I am very, very honoured to be part of the team of Fantasy Faire Photographers (and writers)!
For me, this annual event is something I look forward to every year, starting the moment the Faire ends.
I have gotten the most lovely compliments and comments on the pics I have published so far, and that makes me smile so much. I do my best to visually document the amazing sims, for now and for when we have to wait another 12 months till the next Faire appears.
Being a ‘FF Photographer’ meant that I have had the privilege to access the sims even before the merchants got in and set up their shops.
This is why a lot of my pictures are without vendors, no crowds and it made it possible to go all the way into ultra graphics and huge distance draw, taking high-res pics without crashing.
I hope this answers some of the questions I got on how I managed some of my images. No secret magic in there (sigh….), no derendering, hardly any post processing needed on sims without vendors and no people on it, did that trick for me :).
Those pics are for the imagery archive of the Faire, are used as teasers on websites, for posters and so on.
The Faire is still incredibly photogenic, we – the FF Photographers – keep on snapping pics every day, we do not stop!
Also. The life of an SL Photographer on the Faire, isn’t all that romantic! Noooo! It is dangerous even! No, really!
As the images in this post show, I got photo- bombed, got a fountain build on my head and when I thought I was in a safe place to try out my mermaid-tail before going to the next sim – I found myself in a sudden shiny tower on Aurora.
Happy Faire Day everyone and don’t forget to bring your camera!
Aurora pic: Mermaid tail, bra and gloves by Lelutka Crown by [Muse] @ Fantasy Faire Pose by Del May
Odyssey pic: Outfit incl wings by Evie’s Closet @ Fantasy Faire
Tangleshimmer Grove pic: Outfit by Paper Moon – Rune Priestress @ Fantasy Faire Pose (incl staff and magic blue thingy) by Black Tulip @ Fantasy Faire
‘It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one ‘ – Terry Pratchett
Today is the birthday of Terry Pratchett, the wonderful fantasy author of my favourite DiscWorld books, who passed away last month.
The Fantasy Faire is celebrating Terry Pratchett Day – with several events about which you can find all information here on this page!
I decided to take the above quote and use it to show how I, as many of us, use Second Life – and this week the Fantasy Faire – to go to another world and watch ours from another perspective. Immersing in something different.Being a Mermaid is not something I do in SL (well, nor in real life for that matter) but the Fairelands Junctions underwater world just scream for Mermaids and Merman. So I put on my tail and took a dive…
Listening to Hans Zimmer’s Mermaids from Pirates of the Carribean, I had a lovely time, getting out of my world and into another.
Have a happy Faire Day everyone!
* Mermaid tail, bra and gloves Erare by Lelutka
* Crown and necklace : Maiden of Tuatha by [Muse] @ Fantasy Faire
* Hair from Little Bones – Snow Spell
* Pose on first picture by Musa @ Fantasy Faire – Odyssey
(* Pose on second picture is from Olive Juice and no longer available)
Besides exploring the wonderful sims and enjoying all the great buildings and creations on the Faire ground, one of my guilty pleasures is watching people. The Faire Folk.
The visitors roaming the Faire, looking for neat stuff or just chilling and relaxing, often kitted out in the most awesome fantasy gear. Each one, everyone, is unique. It is what makes SL such a cool place and it is what makes the Fantasy Faire so filled with Fantasy!
On my travels over the Faire I have taken some pictures of Faire Folk. Because they caught my eye. Because I love looking at people and love how they look!
There is also a blogger challenge called Faire Folk, although you do NOT need to be a blogger to participate. You can read all about it on this page – and please feel free to submit your picture of you being part of the Faire Folk!