Schnee (schnee) wrote,

365 days of SL, day 107

365 days of SL, day 107:

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I've been wanting to go back to the Costa Rica estate for almost a week now to explore a bit more. Yesterday, I had an opportunity, so I started at the large waterfall again and crossed a number of sims — Vara Blanca, SanMiguel, Aguas Zarcas, Cooper, Vaca Blanca and finally Muelle San Carlos. Most were empty except for the road, terrain and trees — until I came across a curious intersection in Muelle San Carlos: two roads crossing right in the center of the sim, surrounded by a square of gravel roads, and with a traffic light dangling from a cable overneath in the middle and utility poles along the roads.

I have absolutely no idea what it was all for, but when I approached the sim (I'm just barely in the previous one here, Vaca Blanca), I noticed that it looked interesting, and I figured I'd try out different sun positions (which is about as much environmental fiddling as I usually do).

The results were... striking. I absolutely love the "morning" screenshot, seen above; the barely-lit silhouettes of the power lines and trees, the blue sky, the grayish-pink clouds, everything. Noon was less striking, as one might have expected, but Evening was wonderful again, vaguely similar to Morning but with rather different colors.

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Midnight was too dark to show much, so I've opted to not include that one.

It's amazing how much of a different your environment settings can make, and I'd generally recommend having it cycle automatically as determined by the estate instead of fixing it. You may well be surprised how different your surroundings will look as time goes by.

Location: Vaca Blanca (2, 128, 22)

Tags: 365 days of sl, second life
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