Ballet serves as an entrancing universal storytelling medium. While the languages of theatregoers may differ from person to person, the storytelling of dance can be understood and enjoyed by everyone as talented performers of peak physical stature amaze in their movements. The Nutcracker is one of those iconic ballets that I try to see every year, with Queensland Ballet’s performances every December becoming a Christmas tradition for myself. The first act in particular is always magical, with the warm family scenery laid out, adults and children both having fun and an increasing level of wonder as reality turns to the dreamscape of Clara.
After taking yesterday’s photo, I was browsing around looking for further inspiration and I could not help but squee after finding this adorable ballet attire by Moon Armore as part of their Nutcracker Tales Gacha set. With a choice between a Sugar Plum Dress or a Royal Knight Coatdress, I decided that my character would look really good in the latter – with a complementing March Hat and Parade Boots. My photo locations of choice this time around were Prima Dance Academy, Case Island for the first few photos below, followed by Devins Eye, Your Dream Your Destination for the scenic photos.
Set #1 – In Studio
Set 2 – In The Snow
These photos were all taken in Second Life. Second Life does have a reputation for more adult content (there is no shortage of that if you look for it). However, those interested in using it to build custom avatars and take great photographs will find a lot on offer from the user-created worlds, purchasable content for your avatars, a high level of customisation and clients dedicated to taking fantastic photos.
Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the upcoming Take That (In-Game) Snap article series. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.