A Goodnight dream

Goodnight Photography, Berlengas; Inara Pey, May 2014, on FlickrGoodnight Photography, Berlengas (Flickr – click any image for full size)

Jeff Goodnight is an SL photographer who has a well-deserved reputation for taking some incredible pictures in SL, as both his blog and his Flickr stream reflect.  So when I discovered he’s completed his own region and was inviting people to visit, I knew I had to hop over and take a look.

Jeff describes Goodnight Photography as a, “labour of love and has been 5 weeks in the making.  After a couple of starts and restarts, I finally decided on the look I was going for and this is the result.  I wanted a tropical sim but I also wanted to infuse some color and warmth into it as well and this is what I eventually ended up with.” It’s fair to say that he’s achieved all that and more.

Goodnight Photography, Berlengas; Inara Pey, May 2014, on FlickrGoodnight Photography, Berlengas (Flickr)

On arrival one is presented with a tropical paradise, a beautiful island within a small archipelago, on which he’s built a stone house, its colour blending perfectly with a setting  which offers some wonderful opportunities for photography.

Given the surrounding islands, it is easy to imagine the island sitting within the caldera of some long-submerged volcano, perhaps amidst the Indonesian or Philippines islands. Indeed, looking out at the peaks surrounding the place, vents from the old volcano would still appear to be somewhat active!

Goodnight Photography, Berlengas; Inara Pey, May 2014, on FlickrGoodnight Photography, Berlengas (Flickr)

The design here is that of elegant simplicity, suggestive of an island which has been “tamed” just enough to provide a comfortable home, but which has not been unduly spoiled in doing so.  There are trails, low-lying beaches, high cliffs, grassy meadows where horses roam, places to lie in the sun or the shade, boats anchored just offshore, streams cutting through the rocks and around the house, rich colour and opportunities galore for photography. So much so, that it’s hard to point to a single aspect of the island as particularly photogenic – everything works so perfectly.

Goodnight Photography, Berlengas; Inara Pey, May 2014, on FlickrGoodnight Photography, Berlengas (Flickr)

On the subject of photography, Jeff has this to say about the island:

Not only do I want people to visit, enjoy, and photograph it, but I also want to use this as my launch into avatar photography.  Besides the setting on the ground, I have other photographic items set up to accommodate many requests.  If you would be interested in having your pictures done, either for profile pics or something more personal, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I would be more than happy to discuss them with you.

In the case of the former – people taking their own photos, rezzing is allowed on the island; just do please remember to clear-up again should you choose to put out a prop or two. In the case of the latter, should you have something in mind photo-wise, be it individual portraiture, group shots or something else, please do give Jeff a call in-world. If he’s not on-lin when you do, he’ll certainly get back to you.

Goodnight Photography, Berlengas; Inara Pey, May 2014, on FlickrGoodnight Photography, Berlengas (Flickr)

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