Enchantment’s The Phantom of the Opera Photo Contest!

Enter your pictures in this round of Enchantment’s The Phantom of the Opera! This tale was originally written in 1910 by French author Gaston Leroux and it’s popularity was adapted to the silver screen and most successfully to the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version in 1986. It has become one of the most beloved and longest running Broadway shows in history.

Enjoy creating the many facets of this story in your own imaginative and original pictures!

Guidelines….

1. Please enter your pictures based on the theme, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

2. You may submit up to 2 pictures

3. Pictures may be raw, edited or photoshopped

4. No nudity allowed (no private parts showing or sexual acts)

5. Please submit pictures by midnight SL time on Sunday, December 6.

6. Submit to the Flickr group link below (labeled “contest entry”):
www.flickr.com/groups/phantomoftheopera/

**PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL PICTURE “CONTEST ENTRY”**

You may also send a notecard to Natalie Starlight in world…don’t forget your avie’s name on the notecard!

7. Winners will be chosen based on originality, creativity and staying within the theme of the contest

PRIZES FOR ….

1ST PLACE: 5000L

2ND PLACE 3000L

3RD PLACE 1000L

Enjoy 🙂

The Magic of Tresore Prada Hawkins

Come join us this Saturday for our opening event in honor of artist Tresore Prada Hawkins!  She will have many new, unposted works she created for the show on display along with several others.  All will focus on a magical, fantasy theme along with Autumn.

Tresore has always enjoyed anything to do with being creative in real life and Second Life.  In her own words, “I would like to touch the heart of people through my impression, thoughts, feelings , and I hope my images make you smile and dream a little”.

Tresore has the special ability to create these moods, feelings and emotions in others with the time and thought she puts into each picture. She takes the time she needs to perfect the story, mood and feeling she is trying to portray by choosing the perfect pose, colors, clothing and scene.  Then she puts it all together at the location within world she thinks will help achieve this goal.  Her use of rich, beautiful color, unique texturing and overall composition is truly stunning and inspirational. 

Come dream with us and enjoy the great music of DJ Feather while doing so! 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Faerie%20Tale/164/129/104

Announcing the lost unicorn forest photo contest winners!

We finally have a decision by the judges on the winning pictures of the Lost Unicorn Forest Photo Contest! Thank you for your patience while waiting for the results. We were looking for creative pictures that captured the beauty of Lost Unicorn Forest Sanctuary sim…and we definitely found them! I want to thank every single person who entered their pictures, they were all beautiful and winners in my book…and I’m so happy to have so many additions to our group pool now!

I also want to thank our fabulous 9 judges who determined the winning pictures, great job in choosing based on the criteria! I know it was tough…all of them said so! We ended up with the 3 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place and 8 Honorable Mentions!! It was so hard to narrow them down as it is and they could not any further!

Here is a link to ALL the entries:
www.flickr.com/photos/pinkpantherr/galleries/721577157881…

Congratulations to the winners!! Your photos really brought out and showcased the beauty of Lost Unicorn in a creative and unique way.

And the winning pictures….

1st Place

Entry 1 by John Garrison

Beautiful, amazing, epic are words that come to mind with John’s landscape. He truly captured the beauty of the sim just within the small area he photographed. His use of color, lighting, shadows and reflections all composed together in one piece is absolutely stunning!

2nd Place

Contest Entry by Sam

Sam’s simple, classic sepia piece shows how beautiful the sim is even if it’s not in full color!

3rd Place

Le Bassin aux Nympheas by Serei Guena

Serei’s picture is one of those that causes a person to do a double take. It captures the sim in a beautifully composed and creative way plus looks like a painting!

HONORABLE MENTIONS (alphabetical)

Lost Unicorn by Marja Geesink

Many faeries make their home in Lost Unicorn. Marja was able to capture them and the magic of the sim, but still keep the focus on the beautiful forest in the background. Great job!

Lost Unicorn by OSO

Absolutely stunning photography, use of color, reflections and composition! Great job of showcasing the sim in a creative and imaginative way!

Lost Unicorn Entry 1 by Pavel Stransky

Another epic landscape that because of great composition, was able to showcase a combination of mountains, forest, water and our resident sea monster 🙂

Magical Mushroom by Sparklingstar

This picture may not be a landscape, but it definitely captures the MAGIC that is in every corner of Lost Unicorn! Full of color, fun and great work with the lighting!

Misty Morning by Razor Cure

Razor, man of many faces, portrayed a beautiful part of the sim and made it look misty, mysterious and full of wonder. Makes you wonder what he’s about to do….

On My Way Home by Trixie Bumbo

A story is being told here….is she arriving home from a long journey? Where did she go? What will she do? Beautifully composed and great use of the avatar….still with the focus on the sim 🙂

Titan Territory by Orion Octave

Another story about to unfold….the ent and the elf are on alert and guarded. I wonder what it is or what they are about to do? Great storytelling while incorporating the sim criteria.

Under Moonlight’s Cover by Deva Westland

Simply a stunning, beautiful capture of the most magical and mythical creatures at Lost Unicorn! The colors and lighting are gorgeous!

Opening for artist igielka sunday 9/20 at 1pm!

Come join us at The Lost Unicorn Gallery for our Opening event for artist Igielka! We will be showing a large selection of her beautiful fantasy pieces, several she created just for this show. Igielka loves to explore in SL and showcase those locations with her unique ability to make any scene look absolutely amazing and special…with or without an avie. She accomplishes this by using the perfect pose for a scene and then combines that with a well thought out composition and angle of the overall picture. She uses soft tones and lighting to make each piece enchanting with lots of depth. You can tell she has a special fondness for all kinds of animals as they are also shown in many of her pictures.

We have 4 special guest artists showing their wonderful work:
Oso
John Garrison
Raging Bellls
Samanthe Mirror

We also have all new artwork up throughout the gallery, 1 entire floor is dedicated to landscapes only. Also showing work from the following ongoing in house artists:

Michiel Bechir
Sare
Awesome Fallen
Gossamerstar
Meriluu
Sugah Pancake
Clau Dagger
Rainbow Mubble
Pretty Rexen

Music during the event is provided by vocalist Nina Setner.
Nina’s been singing in SL since the dark ages (2007!), but she wouldn’t have it any other way! A musical chameleon, she brings you jazz and pop song stylings inspired by greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Cass Elliot, Karen Carpenter and more! More importantly, she ties it all together with her own special flair to bring you a night (or day) of song you won’t forget!

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Enchantment’s Sleeping Beauty photo contest winners!

Thank you all for your patience, but we finally have a decision on the winning pictures for the photo contest! We had a total of 77 entries, so as always the judges had a tough job. I want to thank every one of you who entered, your work was truly amazing and inspirational. Congratulations to the winners!! We will have your pictures displayed in the gallery soon 🙂

Here is a link to all the entries:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sleepingbeautyphotocontest/pool/

And the winners….

1st Place

Sleeping Beauty by Coqueta Georgia

2nd Place

Sleeping Beauty by Tamzin Xigalia

3rd Place

Sleep…Sleep…Aurora by Efinyn Jinx

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Aurora by Sparklingstar

Entry by Eyes Kirschtaria

The Sleeping Beauty by Meriluu

Sleeping Beauty by Clau Dagger

Maleficent by Tamarind Silverfall

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