LOTD #279 – Winter Wonder

LOTD 279

Wandering alone, she found a wonder.

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My blogging has been somewhat irregular of late – RL and SL are both keeping me busy.

I’m still plugging along in my Visionaire course, though there are days where I just want to bang my head against the desk.

I’ve been meeting some great new people, though, and finding new things.  One of the students in my class is launching a new SL store, and she graciously shared one of her first creations with us.

The gorgeous book tree you see in the pic is her creation and it will be available at the next round of The Liaison Collaborative when it opens on December 7th. She will have other complementary pieces as well, so make sure you check it out.

As a bibliophile, this is possibly my most favorite SL Christmas tree ever.😛

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Emika

Skin:  Genesis Lab – Latte

Eyes: Genesis Lab – Green

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Genesis Lab – Nina

Coat: Anachron – Winter Blossoms Coat – Snowball

Shoes: Rebel Hope – Jennifer Mesh Boot – White

Book Tree/Lights:  Elusive (@TLC on Dec 7th)

Pose: Elephante Poses

Location: Nouvelles Aventures

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LOTD #278 – Hope

Will My Tears Wash It All Away?

Can tears wash it all away?

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It’s been a while since I posted – this photography course I’m taking has been keeping me busy. And, I hope, improving.

My homework this week was to come up with a piece for a new gallery that is opening. This photo didn’t make the cut, but I’m still really proud of it.

It took me much longer than I anticipated to take it, but I’m finding I’m much pickier about my photos than I was before – and that’s a good thing!

Even though I was initially crushed that this photo would not work (mostly because of the work that went into it), I’m excited about trying out some of my other ideas and seeing how they come to life.

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Details:

Hair:  Argrace – Chizuru

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Izzie’s – Sad Eyes – Blue

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Tears Appliers: Izzie’s Tears

Pose: Nantra

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LOTD #277 – Disguise

Disguise

Some disguises are easy to see.

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The last few weeks have been rather rough in RL.

Some days I’ve had to wear one of those familiar disguises – “Yes, I’m fine. I’m doing well, thanks” – even when I’m coming apart at the seams.

Today, however, things are definitely on an upswing.  To distract myself from the election (I’m on a self-imposed news moratorium until tomorrow), I sat down to take some photos.

The Scribblers group has monthly and bi-weekly themes, and the current theme is Disguise.  No disguise would be complete without a moustache, of course.😛

Off to Marketplace I went (because my other moustache disguise was lost in the Great Inventory Debacle of 2016) and voilá – instant disguise! You can’t tell it’s me, right?

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Details:

Hair:  Damselfly – Cella

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Catwa – Basic Eye – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Glasses: House of Fun – Stache Glasses – Black

Pose: Kirin

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Soft / diffuse lighting in Second Life – YouTube

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A great video on how to use projectors for softer, more diffuse lighting in SL.

The video may be slightly NFSW, though you may like the radioactive symbol pasties.😛

I love the softer light achieved using the projectors; however, if you have a build with built-in light and/or shadows, your pics may look a bit odd if you don’t pay attention to the details.

Very useful info!

SL Photography: Wide-angle effects | KULTIVATE MAGAZINE

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Another interesting post from Myra Wildmist about photography.

SL pics often have that ‘fish-eye’ or ‘wall-eye’ look to them – a few tips on how to avoid that and make sure you have straight lines when you want them.😛

Link to article below:

Kultivate Contributor Myra Wildmist is back with another tutorial! This time she demonstrates how to create wide-angle effects: In our last few articles, we’ve been focusing on wide-angle len…

Source: SL Photography: Wide-angle effects | KULTIVATE MAGAZINE

SL Photography: Simulating a 24mm lens – Kultivate Magazine

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Another great post in her series about camera settings in SL photography from Myra Wildmist.

Learn how to simulate a 24mm lens for landscape, architectural, and interior photos.

Link to article below:

Kultivate contributor, Myra Wildmist, discusses how you can simulate a 24mm lens in Second Life: Last time we looked at how you could use Firestorm (FS) Phototools to mimic a 20mm wide-angle lens. …

Source: SL Photography: Simulating a 24mm lens – Kultivate Magazine

Breaking Second Life News: Increased Number of Prims!! | KULTIVATE MAGAZINE

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I saw this in a couple of places and went to check my own parcel.

I’ve had roughly around 256 prims since I acquired the land.  Today, my prim limit is at 384.

So, check your prim limit – you may have an early Christmas surprise (or a late Halloween treat!) in your About Land box.😀

Link to article below:

After scouring Sl Universe and the official SL forums, it appears that sims on the RC channels will see a 50% prim increase. This is part of the big announcement that was supposed to be announced o…

Source: Breaking Second Life News: Increased Number of Prims!! | KULTIVATE MAGAZINE