Happy Accidents – Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

The other day I was wandering around SL with my camera, trying to relax.

I stopped at Ocho Tango to take some pictures.  The area was a bit smaller than I had imagined, so I was camming around to see what I could see.

Off in the distance, I noticed some statues.  Intrigued, I wandered closer and found a fantastic art installation by Mistero Hifeng.

I was confused at first, because I had landed at Ocho Tango, but then realized that I had crossed a parcel boundary into Cammino e Vivo Capovolto.

Cammino 1Which, according to Google translate, means ‘walk and live upside down.’ 😀

I’ve seen some of Mistero’s work before and loved it.

Cammino 2Some amazingly powerful images here.

I stood around for several minutes just trying to take it all in.  I went back before writing this post to get some additional information and found pieces I had missed previously, so make sure you take the time to wander and see all the fantastic pieces.

Cammino 3I love this bridge with all the statues carrying umbrellas. Some of the pieces convey such a feeling of sadness and loss, but looking at them gives me so much joy.

Cammino 4The way the light is breaking through the trees and illuminating the broken figure below – poetry for my soul.

Cammino 5In front of the bridge is this trio of broken ladies.  I’ve been there – broken, shattered, and wondering how on earth you can make yourself whole again.

It’s an amazing body of work – if you have even a few free moments, stop by.

You won’t be disappointed.

Graphics Whore

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Image Source: graphics-cards-review.toptenreviews.com

My husband bought me a new graphics card a while ago.

I was still running on mid graphics and complaining.

I wanted all the fancy shadows and light effects I saw everywhere else.

So over the holidays he also added some RAM to my PC.

After he did, we bumped everything up as high as it would go to see what happened.

Yeehaw!!!!

I wasn’t crashing left and right, and I could actually walk around at events (even with the cool shadows on) and didn’t find the lag too terrible.

Since I now can see all the fancy lights and shadows, I started taking photos and playing around with windlights and such.

I’ve been having a blast.

Recently, a friend told me about an art installation at LEA29.  I HAD to go, she said.

When I arrived, I realized I had seen the artwork before in other photos.

But some of them were sooo cool, I just had to try myself.

I was so busy playing around and messing with settings that I finally did crash, lol.

I am planning to go back, because I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time there exploring, but what little I did see was amazing.

Here’s a little glimpse of what I did get taken before the crash:

BlueI love this sculpture.

I immediately thought of the story of the birth of Athena.

I liked it so much I took several different pictures of it.

Here’s the second one:

RedIf you like the photos, be sure to visit the sim and check out the artworks.

It’s on LEA29 and the artist in residence is Mistero Hifeng.

There’s something amazing everywhere you look!