Monthly Archives: November 2010

15 of 365: Less is More

This morning I visited World’s End Garden, by Lucia Genesis.  The sim is mysterious and beautiful and  is one of my personal favourite spots in SL.  The dress and hat I am wearing are group gifts.  You can find them by the landing point. 

I try to set up my shots as best as I can in-world because I’m not a post-processing genius.  I think my strategy is working out well for me because I’m learning that less really is more when it comes to making a nice photograph.  

For post-processing, I did basically two things: I blurred the edges just slightly in iPhoto, and then I added the frame using PhotoShop Elements.  I didn’t crop it or do anything else, and I think it turned out quite nice.   

I love windlight.

13 of 365: I’m not exactly a winter person…

and never have been, which may be weird because I am Canadian, and from Northern Ontario.  Growing up, when all my friends were excited about playing in the snow and enjoying winter sports, I was happy to stay indoors and retreat to my room to read a book and write in my journal.

I always thought that I should have been born in a tropical climate.  I wouldn’t say that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder or anything like that.  I don’t feel depressed during the winter, I just find that I need way more sleep and I prefer to stay home…where it is warm and cozy.  With that in mind, I guess it’s no surprise that I have a special affinity for bears.  Perhaps I have my own way of hibernating through the winter.

I missed my photo for my 365 project yesterday because I fell asleep with my son at 9pm.  I was tucking him and I thought I was going to snuggle with him for a few minutes before going back downstairs to log in and take a photo.  I woke at at 7:45am this morning.  I seem to do that every once in awhile. 

I took a pretty winter photo at Clocktree Park this morning.  And to make up for yesterday’s missed post, I’ll be back later with another photo.  

Looking at this photo, winter doesn’t look so bad at all. 

12 of 365: Why did I sign up to do this again?

I’m into week two of my 365 project and I’m already asking myself why…I think I’m mostly worried about boring anyone who reads my blog.  

The above photo is myself and my good friend Aubree.  I met her quite randomly on her second day in SL over a year ago, and although she doesn’t know it, she changed my SLife in so many ways.  It’s one of those things where you feel like it was just meant to be.

She’s a sweetheart and I love her :))

10 of 365: Friends

This is my friend Jersey posing with a Canadian 10 dollar bill in her mouth.  We have colourful money up here.  

I’m still finding my way around PhotoShop Elements and seeing what I can do.  I’m no professional, so I think PSE will meet my needs and purposes just fine.  

That’s all for tonight :))

9 of 365: Sometimes all you need is a good laugh

I attended Lauren Weyland’s stand up comedy show tonight in Cookie.  It was just the thing I needed to snap me out of a dull mood after a long day at the office.  Laughter is good medicine indeed.  Oh it feels so good to laugh. 

I swear it wasn’t me reading that Penthouse magazine on the table.  Is that Lauren on the cover?

You can see Lauren’s show every Tuesday at 5pm slt in Cookie.