More of my Project 365 shots.
Day 11 of 365.
Every now and then I like to stalk Chris Palen’s flickr stream. I haven’t seen him in SL very much these days, but when he does log in he often ends up taking some fantastic photos.
I paid a visit to the Pathfinder Lowlands because of this shot of his:www.flickr.com/photos/chris_palen/3657777012/
Day 12 of 365. Shot at Japan Kanto sim for the Rashomon Project. (You should join this group if you already haven’t! Queen Coronet sends us to great locations to take our shots.)
Day 13 of 365, room with a chair. I revisited the REZ sim and found things were quite different since my last visit.
Day 14 of 365, losing time at Bare Rose. Love this store! When I go there I’m guaranteed to spend a lot of time just staring at everything.
Day 15 of 365, working on stuff for my store.
I first opened my store, Mela’s, over two years ago. I had this tiny 40-prim rental on a sim called The LOLO.
My shop has grown a little bit since then, and it now sits on a quarter sim parcel on a region that is called, purely by coincidence, Lo Lo.
This shot was taken in my workstudio area.
I found this free swimsuit while wandering around on my altie about a week and a half ago, thanks to Beanie Canning’s blog ^_^ Loved it so much, I had to go back and get it for my main avi!
I <33333 Beanie’s blog! Not just because she finds cute free stuff; what I also really like is how I’ve ended up visiting some really cool Japanese sims because of her tip-offs. You know how it is… you follow a SLURL, then something in the distance catches your eye, then next thing you know you’re collecting random LMs and hopping from one place to the next and stumbling upon all these great new places all along the way!
Ty Beanie ^^
Oh I almost forgot, lol. Here is the slurl to where this swimsuit is: tiger cafe in the Fanghammer sim
Got lots of bikinis in my inventory, nice to have a cute one-piece, too.
Oh and another thing! I hadn’t realized how easy it is to post images from your snapzilla to your flickr. This image was originally posted to my snapzilla account, and I was puttering about the snapz site last night and clicked the flickr icon. I found that the image got posted to my flickr stream instantaneously. Nice feature!
There are quite a number of people from SL who haunt flickr on a very regular basis, and many of them are incredibly talented at elevating SL snapshots to an art form.
I finally got to meet one of these people in-world a few days ago. Her name is CodeBastard Redgrave (is that a cool name or what?!), a.k.a. Codie. We’d been meaning to intercept for a while but because of time differences and obligations, that hadn’t really worked out.
Until now! Codie IM’d me and we were both free, so I asked her to come over to my house in Peraut. We chatted for a bit when Codie informed me that she’d been taking pics of me as we sat. ^_^ Then she asked if I’d be open to doing a photoshoot with her, and I was like, are you kidding?! If you’ve seen the images that she’s posted of her friends, you’d be jumping at the opportunity, too.
Codie suggested going with a tropical theme, so we donned some bikinis and headed out to a place called… um, I forget the name lol. (I’ll update this post when I do get that info, I’ve got it landmarked because I REALLY want to go back and explore the area, it’s absolutely gorgeous.)
I had fun during the shoot, and Codie’s sweet and fun to chat with. Sometimes I forgot to use the backslash when typing and I think I messed up a bunch of her pictures with my hands moving, but for the most part I think I was able to control my movements.
I was surprised that no one interrupted us during the shoot; there were several people in the area and I think maybe a couple of them were mildly curious as to what we were up to as we stood around and posed. There was one guy that stood off to the side for a long time, but he never approached us. I know if I’d come across two women in bikinis just standing around posing in a park, I would’ve been nosy enough to ask outright what was going on, hehe.
After Codie had finished grabbing a bunch of high-res images, she set to the task of “killing” pictures. I don’t remember the exact total but I think she said she’d accumulated about 80 pictures; some of them had to go. She whittled the collection down to a set of 51 photos, which you can view here if you’d like.
She asked me to choose two images for her to enhance in Photoshop — one of just me, and one of the two of us. I made my choices, and then she proceeded to explain to me how she goes about enhancing the images with layers, diffusion effects, the liquify tool, etc. I was really happy about that, because I have a bunch of SL images on my hard drive that I want to tackle but I’ve been unsure where to start.
After a bit, she’d finished the post-processing work and uploaded them to flickr. Yay! Here are the two images: