Contact Sheet 22

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. Images used in this article are used under permission of the owners via their participation in the Creative Commons license; otherwise, all rights are reserved. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

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I’ve been so wound up with things since last October, that this is the first Contact Sheet column I’ve taken the time to compile since then!  I simply haven’t given a thought to other than taking my own photos and RL concerns.  My apologies to all who follow this column.

So, how about a serving of photos for Memorial Day?  No particular theme this time; just pictures that catch my attention. I hope you enjoy!

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First off, Rudyn Carter offers us a cityscape from what looks like a river viewpoint.  She calls it Utopia04 (11), but I’m unsure, looking at the crumbling bridge and the tower block that seems to be falling, if that’s truly the case.  Of course, some would claim that anywhere not inhabited by humans is a utopia; could that be the meaning here…?

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Here’s an untitled work from the Luxembourg City region, taken by “Magdyne.”  She seems to focus on landscapes, and has many fine photos in her Koinup stream, though ones like this can be disturbing as well, for obvious reasons.

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SerinaJane offers us a picture of relaxation — at least as relaxed as an avatar can get — called Desperate Couch Girl.  Something about this one simply catches my attention….

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Time for a little silliness instead of profundity.  Ravenelle posted a snap of this warning sign recently.  You gotta love warning signs in Second Life; most of them are so silly-funny.  I could make out the “Max Headroom” from the thumbnail, and the first thing that occurred to me was to watch out for Max Headroom, the guy in the rubber head from the Eighties.  (Don’t you th-th-think Max would be right at home in Second Life?)

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When you’re not trying to catch up on the housework (Lord, don’t I know this!!), the weekend can be a time for relaxation.  Ruriko Bracken shows this in her Black Cutie.

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lumir etincelle gives us this fashion shot, one of a pair she called a tribute to Gustav Klimt.

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Finally, as a reminder of Memorial Day, Cerrie Janus gives us this montage of pictures from the Wall in Second Life.  I normally think of Veterans Day instead of Memorial Day for some reason, but either is a good time — as is any day — to remember those who gave their life so that we can live our life, both on and off the Grid, in freedom.

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Until next time — hopefully far sooner than this time — toodles.  If you see anything you think might deserve some blog time, drop me a note!

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