Contact Sheet 17

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, Koinup or Snapzilla 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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NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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A quickie today, mainly because I’m wanting to get a fresh article up, and also because I’m not wanting to do constant fashion.  This is a generalist blog, but there’s no real news to speak of at the moment.  So, it’s time to catch up with a few more of this blog’s favorite (and only) column.

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Crystal-ball gazers are a favorite item of mine in the Flickr and Koinup photos.  The theme and the composition are excellent, and lend to many interpretations.  For instance, Rebecca Bashly does here a piece she entitles warten, which shows her looking on at one who may be her current love, or her future love.  The actual state is left as an exercise for the imagination of the beholder….

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Lizi Nitely, however, takes a different view.  A more worldly view.  Or would you prefer a more global view (grin)?  In any case, this interpretation, named Gaia, inverts Boticelli’s Venus in a sense, placing the Earth on the half-shell.

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Finally for now, Nessy Shepherd looks upon herself in a different guise from how she is as she views her inner avatar.  The title, inner voice, speaks of what is being whispered to the more proper “Real World” avatar of how she truly wishes to be….

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Hopefully a longer piece in a few days.  I need to catch up on a few columns, in any case.  Keep tuned here!

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