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Contact Sheet 39 — HivaOa Insoo, Wise Sandalwood, Shmoo Snook, Aelin Quan, anna Anton, SiviKe, mayna

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. 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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This column may be the last one before the fourth anniversary of Around the Grid, so I still haven’t caught up yet with where I was planning on being.  But I’m getting there!  For the next-to-last special Koinup edition, I have six newcomers and a seventh from a previous artist that I just can’t ignore.

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First, a double by Aelin Quan, which I consider to be something of a diptych as they have been worked in post-processing the same way from appearances.  They give the same feeling that I can’t quantify, can’t define, but it’s something that speaks to me.  That’s what is vital.

More after the break….

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Contact Sheet 34 — Dax Dover

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. 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.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

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I wrestle with alpha-channel work.  I’m still trying to get consistent results out of GIMP, and I wasn’t much better with my beloved Paint Shop Pro.  So I respect those who can pull off the trick; and Dax Dover has done this with a little piece on her Flickr stream that caught my eye.  Here is just a slice of it as a teaser; you’ll need to go to the page to get the rest (evil grin).

Seems fairly ordinary, doesn’t it?  Wait until you see who’s reaching for Dax’s hand.  Not only that, but she’s added in shadows for both herself and…well, you’ll just have to see!

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