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2011 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest: And the Winners Are….

At last, it’s done!  After tacking on two extra weeks to the 2011 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, it took almost another week of running through the entries and comparing, scoring and recomparing before I came up with the winners.  Now, I’m happy and proud to announce them to you all.

There were nearly 40 entries this year, down from last year as I’ve noted elsewhere.  A few Second Life entries were made from Koinup, but none came from other worlds, and so there is no set of non-SL winners to announce.  I need to get this contest better publicized next year; we may be able to do something about that.  Having said this, the time taken to judge these 40 photos was needed.  We have a very talented group of photographers, models and designers in Second Life, and the order of these winners could have been different by only a few points of subjective judgment.  I’ve tried to be as fair and objective as possible with the choices I’ve made here — a difficult job, though an enjoyable one at the same time.

For this year’s winners, click on and behold excellence….

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Contact Sheet 22

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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!


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…?


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.


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….


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?)


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.


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


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.


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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