2013 Charity Calendar

Click the link and carry on through to the Su Casa blog, where there’s a post about their 2013 calendar, with all proceeds going to cancer charities.

We’re fully supportive of this excellent idea and good cause, and we would encourage you to support this too. You can get a copy for L$15 on the marketplace (link available on Su Casa’s blog, use the link above to find the address).

Pookes

SL replicated RL, again

Another of those occasional posts wherein I attempt to replicate a RL image within SL. I saw this image online…

…and decided to attempt a replication. Normally, SLN doesn’t utilise photos from RL that show the model’s face, on the basis that it could be a voyeur photograph that compromises the perhaps unintentional and unaware model’s privacy. This is OK to use, I think, as the model’s face is partly hidden by the veil, and she’s also staring straight to camera in what is an obviously modelled shot, rather than there being any likelihood of it being voyeurism.

The photograph then spawned an entire photo shoot of arabic/bellydance styled shots, and that session, less naturist, more glamour, will feature on my own photos page in the coming days.

Harry

Winter Swimming

SL is getting all dressed up for winter in general and Christmas in particular. There’s lots of snow everywhere, and this reminded me that I read an article online recently about a group based in the Ukraine who had their own swimming club who swam regularly in the Dneiper River, right through a harsh Ukrainian winter. 

Brrrrr!!!! I couldn’t imagine swimming in the English Channel (La Manche, if you’re in France), the body of water closest to my home, in summer, let alone the depths of an eastern European winter, so I can only admire their hardiness and pluck.

With SL decked in white, it seemed too good an opportunity to miss, and so I explored some sims, found a suitable river location, grabbed a couple of SL model friends, and we did a few shots until they retreated from the water and into warm towels and hot brandy to thaw out.

It was an interesting shoot, because the river location offered a different perspective. Usually, SL sims will be located with with a coastal, beach perspective, so this made for something ‘different’, as did the different kind of light offered in a sim predominantly white. 

Harry