245 - Looking "Reality" in the eye

Where's Dim Sum? #245 - Looking "Reality" in the eye

Dim Sum lives dangerously and follows the big columns until they stopped stomping.


Often, I get into an argument with Wolfgang about reality. He says there's only one reality and he doesn't understand why I don't see it his way. I repeatedly explain that reality is actually subjective, because we all experience it differently, like the blind men and the elephant.

If you haven't heard that story, it goes like this.... Several blind men have never seen an elephant their entire lives, so they go to see one. One blind man touches the elephant's body and thinks that the elephant is like a wall. One touches the elephant's leg and thinks an elephant is like a column. Another touches the trunk and thinks the elephant is like a snake. Yet another touches the tail and thinks the elephant is like a rope. One more touches the ear and thinks the elephant is like a fan. So they all go home thinking they know just what an elephant looks like.

Then they get together later and claim that the others are imagining strange creatures that don't look like an elephant at all.

No wonder we argue so often.

model: Opal Lei
location: Winter Moon


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Still Life (modified)


244 - No swimming

Where's Dim Sum? #244 - No swimming



Dim Sum wonders where all the surfers went.


The beach was a nice surprise. I love sims with surprises like this. And the elephant in the background (through the arch) was probably a better focus, but I didn't see it until after I turned off the DOF! And this composition was probably already the umpteenth one I was trying to work with tonight.

Anyway, busy weekend for me, so only this one. Next week (with tax returns being due on April 15th), I might not be able to do much more, but we'll see.

location: Winter Moon


Technical notes

windlight: [TOR] NIGHT - Bright blue horizon (modified)
water: Default


243 - The accompanist is late

Where's Dim Sum? #243 - The accompanist is late



Dim Sum practices her vocalizations while waiting for the accompanist and the concert guests. Meow, meow, meow, MEOW, meow, meow, meowww, ....


I had to derender a deer and a fountain to simplify the scene. I was going to do a night scene to emphasize the whiteness of the piano, but I think this is nicer.

location: Winter Moon


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Build 005 Light (modified)
water: Default


242 - To meet a Montague

Where's Dim Sum? #242 - To meet a Montague


Dim Sum looks up at the sound of rustling silk and watches the figure run past her under the bright moonlight.


This location now has significance to me. W had taken me here and, after a month-long argument, we reconnected again. So I made a landmark and sent it to Dim Sum.

I was looking around for a good shot, when I got a ding-ding with the question, "why did you decide to be a cat ?" :)  That started a conversation that went from modeling and blogging and photography and virtual relationships. (I accidentally gave her the link to my book blog instead of my 365 project blog.) And it turns out that we're already following each other in Flickr!

Angelika agreed to be in my photo and she was a good sport to even change clothes for me! I love this Renaissance photo of her and it seemed more appropriate for the location (or at least the composition I had in mind), so she changed into that gown. And I went more close-up for this one than I had originally planned to get her more into focus.

model: Angelika Corral
location: Winter Moon


Technical notes

windlight: Annan Adored Light Explosion (modified)



241 - At the fish pond, of course




Dim Sum observes the fish swimming in circles in the pond, as she tries to estimate the depth of the water.


I'm not quite happy with this photo but I didn't have much time today, because I became so engrossed in a compilation of Napoleon Bonaparte's letters to Josephine. *sigh* I think I'd swoon if I received love emails like those from another Frenchman I know....

location: Majilis Al Jinn


Technical notes

windlight: Places Greed (modified)


240 - Shadowy elven door





Dim Sum lays in wait for whatever comes out of the big heavy door. Her hind legs relaxed but ready to spring forward in a pounce.


I just installed the new Firestorm and there seem to be slight changes in the DOF and other things. I'm still very crashy, so I'm using LL's viewer for everyday stuff. OMG, the graphics is just so much different. And I also realized that I bought my laptop in 2010, so it's about time for a replacement, but I can't afford it yet.

Meanwhile, life continues to be crazy.

location: Majilis Al Jinn


Technical notes

windlight: AnaLutetia - STUDIO3 (modified)



239 - To live in a palace



Dim Sum watches the sunset as she listens to the sounds of the women of the harem inside the palace.


I know it's been a while. Some weekends I'm just so exhausted, especially with personal stuff going on. But I hope that's kinda resolved now. Anyway, I keep plugging away.

location: Majilis Al Jinn


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Dream Book Light 03 (modified)
water: Default