296 - What dreams may come

Where's Dim Sum? #296 - What dreams may come


Dim Sum eyes the deer and slowly creeps forward as she imagines herself in the savanna, hunting wild game, like her ancestors before her.


My model is Kacedy, who was already sitting there when I was looking around. I didn't want to derez her though, because she becomes the point of interest in the scene.

The many colors of the various field flowers reminded me of that walking-into-the-painting scene in the movie "What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. I love that movie; every scene was eye candy.

While I was combining the screenshots of the settings for the Technical Notes section below, I realized that this (and #295) kinda look good in black and white. So I created the b&w version but with color levels tweaked a bit and then the image cropped for better composition. I think I like the b&w version better.

The "deer" was created by Hannah Kozlowski.

model: Kacedy
location: Crystal Gardens

B&W version: 296 - What dreams may come


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Murky


295 - Let's do lunch

Where's Dim Sum? #295 - Let's do lunch


Dim Sum paces back and forth as she ponders her dilemma -- the raspberry cake slice or the chocolate cake slice.


While I was combining the screenshots of the settings for the Technical Notes section below, I realized that this (and #296) kinda look good in black and white. So I created the b&w version but with color levels tweaked a bit.

The "Spring picnic gazebo" was created by Precious Restless (Boudoir).

location: Crystal Gardens

B&W version: 295 - Let's do lunch


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Murky


294 - I dream of lighthouses

Where's Dim Sum? #294 - I dream of lighthouses


Dim Sum wonders why it's called a Dreaming House. It does make her dreamy. However, any nice day makes her dreamy.


I couldn't decide whether to focus on the Dreaming House or the lighthouse. I couldn't get a good composition with the lighthouse, so that answered my question. :)

The "Trompe Loeil - The Dreaming House" was created by Cory Edo (Trompe Loeil).

location: Crystal Gardens


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Murky


293 - Shack in the swamp

Where's Dim Sum? #293 - Shack in the swamp


Dim Sum watches the sailboat as she sniffs the salty dank air of the swamp and the abandoned fishing shack.


I don't think I did justice to this part of the sim. There are so many things to see, and each area is so different from each other, so it's very surprising to find out that they're all in the same sim. But they don't clash with each other! They flow from one style to another seamlessly. Very well done!

The "Habitation - Drago's Castle  - Fishing Shack v2" was created by Aaliyah Imari. May your final journey be full of bliss and joy.

The "Offsim SAILING BOAT - sheets yards" was created by Yan Hoxley (Virtual Nature).

location: Crystal Gardens


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Murky


292 - Joy ride

Where's Dim Sum? #292 - Joy ride


Dim Sum tries to keep her balance while Opal rows the boat like a madwoman. She meows, "Don't you need a license to drive this thing?" But Opal just ignores her.


This is Opal's home and my store! The Mer Betta store is underwater at the NW corner. The Ms.O.Lei-ny store will be in these little cabins.... Maybe.... I haven't decided yet. :)

The "{what next} Solent Mist Row Boat" was created by Winter Thorn ({what next}).

location: Mer Betta / Ms.O.Lei-ny


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Default


291 - Fishy anticipation

Where's Dim Sum? #291 - Fishy anticipation


Dim Sum sits on her haunches, ready to spring forward as soon as that fish flies out of the water in the hook. Seagulls are no match for her speed and tenacity. Mwahahahahaha!


We're on the boardwalk on the beach of Opal's home and store. Mer Betta is underwater at the NW corner, and Ms.O.Lei-ny hasn't been set up yet.

The "{what next} Waterfront Chair (white)" was created by Winter Thorn ({what next}).
The "Bethi's Sculpted Seagull" was created by Bethi Catteneo.

location: Mer Betta / Ms.O.Lei-ny


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Lo Light 03 (modified)
water: Default


290 - Snow thrones

Where's Dim Sum? #290 - Snow thrones


Dim Sum takes shelter under the chair while she chats with her newfound companion.


Jewel was looking for places to take pictures. I needed something more interesting, so I asked her if she would be in my picture. (I was too lazy to dress up Opal appropriately. :) ) And she agreed! Yay!

I was already done with the windlight and composition, so I didn't take too long. :)

Btw, that "meteorite" is a streak of light that goes toward the trees in the back. It's not really heading our way. ;)

The "{WB} Winter Whimsy" thrones were created by Kyra Reiter (Wishbringer).
The "[we're CLOSED] paper lanterns white branch 2 light" was created by Wendy Xeno ([we're CLOSED]).

model: JewelOfDeNiel - photostream, blog
location: Isles of Lyonesse


Technical notes

windlight: Bristol (modified)