346 - Autumn's path

Where's Dim Sum? #346 - Autumn's path


Dim Sum ignores the squirrels next to her and tries to read the deer's mind instead. Compared to the endless chattering in the squirrels' minds, the deer's mind was very quiet, except for the mantra "grass ... grass... grass...."


I wanted the focus on the deer and on the lake beyond the path. That turned out to be a bit difficult to set up because the shadows weren't quite right. This was close enough.

  • The "Balderdash - Trees that line the paths - Old Road Width - Mossy" was created by Saiyge Lotus (Balderdash). 
  • The "Deer 1 Standing - Mesh" was created by Hannah Kozlowski (Just Animals).



location: It's a New Dawn by silvermoon Fairey


Technical notes

windlight: Fine Day (modified)


345 - Copycat

Where's Dim Sum? #345 - Copycat

Dim Sum thinks twice about saying anything about dreaming of greener pastures, after the cold shoulder she got from the cow. Besides, that's too many cliches in one day.


I had to redo this image because I really liked it, but Dim Sum wasn't looking to the left! Models not paying attention!

When I was doing the original image, Silvermoon IM'd me to say Dim Sum looks cute next to the doggie. :D

The "{anc} flottante puppy. cream . sitB 1Li" was created by aki69 (a.n.c Ltd.).

location: It's a New Dawn by silvermoon Fairey


Technical notes

windlight: Fine Day (modified)


344 - Holy cow!

Where's Dim Sum? #344 - Holy cow!


Dim Sum learns that cows don't react well to "Is this what it means to be put out to pasture?"


I like sims like this! There's a little bit of everything, and the objects are very well done. I thought of doing more than four images, but I have chores to do. Thankfully, my family already had our Thanksgiving dinner this past Sunday.



location: It's a New Dawn by silvermoon Fairey


Technical notes

windlight: Fine Day (modified)
water: Default


343 - Sunset lighthouse

Where's Dim Sum? #343 - Sunset lighthouse


Dim Sum curses the sand that stuck to her salty wet fur after her umpteenth failed attempt to board the boat.


My apologies to Richard (richardsharp) who modeled for me in the version below. I wasn't quite happy with the composition, so I took another set of pics, but he had already moved on to another part of the sim.



The "(FDD) Lighthouse (C)" was created by Fallacy DeCuir (Tool Shed).

location: It's a New Dawn by silvermoon Fairey


Technical notes

windlight: Fine Day (modified)
water: Default


342 - Gedenspire Gallery

Where's Dim Sum? #342 - Gedenspire Gallery


Dim Sum enjoys the cool marble steps in the Gedenspire Gallery, far away from the crowds.


It took me a while to work the windlight so that the full bright items didn't stand out too much. That's why the windlight here is different from the rest of the series, although it was still based on "Places alirium".

The "Gallery Stairs" was created by Ron Winterwolf.

location: Paris Eiffel


Technical notes

windlight: Places alirium (modified)


341 - Je suis Paris

Where's Dim Sum? #341 - Je suis Paris


Dim Sum watches and listens to the people gathered for a vigil.


This is actually a more journalistic photo than an artistic one.

I only asked for Ryal Enoch's permission because his is the most distinctive avatar in the crowd. He's the VERY big anthropomorphic lion at the center of the picture. He's holding a placard that says "Je suis Paris" but, at this distance, the placard disappears and I noticed too late.

model: Ryal Enoch and all other attendees of the vigil
location: Paris Eiffel


Technical notes

windlight: Places alirium (modified)


340 - Say cheese!

Where's Dim Sum? #340 - Say cheese!


Dim Sum tries to stay as far away from the photographer's explosive flash.


I used a similar technique/composition in a video (see 3:04 - 3:17), but not in a photo until now. That is, a silhouette against a lighter background, juxtaposed with lighted figures against a darker background.



The "Arc de Triomphe" was created by netpat.igaly (Netscript - Paris 1900).

location: Paris Eiffel


Technical notes

windlight: Places alirium (modified)


339 - Under the Eiffel

Where's Dim Sum? #339 - Under the Eiffel


Dim Sum tries to avoid eye contact with the child who discovered her and started cooing at her.


I learned about the terrorist attack in the real world Paris via a group notice in SL. So I thought I'd do a series in the Paris Eiffel sim as a tribute to the victims and Parisians in general.

  • The "Femme Tohru 1900 v1.9 Bleu Blond" was created by Kenobi Hermans (K&H Creation).
  • The child "Louise" was created by fffred Auer (FFF's Gallery).
  • The "BGC Diner Patron - The Greeter" was created by Krikket Blackheart (Better Gnomes and Cauldrons).


The Second Life Paris sim has been around for years. Here's the first (stereoscopic) photo I took in 2009:

Fashion - Inga Wind "Minuet in Blue", X3D

location: Paris Eiffel


Technical notes

windlight: Places alirium (modified)