Dang, there is just too much great art from Second Life® folks on Flickr®. This is just from a few days and doesn’t even capture a quarter of the pictures I like.
And the stars were blue by Erika Xaron
Erika Xaron’s And the Stars Were Blue is successful on many levels. It creates a mood of introspection and solitude. Note that the horizon is placed according to the Rule of Thirds, but that the subject is not, placed instead on the fifth line. Often a picture will be more dynamic if you mix a third with a fifth rather than both on a third. The fifth is the outside limit for placing the subject in most circumstances unless you’re cropping part of the subject out of the picture. The other great compositional choice is the color overlay. Yellow and blue are opposites on the color wheel so work together beautifully. Continue reading
Amona Savira was one of Second Life’s great artists, exploring the potential of SL photography for many years. I have featured her work in my old What I Like columns at Shopping Cart Disco. She has died and many people have responded to her death with art work honoring her memory. This is the last picture she uploaded, that the heavens are weeping seems shockingly appropriate. Grief cannot be critiqued, so I am just going to highlight some of the remembrance photos without comment. Continue reading
I love this photo from Taleah McMahon. It’s title is “Love Can Go to Hell in a Broken-hearted Minute” and doesn’t it perfectly convey that mixture of anger, betrayal, and a breaking heart all in a chaotic blend of emotion? Continue reading
Without making promises about frequency or regularity, WHAT I LIKE is back.
Gothic Queen by Mononoke
I like this head shot by Tarja Haven called Gothic Queen. It’s a great use of shadow and darkness to create a mood and highlight her face. The angle she holds her head makes the shot more intriguing and the way the sunglasses fade into the shadow adds mystery and intrigue. Continue reading