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                                 ". . .  For I have learned
To look on nature, not as in the hour
Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
The still, sad music of humanity,
Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
To chasten and subdue. And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean, and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things."
(William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, 1798)

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I  was inspired by a song written by one of my favorite fantasy authors, Mercedes Lackey.  I had a picture in my head of what I wanted the pose to be, but couldn't find it on the MP.  I don't have any of t he fancy poser thingies, so I hopped on Black Dragon and attempted to make the pose in there.  This isn't quite what I envisioned, but for my first time doing something other than adjusting a finger here or there, I'll take it. 

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1 minute ago, Catrie said:

I  was inspired by a song written by one of my favorite fantasy authors, Mercedes Lackey.  I had a picture in my head of what I wanted the pose to be, but couldn't find it on the MP.  I don't have any of t he fancy poser thingies, so I hopped on Black Dragon and attempted to make the pose in there.  This isn't quite what I envisioned, but for my first time doing something other than adjusting a finger here or there, I'll take it. 

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And it's gorgeous. Especially the colours!

How did you get the weathered and distressed look????

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1 minute ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

How did you get the weathered and distressed look????

I have some layers that I got from a Photoshop YouTube tutorial once.  I've used it on a few pictures in the past.  I actually started by putting this in Pixlr and put a dust and a dark vignette layer on it and it just wasn't "weathered" enough for me, so I went back to Photoshop and dug out these layers and added the other 2 dust layers and the aged paper layers. 

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So, here's a second pic from the same shoot as the night-time one above. Different angle, slight change to the pose, and (obviously) different Windlight/EEP. For this one, I just added a touch of bokeh to supplement the native "lens flare" in BD.

I went in today to take a quick shot to capture my mood -- I guess "still, sad music of humanity" about says it. I'm not entirely sure which I like better. I suspect that the night shot is a better, or at least more striking picture (ironically, given that it was very much an impromptu shot, too), but this one is probably a more accurate record of how I am feeling today.

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5 minutes ago, taisiyakarpenko said:

After-shoot cuddle :D

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This is definitely what this world needs more of right now. My heart has turned to absolute mush, and I needed that. Thank you so much !

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6 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

So, here's a second pic from the same shoot as the night-time one above. Different angle, slight change to the pose, and (obviously) different Windlight/EEP. For this one, I just added a touch of bokeh to supplement the native "lens flare" in BD.

I went in today to take a quick shot to capture my mood -- I guess "still, sad music of humanity" about says it. I'm not entirely sure which I like better. I suspect that the night shot is a better, or at least more striking picture (ironically, given that it was very much an impromptu shot, too), but this one is probably a more accurate record of how I am feeling today.

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Other than saying the obvious: that you post incredibly good, well-thought out things, be they photots or poetry, you contributions of the last 2 days have meant a lot to me, with you standing up for that poor black man, and equal justice for all. ❤️

All that is required for evil not to triumph** is for good people to CARE. And you did. And I thank you for it. 👍

 

** I initially wrote 'trumph' (true story). If ever I saw a Freudian slip, that was it.

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17 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

So, here's a second pic from the same shoot as the night-time one above. Different angle, slight change to the pose, and (obviously) different Windlight/EEP. For this one, I just added a touch of bokeh to supplement the native "lens flare" in BD.

I went in today to take a quick shot to capture my mood -- I guess "still, sad music of humanity" about says it. I'm not entirely sure which I like better. I suspect that the night shot is a better, or at least more striking picture (ironically, given that it was very much an impromptu shot, too), but this one is probably a more accurate record of how I am feeling today.

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Your avatar looks exceptionally pretty with this lighting, and such a beautiful shaped mouth, and slightly mussed up hair. It's lovely, Scylla. 

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I walked away from my computer, and as I did so, had to turn around and add ...

The beauty from within shines out from your avatar's face. 

Edited by Marigold Devin
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17 hours ago, Aedan Charron said:

I see what you're trying to do there, Carolina - but you look much better in front of that window than I do lol.

I will say that this build does lend itself to lots of photo opportunities 🙂  ( I think I may need help decorating this room too from the look of things 😄 )

 

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lol, actually I noticed that was something going on this treat with the apartment, hahaha so funny, It's so good.. I love the view.. I will say its huge so I can imagine needing a helping hand to decorate it 😋 love those snaps you took around it!! Im sure is looking awesome 😛

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4 minutes ago, Marigold Devin said:

I walked away from my computer, and as I did so, had to turn around and add ...

The beauty from within shines out from your avatar's face.

I kind of needed that today, Marigold.

Thank you so very, very much.

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21 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

So, here's a second pic from the same shoot as the night-time one above. Different angle, slight change to the pose, and (obviously) different Windlight/EEP. For this one, I just added a touch of bokeh to supplement the native "lens flare" in BD.

I went in today to take a quick shot to capture my mood -- I guess "still, sad music of humanity" about says it. I'm not entirely sure which I like better. I suspect that the night shot is a better, or at least more striking picture (ironically, given that it was very much an impromptu shot, too), but this one is probably a more accurate record of how I am feeling today.

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Stunning 😍

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1 minute ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

I kind of needed that today, Marigold.

Thank you so very, very much.

Well it's a mutual bolstering, Scylla. Life feels very turbulent for one reason and another, mainly because of unreasonable thoughts and deeds - but not on this thread!!! 

I get a lot of comfort and joy from this thread, seeing how people use their technology and talents and time so well. 

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12 minutes ago, kiramanell said:

you contributions of the last 2 days have meant a lot to me,

I'm really happy to hear this, Kira.

In times like this, I turn a great deal to poetry. Lines like the conclusion of Philip Larkin's "The Mower" spring to mind all the time: "we should be careful / Of each other, we should be kind / While there is still time."

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5 minutes ago, Skell Dagger said:

Running like a fox to keep up with me...

VICE X ADORED for The Level. Full credits here.

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Your av reminds me so much of my RL boyfriend from high school days, and I find I want to tell you what I never told him back then, you are beautiful! My brother says men can't be beautiful, but of course they can, and you are!

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On 5/10/2017 at 9:03 PM, Zennessa said:

A little tv before bed.

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what are you watching?   

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8 minutes ago, Marigold Devin said:

Your av reminds me so much of my RL boyfriend from high school days, and I find I want to tell you what I never told him back then, you are beautiful! My brother says men can't be beautiful, but of course they can, and you are!

Aww, thank you so much, Marigold! :)

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Arcadia Bay, 2049 AD, ca. 40 years after The Storm. The searing heat from the sun has made planet surface-life almost impossible. Then, one day, on a routine inspection from the shore observatory, it had arrived, "New Life!" And finally I had hope again.

 

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