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Auntie Winnie on the Schloßbrücke (or Castle Bridge), "with F," as the note on the back of the photograph indicates. The picture is not dated, but couldn't have been taken before the end of 1927, because the bridge was (or so Wikipedia tells me!) under repair for most of that year. It's hard to be certain but, to judge again by my aunt's appearance, this was most likely taken in the spring or summer of 1928.

My aunt had, by this point, found part-time employment with the German postal service at a postamt (postal station) near Alexanderplatz. Here, her fluency in English and her growing competence in German were particularly valued, as the station was frequented by foreign visitors to the city, the vast majority of whom arrived in the city through the train station there. It proved, apparently, to be a good job, and she did well there; in 1930 her position was made permanent. She remained in that service until her departure from Germany two years later.

In fact, though, in her first few months in Germany, Winnie had some difficulty finding a position anywhere. Her skills as a stenographer might, of course, have been of value, had her skills in German been more advanced. She was very fortunate in her choice of landlady, Frau Becker, who was well connected in the neighbourhood, and set up Winnie to take in laundry from the such local middle class households not quite wealthy enough to employ their own maid to do the job. Not only did Frau Becker drum up business for my great great aunt, but she also provided the sink, water, iron, and laundry line for Winnie to use, as my aunt's simple bedsit had no water supply of its own. The income Winnie gained from this was pretty meager, but it did at least mean that she was not eating away at her savings as quickly as she otherwise might have. In any case, she seems to have managed reasonably well until she at last secured the postal job.

I'm not at this point sure who this "F" who was on the bridge with her (and, I assume, took the picture?) might be: this is her -- or his? -- first appearance in the journal.

 

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4 hours ago, Eva Knoller said:

Some Saturday Sale goodies.  Anyone care for a hard lemonade?

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Yay, party at Eva's.  :D

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Well, since I'm still poking through this thread, and haven't contributed anything, here's my first try at posting  a picture on the forums. I take a lot of pictures, but I'm really bad at it! No flickr, no tools to speak of, no poses or special lights- I'm so amateur compared to you all! But here's me today. I don't dress up...

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15 hours ago, Orwar said:

... And yes, I know you weren't asking for a guide, but, I was bored and my fingers felt itchy. You're welcome, I think?

My bored itchy fingers needed exercise this evening as well...if I may,

My process;

1. Shopping, shopping, shopping till I drop, fall asleep or run out of Lindens. 🛍

2. Hunt through thousands of articles of clothing in my inventory to find the look of the day. This includes hair, shoes and sexy time down under... Because, I dare not allow myself to be photographed in the same ANYTHING twice 😱

3. Find a new sim or background that I've never been photographed in or at before (god forbid) 😱

4. Choose an appropriate AO or pose that kind of, sort of, fits my outfit and hair and makeup and shoes and accessories. Choose my pose, WL settings and set lighting. 🤯

5. Then I make sure that I've got my graphics settings in FS set to ultra. I can't count just how many times I've forgotten to do this 😱

5. Shoot, shoot, shoot. I have a 5k iMac, so I find it easier to screen shoot (command 5). This way I can keep the exact framing in case I want to blend WL setting or use special effects. 🤩

6. Lately, I've set-up for several shoots at the same time with different looks so I can post throughout the week just in case I'm unable to log in-world.👍 Good idea to do this with Instagram as well.

7. Bring best of best photos to PS and at least correct for Alpha issues (like with my eye and hair on the portrait). Usually I'll correct for lighting, highlighting, bluring backgrounds layers etc. Sometimes, if I can isolate my image, I'll replace the background entirely with a RL image.... or something fun like Space Sara or Stoned Sara or Skydiving Sara (photo nicknames)

8.  Lastly, I save my photos  as .JPG instead of .PNG because of the limitation of max 4.8mg total file size per post. That's why I usually never post more then 1 photo at a time. 

9. Lastly, I don't like posting at the very end of a page... I don't really know why, so I kind of avoid that. 😱

I seriously think @Orwar is brilliant with his photography acumen, however  because there are so many new faces to this thread, I thought the exposure to several of our photography/postings processes might be helpful. Plus, men have it so easy anyway... opps, did I just say that  me/embarrassed  😳😱🤯😘

 

 

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15 hours ago, Talligurl said:

 

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Love this Talli! The chairs & beach umbrella 🏖️ pole are a great touch!

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1 hour ago, Saravendi said:

@Orwar Plus, men have it so easy anyway...

   Well, seeing as there's rarely anything new with decent style and quality to buy, let alone getting a whole new outfit from scratch, our only options are re-shooting things we've already worn or wearing nothing. I suspect the forums have had enough of me topless though!

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5 hours ago, Morena Tully said:

Well, since I'm still poking through this thread, and haven't contributed anything, here's my first try at posting  a picture on the forums. I take a lot of pictures, but I'm really bad at it! No flickr, no tools to speak of, no poses or special lights- I'm so amateur compared to you all! But here's me today. I don't dress up...

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Hi and welcome. Great pic!

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3 hours ago, Zeta Vandyke said:

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I need an oil change, I will bring my car over later.

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10 minutes ago, TatianaNikolay said:

Sitting lakeside today. 

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I love this picture... very idyllic. Where is this lake?

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6 hours ago, Orwar said:

   Well, seeing as there's rarely anything new with decent style and quality to buy, let alone getting a whole new outfit from scratch, our only options are re-shooting things we've already worn or wearing nothing. I suspect the forums have had enough of me topless though!

Yes... you are right.... men totally get screwed in the clothing department in SL... but you guys also have props like guns and tanks, cars, motorcycles, macho guy stuff like that. You can be a dark arts commando dude who operates out of spooky castles in dark candle lit corridors.??? Humm??? 

Also, doesn’t Nephe (your beauty of the dark realm) help you out in that area?

Lastly, I think I speak for many ladies of the forum when I say that I would love to see you topless again... just take one for the team, one more time.... and if not for us, for all of humanity! 😘

How about on a photo shoot, at the beach 🏖 with a surfboard.., high noon and crank up that Beach Boys album !!!???

let me know when, and I’ll be there!!! 😎

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Scylla's Patented Method for Taking a Picture (19-06-02):

  • Buy a fairly expensive outfit because it gives you a great idea for what should be a simple but very effective pic
     
  • Search Destination guide in vain for a place that matches what you had in mind for a setting. Settle on something else that you think might work.
     
  • Spend a half an hour getting your outfit together, adjusting hat and hair sizes, alpha cuts, and makeup
     
  • TP to sim to find location, and wander around for a half an hour while local tourists dressed in torn tees, hoodies, and jeans stare at you in your stylish new outfit like you were some kind of fashion freak
     
  • Find spot for photo, and spend 45 minutes fiddling with poses and pose HUDs, Phototools and Windlight, while derendering half of the people and objects around you
     
  • Decide the shot you've just set up looks like crap, and not at all what you had in mind. Close HUDs, reset Phototools and Windlight to default, and log out in despair. Decide to have a nap instead.
     
  • Suddenly think of a sim which will probably serve your purposes very well! Why didn't I think of this in the first place!?!?!?!
     
  • Go have a nap anyway, after whining aloud on SL forum
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11 minutes ago, Saravendi said:

I would love to see you topless again

The last time he did that I had nightmares for a week.

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Vampire

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Species. Good Vampire. Good Vampires do their best to live a normal life among humans, going to school, and working hard to a career. They have naturally yellow eyes indicating a good soul, in fact thier souls are so pure that only other vampires can see the true colour of there eyes. A Good Vampire wiill only ever drink animal blood, never human. Good Vampires are immune to sunlight. They also have the powers of Illusion, speed, and seduction.

 

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