I've noticed that recent login screens are not photographs of SL but are actually photographs of 3D models. The one today prompted me to write, it shows a small village center, complete with cast shadows - even on the teeny figures one can see in the plaza. The scale is apparent when one notices how out-of-focus the closer buildings are - - - - this is a tabletop model ! ! The one I saw yesterday was a male and femme sitting on a picnic table in poses which were certainly not pose ball poses, and they certainly did not appear to be avatars, but, again, 3D sculptural models. Why is this being done instead of snaps of real SL images ? ? I find it very strange.