Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – A Distant Horizon

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is once again a phoneography challenge. While I do enjoy taking photos with my phone, I can’t say I’ll be unhappy when “Phoneography Month” is over. It’s not my focus for this blog and I don’t feel as comfortable with my photos taken with my Galaxy SIII as I do with shooting pictures in Second Life.

Still, I did say I would attempt to take the challenge each week. The prompt for A Distant Horizon is:

It’s still phoneography month, and in today’s challenge I’m hoping you’ll put all of that futuristic camera tech to good use, by thinking about the shape of things to come.

…In today’s challenge we want you to grab an image from your world that holds the promise or portent of the future.

This challenge is still a good one for me. I decided this week to accept redundancy from my place of work of over 12 years. I’ll be taking a short break before chasing that distant horizon. Somewhere, out there, beyond the Coat Hanger and Opera House, is my future place of employment. My wish is that it is fulfilling and gives me satisfaction.

1 Sydney skyline

That I took this photo from my current place of work makes it even more fitting.

You can check out the Weekly Photo Challenge blog, with additional entries in the comments, here.

19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense – A Distant Horizon

  1. Amber's Alley March 23, 2013 / 9:17 am

    I think that it turned out awesome and I absolutely adore your header on your blog…

  2. peepsideshow March 23, 2013 / 9:22 am

    Thank you! I’ve been thinking of changing the header since that one has been there for a while, but I kinda like it too 😉

  3. MixerUpper March 23, 2013 / 9:45 am

    Good luck with your future ventures!

    • peepsideshow March 23, 2013 / 9:52 am

      Thank you 🙂 It’s a time of mixed emotions. I’m leaving the comfort and security of what I’ve known since I moved to Australia but I’m excited about what the future may bring.

      • MixerUpper March 23, 2013 / 9:55 am

        Even good changes cause stress – but are always worth it!

      • peepsideshow March 23, 2013 / 9:56 am

        That’s what I keep telling myself lol

  4. Richard Tulloch March 23, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Hard to believe the future workplace will have a better view than the present one. Though perhaps it the work is more compelling you’ll have less time for window-gazing.

    • peepsideshow March 23, 2013 / 11:03 am

      As long as the view includes a paycheque large enough to keep me in my present (not-so-lavish) lifestyle, I’ll be happy 😀

  5. theeagertraveller March 23, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    I’m currently on the same mindset now – all the best to landing that new job. 🙂

  6. themofman May 4, 2013 / 11:15 am

    I’m still exploring possibilities here. I take it that the above image is a photo you took in real time of the Sydney Opera House from a vantage point that I’ve never seen before. Can you do the same thing in SL? Can you visit places on Earth or elsewhere, and photograph those electronically generated vistas? If so, how detailed are they and who generates them? Do you create your own spaces to explore, live, etc., or can you move about in spaces dreamed up by someone else (like, exploring someone else’s dreams)?

    What are the limitations?

    • peepsideshow May 4, 2013 / 1:00 pm

      Well, this photo is a “real life” photograph – it wasn’t taken in Second Life and it was taken from near Kings Cross. However, within Second Life, you CAN visit Australia, including the Opera House 🙂 There are thousands upon thousands of locations you can visit in Second Life. There are replicas of cities, entire regions dedicated to role play for everything from vampires to urban life to Steampunk to fantasy. There are space installations, art galleries, shopping galore – more things that I can even begin to mention. I’m not a creator there, but I do enjoy decorating my land. I live on a beach region, however, I have sky platforms above my home and my showroom where I have created a park and a garden area.

      There really are no limitations to what you can do and create in Second Life, other than the limits of your imagination 🙂

      If you are interested in the creators in Second Life, I would strongly recommend doing a search on Youtube on the Drax Files. This is a recent series that showcases some of the amazing creators in Second Life. The link to the first video is here (there are currently five in the series). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbu2HN_aY7w

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