Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – What Others Imagine

1 Alirium Fleeting

I always anticipate the Weekly Photo Challenge. Often with trepidation, but always with the intent to complete it. I check the other entries each week – maybe not all of them, but on my Saturday, I go through all that have been posted. This is usually between 50-100 blogs. And during the months I have been participating, I have never seen another post from Second Life. Maybe they’re out there, but I just haven’t stumbled across them. I get a lot of views from other bloggers taking part in this challenge. I wonder what they think, seeing our virtual world instead of the corporeal one. Perhaps they fleetingly wonder what the heck this is all about, or perhaps, for a moment, they are tempted to join themselves. Whatever their reaction, I hope they take a moment to read my ramblings and understand my appreciation for their work – and for stopping by to see mine 🙂

The challenge this week is “Fleeting”. The instructions are:

Some ideas to get you started:

– Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment.
– Experimenting with shots of movement.
– Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action).
– Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.).

For my interpretation of “Fleeting”, I went back to my photos of Alirium. This sim, with its display of the seasons, exemplifies the word “fleeting” to me. As does Second Life. I’ve mentioned before the ever-changing landscape of SL that is our virtual world. Although Second Life is celebrating its 10th birthday this month, it has changed so drastically in that time that I’m sure that an early pilgrim who left after a fleeting visit in 2003 wouldn’t recognise it if they came back to see it today. I’ve been a resident for not quite five years, and I am amazed at the changes and advances I’ve seen.

So for one fleeting moment, suspend disbelief and just immerse yourself in a world where there are no limitations beyond what you can imagine. Or better still, what others can.

Please stop by The Weekly Photo Challenge post to see what other other bloggers have presented.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting – What Others Imagine

  1. brettfish June 8, 2013 / 9:59 am

    I have heard of Second Life but have not even ventured in, but I do really appreciate your take on the theme with this picture as it definitely grabs the heart of it and screams fleeting. Thanks for sharing. I really love the bottom half of the picture in particular – i get energy and journey and haste all coming at me…

    • peepsideshow June 8, 2013 / 11:54 am

      Thank you! I have gone places in SL I can never hope to visit in real life. And places that would be impossible outside of a virtual world.

      • Marie June 8, 2013 / 12:10 pm

        Your words. The image. Everything! Trippy!

      • peepsideshow June 8, 2013 / 12:10 pm

        Thank you! I take that as a compliment 🙂

      • Marie June 8, 2013 / 12:13 pm

        It is. 😀

  2. Allyson Mellone June 8, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    This is why I come to your blog to be in another world visually, even if it’s just for a moment…it’s a dimension beyond my own.

    • peepsideshow June 8, 2013 / 9:09 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that, Allyson 🙂 And I’m glad I can share what I experience almost daily.

  3. mrscarmichael June 8, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    Great shot and believe me when I say I admire our full immersion i second life. Me, I pop in and out.

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