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:
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU.
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.
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…
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.
Your words. The image. Everything! Trippy!
Thank you! I take that as a compliment 🙂
It is. 😀
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.
I’m thrilled to hear that, Allyson 🙂 And I’m glad I can share what I experience almost daily.
Great shot and believe me when I say I admire our full immersion i second life. Me, I pop in and out.
That’s great to hear 🙂 Would love to see some of your SL shots, if you have any.
I’m more a mannequin kinda’ gal but did feel an immediate bond with you 🙂
Yay for bonding! \o/
Neat effects – great response!
Thank you! It was a fun challenge 🙂