Bike Love à trois

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Yesterday was a first for me. I got to collaborate with another blogger to do a photo shoot. If you read my blog regularly you know of my respect and adoration for my friend Rwah’s work. Her blog was one of the first to go on my blog roll, in fact. We had been talking about doing a photo shoot together and yesterday when she IM’d me and told me she had to get a post done for Seven Emporium’s Fifty Linden Friday offering, we got the chance.

We really did collaborate on the set up, which I loved. She had the concept and provided the setting, we worked together on styling our outfits, I found the pose and provided the eye candy on the bike 😉

You really need to check out Rwah’s post not only for her credits, but for her amazing photo. I find it astonishing that while we were photographing the same scene, we came up with completely different shots – camera angle, lighting, even formatting. I really want to do more with Rwah, not just because I can learn from seeing how she works, but because it is just plain fun. The banter between Grumper and The Donkey Lady made it worth the time in itself!

She mentioned another possible shoot we could do together. Time zones are a hindrance since we live on opposite sides of the world but I hope we can bring you more of this alliance of two friends with totally different styles bringing together our love of photography and fun.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Shirt: [[RH]] Design House [[RH]] Ladies Men’s Shirt (White Stripe) by Ryo Ixxel
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Pleasantville Pump – Red by Eboni Khan (available at Collabor88 May 2014)
Necklace: EarthStones Classic Romance Necklace – Garnet Silver by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Classic Romance Earrings – Garnet Silver by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: Analog Dog .b – smitten – dark reds by Queue Marlow
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: oOo Studio Poses – oOo Frontal by Olaenka Chesnokov

Black & White Portrait Challenge: Don’t Kill Me, Rwah!

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I am going to be in SO much trouble for this! Since I first discovered her blog several months ago, I have been a huge fan of Rwah’s black & white photography. If you read my blog regularly, you know this. I mention it often. She is one of the best Second Life Home & Garden bloggers out there, in my opinion. Yes, she occasionally sneaks her avatar in the photos, but she mainly concentrates on the “stuff.”

I think it’s time for her to show off her skills with portraiture. So when I saw Miss Berry’s meme this week, I thought I would take my life in my hands and issue a challenge to Rwah: I wanna see you do this meme!

Just so she (and you) know what I am asking her to do, I’ll be happy to help:

Meme Instructions: Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like. Don’t forget to leave a link to your image in the comments (of this post) and also share it in the Blog Memes flickr group.

In keeping with Berry’s format and a lot of others I have seen, I am including the colour version of my B&W photo.

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I’m actually not sure which I prefer. I do like the close crop of the B&W but I really am smitten by the wistfulness the pose in the colour version seems to add. I probably should have chosen a picture of me running for my life, because that’s what I’ll probably be doing when Rwah sees this 😉

I’m off now to buy a pair of running shoes and book a flight to a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with The Netherlands!

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Dress: Lark – Savannah Dress Polka Dot White/Black by Sienia Trevellion
Necklace, earrings: EarthStones Harmony Ball Set – Onyx by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* RYO – Red by rika Oyen (New Release)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose by [we’re CLOSED] daybed brown pillows by Wendy Xeno (apparently NLA – I couldn’t find it at the mainstore or on Marketplace)