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9 Feb

I won.

Congratulations to the Windlight Magazine & St. John (Riel Estates) Photo Challenge winners! They are:

1st place: Lelani Carver
2nd Place: JamieWolf
3rd Place: Sugar Vegas

Via: Windlight Magazine: Mardi Gras Photo Challenge Winners

 

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Yes, it’s very dark.

The full size one at Flickr shows up better.

I was shocked when I got the email from Johannes1977, the Windlight Magazine publisher. I thought I might have a chance at third place or honorable mention; there were several other photographers who chose that tomb as their subject or as backdrop to a fashion shot. But that was the first one I posted, and of the two I took, it was the one that had a particular glint on the hanging golden skulls and the glowing snake eyes, because I shot using a Windlight setting for an SL day (not fixed day) and the sun was setting. That was the one, and did not even crop it or alter it in any way.

First, because it’s WINDLIGHT, and although the use of filters during shooting, and post-processing was allowed, I was pleased by that particular, ephemeral effect. Second, I could have cropped it but in the end decided against that and posted it unedited and uncropped. Apparently, my comment to that effect impressed the judges, according to what Johannes (and also Gabi) said. They were both VERY complimentary and I was blushing a lot. Yikes.

Which makes THIS particularly funny:

I, uh, may have been a little too enthusiastic when posting public relations announcements as a favor for the St John sim owner, Gabrielle Riel. I sent an apology to the Second Life Official group admin but have yet to hear back.
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Mardi Gras in St John Feb 7-9

6 Feb

It’s Mardi Gras time in the St John Sims February 7th to February 9th – tune to @RadioRiel for more information. They’ll be doing an all day LIVE broadcast with special music on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday, the Always Marching Parade will be running (so you can hop on and ride the floats around) and it all kicks off with a big stage show by the Flapperettes. DON’T miss it. There’s a whole new sim of St John Uptown 1916 to explore too, with that newfangled electric lighting!

Special transportation is available via the intersim rail/ferry links from New Babbage train station (ticket window under the bridge), Mieville (ticket booth near Steampunk Information Center) or Winterfell (touch the mystic altar near the skating pond). You’ll land dockside in St John Parish – walk to your right to head over the bridge into the city of St John Uptown for the big doings!

MardiGras 2016 StJohn Poster FRAMED FINAL

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Sunday, February 7
12:00pm SLT – 1:00pm SLT
The Flapperettes – Mardi Gras themed 1920s dance performance
Edison Hall in the St John Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John/154/93/25

Monday, February 8
1:00pm SLT – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
Watch the parade or dress up in costumes and ride the floats!
St John Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John/128/129/23

Tuesday, February 9
All Day – Mardi Gras Parade and Fireworks
Watch the parade or dress up in costumes and ride the floats!
Mardi Gras Music Celebration and Dance Party
12:00pm – 1:00pm – cadence Carolina, Zydeco
1:00pm – 2:00pm – cadence Carolina, Zydeco
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Prudence Jekyll, Balkan and Jazz
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Viola Bentham, Contemporary Upbeat Pop and More
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Rudolfo Woodget, New Orleans Mardi Gras Music
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Rudolfo Woodget, New Orleans Mardi Gras Music
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Gabrielle Riel, Rio Carnival Music
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Boone Winsmore, New Orleans Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Boone Winsmore, New Orleans Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Edward Pearse, Mardi Gras Music
10:00pm – 11:00pm – Dee Wells-Dagger, R&B, Blues Rock and New Orleans Music
11:00pm – 12:00am – RockAndRoll Michigan, Zydeco, Blues and More

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Source: Songs from The Nightingale