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Neva River one last time

Neva River one last time

Remember I have featured Neva River on some recent blog posts? This private estate was opened by its owner, Neva Crystall, for a short time after she completed the design.

Today (Sunday 6th April) is the last day to visit – after today it will again become a private estate – until the next time Neva re-designs it!

If you love peaceful, tranquil  landscapes – make sure you don’t miss it.

But first – here’s a jigsaw to tempt you!

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If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Alpha and Omega Point

Alpha and Omega Point

To test out the capabilities of my new computer, I took myself to one of my favourite locations in Second Life – Alpha Point and Omega Point.

Complex and ever changing, these two regions are a rich, complex fantasy world, inhabited by an ancient civilisation steeped in ritual that might appear arcane, that might even appear decadent or cruel, because they have so far moved beyond what we as mortals can know.  And I came back with images …

And, in what I feel to be wholly in keeping the the dark mysteries of Alpha and Omega, I offer you today’s jigsaw as a crazy … enjoy!

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Alpha and Omega Point

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Natural Mignon

Natural Mignon

People regularly doing the Prim Perfect jigsaw will know that I often use photographs taken by Honour McMillan for her excellent blog – Honour’s Post Menopausal View (of Second Life).  This jigsaw, however, although featuring one of her stunning pics, was chosen because of the hilarious post that accompanied it as one of her rumbustious cats discovered – in the middle of the night – well, you’ll just have to go and read the post for yourself.

Once you’ve done the jigsaw, of course!

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Natural Mignon, photographed by Honour McMillan

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Calas Galadhon

Calas Galadhon

I had a message from Tymus Tenk this morning, one of the owners of Calas Galadhon – the 11-region park estate which we featured on Designing Worlds a few weeks back. He was very pleased to have also been featured in the Gridspotting article in this month’s BoSL magazine (it’s on page 108). I took a look and saw it was by a writer whose style I have long liked – Padraig Ashbourne.  He focuses on the farmland regions that we looked at in the show, but promises future visits to the northern regions too.

Reading the article inspired me to turn back to Wildstar Beaumont’s beautiful pictures of Calas Galadhon for today’s jigsaw … enjoy!

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Calas Galadhon park estate, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Neva River

Neva River

Today I thought I’d do something a little different.

Everything is Second Life is underlain by the wireframe network – which we can see if we enable it. ubder the Advanced Menu >> Rendering >> Wireframe.

Neva River - Wireframe

Neva River – Wireframe

I find this view fascinating, and sometimes incredibly beautiful too.

So, at Neva River (which I wrote about the other day, with a different jigsaw), I took the same picture, once with wireframe and once normally. And then I made both into jigsaws.  Take a look and see what you think!  Which is tougher? Does one help you to do the other?

Wireframe first …

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Neva River in wireframe

And now the full works …

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Neva River – full on

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Neva River

Neva River

This is new in two ways – this is a new design for Neva River, and my first assay into a jigsaw with a picture taken on my lovely new machine (aka Brunnhilda).

You can read more about Neva river (and see lots of lovely pictures too) on Honour McMillan’s excellent blog – Honour’s Post Menopausal View (of Second Life).  In her recent post on Neva River (For the Landscape Junkies in Second Life), she explains how “Neva River is the private home sim of  Neva Crystall. Every now and then she redesigns her surroundings and opens the island to visitors for just two weeks”.

As Honour visited on March 20th, it won’t be open for very much longer …

Enjoy the jigsaw! Taken by me – but now with shadows!

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Neva River

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th March, for our new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we explore the beauties of the wonderful Park Estate of Calas Galadhon.

And I am having a very hard time selecting images to illustrate this post – because our trusty photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, has captured so many utterly gorgeous images!

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Gulf of Lune in Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon is a famously beautiful eleven-region park estate that has recently undergone a period of renovation and refurbishment. We visited once before, back in 2011, but in case there are any viewers who haven’t seen every episode… we fill in the background to the estate before setting off to explore some stunningly beautiful regions!

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s also completely non-commercial space… although there are homes, these are not rented out, and although there are shops, they don’t sell things! Join us as we explore—on foot and by water—some of the most beautiful regions in Second Life  with Tymus Tenk, one of the owners of the park (with Truck Meredith).

We think this is one of our loveliest shows ever – but don’t take our word for it – come and join us at 2pm.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show onhttp://treet.tv/live – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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