I’ll start by saying my images don’t do this sim justice. Keisei↑ is a wonderful japanese garden that avoids the trite that often invades landscapes. From a photographer’s point of view it’s a banquet – you’ll find something to inspire your camera finger everywhere you look.
My objective this morning was to test the new beta version of the LL viewer. The talented Inara Pey↑ shared the rumour that the fix for the tiling bug was included so I tried a few things to see what would happen.
I stayed with my usual blog post size (1600 x 1200) and used shadows and adjusted windlight. Things were OK until I took a shot with a lot of sky. It had to be fixed to remove the lines. Either the bug is untouched or my video card will insist on tiling anyway.
The word “crazy” kept returning to my thoughts. :) To be fair this wasn’t entirely due to my obsession with this issue but also the state of the world as exemplified by a country (mostly) to the south of me in the physical world.
It would be nice to think that advances in technology would be paralleled by similar progress in culture and discourse. The recent Mars landing↑ was exciting and demonstrated both maturity and creativity (that flying saucer landing platform was cool).
Unfortunately this event took place in a time when the political process is notable for its bile and outrageous polarization.
At the same time the newest star in the cultural firmament is a child named Honey Boo Boo↑ (or at least I assume that’s her name or catch phrase, I don’t plan to watch to find out). Take “reality tv”, a “star” from something as horrendous as a series about children competing in makeup and spandex, make a new offering featuring her family, and get ratings that start climbing fast.
Things have to bottom out soon. It’s very hard to take them seriously at this point – well except for the fact that they have weapons and itchy trigger fingers. I’ll spend my time in a book or inworld and hope they get their act together. Some sanity is necessary so let me share a video that might help.