Cameras Lie About Color
You know, this desert-themed entrelac has been a pain to photograph from day one. It wasn’t so bad when it was simply the blue yarn and it photographed overly intense. But then I started into the yellow, which always came out so red that it looked like vivid orange. And now that I’ve got actual rusty red yarn in there, I can’t get anything but a muddy looking brown from that!
I’ve tried tweaking the photos in PhotoPaint, even, and can’t seem to get the colors to balance correctly. The best I can do is this:
So it takes a lot of imagination to look at this photo and see what it really looks like in real life. The blue isn’t quite that intense; the yellow is more golden than orange; the rusty red is redder; and the brown I’m currently knitting with is more red as well.
As you can see, I’m making somewhat better progress than I had been. Now that I’ve got a chart, it’s a quick matter to whip out a few squares here and there.
Yes, That’s Me
I’m the one with the purple hair, my friend Arondelle is the blonde on the right. Last night we went to a live concert in Second Life, and hung out dancing to the music for a while.
My avatar doesn’t look a thing like me, as much as I wanted her to. It’s hard to make an overweight female in SL that doesn’t look like Frankenstein parts glued together. Since I can’t look just like me, we’re going for a fantasy life here. Which is, I suppose, the whole point of SL anyhow, right?
Now that the weekend is here, I imagine I’ll be online a fair bit. I think I may create a second avatar as well – Probably Perhaps was created nearly two years ago, after all, when I had no clue what I was doing and no one to guide me as I do now. A second avatar will give me a chance to make a better start.
If you’re in Second Life, Probably will still be around, so feel free to IM her or offer friendship. And I’ll let you know who I am in the new avatar, too, once she’s created.
Have a great weekend, everyone!