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Created for Make It Interesting ~ Challenge No 1 (Rock)

(Winner - 1st place)


Source image with thanks to Alaskan Dude


Giraffe on left purchased from DeviantScrap. Giraffe on right from Public Domain.


Textures - Temaristock, Forgotten Dreams, Clouds 2 & Paisley Clouds, mine.


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:copyright: 2011 Aelin Quan – All rights reserved - Réf. 111003




I've been away for a loooong time it seems. I'll try to be there a bit more in the coming months. Hope you are well, all of you there...


© 2011 Aelin Quan – All rights reserved - Réf. 110111



If I count well, this should be my 100th work on FlickR - a great opportunity to thank all of you who are regular visitors of my stream and who give me the will and energy to carry on learning !


Thank you very much for your comments, invites and favs, and wishing you all a wonderful New Year...




******** Credits *********


Many thanks to :


Sim : Delicatessen - project "Petrified" by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu.

Textures : Pixmaniaque




The islets are made of totora reeds, which grow in the Titicaca lake, Peru. The dense roots that the plants develop and interweave form a natural layer called Khili (about one to two meters thick) that support the islands . They are anchored with ropes attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. The reeds at the bottoms of the islands rot away fairly quickly, so new reeds are added to the top constantly, about every three months; this is what it makes exciting for tourists when walking on the island.] This is especially important in the rainy season when the reeds rot a lot faster. The islands last about thirty years.



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Thanks to Escaype predictions on fog , was able to convert this shoot to reality on 3rd attempt. Fog over milky way was long time dream to shoot for me :) .

Airglow was just added bonus.


Shot @ Russian ridge, skyline

Make It Interesting, Challenge #2 ~ Gazebo


With thanks to...

Starter image ~ Dodsport

Sky ~ ~Brenda-Starr~

Waterfall ~ Fairiegoodmother

Island ~ Meihua-stock

Brushes ~ Falln-stock

Tree Brush ~ Skeletal Mess

Giraffe – My own


~ Explore ~ #95 ~ June 2, 2011 ~

(Administration invite only please)


I can almost see it

That dream I’m dreaming

But there’s a voice inside my head saying,

You’ll never reach it,

Every step I’m taking,

Every move I make

Feels lost with no direction

My faith is shaking

But I got to keep trying

Got to keep my head held high


There's always gonna be another mountain

I'm always gonna wanna make it move

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose


But I gotta keep trying

Gotta keep my head held high


Lyrics by Miley Cyrus

You can almost make out the white streaks on the lower left of the image--they are from the snow falling. It was actually falling quite heavily during this long exposure. The result was an amazing aura from a distant light beyond. While taking the long exposure this fantastic island suddenly floated into view! :)


:copyright: 2016 Brian Xavier

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RFL Fantasy Faire -

YoZakura Sim

For those who do not know CowParade (read below*) and their store (, this idea is based on one of their cows. I so loved the design I wanted to recreate such cow in photoshop 3D. In this piece I struggled mostly with perspective and the light, although the 3D helped to see things better:). The cow with the pawns is all 3D rendered, the islands and clouds painted.



CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes. After the exhibition in the city, which lasts many months, the cows are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity. (

Chavit and Gavit

For Its Addiction tutorial discussion here


With thanks to...

Background ~ ~Brenda-Starr~

Island ~ Meihua-stock

Tree & Bird Brushes ~ Shadowhouse Creations


~ #324 / 365 ~

365 Manipulations Project


~ Explore ~ #111 ~ Oct 2, 2010 ~

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Some Sevit, Seoul, Korea.

July 2015.

Canon 6D.

Titicaca or Titiqaqa (Quechua) is a lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America. The people of Uros, a small South American tribe in Peru, have made living arrangements for themselves that are so unique, they’re not found anywhere else in the world. These people live most of their lives on man-made floating islands. The islands were created on Lake Titicaca in Peru, for the protection against other stronger tribes. The lake is the largest by volume in South America, and provides ample protection by itself since it is completely isolated and located about 3000 m above sea level.

Goodbye wave from the Floating Island of Titicaca Lake, Bolivia

The Uros Indians of Peru and Bolivia are a very interesting people. They live high in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes and on Lake Titicaca on floating islands.


The Uros Islands are made of reeds which grow naturally on the banks of Lake Titicaca. The reeds are matted down and added to as they disintegrate at the bottom. The islands float on the surface of the lake. The make their homes, their furniture and their boats out of the reeds. The Uros Indians are known for their beautiful and intricate handwork, weaving, spinning, and embroidery.




:copyright: 2016 Helmuth Boeger - All rights reserved.

The Uros islands are a group of 70 man-made totora reed islands floating on Peru’s Lake Titicaca. Its inhabitants, the Uros tribe, pre-date Incan civilization and continue to hunt and fish the plentiful land and waters they occupy.


By volume of water and surface area, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.


I took a ride on this colourful raft.

Uros, Floating Islands / Lake Titicaca / Peru at 12, 500 feet (3,800 m) above sea level

1789 Restaurant, truffles with everything

I'd bookmarked this a while back and returned to have an explore. And was greeted with a sign saying the sim was going to close within a week. That was close! No point in putting in a link either.


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Reed boatbuilding has a long tradition and is found kept alive today by the Aymara and Uru boatbuilders on Lake Titicaca, high in the Andes of South America.


Best Viewed Large

Sting - Mad About You


Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey "Star Gate" sequence



Entropy V - Diabolus Juvante (sim closed now)


Taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10M4 camera.

..on lake Titicaca. Tradition (islands, houses) and modernity (solar panels etc.). A bit touristy, but you can still see how the traditional life goes on.


It looks as if this made it into Explore after the actual day I posted it - in my stats at least it is showing "Explore" as a source.

Location: Floating Island, Seoul, Korea


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a photomontage from a while back that I had saved on there ...

if you want to feel the breeze inside the clouds, you must see the pic with this music piece:

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫


un fotomontaje de hace un tiempo que tenia guardado por ahi...

si quieres sentir la brisa en el interior de las nubes, debes ver la foto escuchando esto:

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫


Model from PersephoneStock

Clouds from silber_stock

The tower from fairiegoodmother

The hills from Mourge-stawk


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Location: Floating Island, Seoul, Korea


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There are approximately 40 islands made from totora a type of reed, which is used initially by the UROS (people of this island). The customs of these islands are continued, however it is questioned that the current inhabitants of these islands are original.

At present only some islands are benefited by tourism, as they sell handmade products to the visitors which visit them. The floating islands that do not receive visitors are dedicated to fishing and selling of this product.


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While beeing on a reed boat of the Uros we passed this island. The whole scenery reminded me of the movie Waterworld.

Yesterday at dawn, all of us die-hards were waiting for the gate to open at the Deering Estate for an equinox sunrise image... this is about all the color I got, but it is always beautiful there, and the company of my photographer friends was marvelous...

Este es la composición original del concurso, vista en los tutoriales. A raiz de esta imagen como ejemplo, deberán crear su porpia isla flotante.

Location: Floating Island, Seoul, Korea


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Photos taken in Puno and Lake Titicaca during our Trip to Peru in December 2017

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