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I was ambling through the town centre, about to schlep homeward when I remembered a decision I had made yesterday.  I had decided to get my beautiful niece some flowers, semi inspired by Valentine's Day, but mainly as she has recently managed to break her wrist.  The gentle schlep stuttered to a halt as the brain cell got redirected to work out where there was a florist.  A quick mental review of the nearby shops failed to unearth any I knew of and I was beginning to make muttering sounds when I noticed some police knocking down a PR-type display and so I decided to do what we have all been told to do, "when in trouble, ask a policeman".
I strode toward them and one, a young PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) as it turned out turned toward me and let out a hearty "hello, sir!"  After a quick look behind me in case I asked him, "how's your local knowledge?"
He broke into a broad smile and replied, "excellent, sir!"  I nodded in appreciation and asked, "where's the nearest florist?"
He then broke into a set of stuttered "um it's, er, well, it's ..." sounds of confusion whilst his colleagues, some PCSOs and also some real police broke into guffaws of laughter and half of them combined that with pointing at the hapless chap.
That said, he plucked victory out of the fires of defeat with great aplomb.  Not only did he decide to consult PC Google, he also inquired which way I was walking home so he got a shop in the right direction, and came up with a good solution, even to taking me to a map and walking me through the roads needed to get there.
As is usually the case, my parents were right, "in case of trouble, find a policeman".  The police and PCSOs are often derided but as and when they can actually put warm bodies out and about I have ever found them to be decent people - apart from, maybe, the git who did me for speeding many, many years ago!

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Crescent 02
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Amother one to blame on :iconllolalane: and her monthly challenge - this one for DAZ forums www.daz3d.com/forums/discussio… with December being crescent
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Crescent 01
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Done for :iconllolalane:'s monthly challenge over at Poser For Dummies pfdlives.com/pfd/index.php?top… the theme for December being crescent.
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Boom
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A quick use of :iconsickleyield:'s mew Kaboom! product
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Octogon 02
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The DAZ variant for :iconllolalane:'s monthly challenge, November (squeaking by a gnat's!) being Octogon - www.daz3d.com/forums/discussio…

The web is made up from a number DAZ primitive cylinders, rotated and shaded (ussing MEC4D's PBS Shaders.  Spider is a much shrunk RoboSpider who is wielding a plasma welder by Nightshift3D, with sparks provdied by InaneGlory and Destiny Garden's Ribbons and Sprite (again, much shrunk)
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Vendors of Delight

By no means a definitive or complete list, so it will evolve over time. For now this is a partial list of those people and/or stores who, for me, I treat as 'must buy' :)

MEC4D - :iconmec4d: www.mec4d.com/store/
SickleYield - :iconsickleyield: www.daz3d.com/sickleyield
ARTCollaborations :iconartcollaborations: www.art-collabstore.com/ www.daz3d.com/artcollaboration…
Torqual3D - :icontorqual3d:

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Thyranq Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Simon, I gotta tell you how much I love your images!

I just had a browse through your gallery again and seen some that I hadn't seen before (like MY Toy and its sequel), and I really love how full of life, character, creativity and inspiration they all are! It's really great to see - keep up the awesome work, friend ;)
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thanks, that means a lot. I shall certainly try. At the moment I am revisiting the 'Remind me ...' picture, redoing the lighting a little and with a radically adjusted PoV. The lighting is down to be stumbling a little over the implementation of UberArea Lights and how the various settings affects things and the PoV switch (I didn't just want to redo the self-same image) showed up a slight issue with just where one of the characters is looking. Of course, each render taking several hours means that subtle tweaks and adjustments are time-consuming!
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Thyranq Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
You're welcome ;)

I always love revisiting old scenes - gives you a chance to really look at it with a fresh set of eyes.
You've got to be one of the only people I see on here that regularly uses UberArea Lights lol - I love them, personally. I use them anytime I want anything in the render to actually emit light (light bulb, tv screen/monitor, flame, etc). I will admit, though, that it took me a LOT of fiddling around to figure them out :D
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
They add horrendously to the render time, but they are damned good (once you get used to them, and you do have to invest quite a time in them). Ironically they are one of the main reasons I started looking at Reality as that promised similar features (and, with version 2, when it is released) should provide a very similar feature.
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toadz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Death awaits! [link]
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
The death of dignity, by the look of it!
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ann0314 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You mean Toadz has some to die? *snickers and runs off mumbling something about it wasn't her that said that*
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
LOL, that's ok, the security cameras were off at the time ... :)
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toadz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Mwwahahahahahaha!
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