It occurs to me . . .

. . . that a majority of people reading this blog do little actual reading. I mean, I don’t know for sure, but seeing as I’m occasionally provocative, sometimes un-funny, and nearly always long-winded, my assumption stands. 

Even so, few people ever look at all the photos . . . probably because I seldom post fewer than twenty at a time. That is in contrast to many blogs that will show one or at most two photos per post. 

Whereas that’s “art,” my approach is more like “soup.” I throw in a bunch of stuff and hope it turns out OK. 

Miniature Pineapple - Macro Photography + Blended Layers
Miniature Pineapple – Macro Photography + Blended Layers

I’m told — but don’t know for sure — some of my photos are nice to look at. I mean, not so much “art” but also not a burden to the eye. 

People who come to my blog for photos seldom click on the link that would maximize their enjoyment of said photos. Yes, I’m talking about SmugMug.

So, I thought I would do a post about SmugMug.

Visitors to my SmugMug account are greeted with 21 Folders, two of which are Private.

At first glance, this does not seem like much . . . but those folders contain 500 galleries.

Obviously, the screen capture only shows a few, but if you’re there you could scroll down and see all of them.

Five-hundred galleries . . . that’s a lot of galleries, Bob. Just out of curiosity, how many photos?

Obviously — again — the screen capture only shows a few, but if you’re there you could scroll down and see all 22,788 of them. More, once I do my next post. 

I keep saying “if you’re there” because you can click on the images to actually go there. Ain’t technology amazing?

Anyway, clicking on any of the photos will take you to the corresponding gallery. That’s not very efficient. You can, however, take individual Folders — for example, the My Photography folder — and search either for galleries . . . 

. . . or the photos in that folder, all 3,300 of them.

That’s still a lot of photos to scroll through . . . but, you could refine the search, say for just sunsets . . . 

These are not all the sunsets as there are more under the Travel folder. If you wanted all of them, you would have to go back up to the Top URL and repeat the search there.

Sadly, that also might not give you all of the sunsets in the galleries. 

You see, for a long while I neglected to add keywords to the photos I uploaded. For one, it was not as convenient as with the tools now available, and for another thing, I figured most people would come to my SmugMug account via the blog. Fool, I was. 

These days, everything that gets uploaded has keywords. Still, remember that when you search for anything — for example, “moon” — you might still miss a few.

The folders people are most likely to visit are — in no particular order — the Flowers, Feathers & Fur, and Travel folders. That’s in addition to the My Photography folder. 

Wait! The Other folder can also be a fun perusal. 

Lots of interesting images in that one.

I mentioned the Flowers folder because I really enjoyed flower photography. Plus, we’ve always had a lot of flowers in our yard. 

True, some shots are repetitive and not “artsy” but I come close to feeling prideful of many of those images.

I maintain looking at my photos in SmugMug is levels better than looking at them on the blog and that is doubly true for photos of flowers. WordPress “processes” the photos you upload and — in my opinion — uglifies them.

The Feathers & Fur galleries . . . well, let’s just say I occasionally surprise myself when I look back at how lucky I’ve been in photographing birds and animals. 

There are a lot — a lot — of photos in those galleries and, yes, some are repetitive, occasionally indistinguishable from one another. I see that as a plus. 

Within there, three birds have disproportionate numbers of photos . . . 

Hummingbirds . . . 

Swallows . . . 

Hawks . . . 

There’s also horses, camels, and other fur-sporting animals, but in lesser numbers.

The Travel folder is self-explanatory. Seventy-two galleries covering most of the places we visited since I bought my first digital camera, the Nikon D100.

Over 5,000 images . . . 

There you have it . . . SmugMug: a place you can go and not be burdened with my words. 

Wait! I’d be remiss if I didn’t include a link to my bees (and a few other insects) photos:

I’ll leave you with this gallery as an example of what can be found if one looks around a bit, be it this blog or SmugMug.

From the March 2015 posts:

From the April 2014 posts:

OK, one more gallery from various posts . . . 

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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