The year 2019 in photos — Part III

All of these are from the last four months of posting so they might still be fresh in some people’s memories.

I’m fairly certain most of the non-regular readers don’t see the entirety of my posts. It’s evident that if they see them on Facebook, Twitter, or the WordPress Reader, all they’re responding to is whatever single photo is shown along with the first few lines of the post.

Anyway, the following are samples from the months of September through today.

And, September had a fair amount of photos, in part because, while on the NECA cruise, I had very good Internet service on the ship, and all phone photos, those were. But, before that, I played around with other phone photos and phone apps.

Of course, I was still putting the D7500 through its paces. Even did a bit of hide-and-seek with hummers.

Before leaving, I got into herbs . . .

And then, the cruise . . . all of the photos were from the phone and processed with apps I have on the phone.

In September, ElBob left us . . . he is and will continue to be remembered.

Come October, I got two new pieces of post-processing software. Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR 2019 and multiple examples appeared on the blog as I learned the settings and quirks of the software. True, most of the photos dated back a number of years but they were new — and mostly better — versions.

October ended with Magnolia seeds, fox, milkweed seed, and stuff.

And, then, Halloween . . .

November saw other pieces of software — DxO Photo Lab, Nik Collection, Topaz Labs Sharpen AI and other Topaz offerings — being put through their paces.

And so, we come to December. I almost didn’t include this month because regular readers should have these fresh in their memory . . . but what of readers years from now, when my blog is being examined by people trying to understand why such diverse and interesting content never attracted more than a handful of visitors.

Again, mostly a month of playing with software, but also doing another NECA post.

And, let’s not forget my foray into PlotAVerse . . .

It wasn’t a fantastic year, but it’s no slouch.

It’s almost as if I’m getting the hang of this photography and blogging thing. See you in 2020.

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


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13 Responses to The year 2019 in photos — Part III

  1. AnnMarie says:

    I see skies of blue, and clouds of white.
    The bright gorgeous day, the dark moonlit night.
    And I think to myself . . .
    What a wonderful world!

    Thanks for showing it to us and looking forward to more in 2020!

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      Not any more, and you’re welcome, and thanks for the heads up. .


    • disperser says:

      Oops, this went on the wrong one. Sorry. It’s in response to the previous post’s comment.

      Thanks for the Armstrong moment.


    • AnnMarie says:

      I see you’ve added that lovely dove to honor my comment on Part II! Excellent!

      That photo is #1 on my list of your dove photos, I even did two preliminary paintings of it . . . for your eyes only, though! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Such a perfect comment! :-) I got joy-teary-eyed reading it.
      HUGS and Happy New Year to you! :-)


      • AnnMarie says:

        Thank you, Caroline! Emilio’s photos do inspire grandiose thoughts of this beautiful Earth. Sending you hugs and wishes for the New Year, surely one with clear and focused 20/20 vision! Plus, we’re heading toward the New Roaring ’20s! I certainly am aiming for more fun in the next decade! Wishing the same for you!

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        • You’re welcome!
          Thank you! HUGS and good wishes back to you for 2020!
          Oh, such a wonderful way of thinking…aiming to have more fun in the next decade! I love that! :-) I’ll do the same! :-)

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  2. Wow! I love seeing your year through your photos! Thank you for taking us along with you via your blog! Your photos, writing/words, and comments helped make 2019 a good year! Thank you!

    Yes, I miss ElBob so much!

    I wish you and Melisa an amazing, beautiful, healthy 2020!


  3. Ggreybeard says:

    You’re quite right in saying that readers from Facebook don’t see the entirety of your posts.
    The stats show many of my Facebook followers will hit the like button but won’t be bothered with even visiting the blog. Frequently they will ask questions which are clearly covered in the blog text.

    I’ve even been banned from a couple of Facebook astronomy groups where the admin allows anything to do with astronomy but for some weird reason takes offence at links to an amateur astronomer’s blog.

    All a sign of the times, I suppose but sometimes I get so bored with Facebook, so I suppose I’m part of the problem too.

    Do I click on all of your images? No. Some of them? Yes. The slideshows look great but the thumbnails are sometimes enough to give an overall impression of a colourful variety of interest.

    Best regards



    • disperser says:

      Thanks for the candid response and thank you for continuing to visit.

      One reason I purposefully keep the number of blogs I subscribe to low is to ensure I can dedicate the time to read the posts on the blogs I subscribe to. (Full disclosure: I don’t read all the technical details for the images you post since I don’t have the equipment to replicate the photos.)

      That said, I don’t expect the same from people who subscribe to my blog because I go overboard with both the writing and the number of photographs I post.

      As I oft say, I can count the number of subscribers who read everything I post on the fingers of one machinist’s hand, and I’d likely have a few fingers left over.

      It’s important to remember that more traffic and more participation would also tax my time and I have too much I want to do.

      This blog is primarily for me, and yes, I appreciate when others take an interest in it. But blogging is not life and in the overall scheme of things, it’s not all that important.

      It is a way to connect with people around the world and I appreciate the connections I’ve made through this platform and the interaction with some amazing people.


  4. seekraz says:

    Wow…there’s just something about a glacier…and a fox…and a hawk, elk, moon…mountain reflection in a lake…

    Beautiful collection, Emilio.


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