Return to organic photos and “P” stories voting reminder

The Alphabet Challenge “P” Stories voting is plodding along at an acceptable — albeit slow — pace.

Given the fires, pandemic, non-functioning government, and impending civil war, I suppose the trickle of votes we’re getting is about as good as we can expect. Of course, given all that, some readers might be looking for something to take their mind off the state of affairs.

If you are one such reader, thank you in advance for eventually reading our stories and for eventually casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge P-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link

So, let’s go back to organic photos and travel all the way back to 2003 . . .

of course, I have to Impressionate the shot (Impressionate: v. to use Topaz Impression 2.0 on the photo and artistify it . . . Artistify: v. to de-realisticize a realistic photo, usually by simulating it being painted by a now-dead artist).

Meh! . . . not one of my better efforts.

However, look at the cluster of three bells on the center-lower portion of the shot. I can separate them from the whole and make them a more pleasant blue, and . . .

Long time readers might recognize this crop as I’ve used it before. But, let me show it to you with a monochrome treatment.

I don’t often use Topaz Adjust AI, but it can output some neat processing . . .

. . . and I can then go to the Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro 2 and get me another monochrome offering.

Tomorrow, a post about photographing blue and/or purple stuff.

The Gallery for these and other photos from “reminder posts” is HERE<<<Link. The photos are only slightly larger (30-50%) but the details — and quality — are better in SmugMug than here.

This is where I post a link for the few people who have already voted.

Strangely, this gets as many — if not more — views than the actual stories . . . something is obviously not adding up because — apparently — there are many more people who believe they have voted than actual votes.

Of course, it could be all the people who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for the lesser of three evils.

Anyway, here’s today’s “extra” link . . . HERE.<<link . . . it’s a review of the 2011 year in pictures. Yeah, there’s a lot of stuff there.

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


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6 Responses to Return to organic photos and “P” stories voting reminder

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Clarification needed: when I reviewed the post that was linked, I noticed you have the narrative below the photo you’re commenting on, however . . . on this post (and recent others), you’ve got the narrative/comment above the photo. So, have you got a preference (above or below) that you can use on all future posts so I (we) know exactly which comment goes with which photo?

    And, yes, I’m aware that most comments point logically to a photo, but not in many cases. So maybe adding “above”, “below” or “next” would do as well, too.

    Or, you also have the option of ignoring said above and continue on your current merry way . . .

    By the way, your Topaz Adjust AI blue offering is SPECTACULAR! More please.


    • disperser says:

      There is no set way as it depends on the pace, flow, and content of the narrative. Plus, I don’t plan posts; it’s an organic process, meaning it’s mostly sh*t I make up as I go (that’s what “organic” means, but most people who clamor for it don’t realize that aspect of it).

      The narrative is not words alone or photos alone. Photos and words should flow to form one narrative, even when I purposefully take a left turn, as when I switch to side-comments on entirely different topics.

      However, the context of the comments/narrative should make it obvious which photo they belong to.

      Perhaps I’ve missed a few, but I know I use “above”, “below”, “next”, and “previous” when posting similar photos. I also use captions when I feel the written part isn’t enough.

      Now, I won’t say you can’t find something confusing in some posts because often I’m composing late at night with little sleep and trying to beat a deadline. For instance, I’m currently on a 90 70 days streak for posting every day of daily posts . . . if it’s 11:30 at night and I’m trying to crank a post out, I might not be as diligent about following a particular norm . . . which I don’t have in the first place..

      That said, for the vast majority of photos, I believe that between context, captions, and specific narrative, readers should be able to figure out the connection between words and said photos. If not, there’s always the comment section for any questions.

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  2. OK, OK – I promise to read the stories today!


  3. These are gorgeous! Each and every one!
    Purples and blues in nature are my favs.
    HUGS!!! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

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