Fifth “R” stories voting reminder . . . and photos

The Alphabet Challenge “R” Stories voting round is heading into the final four days of voting, still stalled. We’re hoping for a few more votes to come in, but (being busy myself) I understand why votes (and voters) may lag. 

Regardless, if you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge R-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link Votes will be accepted until noon on October 20th.

And now, onto an eclectic mix of photographs . . .

You’re looking at the balloons for a balloon drop event on the Coral Princess during our 2017 Alaska cruise. Said cruise is still being documented . . . maybe I should get back to doing that and put it to bed since there are photos from two other cruises that still need processing (Panama crossing, and New England & Canada cruises).

So, yes, the rest of the photos are also from that same cruise . . . treated, of course, through various Topaz Labs programs and plugins. 

Coral Princess smoke stacks reprocessed using topaz pluginsThe ship itself provided this interesting photo and associated treatment.

Next up, I offer a treatment of one of the many rock faces we sailed past.

rock face restyled and turned into a painting.Pretty dramatic, no?

Perhaps I should post something more soothing after all those dramatic scenes . . .

Six seagulls perched on a floating log. The Gallery for these and other photos from “reminder posts” is HERE<<<link. The photos are the same size as if you click on the above, but the details — and quality — are better in SmugMug than here.

Some folks might be missing my longer offerings . . . and seeing as a lot of subscribers were not around in the early Disperser days . . . HERE.<<link

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