SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 002

I almost forgot about this . . . hence why this post will appear on Monday in a few (likely, upsidedown) parts of the world. The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.

Basically, these posts are a way to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence.

I understand the world is in a precarious state, and I’m still formulating my thoughts about it as I try to look past my anger and frustration at the monumental human stupidity, selfishness, and greed in evidence both here and abroad.

That means that few people will bother looking at this blog, and rightly so.

But, for those seeking even a momentary escape from troubling events, let me continue.

The above photo is from a series of photos taken in July 2012. Specifically, photos from a photo walk (meaning, a walk lugging around camera, lenses, and tripod with the sole intent of photographing stuff).

As a quick overview, this was an area that eventually would be built up with houses, but at the time of this shoot, it had been abandoned after the roads had been put in, likely a result of the housing crash a few years earlier. It was a regular route for people (and us) living in our neighborhood because it was blocked off from car traffic.

Yes, there is a post about it for those wanting the associated write-up. (HERE<<link)

In 2012, for each post, I would take the time to link photos in the post with the originals in SmugMug, and, because of it, nearly all the photos have captions. Meaning, just looking at the slideshow (linked below) will get you the gist of the content in the post.

These days, because of various reasons, it would take too long and be of little use to anyone.

There are 124 photos in that gallery, but some are copies of photos treated with different post-processing tools.

The gallery has flowers, bugs, grass, weeds, and maybe Mozart.

Dead stuff, too, and not just Mozart . . .

The link below takes you to the slideshow in SmugMug.

Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. I left the captions on for them who might want to read them. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of the My Photo Walk — July 2012 gallery (124 photos)

The first post established a precedent of linking another (smaller) gallery after the main gallery. I’m not sure I’ll do that in every post since some galleries are massive (multiple hundreds of photos) and don’t need a smaller companion.

But, for now, here’s another gallery, a short one (29 photos). It’s from our 2011 Thanksgiving trip to San Leon, TX. Here’s a sample photo from that gallery . . .

The post associated with that gallery is HERE.

And here’s a link to the slideshow.

Slideshow of the Thanksgiving 2011 — San Leon Gallery (29 photos)

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