SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 016

The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.

In brief, these posts serve 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.

Today, I continue with 76 photos originally shared in THESE eight posts. At the time, we were still in Hawaiʻi and I was using the Note 8 to generate content at least as often as the PC.

Using existing photos and merging them in Adobe’s Photoshop Mix app generated interesting combinations. That app is no longer available (the functions have been integrated into another app), but if you’re like me and had downloaded it onto your phone, then it still works.

In a nutshell . . . er . . . in a short paragraph (I’m out of nutshell), the app allowed you to ‘merge” and ‘mix’ two or more photos. Rather than explain more, let me show you with this first photo.

“Wow! That’s . . . wait; what the heck is that!?”

Well, Bob, that’s two photos mixed together; one of Melisa’s quilts mixed with a photo of water lilies in a pond.

Let me show you two more using waterdrops photos combined with other photos . . .

Here’s one combining a mural with a quilt . . .

. . . and a mural with abstract patterns of one of my mandala doodles . . .

. . . and some of my mandala doodles mixed together . . .

Occasionally, I got some truly inspired combinations, like this drawing of mine blended with a ghost finger puppet and ending up with the image of the ghost of child molestation haunting a church.

. . . the monochrome version is especially applicable in its somberness:

Here’s a mix of a mannequin, mural, and doodle . . .

Dolls are often creepy in photographs . . . and in person . . . and holding a kitchen knife while chasing you.

Here, mixed with other photos, they range from creepy to interesting . . .

Could be interestingly creepy.

Some blends go very well together (of course, it’s why I picked them) . . .

Others are more ‘meh!’

I thought this mix of Lucille Ball and Plumeria was almost destined to be . . .

Whereas this mix of an Indian head, doodle, and quilt was overdone . . .

Some resonate with me more than they probably do with others because I know the photos . . .

. . . but I think I would find many interesting even if I weren’t familiar with the photos.

Many of the ones with eyes turn out interesting. Maybe because we’re predisposed to notice eyes.

They need not be human eyes, but sometimes that helps.

I particularly like creating abstracts from regular photos or mixing abstracts with regular photos.

. . . also, creating nightmares . . .

It’s a gallery of diverse offerings.

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. 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 Samsung Note 8 and Photoshop Mix — 76 photos

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