SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 028

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.

Only one gallery this week, but still a total of 140 photos! There are three posts associated with these photos — HERE, HERE, and HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE. As some of the photos are about the same subjects, they might seem repetitive . . . but, that’s how you learned the multiplication tables, right? Meaning, that’s not all bad.

The gallery has a mix of photos; some shot with the P900, some shot with the D7000, and some with my then Note 8. As I mentioned in the first post, shooting with three cameras made me feel like I was a real photographer.

“I was scanning through the pics quickly as is my wont I felt sure I saw it move so I scrolled back and sure enough it keeps moving, my initial thought was “doesn’t this bloke have anything better to do” and second ” how the hell did he do that?”

That is an exact quote from the comments at the bottom of that first post. A quote by ElBob. Recent subscribers to the blog might want to click on that link and read a bit about Brian. There’s a link to his blog in that post, and one could do worse than spend a few minutes perusing his ramblings.

So, just in case there’s another ElBob-type person out there, the animation is created by stringing a bunch of photo together and outputting them as an animated GIF. I used Photoshop, but it can also be done in other programs.

At the time of those posts, SmugMug would not accept GIF animation files . . . but now it does, so I uploaded the animations that appeared in the blog post onto the SmugMug Gallery . . . and here they are.

. . . of course, the photos are also in the gallery . . .

While photographing the surfers, I noticed a Green Sea Turtle on the rocks below me . . .

But the focus was on the surfers.

Next, some Note 8 photos of the peculiar roots of a tree . . .

Then, a rusty truck that held a surprise . . .

Did you catch it?

That’s remarkably similar to ElBob’s signature (found at the bottom of some of his posts), and he had been in Hawaiʻi some number of years back. Of course, he denied it was his doing . . . and I believed him since I had coined “ElBob” from his blog’s signature years after his visit to the islands (LordBeariofBow =>> L.B.o.B. => ElBob).

Still, I thought it was a fine and proper logo for him, so I cleaned it up and sent it to him.

Anyway, my 90-minute shooting spree continued to capture some waves . . .

Actually, lots of waves . . .

. . . before returning briefly to the truck.

Most of the gallery photos are of the surfers, and the posts contain a few movies of surfers, but if you just want to see the slideshow, here it is.

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 90 Minutes of photos in Kona, Hawaiʻi — (145 photos)


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