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.
If you thought last week’s massive gallery was . . . er . . . massive, this week’s gallery is even more hugerlier . . . 650 photos! You read that correctly: six-hundred-fifty photos. In Italian, seicentocinquanta foto. For my one Icelandic reader, sex hundruð og fimmtíu myndir.
There are no specific blog posts associated with these photos, a small blessing because it would be a chore to link them all. Rather, again, these photos were used in the various posts reminding people to vote for the 26 Alphabet Challenge rounds. If you haven’t heard about the Alphabet Challenge, that is a great link to follow because it points to all 78 stories.
And, if you have not read the reminder posts, you have yet another hugerly and diverse gallery to peruse. A gallery that ranges from artistic renderings of photos . . .
. . . to more examples of artistic renderings of photos . . .
I got to be honest . . . at some point, while doing these reminder posts, I transitioned into having more stylized photos than realistic versions.
Unless the realistic versions were odd enough on their own . . .
But, make no mistake . . . this gallery has lots of artisticalized photos . . .
Not all, as I said . . .
. . . but even when I had something ‘normal’ like the above, I’d throw in the artisticalized versions . . .
And, stuff almost no one will recognize . . .
I often played with Topaz Studio 2 and ‘framed’ photos I’ve stylized using Impression, or Glow, or other Topaz plugins.
. . . so much so that it turned the objects depicted into images bordering on the abstract . . .
. . . but sometimes capturing the beauty of nature . . .
But also turning mundane objects into interesting visuals . . .
Then, after a number of those, I turn to regular photos. Actually, older regular photos re-edited with modern tools . . .
. . . I do that once in a while just to track the progression of both the tools and my proficiency with said tools.
But, sometimes the real stuff is weird enough on its own . . .
Such as . . .
In case you don’t recognize those . . . gourds.
But, lots of reworking of old photos . . .
. . . even combining multiple effects . . .
And, often, getting back to food faces . . .
Really, if you can’t find at least a few photos to like among these 650 . . .
. . . well, that’s that, then.
Still, lots of photos for them who would peruse them.
Anyway, here’ are’s the slideshow for the gallery . . . extremely bored people might sit through it all, but if in a hurry, just go to the gallery (HERE), and be selective in what you want to see.
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 Alphabet Challenge Reminders photos – Part 2 — (650 photos)
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