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.

One gallery this week for a total of (!) 524 (!) photos. You read that correctly: five-hundred-twenty-four photos. In Italian, cinquecentoventiquattro foto. For my one Icelandic reader, fimm hundruð tuttugu og fjórar 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, 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 a huge and diverse gallery to peruse. A gallery that ranges from ‘regular’ photos . . .

. . . to sometimes highly stylized photos

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.

Two Galleries this week for a total of 71 photos.

There are two blog posts associated with the photos — HERE, and HERE — and the photo galleries are HERE and HERE.

Most photos were taken with the P900, A few with the D7000, and there might be a few here snapped with the Note II. Sometimes, you can’t tell them apart.

We begin with a small gallery in tribute to Paniolos. When people think of Hawaiʻi, they’re probably not thinking Cowboys, or more accurately, Paniolos. And yet, the influence of the culture is present on all the islands. 

There’s interesting reading to be had about Paniolos competing in the 1908 Chayenne Rodeo on the mainland, and winning.

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, a bit longer than last week’s offering; 83 photos.

There’s one blog post associated with the photos — HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE.

The photos were taken with the D7000, the P900, and the Samsung Note 8. Sometimes, you can’t tell them apart.

That’s the Note 8

Anyway, the gallery is about visiting Kapaʻau, a town in the Kohala district of the Big Island.

That’s not it . . . that’s a photo taken outside the front door of our condo using the Note 8. Pretty impressive what that phone could do. Then again, Hawaiʻi . . .

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 . . . and, in contrast to last week’s, a short one. Just 22 photos and four videos.

There’s one blog post associated with the photos — HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE.

The photos and videos were shot with the D7000.

The place is Laupāhoehoe Beach Park on the Big Island. Site of a deadly tsunami, it’s a bit of a drive both to get there from where we were staying and to get down to the park itself (narrow 1.5-lane road winding down the side of a cliff).

When you stand on the shore, the waves coming at you look taller than you, obscuring the horizon and making you think they’re going to inundate the ground you stand on . . . but the rocks break them up . . .

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 . . . with 311 photos!

Well, not really . . . there are only 288 photos, and the rest are animations using some of those photos.

There’s one blog post associated with the photos — HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE.

The photos were shot with the D7000 coupled with the Nikon 80-400mm lens as most of the surfers were out there a bit, and this was pre-P900, so it’s DSLR from start to finish.

As interesting as that photo is, there are many photos, and for this post, I’ll limit myself to mostly the animations from the photos. Anyone interested in perusing the photos can visit the gallery.

There are a lot of action shots, so if you’re into waves and surfing, the gallery is the place for you. Here are a few before I jump to the animations, and, by the way, you can click on any photo or animation to open a larger version in a new window . . .

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?”

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.

Two galleries again this week, for a total of 140 photos! The post associated with the first set of photos is HERE, and the photo gallery is HERE. Again, many of the photos are similar to each other, hence why I’ll add photos from another gallery after these.

These were all shot with the D7000 during one of our drives on my favorite road on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi: Saddle Road.

“All I see are rocks. Specifically, lava rocks. Where’s the road?”

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.

Two galleries again this week, the first with 33 photos! The post associated with these photos is HERE, and the photo gallery is HERE. Many of the photos are similar, hence why I’ll add photos from another gallery after these.

The photos in the gallery were all shot hand-held using the p900. Really, given sufficient light, the camera comports itself admirably. But, since it’s the P900, I need to start with the Moon.

“As many moon shots are you share, one might think that’s the only reason you bought the P900.”

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 two small galleries this week, the first with only 12 photos! The post associated with these photos is HERE, and the photo gallery is HERE. The title has nothing to do with the photo since the photos were only included for them who avoid reading what I write.

In fact, the whole post is about success, and expectations of same, in whatever passion drives you. It’s a long read, so maybe it’s best just to look at the photos.

 ʻōhiʻa-lehua plant

“It looks interesting … what is it?”

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, we look at multiple galleries, most still associated with winter photos.

Only one gallery this week, with only 52 photos. The post associated with these photos is HERE and the photos gallery is HERE. The title is a play on last week’s post title . . . which was a play on a movie title.

All of the photos in this gallery are from that area, about 10 ft x 3 ft on the side of the road.

“What the!? . . . more ice and snow stuff?”

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, we look at multiple galleries, most still associated with winter photos.

The two galleries featured in this post are related because I split the offering of one post into a color and a monochrome gallery. The post associated with these photos is HERE and the color gallery is HERE. The companion monochrome gallery is HERE. Combined, there are 96 98 photos; 74 75 in the color photos gallery, and 22 23 in the monochrome gallery.

“Let me guess . . . Another icy fog event?”

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, we look at multiple galleries, most still associated with winter photos.

The post associated with this first batch of photos can be found HERE.

The PATH Series (Photos Around The House) is something I should get back to . . . eventually. The 5th post in that series began with a few snow sculptures (6 photos) . . .

“Let me guess . . . more frost?”

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, we look at one gallery associated with weather events. Specifically, winter weather events.

Before we go on, the post associated with these photos can be found HERE.

Last week’s SmugMug Appreciation post also dealt with wintery scenes . . . and since this week’s temperatures stayed stubbornly in the upper 90s ( mid-30s Celsius), I felt a repeat would be welcomed . . .

“Let me guess . . . more frost?”

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, two galleries associated with weather events. Specifically, winter weather events.

Before we go on, the post associated with the first gallery can be found HERE.

We begin with a blizzard from February 2015 . . .

“It looks serious . . . do you miss blizzards?”

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 offer yet more galleries from The Big Island. The first is about us just going for a stroll and me having a camera with me . . . what are the odds of that!? Before we go on, the post associated with the first gallery can be found HERE.

We begin with ‘helmet urchins‘ which are sometimes referred to as ‘shingle urchins’ . . .

“Are those real? They look like armored cars.”