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’m writing this on February 28th . . . so, if civilization has ended in a massive nuclear holocaust . . . well, I hope it was quick. Seriously, this feels worse than the 60s and 70s . . . we’re talking at least one world leader saying nuclear weapons are not off the table even for a “special action”.

Still, we live in constant hope that we’ll get to live . . . so, let me get on with this . . .

Today, we have a MASSIVE gallery . . . 523 photos. Sure, some are duplicates with different treatments, but not as many as one might think.

What could possibly warrant such a massive gallery?

It was the 2015 Tri-Lakes Cruisers 14th Annual Car Show.

I’ve covered before my propensity to use pareidolia and enhance it by hand-drawing appropriate faces on various food items. For them who are not up on it, HERE is one such post.

I also have the program Portrait Professional Studio 15. Basically, it’s a program to “enhance” portraits. You can see an example of that in THIS post where I wanted to see what happens if you tell the program you are working on a female face but are actually modifying a male face (mine). 

I then got to wondering . . . while the program will not recognize a quasi-face, it will let me define eyes, nose, mouth, and face contours; it’s a very trusting program.

So, what happens if I take a potato . . . 

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. . . and tell the program where the eyes, nose, and mouth are? And then, what happens if I add mascara, fake eyelashes, colored contacts, eye shadows and liner, lipstick, etc. etc.?

Well, this happens . . .

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Whereas in previous posts one sees the effect of me hand-drawing eyes, teeth, lips, etc., in this case, I did nothing more than throw a few sliders.