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This photo below I found particularly interesting!
I have been a member on Flickr for over 10 years. Only in these past few years have I used it extensively, keeping my entire artist inventory on it, for example, as well as albums of my best photos.
A couple of days ago, I entered a photo I took in Portugal into the group
Your Best Shot 2019, a official Flickr contest.
My holiday in Portugal - July 29th to August 26th 2019.
Mosteiro da Batalha, Agust 5th 2019
I shot many views of this great place, carefully setting up the shots for the best possible view. But this one is a snapshot I took quickly of a visitor walking through this architectural marvel, totally engrossed in her smartphone!
Info on Wikipedia: Batalha Monastery
After perusing the other entries (there are as of this writing almost 8000) I decided to make my own collection of what I find is the best. So I started a curated gallery - and I think in time it will be growing. There are many talented photographers on Flickr. Below see my Exceptional Photos Gallery:
Advance photos with the arrow on the right edge -
if you click the photos, they open in a separate tab on Flickr, where you can enlarge them.
So far, I have 3 galleries - this one you see above, and two art related ones.
I might just start a few more in future.
See my galleries HERE
Deep Dream and GIF Creator
as if I had nothing else to do - I was surfing the net and found these sites where you can create great stuff with your photos. Deep Dream I had used before, when it was in beta, but now you have to sign up/sign in. It is free, and there are many more effects since last time I used the site - this I just created today:
Making animated GIF images is a little complicated in Photoshop, so when I was looking for a tutorial, I found this website where it is easy to create animated GIF: all you have to do is upload your images, select the parameters and voila, done! This one below is also my first test, using images I had on hand (some of which were photo-shopped, some previously created in Deep Dream).
let the fun begin!
here are a few more images from Deep Dream:
UPDATE October 2019
I had added a separate page to this website about
which includes a video on YouTube called
On some social media posts I had started to use this funny Newton Cradle GIF:
there are many more effects found here:https://avatar.pho.to/
or else you can find photo frames here: http://funny.pho.to/
Exhibition Opening on October 30. 2014
This blog is primarily art related - for my photography please go to