This post was inspired on what Adrian Harvey posted a few days ago regarding most searched engine terms that lead to your blog. Read it here for his silkworm situation. Every now and then, I browse over these “search engine terms” responsible for bringing traffic to your blog as they are highly entertaining. It’s funny to see what some other users typed into Google in a frenzy to end up at your blog. The terms also aren’t without oddness. My most frequently searched term that brings users here is: hobo signs. I get at least one a day. And if not familiar with the term, hobo signs are little symbols and coded graffiti homeless persons scrawl, etch or chalk around cities for other homeless people. An example would be a symbol for “hostile land owner,” meaning no bedding down in the area. This “hobo sign” traffic stems from ONE photo of a hobo sign I found on a truss bridge nearly two years ago. And recently, there has been an abundance of “pottying in nature.” Mmmkay. This one points to a slew of toilets I found on the side of the road one day, and again, posted ONCE. So then I decided to see what #3 was, and it was “neck biting.” Ok, everyone out the pool on that one. And this triptych of search engine terms accounts for several hundred hits. Just 15 this week on “pottying in nature.” If I wrote them down as descriptions of the blog, there would be some serious questions over what content I was putting out there. In sum, quite amusing. So the triptych above is an ode to these travelers—my neck biting, hobo signaling, nature potty people. I wonder what will happen with them grouped together now. To boot, I gave them some different versions of the originals and all in sepia to spice it up. So to the other photobloggers, what is your Top 3?
In other matter, a few posts ago, I noted how I had done some highlight recovery using the LAB mode color space in Photoshop. A few people inquired over some specifics, so I went ahead and published a tutorial regarding the technique on the site, Digital Darkroom Techniques. You can check it out here if interested.