Wednesday, January 04, 2023

2022 Pic(k) of the Week Rotogravure

Festive Twain's

Pic(k) of the Week

Since 2006, I have uploaded 24,601 photographs and images to the website Flickr. Every Saturday since 29 August 2009, I have culled through those images and selected one as my Pic(k) of the Week.

Here's a retrospective collage of the fifty-two images I selected for 2022. Clicking on the thumbnail will take you to the full image.



The Kiss Wild Heaven Craft Beers Brewery Glenn Creek Falls (04) Snow Falling on Magnolias To fell a tree
From barley comes beer Steps to the Dene A welcome sign Watch for baseballs!
Look out! Winter white (but not snow!) Tractorial innards Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz (02)
West on Eastside BeltLine Bird on a vine Blue vetch Rare Sarracenia oreophila, blooming Keeping clave time!
Morning moon (and avian astronaut) Sidebench-ers Eclipse of the Blood Moon (16 May 2022 12:43 am EDT) White violet, close up
In the limelight Mother and Child A woman, her dog, and her beer The Guide at night Pink coneflower
Beer bubbles closeup Crocosmia in Georgia Brown thrasher, foraging Flamboyance of flamingos
Calm at crepuscule Promenade on high from low at the High Strip mall sunset Zen'd by jazz
Butterfly & zinnia Sunday morning Adirondack Oktoberfest at Odd Story Live Oaks at night
Wood stork, perched Tiny-gnomial ¡Cuidado! Moving Day Evanescence
Morning mist on the beach Little Red Riding Hoods Close encounter of the arachnid kind Dead in fen (02)
Train approaches bridge (02) Red no. 2 & yellow no. 5 Mallard whirlpool Super Cold Moon rises (03)



☞ Of my fifty-two selections in 2022:
  • Only 7 (or 14%) were fermentably related.
  • Thus, 45 images (or 86%) were NOT of a fermentable or comestible, or brewery/winery/distillery, or related subject.
  • 29 images (56%) were of 'nature.'
  • 10 (19%) were of structures, objects, vehicles, or signs (not including breweries).
  • 10 (19%) were focused on people, primarily or tangentially.
  • 7 (13%) were of art or culture in one form or another.
  • 6 images (11%) were in black-and-white (but none were beer-related).

☞ That compares to 2014, when:
  • 45 (or 86%) were fermentably related.
  • Thus, only 7 images (or 14%) were NOT of a fermentable or comestible, or related subject.
  • 6 images (11%) were of 'nature.'
  • 2 (4%) were of structures, objects, vehicles, or signs (not including breweries).
  • 28 (43%) were focused on people, primarily or tangentially.
  • 1 (2%) was of art/culture in one form or another.
  • 1 image (2%) was in black-and-white (but not beer-related).
(The figures don't reflect a sum, as a category may be a subset of another.)

☞ Examining the images of the previous nine years, 2014-2022, here's more of how my selections have changed. The trend is undeniable. My 'general photography has grown at the expense of beer-related photography.

2022202120202019 20182017201620152014
Beer 2n/a 12 10 1228343426
Brewery/Pub 3n/a 8 12 58162034
Cask ale 0n/a 1 1 250108
Wine/Winery 1n/a 0 1 01034
Whiskey/Liquor/Distillery 2n/a 0 0 10021
Food/Restaurant 0n/a 1 2 34855

(As above, the figures don't reflect a sum, as a category may be a subset of another: such as breweries also appearing under beer, food also under brewpub/brewery, etc.)

☞ Here are links to the image retrospectives for the years 2014 through 2020. (I did not do one for 2021.)


The cycle begins anew.

There were 53 Saturdays in 2022. So, the first Pic(k) of the Week for 2023 was posted on 31 December 2022. See it at Flickr: here.

  • The top photo is of Twain's Brewpub & Billiards, a brewpub in downtown Decatur, Georgia, USA. It was festooned for the Christmas holidays.

  • As to this post's caption, from Wikipedia:
    ☞ "Rotogravure is a type of printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. Once a staple of newspaper photo features, the rotogravure process is still used for commercial printing of magazines, postcards, and corrugated (cardboard) and other product packaging."

    ☞ Here, I've used the word as metonymy, à la Irving Berlin in his song Easter Parade:
    "On the avenue, Fifth Avenue,
    The photographers will snap us
    And you'll find that you're
    In the rotogravure.

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