Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A post about a post…

Campbell Storehouses, The Rocks, SydneyWay back in early April I started a post entitled ‘An Evening in the Rocks’ and early in its creation hit the ‘Publish’ button instead of ‘Save Draft’. I withdrew the post almost immediately as it was well short of being completed. The WordPress machine had already kicked into gear though and sent out New Post alerts to Photo Morsels followers.

If you received that alert and followed the link, you would have found the link was invalid, as I had withdrawn the post. I apologise for any inconvenience if you were so affected. It’s taken me two months (!!!) to finish off ‘An Evening in the Rocks’ and I published it earlier today. But I suspect WordPress views the post as previously published and therefore not requiring a fresh New Post alert.

So this post is about a (whoops, how I did I do that) post to bring its proper publishing to followers’ attention.

If all that sound complicated, just click this link An Evening in the Rocks and all will be good!

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Photo Morsels turns one

Well, here we are, one year after starting the Photo Morsels blog.

As I compose this post, I found myself wondering how many blogs fall away after an initial spurt of enthusiasm? I’m sure the WordPress people have some data on that. I suspect it’s not something they choose to share as we don’t want to put the next prospective blogger off, do we? At Photo Morsels, just under forty posts have been published over the first year, and the plan is to continue on into the coming year.

Looking back at what has been published to date, posts about ships, planes and trains seem to have been rather more prolific that I had anticipated. A reflection, I think, of a recent interest in things historical. Looking at the backlog of photos that could form the basis of future posts, the well of trains and cars images hasn’t yet dried up, but I will also look to broaden the mix over the coming year.

Anniversaries tend to spawn reflective moments, so I’ve looked back over the first year of posts to identify some favourites from the many images published to date, and have drawn them together in the photo gallery below.

Thanks for stopping by. All of these photos can be found in the first year’s posts. If encouraged to explore a little further, a variety of search options can be found by using the Posts/All Posts menu item at the top of any page.

Merry Christmas from the Photo Morsels blog

A Christmas Eve early Christmas morning post to wish all Photo Morsels followers and readers a Merry Christmas and a happy,  prosperous new year.

Amazing, here we are, Photo Morsels coming into its first Christmas.  Where did the year go?  This blogging caper is surprisingly time intensive, but I’m enjoying the publishing and sharing of a little of the world I see around me. And learning a lot from the research that goes into gathering background information on posted images.  The exploring of other bloggers’ sites is also something I hadn’t thought about when I first started out with Photo Morsels, but has led to many interesting reads. So thank you to my readers for visiting and thank you also to other bloggers out there for your contributions during the year.

I was a little quiet on the blogging front during December, with too much going on in the real world in the lead-up to Christmas and the start of the Australian summer holidays. I’ve plenty of images and topics ready to share and hopefully a few quiet days over the summer holidays will see the posts roll out.

For now, a handful of Adelaide Christmas scenes…

Adelaide Christmas Lights 001

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It’s starting to click…

Had a couple of long sessions trying out the various WordPress posting and page features and the specific options available with the Twenty Twelve theme I have decided to run with.  Think I’m starting to get the hang of it all, and will now focus on creating some content over the next week.  Please ignore any junk postings, these will get deleted in due course.

So stay tuned.

Hello and why this blog?

After careful and rigorous assessment, I determined that the Internet at the start of 2013 was still a little light on for photographic images, unsolicited opinions and assorted unstructured information. Well maybe not, but I nevertheless resolved to boldly go forth where many have been before, and add one more photo blog to the mix.

Why, you may ask. Well my hard drive has been steadily accumulating digital photos, most of which appear to be increasingly destined for a very small audience, if anyone at all.  Means to upload and share some of the (hopefully) better images onto the web were explored and considered.  The conceptual problem I found with Flickr, Picasa Web or similar is that images are fighting with thousands of others based merely on the initial appeal it generates for the viewer in maybe one, or it’s lucky, two seconds. Quick glance and and click the forward arrow.

To me, what makes a photo interesting is the story associated with the image, whether that be informative about the subject, technical as to equipment or technique, or the circumstances that led the photographer to the image.  A photo blog appealed as a means of combining images with their stories. Hence the tag-line for the site – where photos and words meet.

The aim is to post small photo essays wrapped in a few words, and to do so on a semi-regular basis.

And Photo Morsels?  Well, a morsel can be:

  • A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
  • A small amount; a piece.
  • One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.

My posts will mostly meet definition number two, although those who read my work reports and papers may be skeptical.  And let’s see how we go over time meeting the first and third definitions.

Likewise, time will tell if the audience for my images is expanded in any meaningful way, or whether the only person entertained is myself.

This is day one, post number one, introducing the blog while I work on setting up its structure and ponder what subjects will be loaded first.

So, I invite you to visit again around the beginning of March when I have hopefully nutted out this WordPress thing and advanced this blog’s construction in some meaningful way.