WPC: Layered October

All twenty multilayered photos below were taken in the same month. Welcome to October.

Seeing that I’m desperately running out of blog space, again, I thought to combine the Weekly Photo Challenge and my Calendar 2016 and show you what October looks like around here. Especially since it is nothing if not layered.

My second blog didn’t last long: while the first blog was good for two years and three months, this one will barely reach one year and a half at the end of this year. And not much space remains. That’s why I hope at least to round up my Calendar 2016 on this blog: today October, two months to go. And then we will have to move again.

Last October was a busy month: my parents were here and we hopped from one Tuscan autumn sagra to another, visited Etruscan metropolis Vetulonia and its museum, and explored the beach – the featured photo is sand in extreme closeup – and the Orbetello lagoon. Flamingos arrived only after they left though, in the middle of the month. But to take good photos of them my camera would need just a little push.

Twenty photos today instead of my usual 12 then. I love it when I break the rules, even when they are self-imposed. Previous months are listed with links below the gallery, which you can enter by clicking on the first (or any other) photo and read more about the photos.

Photo: © signature mmm

My 2016 Calendar:

January is here.
February is here.
March is here.
April is here.
May is here.
June is here.
July is here.
August is here.
September is here.
November is here.
December is here.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Layered

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Great images, as always, Manja. On your blog space problem, have you considered limiting the number and size of your photos? If you share large files they eat up your blog space in no time.

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    1. Thanks, Angela. Yes, but that’s me, big and beautiful. 😀 Jest aside, I always have big problems with limiting my photos to any reasonable number. As for the size, I resize them already to about 500-700 KB. Anything smaller might defeat the purpose. I still have the third free WordPress URL so we’ll see.

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      1. Norm 2.0 says:

        I know you put more images in each post and you post much more often than me, but I think you can still go smaller on your file sizes. I use a Lightroom preset to resize at max 1000 pixels on the longest edge and reduce image quality to 60 (on a scale of 100) still at 300 dpi. My file sizes are rarely more than 200 kb. I have posted 527 times in 3 1/2 years, with over 1,700 images in my gallery and I’m only at 23% of my free 3 gig limit.
        Email me if you want to compare notes or go into more detail.

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      2. Thank you, Norm. Great that you have plenty of space. I’ve just got a hint that I can upload my photos to flickr and embed from there and now I’m playing around this option. No more galleries as they were, it seems… And much more work until I get a hang of this thing. I’ll remember what you say though (my max length is 1280 pixels) and ask if needed. Thank you very much again!

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  2. Awesome collection. Save me a slice of that lemon ricotta cake, please……

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    1. Thanks, Sunny Days. Okay, next time I make it one of my pieces will have your name on it. 😉

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  3. fkasara says:

    Woah, amazing photos!! ❤ ❤

    Uhmm, for the space problem, why don't you save the pictures on flickr and then embed them here? You have a free terabyte there.

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    1. Thank you, Sara! This is some great advice, I never knew this was even possible. And I have an (inactive) flickr account already. This creates some immediate problems though: 1. The only photo I can feature is the first one in the post, I cannot choose. 2. I cannot create a gallery with embedded photos. I can add captions though. In any case, for sure this is one hell of a space-saver, thank you!

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      1. fkasara says:

        1. 🤔 I don’t think this is necessarily true. You could upload all the pics on flickr and the one you want to feature directly on the blog, so you can select it.
        2. I don’t know if we mean the same thing with “gallery”, but I use flickr all the time on my blog and people can still see pictures in a slideshow from the wp reader (not 100% sure though 🤔)

        Flickr is actually really good, it allow you to choose the size of the pics and there’s a lot of space, as I said. You just have to copy-paste the code of the pic on the html editor of Wp, but it’s not difficult, I swear. Just ask away if you need help!

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      2. Yes, yes, I’m trying it right now, it’s really easy. However, I don’t know whether the gallery is feasible. For example, I have embedded three photos and have their codes in a new post and the photos are visible, so far so good. But I can only create a gallery with photos that have been uploaded to my media, not with mere codes. I will have a look at your blog to see what you mean by slideshow. And yes, uploading the one photo that I wish to feature is a solution. One is better than my usual 20. 😀 However, I tend to try out many photos to see which one looks the best… Well, not a real problem. I just wish to figure out the gallery.

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      3. Right, now I see what you mean: clicking on a photo on your blog leads to your flickr account and I can see the gallery there. The photos are not in the same order as on your blog though. And I don’t know how it will look with captions… I’ll do a post to try it out.

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      4. fkasara says:

        Yep, they are not in order, but that’s my fault, I uploaded them not in the correct order. I usually upload several pictures on Flickr to store them, then I decide which ones to use for a post.

        Yes, if you click the pics directly from the blog, you see the flickr slideshow, but if you check the entry from WP Reader, you should see the slideshow directly on WP (at least once it was like this).

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  4. That sunset! Wow! Love the ikebana, too. Do you resize your pics? I’ve used only 15% of my space so far because I always reduce the size while putting my name on them. I’m sure you’ve thought of this though already 😊 Ciao bella!

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    1. Hey, girl! Thanks! Yes, I resize my photos from around 4 MB to around 500 KB, I guess I could even more but let it be. I found another solution: My last two posts were already done by way of uploading photos on flickr and embedding from there. Not as flexible regarding the gallery but better than starting again.

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