This is going to be fun. WordPress have changed the familiar desktop editor for this new fangled Gutenberg thingy. Apparently you have to add blocks instead of just writing and adding photographs as you go along. Seems like a lot more work to me. But as I don’t have much choice now for blog post editing, I’m sort of stuck with it, so here goes.
At this point I now have to go back to the menu system and add a photograph block.
Well that was different, I sort of like the way it works and I sort of don’t. I suppose I just need to get used to a new way of working.
Anyway last night, myself and about 18 other photographers from Prestatyn Camera Club arrived at Llandulas with the intention of capturing some sunset photographs and maybe also doing some long exposures as well. Some people like the milky effect on water you get from a long exposure others don’t.
A snapshot steals life that it cannot return. A long exposure [creates] a form that never existed.
We were also using this as a bit of a teaching exercise with more experienced photographers giving advice to new members. Things like aperture and exposure settings, composition and even safety advice. For instance, if you’re going to clamber across rocks, put your camera back in your bag. If you slip and fall it can be a painful and expensive exercise in many ways. Or if you are sticking your tripod with camera attached into the sea, stay close to it. You never know when a big wave might come in. Also check the stability of your tripod now and again, wave action can undermine the surface your tripod is standing on.
Just a short post this week. I’m trying to get back into a regular weekly posting schedule but life seems to be getting in the way at the moment.
Update: just before I pressed Publish I found a hidden menu item which allows me to go back to the classic WordPress Editor