An experimental day

Today I wanted to learn how to insert images into blocks, insert mixed text and media blocks and to use internal links. If I succeed you’ll see the results in this daily update post.

Well, the idea of a mixed media block seems to have worked OK. It’s only a thumbnail but it shows the map of the church hall where the dances take place and the tables at which the key characters sit.

The photo, above, of Ted – my daughter’s Japanese Spitz, shows that the experiment in adding an image block has also worked.

As the post heading shows, this is an experimental day. One of my initial aims for this website was to talk about writing AND photography. So far I’ve been neglecting photography because I can’t yet find a way of running a parallel blog for it. Today, I’m showing both a Featured photo – as usual – but providing some information about the photo. This is to complement any of my usual posting regarding writing. Let’s see how this works out.

The featured photo today is of Blackpool in the North of England. It shows the sculpted sea defences, part of the amusement park and the South Pier. The photo was taken on a day with weather not unlike today’s, cloudy with the possibility of showers. In the photo, I wanted to show off the clouds, curves and shadows. I used a Pentax K3-ii crop sensor camera with a 16-85 mm lens at 60 mm. My settings were ISO 100, f/8 aperture and a shutter speed of 1/3200 seconds. I used no filters.

As for my writing progress, I’ve put aside the Excel timeline for today. I’m working on the chapter developing my understanding of the ‘faith’ character and his internal struggles. More on that tomorrow.

PS as for internal links, I’ll be trying that with some of my other pages to make external links to this blog.

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