Goodbye Posterous, Hello

And another web service bit the dust this past week. Posterous, which was bought by twitter, officially shuttered its doors on the 30th of April. Posterous has promised that users’ backup/export files will be made available until the end of May, but why wait? If you have your export file, follow these instructions for uploading your backup XML file to

One small tip to try and help those who previously used Posterous’ gallery and are trying to transition to the Gallery feature: try typing the WordPress Gallery shortcode where you want your photos to appear.

[ gallery ]

But remove the additional spaces around the brackets first. This will create the default 3-column thumbnail image Gallery in its simplest form, as shown above.

For the full run-down on how to work with Galleries, check out the official Gallery Support Doc, as well as my Gallery FAQ.

(These photos are from our recent short holiday in Basel and Alsace and are all means of transportation.)

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

This past year I did a lot more travelling both here and abroad.  According to PSE, I look 2700+ photos in 2012, 1688 of those were in landscape orientation and 1026 in portrait. Below is a distillation of 50 or so of the 75 photos that I felt were photographically interesting.

When reviewing photos to select for this post, it struck me that many of the photos I take feel like a serendipitous coming together of composition, light and color rather than a conscientious act of creating a photograph. And perhaps that is exactly what my photography is. Carpe Diem!

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Photo Friday: Mood

Gouffre de Padirac is one of the caves we visited in Dordogne and while very commercialized, the lighting in the cave was spectacular and added very much to the experience.

Related: Illuminating The Underworld In A Deep, Dark French Cave (NPR) via Donncha O Caoimh on Google+

In a French Country Garden

Back from a whirlwind trip to the Dordogne region of France (well, really Dordogne, Lot, Quercy and Perigord). On average, we visited at least one medieval chateau/town and a cave each day with the occasional stunning garden thrown in. I’m still on visual overload.

More pictures as I sort through the 600 or so I took and get out from this mountain of laundry.