Only Bloggers Would Understand The Pain.

Do you know many of my Facebook posts are found or replicated on my blog or website? Not all, but when I can.

There, you can see bigger pics and find related links as cross references. For example, looking at the Leaning Tower post, you will find convenient links (under Related Posts sidebar) to Mastan Ghani Mee Rebus, Liew Kee Chee Cheong Fun and other Teluk Anson stories.

It is not easy maintaining both. Imagine the drudgery of the repetitive chore when replicating content from social media. It was why many blogs fell out with the arrival of Facebook. One is easy and will lull you into disinclination of your blog, while the other requires work and maintenance of the CMS. Bloggers will understand the enigma.

Still nothing can beat a blog’s tagging, statistical analysis, internal search, revenue generating potential, search engine exposure and related links feature. The downside is it costs money to host and is nightmarish doing all the CMS and plug in updates.

I am happy that some of my posts from multiple blogs from as early as year 2000 were indexed and archived by search engines. With so much content from my past, I usually depend on search engines to find some of my own posts that I now only have faint memoirs. Ironic, isn’t it?

Picture or screen capture from a post announcing my migration to the new (and current) blog or url in 2015. Blogging is hard work!

Here is the link, if you are interested

http://www.tvsmith.my/

If you are rading it here, you are a;ready on the blog. My Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/mytvsmith

Caught In A Spiderweb

Inside the tunnel of an underpass, I decided to have some fun with the camera. For safety reasons, try this only when you are a passenger.

Set the camera’s shutter speed to between 1 and 2 seconds. Click and rotate your camera during the length of the exposure. The rotation need not be a full or perfect circle. Your mileage may vary.

To make the light bluish at the end of the tunnel, change the white balance to one of the presets by pre-viewing to see which works best.

This may be one of the last of such colour combos as the city’s street and infra lighting are gradually converted to daylight-coloured LEDs. The spider web patterns here are the result of warmer and older sodium lights.

I wish there are more taillight reds but many local motorists fail to see the need to turn on the lights when entering a tunnel. The red streaks are cars braking into a traffic jam at the end of the underpass.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 50, f22, 1.6 sec.