WordPress (WP) is formed of pages, posts, and portfolios.
Pages are time-static (“timeless” WP calls them, as though the web will somehow be eternal). They hold your content as posts and portfolios. Think of them as the backbone of your blog. They are what menus are made of.
Posts are time-specific and displayed in reverse chronological order. To me they feel ephemeral – like wood chips borne away on the ceaseless (and some would say remorseless) stream of “fresh” content that is the web. As the stream flows and time passes, readers have to search with increasing cleverness to find your older posts.
In the physical (i.e., the “real”) world, a portfolio is an actual object for holding material – such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings – representative of a person’s work. In WP, it is a separate, time-static location where you can collect and curate your textual and/or visual projects.
Posts get shared automatically (either online or via email) with your blog’s followers and the webiverse; portfolios do not. This is (we assume) by intention.
This means, however, that your portfolio (and any projects in it) isn’t necessarily as visible as are your most recent posts. But one can overcome this by linking a post to the projects in ones portfolio – which is what we’re doing here.
WATER (1975 – 2023)
Photographs of encounters with water in its various forms and guises.
LEAVES (2009 – 2022)
Photographs of the humble leaf – one of the foundations for life on Earth.
WATERFALLS (1979 – 2022)
Photographs of falling and cascading water, mostly from places in the Western U.S.
IN THE RANGE OF LIGHT (1968 – 1999)
Images from 50+ years of mountaineering, backpacking, and hiking in California’s High Sierra.
MONOCHROME (1968 – 1997)
Color slides from days gone by rendered in shades of gray to explore what might have been.
MADRONES (2015 – 2021)
Abstract images captured from the bark of the ever alluring Pacific Madrone.
IN THE DESERTS (1969 – 1995)
Images from wanderings in the great deserts of the Western United States.