My Last Photo — November ‘22

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly Last on the Card prompt, where he asks us to…

  • Post the last photo from your camera’s SD card or the last photo from your phone taken in the month of November.
  • No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  • No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  • Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  • Tag “The Last Photo.”

So here’s the last photo I took on my iPhone in November.

I took this photo yesterday afternoon at around 3:00 in my backyard. I was facing southwest looking at my backyard waterfall and plants, shrubs, and trees around and behind it. I love m’y backyard and probably have dozens of photos of it in by iPhone’s photo library. Just being in my backyard brings me joy and feelings of serenity.

Just FYI, in the interest of not running out of storage space in my WordPress media library (I’ve used 44% of my 6 GB allowance) and to ensure my posts load quickly, I reduce the size of the photos I post here. For example, the original photo on my iPhone is 12 megapixels and its size is 2.5 megabytes. The photo posted here is less than one megapixel and its size is only 405 kilobytes. Of course, the photo’s resolution is not as good as the original.

If any of you photography aficionados here on WordPress know how I can post the full-sized, original photos without blowing up my media folder and/or significantly slowing down how long it takes for my post to load, I’d love to hear from you.

26 thoughts on “My Last Photo — November ‘22

  1. ganga1996 December 1, 2022 / 6:45 am

    I also would love to know how to post pictures without wasting storage. There may be many photographers who would know that.

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  2. Paula Light December 1, 2022 / 6:59 am

    Beautiful yard! Since taking your advice and smallifying my images, I’m only at 8%! Guess it helped to delete a bunch of old dreck 😀

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  3. bushboy December 1, 2022 / 11:18 am

    Your yard is fabulous Fandango. I reduce my photos now. In my Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate 2023 I use 640X480 and 640X640 for square which I am using more thanks to Becky. The quality doesn’t fall away.
    Thanks for joining in 😀😀

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    • PR December 1, 2022 / 12:31 pm

      Lovely backyard! I have the same challenge – how to reduce size without losing details. I’ve found photocompress app that is relatively alright for the pics on the phone. For the laptop, I compress with irfanview which works most og the times. I assume that the paid apps/softwares would have more options.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks. Yes, we wanted it to look natural.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 10:05 pm

      You mean do I know what they all are? I do have a cheat sheet.


      • donmatthewspoetry December 2, 2022 / 12:01 am

        No, did you plant it all out yourself? or a landscape gardener, who would leave you a cheat sheet. What ever, it’s a nice balance. …..

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        • Fandango December 2, 2022 / 8:02 am

          A landscape designer helped me pick out local, native plants that are drought tolerant and do well in our zone (9), can tolerate direct sun and the heat of summer plus occasional frosts in winter. I planted some and had a gardener plant the larger stuff (trees).


          • donmatthewspoetry December 2, 2022 / 10:00 am

            A good job all round. Just relax back now and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

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            • Fandango December 2, 2022 / 1:47 pm

              That’s the plan!


  4. Marleen December 1, 2022 / 10:33 pm

    The variety is great.

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    • Fandango December 1, 2022 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you, Marlene.


  5. Nope, Not Pam December 2, 2022 / 2:09 am

    I just delete old posts, which is what I’ll be doing at Christmas

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