Weekly Photo Challenge: Meshphotochallenge

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Meshphotochallenge. MESH is new a new WordPress software support package described as a “new way to share photo galleries.” Trying a new piece of software is for me always challenging, exciting…and scary. Here is my very first attempt: I selected some of my favorite garden plants as a way of learning how to create a “mesh.” It will be interesting to see how this might be useful in future blogs.

(Select the left or right arrows to move through the “mesh.”)

I would appreciate any feedback on the presentation generated by this new software.


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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18 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Meshphotochallenge

  1. Vondrita OConner says:

    I was a little confused about the arrows. I couldn’t see them until I clicked on the picture and it was enlarged. I really like it because I could go through the pictures faster that way.


  2. sueturner31 says:

    I like it !!! Need to get my head round this, I may be some time … 🙂

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  3. Maggie C says:

    Great photos! The arrow buttons are a bit difficult to see. I wonder what effect Mesh has on load time. I’m a little reluctant to try it yet. Good for you for jumping in!


  4. For ease of use i found the Mesh app great, uploaded the images through my iPhone and used the link to WP. Your gallery looks good as the subjects are centered and the composition works. I wasn’t happy with my gallery in the way the shots were cropped and the poor resolution. Still for the on-the-go-lifestyle, the app does it’s job.


  5. Christina says:

    I read your post first on my iPhone and the pictures loaded very quickly, today on the iPad more slowly for some reason. I liked the effect and will give it a try when I have some time to play, thanks for trying it and giving us a taste!


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, Christina. It’s fun to try something new. I haven’t figured out just how this can benefit our blogs over what we already have in the gallery capability. Perhaps just for an iPhone advantage. We shall see.

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  6. All are lovely photos, John. I especially like your interpretation of the challenge this week. Now you’ve inspired me to take another look at it. It seemed too ponderous as presented on the Daily Post. Your final photo, and header, remain my favorite, although the lovely little Camelia is a close second. That photo of the Mahonia just absolutely intrigues me. I love the colors and forms. Best wishes, WG


    • johnvic8 says:

      The mahonia was growing in my grandmother’s woods and I transplanted it to my Chapel Hill garden. I don’t have it in this garden, but I do love that picture.
      I will try the Mesh technique again.

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  7. Jane Lurie says:

    Worked well, although I didn’t give Mesh a try this time for my post. Beautiful photos.


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  9. I had to read the comments to get going with this. The arrows didn’t work to advance the photos but the little dots at the bottom did. I will definitely look into this because the photos on my side bar are small and the advance buttons show on top of the photo, which isn’t good. Do you think this app would work on the sidebar too? LOVE the ability to advance the photos like this. I will look into it ASAP. Thanks.


    • johnvic8 says:

      I’m not sure about the side bar question. I have not used the mesh app since this post as I think the same capability already existed with the ability to create a gallery and choose slideshow. Play around with and see.


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