Surveying his world

I just came across this great photo of a boy surveying his world. This photo is titled “His World” and was taken by Dylan Kitchener.

His World

Here are a few more photos Dylan shared which I like:

The Daily Commute

The Daily Commute

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Spectacular mountain landscape

This popped up in my Flickr feed. Spectacular view to kickstart a Monday morning:

New look for me

I’m kicking off 2014 with a newish look. The last time I had a beard was when I met my wife about a decade ago.

I’m still getting used to it and it is still growing out but so far, so good. I think I like it.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/iWioLw

Analogue blogging

I did a long overdue clean-up with our kids this morning and found these old Moleskine journals from about a decade ago. I used these journals to capture thoughts, ideas and life drama.

I want to capture these pages and I’m just debating how to do that. A flat-bed scanner is probably the way to go, short of disassembling the books and running pages through my ScanSnap scanner.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/iNsHTQ

Sunny end to 2013

Such a pleasure to see blue skies again after a couple rainy and cloudy weeks.

via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/iLN5Ff

Update: Sorry, little typo in the title. Fixed now.

3 great photos for a long weekend

Water Under a Bridge

I love this photo by Thomas Hawk titled “Water Under a Bridge”.

I’m not sure if I have shared this next one before but it is just a terrific image. It is one of Simon Clarke’s photos and it’s title is “blossoming”:

blossoming

Lastly, Chris Frank’sALIVE” is a terrific sunset-style photo. Good timing as I post this, the sun has just set here:

ALIVE

Why a Flickr Pro membership is still worthwhile

Update: Uh, I spoke a little too soon. As terrific as the offering is, there are catches.

The new Flickr looks terrific. At first I thought there wouldn’t be much value in a Pro membership with the expanded free offering but there still is a point in being a Pro member after all.

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Where to share photos

My Flickr subscription comes up for renewal this December and while I am inclined to renew my subscription and see what Flickr does under Yahoo’s new leadership, I’m curious which of the photo sharing services available now are the better ones?​

I’ve considered 500px and while I get some pretty immediate feedback on photos I upload, a lot of that feedback is spam with requests to follow other users. I like the attention but not like that.​

I ​upload all my photos to Google Photos for storage and to share on Google+ (I also backup with Dropbox and manually to S3) so its not like I need Flickr to show all my photos or even share them all but I have been with Flickr for years. Of course I can share my photos here on Squarespace which is designed, at least in part, for photographers. I can easily do more private sharing through Dropbox and Google+ too.

Renewing my Flickr membership wouldn’t be a bad thing for me but, like I said, I’m curious about the other options.