For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to move away from Flickr photo storage. It’s a good place, we pay $25 a year for unlimited storage. Of course, the amount of photos keeps getting bigger, and there’s no other way to download them but one-by-one. That makes you stuck there — no way of migrating to a different service! I’ve googled it, found one programme called Migratr but it didn’t work. That one didn’t separate them into albums etiher, even if it had worked, so I would have gotten all 31,605 pictures in one fell swoop! Hard to manage. This morning I started thinking about this again and did find an excellent way! I can download one album at the time, which will be easier …. I can take an album every now and then — have until June before the next payment is due. I’m moving the whole thing over to Google.
This download thing that I found is Java, and this morning all my browser kept crashing and it as Java that caused this, even though I had the latest version. I hate stuff like that, that I don’t understand so I was utterly proud of myself when I finally got it to work! I’ve downloaded a few albums and this is also a great opportunity to sort and prune … As we pay for unlimited storage, I’ve uploaded everything.
Naturally, dealing with all these old photos, led me to think about when I’d just bought the first DSLR camera and other things. This picture is one of the very first photos I took with my, then new, Nikon D60. It’s from the shopping mall uptown — Brunswick Square.
Just a few weeks later, I went on a photo walk with a little group from Flickr here in Saint John. It was a Sunday, and eventually we ended up inside this very same mall. Many stores were closed and very few people were moving around the mall that time on a Sunday, and we kept shooting all kinds of stuff. It didn’t take long before a couple of guards appeared and told us to go away because it wasn’t allowed to shoot inside the mall!
I often think about that event, nowadays, when I’m there [this took place 2009]. If shooting isn’t allowed inside the mall in this day and age when everyone and his dog has some kind of camera phone?! Can they really manage that?! It’s as if when you have a big, bulky camera, you’re more likely to become a target of this type of discussion!
I remember this photo walk very well because it was nice, and I got one photo that I’m still very happy with so I’ll post this here and now. It’s shot through a window, and I tell you ….this was more luck than anything else 😀