On this morning, of the year’s last day, I wanted to write something, but wasn’t really sure what. Started looking at photos.
Flickr is my photo storage place of choice — I’ve been a member there since 2005. For those of you, not familiar with the service, they have this «Favourite» feature … guess it’s a bit like «Like» in Facebook or here in WordPress.
Flickr is social, but I’ve never been very active there … like I said, it’s my storage place and that’s about it. In the beginning, I had not even understood the social part of it, and uploaded ALL my pictures set to ‘Public’ …made a total fool of myself. I mean, this was perhaps 2006, I didn’t edit or do anything, they were basically straight out of the camera and I rarely deleted anything.
Now that was a parenthesis. Today I took a look at my ‘Favorites’ in Flickr. Over all these years, I’d only ‘favorited’ 360 photos. When I’ve hit that little star in Flickr, it’s because I’ve really, REALLY liked it … not as in FB where you hit ‘Like’ right and left.
Sometimes I fall in love with a photo, head over heals, and then I never forget them. They are not many I’ve felt that way about … maybe ten, and I’m never really sure WHY I love them so much … a mood, perhaps … a colour scheme, or just the general composition.
This one, by Thomas Hawk — a photographer in San Fransisco whom I’ve followed since the days of FriendFeed. This picture is one of those, where I really don’t know why, but I love it and I never forget it.
Here’s a link to my Flickr Favorites … there are a lot of raccoons and puffins! 🙂
I have another one also, of two eggs … think David over at Light Reading, knows which one I’m talking about. Heh! 🙂 Check out his terrific eCard site Quillcards … they have a free trial offer right now!
…and if I’m not back later on today: A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2014 to all of you in the blogosphere!