TYAT [Ten years ago today]

Flowerdale 2009-02-09 12:40:54

Some of the worst bushfires Australia had seen occurred in February 2009. It took many months for several small towns and villages to open as it was a gigantic crime scene. My meagre attempts at making pictures do not nor will they ever express and convey the loss and anguish felt bot those caught directly in its path. Not to mention the total sense of me being an alien in my own country.

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Flickr’s cultural reach?

This past weekend I spent in Sydney. I looked at some interesting exhibitions, one at the MCA and the other at the State Libray of New South Wales. The MCA exhibition will have had plenty written about it already so I’m not saying much here, or perhaps save for another post. I want to talk… Continue reading Flickr’s cultural reach?

Summer Projects

As is normal for this time of year, I have spent some time poking around in my archives, both digital and analogue. This year in particular my collection of polaroids.

I already have posted the set over on flickr, but decided to share them on ello.co. I can see these as a book too. Again yet another long term project.

My box of polaroids, 1990 to 2016

This box of polaroids I started making in the mid 1990s until the material was no longer made. Some Fuji-Instax pictures are here too.

Luminar 3.0

I am excited to announce that I have been able to upgrade my copy of Luminar, to version 3.0. This version has libraries. Roughly 80 to 90 percent of my digital work is spent looking at and sorting though my library or Catalogue as Adobe calls it. This means that maybe I may soon be able to stop relying on Adobe in particular with my use of Lightroom. As I have only had my copy since late Sunday I have not had as much time as I’d like to play around with it. So far on my 2011 model iMac with a SSD hard drive and 16 gig of ram it performs adequately. The long part of the process will be importing the 200k plus image I have stored on an external drive. A job that will take days initially but once completed worth the effort.

I fortunately found this online quick-start tutorial and it has helped me jump hough a couple of simple hoops and helped me decide how to move forward with this application. I’m sure there will be features added over time. I would prefer to see more metadata, per file and a way to quickly sort based on this metadata. The preferences pane seems very light on at the moment too. But really any program that can position itself to compete with the behemoth that is Adobe is worthy of an investment in cash and time.