What is flickr?

Again I am moved to write a short piece about flickr. Partially because I have really been spending a great deal of time there but also because things are changing rapidly. And I have set up a group to try and gather some of the old timers.

One of my contacts has shared a picture that uses a tool that flickr is so good at delivering. The notes tool it is great fun. It’s a bit like hashtags on Instagram and twitter, they add a layer of context and even more meaning to a picture, but rather than me bang on about it, have a look at this picture by Cogblogdog

Cogblogdogs note laden picture on flickr utilises flickr notes really well.
Click through to flickr to see the notes in al their glory!
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Wandering…

Southbank 2019-01-18 18:38:58

I spent Friday, wandering between exhibitions and other locations I wanted to visit. All on foot. The light this summer has been softer than usual. I’ve been trying to exploit this. I walked back from dropping my car off for a service on Monday too. So my main digital project on Tumblr, pc30320, got a nudge forward this week.

The Vault, a controversial sculpture has been in this location outside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2002. I have various pictures of it as it has been moved. It has its own group on flickr as well.

The Vault sometime in the late 80s early 1990s by the Yarra River.

It is to my mind an interesting sculpture, but one that requires to the space to step back and take in the whole object from a distance. This is easily achievable at its current location.

Celebrating Eleven Years in the Flickr Commons | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Celebrating Eleven Years in the Flickr Commons. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2019-01-16.

Source: Celebrating Eleven Years in the Flickr Commons | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Who says Flickr is NOT important?

By the way, there are several state institutions and large image archives on flickr as well. The SLV has a presence as does the NSWSL, and QSL

Melbourne’s Changing Face

powerlines in a field in Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Powerlines aplenty
2019-01-15 16:48:42 !/250 @ f11 200 ISO
A pit or quarry, now filled in Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
A pit or quarry, now filled
2019-01-15 16:52:12 1/160 @ f11 200 ISO
Powerlines and freeway and other infrastructure facing southwest the freeway on the background, in Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Facing southwest the freeway in the background
2019-01-15 17:08:06 1/250 @ f11 200 ISO
Under this pile of rocks used to be a quarry, Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Under this pile of rocks used to be a quarry
2019-01-15 17:21:53 1/100 @ f11 200 ISO
A mixture of abandoned and working industry Braybrook, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A mixture of abandoned and working industry
2019-01-15 17:26:05 1/125 @fii 200 ISO

Melbourne is in the throes of a heat wave this week. This makes picture making difficult to the point of unbearable. Luckily for me the weather eased off Tuesday afternoon. So I headed out to a spot that had been lingering in the back of my mind for some time.

I used to drive up and down the Westgate freeway daily. I rarely do now and the changes going on there are massive. A tunnel is being built and scheduled for opening in 2022. Improvements include widening of the freeway with related infrastructure. I focused my attention near the exit from the freeway. This is where to my delight I managed to find a new location that I had not realised existed. I exposed approximately 3 rolls of film and some colour film too. I also made almost 100 pictures on my Canon G9X MkII and my iPhone as well.

The light was actually perfect for photography. Australian summer light is usually harsh with little or no cloud cover. Today was an exception and I made the most of it. The black and white film will be processed shortly. The above 5 pictures I hope gives a sense of what the location looks like. I will return over the coming years to map the changes.

These are a few of my favourite things [on flickr]

Just a few and in no particular order

There are so many great photographers on flickr, I could never do them justice but please have a look at my favourites page and you will quickly get a feel for the sorts of photography and photographers I like.