• Yes, this could be cool!

    twitter.com/pptsapper…

  • In the wake of the @flickr purhcase by @smugmug…

    JOB 1 for the new owners:

    Allow users to login / authenticate without a Yahoo ID.

    The sooner I can rid my life of any Yahoo credentials, the better…

  • The Flickr Acquisition

    I am intrigued by the news today that SmugMug has acquired Flickr.

    I have been a Flickr user since well before they were acquired by Yahoo!, a company that almost ruined Flickr in a similar way that they ruined other promising startups they acquired1.

    Yahoo! dragged the Flickr community through a seemingly endless series of changes to business model, several major data leakages and a general lack of comitment that left the once vibrant community floundering.

    I have kept posting my images up to Flickr, but had shifted my main effort to 500px – even shifting my DesParoz.photos Gallery there.

    But 500px has been going through its own woes, and the recent purchase by a Chinese stock photo company is making me consider moving my Gallery somewhere else. At least I own my own domain and my data is my own.

    In the interim I have also been playing around with Micro.blog as a photo sharing service.

    The acquisition by SmugMug can only be a good thing for what remains of the Flickr community. I really hope the SmugMug is able to reinject life into the once great platform.

    The timing is brilliant – 500px’s steps have left many users to move away (or consider the prospect), and many are questioning the long term viability of that platform.

    For me, I’ll be photo sharing on Flickr and Micro.blog, and see where that takes me.

    1. Del.icio.us would be one of the best examples of that, IMHO. 

  • Good to see @rohedesign here on micro.blog

  • FUNNY: Camera Bag Buying Guide from DAN at Shutter Muse.

  • Wakatipu Reflections

    A trio of images from the Queenstown area of New Zealand, featuring the stunning mountain ranges as a backdrop to the magic foreground of Lake Wakatipu.

  • Five minutes to sunset

  • 🔗 Geotagging on the Panasonic LUMIX G9 — agoodplacetostand.wordpress.com/2018/02/2…

  • 🔗 Episode 1: Jean MacDonald and Manton Reece — monday.micro.blog/2018/03/1…

    Looking forward to this series highlighting some of the outstanding contributors on Micro.Blog

  • A New Zealand Adventure Begins

    Queenstown, a city on New Zealand’s South Island, is sometimes referred to as the ‘adventure capital of the world’, a title it has earned through the variety of outdoor and adventure activities that can be pursued in and around this alpine city.

    Even the flight into Queenstown is regarded as the world’s most scenic approach, as well as one of the ultimate landings for thrill-seekers.

    This is due to the need for the pilots to fly in over Lake Hayes, navigate through some very mountainous valleys and finally land on a runway that seems to lead straight into Lake Wakatipu.

    The first image shows one of the valleys through which arriving aircraft must fly, and a careful look will reveal an Air New Zealand Boeing 737 on final approach. The second image shows the final valleys and peaks to be navigated, with the runway of the airport leading to Lake Wakatipu.

    Skilled pilots of major New Zealand and Australian airlines regularly and safely make this flight, but it is nonetheless an amazing arrival for first time visitors and residents returning home alike.

    It is thrilling arrival to the start of an adventure to some of the most incredibly picturesque landscapes in the world, as the final image shows.

    Read A New Zealand Adventure Begins on my BalancedLight blog.

  • For my first sunrise photo session in Australia after 7 months away I thought I’d start with an iconic view of Sydney

  • Pre sunset today doing a photo tour back overlooking Wanaka. Amazing place, and just the photo guide, one other person and me!

  • Back to #thatWanakaTree for sunrise photos.

    About 10 keen photographers out clustered into a small part of the beach, tripods setup and waiting for the sun to appear.

  • Tonight’s photo adventures is sunset photography of #thatWanakaTree in New Zealand.

    At least 20 other photographers out sitting here but I think my @3leggedthing Albert is unique.

  • A beautiful evening of photography with my new Pana G9, 3 Legged Thing tripod, Lee Filters and Peak Design kit.

  • I’ve been a big user of 500px & Flickr for years. With all the hoohaa around Flickr plus the recent stuff happening at 500px, I think its time to make my galleries indie-centric.

    For my upcoming travels, I am going all in on Sunlit and my personal blog to see how it goes.

  • For Micro.Monday I would like to call out to @mattgemmell a sci-fi author who dabbles around here from time-to-time. His first book, Changer was brilliant, follow up Toll is on the way, and his weekly newsletter is often great. As it was this week

  • Colin Walker said:

    I’ve not opted for Reeder on the Mac yet.

    I’m using the Feedbin website as a Fluid app because I love that it shows whether posts have been updated, providing a delta of what updates were actually made.

    I do use Reeder on the Mac, but (like now) when I have to use a Windoze machine I really love using the Feedbin website.

    One of the (many) great things about it is the ability to post directly to Micro.blog.

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