I’m a co-admin of a wonderful group on Flickr that tries to contain only entrances to the underworld domain of hell. (Being an admin isn’t all fun – I have to delete some pictures that don’t seem to have anything to do with entrances, or hell for that matter!)
Well we’ve now been FlickrBlogged, a term which means we’ve been mentioned on the Flickr Blog website (and usually meaning hits go sky high!).
Such is the life of fame (I have previously been FlickrBlogged for my screensaver!)
The “A day in the life of…” group has produced its final ‘poster’ for the March 2005 day in the life shoot. I am happy to say there a quite a few of mine in there. Hurray.
Check it out.
The Day in the life… group over a Flickr recently had its third ‘day’, March 21st. It was my first ‘day’ and a fairly uneventful one, except for a rather intestering lunch time where I got to look at lots of goats and meet brendadada.
See full article for more pictures or click view the whole set on Flickr.
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50 people see the beach
Originally uploaded by brevity.
This entire set of photos is amazing – its various photos overlapping each other, each which has the same tag. My personal favourites include “sunset”, “beach” and “shadow” – simply brilliant.
Here the whole set.
The photo you see to your right has been picked out by the wonderful Flickrzen blog. I feel so honoured! And its one of my favourite photos (hence its in my “25” set – my favourite 25 photos!).
Thanks to Zenera
I bought a camera from Dixons for £20 the other day, just because I thought it might be fun to have a cheap and nasty camera that I could keep in my jacket and never again would I have to think ‘damn, wish I had my camera with me’.
Its about the same size as a credit card (width and height) and about half a centimetre thick. i.e. pretty damn small. My first thought was ‘cool, just what I wanted’.
The software that is supplied is very rudimetary, and unfortunately is custom software and not just your usual ‘appear as hard drive’ type device which is ashame.
The camera takes 640×480 and 320×240 sized pictures, at two different quality settings (much like jpeg quality settings I guess.) It holds 26 photos at 640×480 at the highest quality – all of the photos on this page are taken at that setting. At the lowest setting it will hold over 100 photos I believe.
The first couple of times I used it I kept losing photos. I’m fairly sure the reason for this is because I hadn’t fully charged the camera (charges while plugged into the computer via USB). After I fully charged the camera I haven’t had any problems.
It is fairly demanding of light – and often refuses to take photos if there isn’t enough light. Cloudy days appear as very dark images and there’s not much you can do to retrieve any detail. The look of the pictures has a very grainy feel to it, which seems to give the pictures a definate ‘look’ – which if you’re ok with is fine. We’re not going to get brilliant pictures out of £20 after all.
It is also quite sensitive about movement. Holding the camera still is very important. I’m guessing its shutter speed is not too fast, and hence pictures can blur quite a bit – again the more light the better for this as well. It also seems to blank out sky, or areas where there are a lot of light in some photos.
For £20 I think its quite good, once you’ve charged it up and remember to stay very still and only take photos of things in the light. Initially I wasn’t very happy – but after taking more photos I think I’m quite enjoying the experience.
The New York Public Library has digitized over 275,000 photos. They are all available freely.
Here’s just one.
Check the Slashdot story for more details.
I’m starting this category in an attempt to post some interesting pictures which hopefully will make the web-site look more colourful.
I’m starting with not my own, but the images of a user on flickr called lightpainter.
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