This is amusing.
SmugMug has been slowly disentangling #Flickr from Yahoo over the last few months, and they have planned downtime coming up in a few weeks to finish migrating a gazillion photos and videos from Yahoo's datacenter to AWS.
The funny part: They're doing a photo contest where you print out the maintenance notice and "take your photo of the little panda on an adventure somewhere," then post it after the site comes back.
Having an ultra-zoom in your pocket allows you to take photographs with a compressed perspective from unconventional angles while just roaming the streets. I didn't expect to see the babies returning to #zizkovTower but here they are. #davidCerny #barCode https://www.flickr.com/photos/kmnk/47506540201/
I've found an inspiring blog by Sylvain Duford. It is dedicated mainly to photographing with a #MFT (#M43) system and he writes critically about current mainstream consumer #photography trends. Articles like this one are important, at least for me: https://www.duford.com/2016/04/technical-quality-vs-art-and-story-telling/
This is one of my first photos taken with a manual Tamron 55BB 500mm #vintageLens. Focusing can be tricky but it offers 811mm equivalent focal length on an APS-C sensor and allows me to take photos like this one without a need to carry a large #telephoto lens because it uses a #catadioptric design. #kestrel #falcon #photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/kmnk/33236815148/
Why Flickr Limiting Free Users to 1,000 Photos is a Smart Move https://petapixel.com/2018/11/02/why-flickr-limiting-free-users-to-1000-photos-is-a-smart-move/
I took several photos of various sculptures in the centre of #Liberec with my new 500mm Tamron Adaptall 2 prime lens. The lens is manual and not stabilised and I didn't have a tripod, so when the lighting conditions worsened, I took some photos with a stabilised compact camera, and you can compare the difference. #photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/kmnk/albums/72157704704544071
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The project is still young, but we are getting close to a polished v1.0 release with federation support!
We can't wait to join the fediverse. ❤️ #pixelfed
Four Sneakers – © 2019 – Robert N. Clinton (aka CyberShutterbug)
Four Sneakers originally was published on the photo site of Robert N. Clinton (aka CyberShutterbug) at Photography by CyberShutterbug
Some recent sun #halo displays I've seen in the last 2 weeks: An upper tangent arc (my first!), the top edges of a circumscribed and 22° circular halo, and most of a 22° circular halo (with bonus contrail shadow on the cloud layer!)
All shot on my Pixel 2 with levels adjusted.
These are all formed by reflection and refraction of light in ice crystals. (A great reference: https://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/common.htm )
Also, all seen from Los Angeles, which isn't freezing...at ground level.