somewhat daily mutterings

/Creations/Photography Hello, My Name is Mike Thomas, and I'm a Flickr Addict

I've been a flickr member for, oh, about a year. However not until recently, when I became a member of a photo club that uses flickr as its "photo repository", did I really spend much time on the site. Oh, how I wish I had that innocence back. Once I discovered the array of interest groups, commenting and organization tools, and some truly top-notch photographers and artists, I was hittin' the flickrack-pipe hard.

But it's not all wine and roses. My ass is sore from sitting here, rating others' photos and having others rape ... I mean rate ... mine in turn. Here's one example of a favorite photo of mine getting the business (click the photo to see the comment-carnage at flickr).

portland botanical gardens

On the other hand, I've learned that I'm a reasonably successful "bokeh photographer" if that's even a legal construction. I guess I have an eye (and certainly an appreciation) for that style of photo. I've also "met" some pretty interesting, talented folks, so in the balance it's been a great time.

If you would like to follow my flickr-diction via RSS, flick, I mean click, here.

Posted: Sun Aug 27 21:42:27 -0700 2006

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