Archive for February, 2010

Flickr in the News

Posted in FLICKR with tags , on February 28, 2010 by cliffmichaels

CAMERA LANGUAGE?

What’s camera language? This post from NPR, by Callie Neylan, offers a good explanation of the term and uses a Flickr photographer’s work as an example. NPR also offers a separate page on Flickr topics.

STARBUCKS FAILS AT FLICKR

Starbucks has botched it’s attempt to use Flickr presence as a marketing too. It’s angered many of the members of its Flickr group and locked down the site to prevent further criticisms (denied, of course, by the company). While its Flickr site encourages photos taken in its outlets, the managers of many harass Flickr member trying to shoot in their stores. One Flickr member described what happened this way:

I just got back from taking what I thought were some nice shots at my regular Starbucks and was told by the senior staff there that Starbucks corporate forbids photography inside their stores. Has anyone else had this problem? If it’s true, it’s stupid because it’s like free freaking promotion for them! (see also Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection).

MARINES CAPTURE FLICKR

Joining its military fellows, the marine corps is on Flickr. Well, actually, I see they’ve been on Flickr since 2007. Never mind… I wonder, however, why all of these government sites don’t make an effort to post better photos. The majority of photographs are not much more than snapshots, and often seem to have been taken at a convention’s happy hour…

MILITARY EASES SOCIAL MEDIA RULES

The US Department of Defense has loosened rules which prohibited military personnel from using internet sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.

The new policy doesn’t come without limitations, permitting only “limited personal use when authorized” and requiring both that users put “sound” security measures in place and take care not to seem like they are representing the official position of the DoD if they are using social media for personal purposes. (source: Information Week Government)

CHILE QUAKE HITS FLICKR

Photos of the devastation in Chile are on Flickr. As of this morning hundreds of photos and videos of the damage to the South American nation were posted. Here’s a site with vivid photos of the damage, and another, and another.



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Flickr 1,000

Posted in FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by cliffmichaels

This photo, my most popular on Flickr, has been faved 148 times. I’m proud of that. As you can read in the photo’s notes, I captured those baby birds by happenstance. Its been on Flickr for coming up on four years. My second most popular image has 108 faves and my third only 82.

Each of the photos in this morning’s gallery has at least one thousand faves. I chose the photos in the gallery from the Flickr group 1000+ Faves. I tried to choose a diverse lot of photos  (landscape, portraits, etc.) rather than just those I thought were the best eighteen shots). Enjoy!

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FLICKR 1,000

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Even in the rarified air of 1,000 faves you can still find a clunker. Take this photo for example. She’s a lovely girl and the exposure, light and color of the shot are fine, but I really think she ought to have a head! Apparently, however, a great set of  breasts is good enough…

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Bonus Set #2

Posted in erotic, fashion, fetish, FLICKR, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by cliffmichaels

Since we recorded a record high hit count on this  penultimate day of February, VISIONS graciously gives its loyal readers and viewers another sexy, and kinky, bonus set…

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VESPER + XX

By Cortic8

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Last Call

Posted in erotic, fetish, FLICKR, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by cliffmichaels

Some rather strange and kinky nudes, erotic and bizarre images…

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Over a BarrelSofa SweetheartJockey Girl Peekaboo Girl to GoLeashedCleaned UpEager Beaver Leather & ChainHanging Around

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The Big Picture of the Day

Posted in FLICKR, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by cliffmichaels

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CENTER OF ATTENTION

By BoBBy from Paris

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Simple Things

Posted in FLICKR, PHOTOGRAPHY with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by cliffmichaels

When I’m not engaged in my pathetic attempt to entice lots of teenage boys to visit VISIONS so my hit count goes up, I like to write posts about photography and photographic composition. One of my repeated refrains is the way different artists bring different perspectives to the same, or similar, subjects. This is true with large, well known subjects like the Brooklyn Bridge or Haystack Rock; but it can be equally true with small, seemingly insignificant subjects like coffee cups, footprints or even bacon.

It dawned on me this morning the Flickr galleries I’ve created about such mundane subjects are actually part of a group – a group  of galleries with photographs of simple things. This group of galleries demonstrates principles of photographic composition.

First, here is the Flickr gallery I created this morning. It contains eighteen photos of scissors:

SCISSORS

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All of the other Simple Things galleries are below:

Fences Lamps Hammers Coffee CupsFootprintsBaconEggsBubbles

Bonus Set! (2/27/10)

Posted in erotic, fetish, FLICKR, pinup, sexual, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by cliffmichaels

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meilleurs favoris

By Phgaillard2001

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