If you had the impression that I have not posted a lot of stuff recently, that impression is correct!
After coming back from a trip to Gattiker Waldweiher, I noticed that I could not upload any pictures to this website anymore since I hit the data limit of my plan. Buying additional capacity would have cost an additional USD 48/year, and this would have only bought me 7 GB additional space.
Back to Flickr!
For this reason, I decided to try Flickr again. Flickr was a cool website when Coldplay and Linkin Park were considered to be cool bands, and seriously went downhill after they were acquired by Yahoo. Logging in for instance became unnecessary complex because, in addition to a Flickr userid and password, it suddenly required a Yahoo account and a Yahoo password as well. I found the whole process so clumsy, that I just could not bother anymore to retrieve my account again after I forgot one of them.
Having designed user interfaces for a living in the past I never liked the user interface of Flickr.
As you can see in the picture above, Flicker has 5 (five) places on its homescreen that contain menus:
- the left upper corner with dropdown menus (You, Explore, Pint)
- the three icons in the right-hand upper corner (uploading, notifications, about me)
- a horizontal line between the banner and the thumbnails (About … Camera roll). By the way, this menu contains the same items as the dropdown menu under ‘You’ in the left upper corner, has the same menu options as the horizontal line.
- a horizontal line below the albums (About … English)
- a horizontal line at the bottom of the page (Privacy … Social media icons)
Three other things I do not like about Flickr is the fact that my pictures always seem to imported in an illogical order and it takes a lot of work to reorder them the way I want to (oldest photo’s first), that making albums is surprisingly complicated in terms of the order of the steps to be followed, and finally that I still have not managed the finer details of the privacy settings yet (I want visitors only to be able to see my albums).
What also poses a question for me is the difference between the Photostream and the Camera Roll: both menu choices show the same Thumbnails. The only difference is that one of them shows the number of times a photo is reviewed and the other does not. I am sure I will find out the reason for this one day…
So, after all this complaining, why going back to Flickr again? The reason is that Flickr offers a lot of value for money: an unlimited amount of pictures at the highest resolution for USD 59.95 . I paid 25% less – I received a Cyber Monday discount on a Tuesday…
My Website and Flicker
So, since I now have both a website as well as a Flickr PRO account, where will I post what? I decided to start posting 3 pictures per photo-reportage in my blog posts, and to include a link to the full reportage in Flickr. I am curious what this will do to the traffic to my website – I will keep you posted!
Where are the pictures now?
Ok, back to the beginning of the story. I love taking pictures of the woods during autumn because of the color variety. For this reason, I walked to the Gattiker Waldweiher, a lake in the middle of the woods, not far from where I live.
A small selection of the pictures I took during the hike can be found below. You can find the rest of them … in this album on Flickr. I hope you like them!
Lumix G81 camera | Panasonic 12-60 mm 3.5-5.6 lens