elmo

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Joined on Dec 25, 2001

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On article Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service (23 comments in total)
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BfSkinner: I'm just now uploading boatloads of photos to OneDrive. I just want normal folders. No "albums", no "sets" or any other proprietary cute stuff.
Six years ago, I spent huge amounts of time organizing my Flickr sets. I felt so clever. Until I realized that there was no way to, all at once, download all of my Flickr photos & sets into a similarly organized fashion on a local hard drive.
Here I am, years later, fixing that mess.
OneDrive is included with a Microsoft 365 subscription...one terabyte.
With all of that said, I wonder if Flickr now has a way of doing a full download that properly sorts the photos. I haven't bothered to check lately.

Hmm, 6 or so years ago, I was able to buy a CD-ROM from Flickr, of all my photos, organized by folders for sets. I recently wanted to do that again, and found it no longer supported. However, I did find a free 3rd party app that downloaded all of my photos, in their albums. Can't remember the name of the app. There were two or three candidates, but, at least one of them didn't work as advertised.

I do have all of my photos on home drives, but, not all organized as on Flickr. My motivation for grabbing everything was a number of Flickr's ill-considered changes, which really made it hard to use on a low bandwidth connection... as well as angering other users to the point that I thought Flickr's years may be limited.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On challenge Old Grills (1 comment in total)

Nope. Car grills should have been a separate challenge.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge No Lines (7 comments in total)

Just passing through... no photos in this challenge, and, I'll cast a few votes. But, I must say how REFRESHING it is to note that a challenge host is actually DQ-ing photos that do not fit the letter and/or spirit of the challenge. Holy cow, the challenges I've been in have allowed some stuff that did not fit. At first, I thought it was no problem since those items would be down-voted. But, sometimes they are very fine images in OTHER respects, and voters are won over by factors that are not relevant to the challenge.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:9954 (2 comments in total)

A whole bunch of these had to be down-voted for not following the simple requirement of stating the emotion depicted, in the title.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 20:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:9973 (1 comment in total)

"Old" is pretty subjective. Grills can be made so simply, of bars or strap metal, there's little to show their age, other than when they're neglected and rusty. A painted and well-kept grill might be many decades old, yet look like new. Maybe you'll clarify what is expected or allowed...

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bursting Baloon in the Fast and responsive challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Weather Channel announces photo contest winners (24 comments in total)

At least 3 look to be off-level, which always puts me off a bit. Nice images, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:52 UTC as 5th comment
On Challenge:9799 (3 comments in total)
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mike schm: DEAR HOST & fellow participants,

I don't usually consider jogging in the park, skiing on novice sloops or surfing on two to three foot mushy waves to be "extreme sports". However, I would consider jogging in Death Valley, skiing down a mile long vertical chute or surfing in remote, twenty foot, shark infested waters to be rather "extreme".

Are all motorcycle races extreme? How about stylish jumps in kite surfing? Can tricks make it "extreme"? In other words, what separates an "extreme sport" from a "sport"?

I want to vote fairly on this challenge, so could you please provide your definition of what an "extreme sport" is. I look forward to your (& other participants) response. I hope we all will honor the host's final definition.

Thank you for hosting and being a part of this challenge,

Mike

I'll take a shot. I've been considering the definition of "extreme sports" since this challenge was listed. To me, it's non-traditional sports (as in, NOT baseball, football, soccer, etc) that are widely perceived to be dangerous, and which require good physical abilities. Some of the activities may be less dangerous than the perception, especially to those that attain proficiency.

Motorcycle stunting would certainly qualify -- and they're included in the X-Games. As to motocross racers, they are agile, and take a pretty good beating, so, I can see how that would qualify, as well. I don't know if kite surfing is dangerous or physically demanding... but, it [looks] pretty extreme.

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
On Challenge:9897 (6 comments in total)

Kinda bummed. I've found that, between moving, changing computers, AND restructuring my backup drives, I lost almost all photos from my FZ1 era. I did find a handful, including one that's always been a favorite, which you will see, shortly.

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9897 (6 comments in total)
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elmo: I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.

Sounds good. Now, I'll have to see what I've got from the old girl. (whoops on other reply, out of place)

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Challenge:9897 (6 comments in total)

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Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:9897 (6 comments in total)

I'll compete when the FZ30 challenge begins. But, you've neglected the FZ1, my first Panasonic.

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On article Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements (81 comments in total)
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Reg Natarajan: I love Flickr the way it is. I hope they improve it without messing it up. I don't want another Facebook. A few new features would be nice, though, and with Picnik closing in April, they'll need something to replace that.

I wonder if they could replace Picnik with Pixlr. I've found that to be a good online editor. I have the Pixlr Grabber extension in Firefox. If, while reading forums, I see a photo that seems to need certain tweaks, I can take it straight to Pixlr for a quick edit, to confirm my impressions.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 21:33 UTC
On photo Laulau Turtle in the Turtle challenge (18 comments in total)

Congratulations! I did expect our photos to be close in standing. I should have given you a lower rating... hah!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 00:45 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On photo Singing The Blues in the Turtle challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the facial expression.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Road Rescue in the Turtle challenge (1 comment in total)

That's cute. The fingers / scale really make the shot.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo MODERN DINOSAUR - WALKING SNAPPER in the Turtle challenge (5 comments in total)

You picked the right title; I never would have expected to see this posture. Nice capture.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Laulau Turtle in the Turtle challenge (18 comments in total)

Beautiful shot. Such colors!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:55 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Mock Turtle in the Turtle challenge (1 comment in total)

That's pretty cool. I never would have expected the square neck opening.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 21:54 UTC as 1st comment
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