Dragonfly after the rain
Embracing and extending an idea from another photographer, I decided to setup a tumblr blog for lower-quality photos.
In this case, I noticed on a recent post about social CRM that he had a link to his profile, and on his profile I found a separate flickr stream dedicated to just iPhone pics. This struck me as a great idea: his quality work is separated from his snapshots, so friends (who are likely to care about the snapshots & will forgive the poorer quality) view that, as doubtlessly do a few stalker fans. I enjoyed the beard hat, for what is was worth!
Now, I have a different set of circumstances. I don’t (yet) have an online gallery; I really only have this blog, a flickr stream, and a personal blog (yes, unlinked). The focus of this blog is learning – there are writings, meandering thoughts, wordy paragraphs, and occasional photos. Occasionally I’ll put in a daily snapshot, but it’s rare – those pics aren’t appropriate for the subject here.
Besides, who cares?
I do like the idea of putting out more of my pics, though. It’s a way to share, and a great way to get feedback. So in that vein, I started a tumblr feed – check it out, if you so wish. Since Tumblr is a bit easier for those quick, on-the-fly snapshots and observations, that’s what I’m using.
So, for now: the Downhill Stream of Consciousness blog is pretty much a visual record of memorable images that pierce the consciousness enough to stimulate me into posting here. Which is a nice way to say “it’s a repository for my cellphone snaps.”
Take the photo associated with this post, for example: on a completely non-photographic errand, I stumbled across this guy. Despite it being warm& mid-day, and this guy moving his legs around, he refused to fly off. The closes camera to me? My cell phone. What you see here is straight out of that camera, unedited.
So commencing a short while ago: the graphic journal of my awareness commences at Tumblr.