Skip to main content

What flickr has done to me in these two years?

11-06-2005.

11th of June, 2005.

The day - I joined flickr. In few days, I would be completing a complete two years.

You may ask what significance these 2 years make in an ordinary person's life. But, a lot for me. I picked up a friend's digicam for the first time in the year 2005. I dont remember what photographs I took in the early days - but they are craps, I would even laugh at my own photos.

My special thanks to Abrar who risked his camera by giving it to me, and Anand, my fellow photographer (a pro in the making), to whom my sincere thanks and also few others who let me try my hands on their cameras. I owe you this success.

Because, I have a free, basic account in flickr - the count of my photos always remain as 200. The last 200 uploaded photos will be visible to public (even to me).

This is a snapshots of how flickr changed my life in these 2 years.

Click on each picture to enlarge (or read more about that photo!)

.....my baby years in Flickr / Photography.....

Skyline at Dusk

1. Skyline of Adelaide - One of my earlier flickr uploads.

After few hundred photos, I took these two shots which received good comments and reviews.

Son and Dad

Son and Dad - After say, 1000 photos, I took this 1 to which my friends said, 'ok, this is not too bad!'

Vertigo

Vertigo - The composition is weird, took the viewers by surprise. But, they are just paddle boats from an unusual angle.

Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in Sand - The moment I took it, I knew it would attract flickrites. It has crossed 1400 views.

Colors

colors - I purchased few colour pencils and arranged with a white cardboard as the background. This is my first stock photo sold in fotolia.

pencils

.....After 1 year in Flickr.....

Peace

Peace - this picture brought me into the limelight. This was the first photo of mine featured in Flickr Explore page - still ranking at no.1. It has crossed 2620 views, and 63 flickr users call this as their favourite image.

Hibiscus

So far, majority of my subjects have been flowers - just because, they dont move and I can get closer to them.

also another favourite subjects are kids.

Peace means

At the Christmas Pageant

I have also posted some digital paintings that I drew in Photoshop like this one..

Boundless Life!

and surprisingly one of them made it to Explore page as well.

In the meantime, I created a flickr group - named SA Central for South Australian photographers through which I met some amazing photographers made friends and learnt a lot of tips and tricks from them. Now, we are 220 together (and growing!) showcasing more than 5,300 photos of South Australian landscape.

flickrmeet version 3.0

I take this opportunity to thank the members of SA Central who accepted my invites and joined and made a big, loving family. Thanks guys! I need to make a confession now. I created SA Central because, I wanted to see South Australian landscape in pictures (armchair traveller) before, I wanted to travel around for real (what a selfish motive). Now, I have a list of places that are in my must-see, must-photograph wishlist.

OMG..We DID it again!

SA central group has met five times - and I missed two of them (I had to attend to my studies!).

SA Central @ Dinner Table

Then, my friends cooperated well to my photographic appetite by lending their cameras and posing for photos (with lots of patience).

Flying Caps

Flying caps - just after a graduation ceremony.

dil chata hai 2

with friends relaxing

Colors

another stock photo shot

i often play with photoshop to present a boring photo in different colours.

for instance, photos from this photo session...

4 People

became...

Unique Group!

tried some abstract shots as well.

Leading by Inspiration

It rains in Adelaide

Zebra

for some photos, I develop the concept first then shoot (for all others, I shoot then develop a concept, LOL!). For Australia Day, which commemorates the landing of first fleet of 'Australians' on the Sydney beaches, I shot this "Aussie thongs on the beach" theme.

Australia Day wishes!

.....Recently in Flickr.....

Thiru Murugan. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Now, my photo stream has been viewed 17,000 times (on an average 25 views per day!), 518 friends (I love and admire their photos!), 10 photos in Flickr Explore.

This is my latest photo (as I write this) on flickr.

Bird in a Cage

After looking back, I now learnt that I did not shoot as many great pictures as some pros have done. But, still I am happy that I am learning day-by-day, watching others - like a baby.

What are you looking at?

What a wonderful world, out there! There's so much to explore (and photograph..LOL!)

Comments

Joe said…
your last pictures are amazing.
keep on making great shots

have a good week end
Joseph
TheMobilePhotog said…
Great writeup.. felt good reading thru ur journey in photography..

Popular posts from this blog

Flickr Hacks:5 Tips get into "Flickr Explore" page!

As you know, Flickr uses an algorithm to choose the best 500 photos every day and post them on Flickr Explore page. This mesmerizing collection is done auto' magic 'ally by an "interestingness algorithm" which rates each photo how good it is. It does by considering lot of factors such as who views, who comments and who favourites a photo. It is not most views, most favourites or most comments. Here's what Flickr says: "There are lots of things that make a photo 'interesting' (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr." As I tried to crack down this interestingness puzzle, I figured out certain shortcuts by which you can get to the Flickr Explore page. Get this basics straight . Favourites matter m

அவர்களும், நானும்!

அவர்கள்: “என்னங்க... உங்க வீட்டு டிவி ரொம்ப சிறுசா இருக்கு?” நான்: எங்க வீட்ல பெருசா இருக்கிற 170 இன்ச் புத்தக அலமாரி-யை கவனிச்சீங்களா? அவர்கள்: “XYZ (Private School) பள்ளிக்கூடந்தான் (or ABC டீச்சர்தான்) பெஸ்ட் , என் பொண்ணு அங்கதான் படிக்கிறா..நீங்களும் உங்க பையன அங்க சேத்துடுங்களேன்” நான்: ஸ்கூல் பீஸ் கட்டறீங்கன்னா, இப்பவே நாங்க ரெடி!  அவர்கள்: “கார் வேற பழசாயிடுச்சு, வேற வாங்கிடுங்களேன்..” நான்: நீங்க எப்ப அனுமதி கொடுப்பீங்கன்னுதான், பணப்பையோட காத்துக்கிட்டிருந்தோம், தோ கிளம்பிட்டோம்! அவர்கள்: “வாங்கறதுதான் வாங்கறீங்க..புது காராவே வாங்கிடுங்களேன்...”  நான்: நீங்களே ஒண்ணு வாங்கி கொடுத்துடுங்களேன், நன்றியோடு வாங்கிக்கிறோம். கேஷா... கார்டா... ப்ரோ? அவர்கள்: "வெயிட் குறைக்கிறதெல்லாம் பெரிய மேட்டரே இல்ல ப்ரோ...டெய்லி வெறும் வயித்தில 'ஹாட் வாட்டர் + லெமன் ஜூஸ்' 45 நாள் விடாம குடிங்க.. வேற ஒண்ணும் செய்ய தேவையில்லை...சூப்பர்-ஆ ஸ்லிம் ஆயிடுவீங்க" நான்: வெயிட் குறைக்கிறதுக்கு டிப்ஸ் கேட்டனா நான்...? நான்: “உங்க பையனுக்குத் தமிழ் படிக்க சொல்லிக்

60 Most Creative Print Ads (Pictures with Copywriting)

Get to the point Scholz & Friends, Berlin for N24 Komatsu Call the experts for any building challenge Jung von Matt, Hamburg, to promote a short story competition. Lego - won the Grand Prix at Cannes 2006. Imagine... McCann Erickson for Maggi. If only women spent less time cooking. LG&F for Bold, the Belgian Association for Obese Patients Encourage your children to do more sport. HP Australia Recycle computers and printers! DODGE Grab life by the horns For things with an eye for Assembly Tamiya Assembly Toys Threebond super glue: Cup Quick dry. Barb's Harley Davidson Motor Cycles: License Available in "Fast," Balls out" and "License and registration please." Blues Line: Portrait A new face for your hair. O2: Pay & Go African Cafe: Dinner The Africa Café is a restaurant situated in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. Colgate Dental Floss: Pig Colgate Dental Floss. Absolutly flawless. Slice Woman&