Saturday, January 15, 2005

the first 100 photos are always free...

flickr is going to be down for five hours tomorrow. (12p-5p pacific, 2p-7p cst (my time)).

this brings up a valid question. q: how do you know when you have a flickr addiction? a: when you find yourself planning what you're going to be doing while flickr is down and how you're going to photodocument it. (and i'm doing precisely that. *eyeroll at self*)

of course, these very same photos will then be placed into their own set entitled "what i did while flickr was moving its servers to a new building" or some other such nonsense. and then probably a group will be formed. (of which i will probably co-admin)

sigh....i need help.

7 comments:

Brian W. said...

is it time to form a support group? i'm having trouble explaining to my non-flickr friends exactly what it is about the experience that is so...addictive and why i need to take a photo of their bowl of chili or whatever. as mae west said (?), the best way to overcome temptation is to yield to it. or was it oscar wilde? hmmm...

Brian W. said...

p.s. i'll be at the library and target. perhaps with my camera!

r4kk4 said...

ah, non flickr people just don't get it.

that's why i try to get as many people in the real world that i know hooked on it so i don't have to explain it to them! hahahah!!

the library and target are both wonderful, wonderful choices! (i've already dropped off books at the library today, but target has to wait until later when there are less people. crowds frighten me. laughing!!)

oooh! please photodocument it! hahah!! i'd like to see how different your pier one section of target is differnet from mine! haha!

Nyx said...

but it has a positive side to it really, as far as addictions go. I'm pretty sucked in, but I find it helps you to think creatively, not necessarily meaning that you're looking at every scene in your life with an overly stimulated photographers eye, but it does get you thinking about HOW you can take an interesting photo, with an interesting subject behind it, maybe to explain to your little audience something about the picture that you took, experiment, or, failing all that, stock up some fun memories for later years. Someone who's say, addicted to video games, or online chatting, isn't going to experience nearly the same level of positive consequences, and at the very least you generally have to get up off your butt to take a picture.

r4kk4 said...

you're exactly right as always, nat! hahah!!

other posative benefits that i have found:

1) getting involved in international art type projects. (two to date! it keeps me working! and with no friends left in town that are actively pursuing an art career, it helps to have some feedback, projects, etc)

2) new recipes!

3) etc, etc! (i haven't had coffee yet...)

flickr's helped me out in lots of tiny ways. like, more fresh veg. who wants a grocery day photo with just tinned food?

it's addictive and beneficial at the same time.

Nyx said...

so wow, flickr is making your daily life more aesthetically pleasing cos you want what you're doing to look good in a picture?!? I'd never thought of that..That's actually pretty excellent isn't it, you're paying attention to more of the minor details in your life because you're photographing them! I can't do grocery day as we have a fridge the size of, well, a very small beer fridge. It's such a pain because I can't cook a big batch of anything (more economic) as I have no room to store it! Drat! Should add 'get a new fridge' to the 43 list (yeah, I started one too! you're a goldmine of little distractions, thanks! need tem at word, badly! :D )

Nyx said...

er, them at WORK...