On abandoning flickr

2011-07-18 10.30.32


It’s sad that flickr has pretty much fallen off my radar, it used to be so good, so vibrant, but I think it suffered from being acquired by Yahoo (who?) and lack of development. It seems that 500px is the new flickr and that facebook has become flickr-lite. Such is the way of the world …



Trying to wrap my head around IFTTT, this is very much a test posting to see if it finds its way over to the photography page on facebook.

The Spinc

To celebrate Hugo’s first ever circuit of The Spinc, I’ve uploaded a little memento. It was September 29th, on an absolutely beautiful day, barely a cloud in the sky and that very agreeable autumn temperature somewhere between mild and cool, just perfect for walking. Hugo was a trooper on the hike, literally and figuratively, not a peep or complaint out of him. He’s pictured above with his big bro Ben, who made a similar first circuit of The Spinc at about the same age, five years before and pictured below.

I hope that if I impart nothing they’ll continue to appreciate the hills and the great outdoors, no matter where they end up living their lives.


The fog was amazing today
Took a day out to clear the head
Went up Ticknock with the dog
Couldn’t see the City from the top
It may as well not have been there
At all

Facebook preferred size


I’ve been reading on fstoppers that Facebook apparently prefers some picture sizes to others, namely 960px on the longer side. So I tried with this image of the lovely Lauren. Seemed to work a treat.

Incidentally i think I used photoshop CC to resize this and I think it adds sharpening, must do a test comparing a resize in CS5.I need to do more testing on facebook with all types of pictures sizes and then chose one which performed the best.I always used facebook and pìctures to get more or to b buy real twitter followers to my page and it works really good.Thats why i want to test all this.