Thank you, Flickr, for nothing.
Just when I thought my photographic career (such as it is) was about to take off, you made it impossible for me to post any photos to your site. No FlickerFriday, no daily photos. No explanation as to why your site is down – just a silly looking panda bear sitting on the screen with no text, descriptive or otherwise.
The monthly black-and-white theme is “Line and Focal Point” and the month ends soon. I struggled to find something to shoot that would fit into that theme, and finally discovered the office copier. Yes! Simple, recognizable, looks good in black-and-white, lots of lines, and the feeder is definitely a focal point.
I spent an inordinate amount of time taking pictures of that darn machine, while simultaneously hiding from my coworkers who would think it odd. Really? It’s spring – shouldn’t you be out taking flower pictures like everyone else?
No, I did that last week:
Finally, I got what I figured was the best copier shot possible with the camera I had on hand (I was afraid to take my bigger, more expensive camera into the office). I went home, downloaded to the computer and spent more excessive time editing with my truly basic software. Not an easy task considering what I started with, but I liked the end result:
So, then I go to upload to Flickr, and guess what? The site is down “for maintenance.” Ok, I can understand that, but it’s been days now and the site is still down, with no indication of when it might come back up.
I’m annoyed as heck. My annual payment is due to Flickr next week. Wanna guess if I’m going to make that payment?
Hope your week went better than mine. TGIF.
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