Let my Photos Go!

I like photography, I like it a lot. I like capturing moments in time, and I love to take way too many pictures… my problem now is where do I keep them?

The first service that I used to upload pictures to was actually webshots, and I still have some pictures there but I have not uploaded anything there for quite some time.

I used to keep all my mobile photos in a now defunct textamerica until they decided to charge and poof, all my mobile pictures were gone… I think that is one of the reasons I stop taking mobile photos as much as I used to because losing them all sucked a lot. I also kind of started using brightkite, but various past stalker incidents I have to keep my stuff private which kind of defeats the whole purpose IMHO.

I have been somewhat happy with flickr, I was one of the early adopters of the service before yahoo swallowed it and actually paid a membership for a couple of years. To really get good features you have to pay for a membership, and while it is not very expensive it just bothers me that I have to pay to give access to my own pictures. One thing that I still don’t like about their interface is that it is very configurable in some places, but not so much in others. The final presentation of the albums is not something I like. So once again I want to use something different.

I have used the google free service and I am liking how it works more and more, but now transferring years worth the pictures seems like a daunting task. I know that there are scripts and even services that I can use to move things around but it is just a big hassle and I just want a service that I can use for a long time.

I am working on the idea of getting a gallery and actual portal for my photography going, but the bandwidth is just not something I am willing to pay for just yet. The blog and other various websites are already eating the bandwidth that I pay for.
So I am in a total limbo when it comes to where am I going to stick all of my photos at? I am sick of them being everywhere and nowhere.

I have a bunch of family pictures that I would like to post, but some of the other people in my family started using the kodak easy share site and I just don’t enjoy it that much. Just try to look for something without making a user. Do I got for the ease of use for my (already in need of technical support constantly) family? or do I go for a feature rich place that would let me do some coding around it?

So if anyone knows of the killer website to keep all your pictures, with geo tags, conversation, access to static addresses, even if there is a price attached to it please let me know.

Also while we are talking pictures, you can check out a little slide show of some old pictures I am actually proud I took.

Photo Meme

I am not doing the Friday Feast today, I found something a little more fun… granted a little more work (I did find it about a week ago, but still fun. See if you can actually get it done today.

Photo Meme

The concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name – Or online handle.

The Face Behind The Blog

Michael, who is a huge meme procrastinator tagged me with this very interesting meme called The face behind the blog.

“One picture is worth 10,000 words”.
- Chinese proverb

Putting a face to the name of someone you haven’t met helps recognition and adds a more personal feel to your conversations. I have always loved how Oso has all his links dressed with pictures of his “friends and enemies.” I hope I am counted as a friend, LOL.

Here’s the “rules.”

1. Post a short blog article that includes a photograph (or a series of photos) showing the face behind your blog. If you already show a photo somewhere on your site, then make your post more interesting by choosing a photo that’s not currently online.

2. Include links to other people who have displayed a photo.

I will put people here that have followed me to keep the chain going… so make sure to let me know so I can put your links here.

3. Link back to the original post.

4. Tag as many others as you like.

I will tag – Bea – Daniel – Barb – Kamylo – Mike.

So, here we go!

I will thumbnail the pictures here, but to see them on their full glory you have to be one of our friends in Flickr!

Us

This is Bea’s and I first NFL football game together. It was an awesome time full of Friends, Beers, Peanuts and just overall fun. This is my new favorite picture.

I'm Bad
This is a picture of me when I recently shaved all of my facial hair, I had been wearing a mustache and at time goatee for years. It was a nice change, it felt really good.

Fire up the afterburners

This weekend went by way too fast. It was full of wonderful event, but now I have to sit down and let it all kind of simmer.

I met my new nephew for the first time. It was a pretty special moment to hold that little life in my arms… I seriously never thought my little sister would be the one having two kids before me, but I think that it is wonderful. I also get to be a God Father!

I spent a lot of time with my family and even got to see some friends, even some that were visiting all the way from Colombia. We also signed up for a Gym today and are looking forward to some sweating in the coming months. Overall it is almost too much to recount with just words… but Bea always does a great job of telling the story via pictures. Lots more to see if you are actually one of our friends ;)

Shaved Logtar (HNT)

Shaved LogtarI have not shaved all my facial hair in quite some time. I have used a mustache pretty much since it started growing and shaving is not one of my favorite things to do. I have been using a little beard or a goatee for probably 5 years and just recently shaved it all off.

It was quite amazing to see the reaction of some of my friends that had to do double takes or said… did you just get a haircut… LOL leave it to guys to notice that something has changed but not know quite what it is.

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