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Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea

On Saturday morning I was lucky enough to spend some time walking around Priory Park, in Southend with my camera and tripod in tow. I only had an hour, and didn’t get to explore even close to half of the park so I will have to take a trip back there this spring and this time allow more time for the visit.


Here’s a sample of the photographs that came out of the cold morning. I can’t wait to revisit in spring!

Two of a Kind - Day 32

Aspire

Texturizer

The full set can be found @ Flickr in my Priory Park set.


I’ve gone Pro!

I decided that it was time to purchase a Pro account on Flickr. No, I’m not abandoning Zooomr. At least not yet. Thankfully, because jUploader can post to Zooomr and Flickr I will continue to cross-post to both sites, however I will not be doing things such as geotagging my photos on Zooomr.

What inspired me to go Pro on Flickr?

  1. The community features are brilliant, the more I have played with Flickr, the more I see just how valuable groups are.
  2. Geotagging in Flickr is an absolute pleasure – it’s such a slick implementation it blows Zooomr’s implementation to pieces and it’s fast fast fast which is an added bonus!
  3. In fact, the entire Organizer in Flickr is so slick its pleasurable to use.
  4. I have never, ever, ever received timeouts from Flickr. The site just works.
  5. Its so cheap its laughable, especially given the $-£ exchange rate at the moment.
  6. [Updated] Exposure. So many more people will see my photographs on Flickr.

The only thing I am absolutely dreading is moving all my images posted to Zooomr into Flickr. As far as I can tell there is no way to export metadata from Zooomr, and no way to import it into Flickr. This sounds similar to the comments that Thomas Hawk wrote way-back-when when he wanted to transition from Flickr to other photo sharing sites. This is the type of thing that photo sharing sites should be offering out of the box, now. Shame on both Zooomr and Flickr for not making this easier, especially Flickr as they are so big and have the resources available to solve this problem if they really wanted to.

Now, my first cross-posted image, a portrait of my gorgeous Sarah, taken during breakfast over the Christmas – New Year break, one of the first Photos with my new Fuji compact.

GI Jane