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scanography [explored]

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Scanography! *Me*

Scanography, n., the process of capturing digitized images for the purpose of creating art using a flatbed scanner. Discover more photos in our Scanography search results.

Photos from Jaz Marsh, Ebtesam., purplebeats, and {Melody G}.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Say hello to the new Flickr Uploadr

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Over the past 8 years, you’ve made Flickr your home for more than 7 billion photos. We here at Flickr HQ are constantly amazed by the places you’ve been, the moments you capture, and the millions of stories that are told through your images every day. Today, we’re excited to announce a new feature that will make it even easier and faster for you to upload your photos and share them with the people who matter to you. Introducing the new Flickr Uploadr!

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Here’s a peek at some of the new features:

New Uploadr blog-2Easily preview and arrange your photos
We’re utilizing some advanced HTML 5 browser technology to bring you a completely new uploading experience on Flickr. You can now add photos by dragging them into the browser. We also show preview thumbnails, where supported, so you can use the intuitive drag and drop interface to manage and reorder photos before they hit your photostream. You can also easily zoom, rotate or sort your photos by title.

Share the story behind your photo
We’ve made it even easier for you to add titles, descriptions and tags, and you can organize your photos into sets like Death Valley 2012 or Beards of my Life. You can now also tag your friends in photos and change licensing, content type and other advanced options right from the uploadr page before publishing to your photostream. So go ahead and tell everyone about your photos!

Faster is better
You may also notice a huge improvement to our upload speeds – between 20-30% faster on average, and up to 50-60% faster for some of our international users.

New Uploadr blog-3File sizes: now more bigger!
You asked for it, and we’ve delivered. We increased the file size limits for our Pro users up to 50MB and for our free users up to 30MB. That’s huge! Now you can easily save high-resolution images to Flickr and see your photos in pixel-perfect detail.

And even more
But wait, there’s more! We’re still hard at work on even more features for the Flickr Uploadr. Check back often to see what else we have in store for you and keep letting us know what you think of the new Flickr.

We’ll be rolling out this feature to our users over the next couple weeks, so don’t worry if you don’t have it yet – it will be your Upload experience by default soon. For more information check out our handy list of FAQs, and please let us know if you have any bugs or feedback to share with us. If you’re interested in the technical bits of how we made the Uploadr work, also check out this awesome post on the Flickr code blog.

*Currently, we are supporting versions of Chrome 6, Safari 5, Firefox 8 and up.

Posted by Denise Leung

A city in the middle of nowhere

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Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 2011


IMG_6807 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky

The administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The city is situated on high hills and surrounded by volcanoes, and no roads connect the Kamchatka Peninsula to the rest of the world. This is why travel to the city is expensive but at the same time, because of the remarkable scenery throughout the peninsula, it is growing in touristic popularity.

Discover more impressions of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in our tag search.

Photos from Dmitry Monakhov, potomo, hiroquita, leon-id, and yaarus.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Hong Kong’s Breath of the Dragon

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Hong Kong Island is in the fog somewhere Ngong Ping 360 cable car

Foggy Night

In the last couple of weeks, the weather in Hong Kong was characterised by gloomier, cooler days than usual. As a result it was more humid and foggier allowing for some fantastic photos of Hong Kong embraced by the Breath of the Dragon.

Photos from emily.choi, nuzz, etched acrylics, joshna200, Andrew Farmer, In my hands they crumble, and [Mr. Coffee].

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

The Power of a Trashcan

Werner Bünning takes a Trashcam picture

Hamburg Marco Polo Tower Rickmer Rickmers Hamburg

Self Portrait of dustman Roland Wilhelm

The garbage men of Hamburg started Trashcam Project. They use their grand pinhole cameras loaded with 106×80 cm "film" to show the beauty and the changes of the city they keep clean every day. Enjoy more of their amazing pinhole photos in their photostream.

Photos from Trashcam Project.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Play Ball! Fenway Park turns 100

Fenway Park - logo prep - April 11, 2012

boston fenway park

Home to the Boston Red Sox for 100 years through curse, rivalry, and proposed demolitionFenway Park is a lasting landmark of Baseball history.

Christened April 20th, 1912 with a Red Sox win over the New York Yankees, Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball Stadium still in use. Flickr joins in the celebration by sharing some of our favorite Fenway Park photographs.

Fenway Park ball grounds exterior (LOC)

Big crowd at Fenway, 1912 World Series

Fenway Park, 1914 World Series

Photos from mgwilkins, pavelpipowitsh, library_of_congress, and boston_public_library.

Posted by Peter Welch

Hello SF & LA: West Coast Flickr Meetups

yip49: flickr meetup!

After our wonderful East Coast Meetups in New York and Philadelphia, we’ll be starting a series of Flickr photo walks on the West Coast. The first meetup is already happening this weekend in San Francisco, a few weeks later we’ll be down in Los Angeles.

Meet other members, take photos — no matter if you’re analog or digital, SLR or mobile —, and chat with folks that work at Flickr.

  • Saturday, April 21 – San Francisco (RSVP here)
  • Saturday, May 19 – Los Angeles (RSVP here)

That's what's it's all about. #Phillyflickrmeetup Group

Also, watch this spot for the announcement of our global (yes, around the whole world!) Flickr meetup day. More on that very soon!

Hope to see you in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or at any of the many other Flickr Meetups happening around the globe.

Photos from susiejulie, MamaOwlPhoto, and oh diggity

Posted by Markus Spiering

Tracking cities at night

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Europe and its nightlights, seen from the ISS

Melbourne, Australia, seen from the ISS at night Wolgograd, een heel herkenbaar hoefijzer in de nacht

NL 85 mm vannacht

Vannacht. Nijl, Egypte, Israel, Arabisch schierleiland, Libanon, Syrie, Turkije. Zonsopkomst in het Oosten. Ierland, N-Ierland, Schotland, Engeland, Wales

Many of you may know the challenge of taking decent photographs during nighttime: They can easily end up shaken and blurred. A high ISO setting and a tripod can already be helpful, but the movement of Earth can make it nearly impossible to take a sharp image of the stars as soon as longer shutter speeds come into play. You will very likely end up with (the admittedly beautiful) star trails

Now imagine looking down on our planet from the International Space Station (ISS). It is nearly 400 km away from Earth, orbiting it with a speed of about 27,500 km/h, and taking sharp night images can become a very demanding challenge.

This is why André Kuipers, one of the austronauts currently aboard the ISS, just recently installed NightPod. The device compensates for the ISS’ movement by tracking single points on Earth automatically allowing for truly magnificent images of the blue marble during the night.

Read more about NightPod and André Kuiper’s work on the esa PromISSe website.

Photos from André Kuipers/europeanspaceagency.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Upload More on the Go!

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Today, batch upload arrives in the Flickr Android app. Select as many photos as you want from the photo gallery on your Android phone. Easily add titles/descriptions, set privacy levels and add to sets, then Upload!

Weak signal? No problem. We’ve added the upload queue to help ensure your photos get up to Flickr. Track the photos while they are uploading. If your signal cuts out and interrupts your upload, we’ll try again once we get connection or you can manually start it later.

So, what are you waiting for? Get the app and start uploading more now!


Posted by Brad Peralta

The US Government’s Top Secret Town

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In 1942, as part of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government acquired nearly 70,000 acres of land in Eastern Tennessee and established a secret town called Oak Ridge. At its height in 1945, over 75,000 people lived and worked in Oak Ridge with a primary focus on nuclear materials research and production.

Your Stake in the Atom photo by Ed Westcott

Ed Westcott with Equipment

60-0799 Security Bill Board photo by Ed Westcott

The architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) was contracted to provide a layout for the town and house designs… which soon had 300 miles of roads, 55 miles of railroad track, ten schools, seven theaters, 17 restaurants and cafeterias, and 13 supermarkets. A library with 9,400 books, a symphony orchestra, sporting facilities, church services for 17 denominations, and a Fuller Brush Company salesman served the new city and its 75,000 residents.wikipedia

Roof Tops City of Oak Ridge  DOE photo by Ed Westcott

57-1239 photo by Ed Westcott

77-219-17 DOE photo by Frank Hoffman

78-339 DOE photo by Frank Hoffman

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge office recently started to digitize their collection of archival photos – you can see more in their photostream!

All photos by doe-oakridge.

Posted by Phil King