Since I typically post about food places on our travels we’ve discovered and loved, interesting experiences, or simple travel tips and guides, I seldom do long visual posts. I’ve done some with Beirut, Turkey, Lebanon, and even of some our favourite landscapes while on drives through New Zealand. But this blog just doesn’t seem like the place to put so many of these photographs, though, especially since sometimes I get tongue-tied trying to think of words to say on this page. I much prefer for you to interpret these scenes for yourselves. I’m on tumblr, though my posts are automated so it only posts the first image. I’m on Facebook, though in automated mode it serves as an update for new posts through links. I’m more active on Instagram and Twitter, but these formats still aren’t very conducive for all my photographs (visuals? captures? images? these words seem so impersonal). There’s Pinterest, which I do upload travel photos on every so often. After years, I decided to get back on where I originally began – Flickr.
I must say, Marissa Mayer’s done quite a good job of turning Flickr around. I left the platform almost as soon as I started it in 2008 since it got clunky and started charging for space. When I checked back on it today (took a gazillion minutes to try and figure out, fuckit, and then reset password), was surprised to see 1 terabyte of free space! Much yay ensued. On this account I found some newer photos from our New Zealand rugby world cup trip in 2011. More importantly, a whole trove of photos from way back that I’d forgotten, as far back as 2007. In some ways, it’s telling of how I’ve changed the way I look at and photograph things. Also the quality has just gotten much better over the years from my gradual upgrading of cameras.
So basically I’m back on Flickr, which is where I’d keep and upload all our travel photos that I don’t post here to avoid clutter. I always forget how much of something I love when everyday life gets in the way (yes, work – I’m talking about you). I really enjoy photography, it really is the root reason for everything I’ve ever done for Seven Second Rhapsody. So check out my Flickr, I’ll remind you here every now and then. It’s even got my old username Rabbittrick, which I can’t change. I’m just glad it’s not something weird like DirtyFork1985 (keeping that for my secret accounts).
Geneva and Zurich (work trip), 2010