I've posted 37 photos (in a row) from our visit to Duke Gardens. I hadn't uploaded them until tonight because conference photos ate up most of my capacity for October, but tonight I felt confident that I wouldn't have any reason to upload dozens of photos until November.
Click the photo to see the entire set.
I've got around 600 photos of our wedding and reception. There were around 200 guests, and I recognize about 150 of them in the photos. That's complicated.
Worse, if you want to use a full name as a tag, you have to put it in quotes.
The naive way to do it is to click "Add a tag" and then type:
"Ben Ostrowsky" "Matt Ostrowsky" "Peter Ostrowsky" "Ellen Fike" "David Fike"
Consider that some photos have 20 recognizable faces. Your fingers will be cramping!
Instead, use short nicknames at first:
me matt dad mom floyd
Then, when you've tagged everyone with nicknames, use Flickr's tag management options to change all instances of dad to Peter Ostrowsky.
Just make sure you identify people fairly consistently. If there are two people named Chris, you'll have to choose nicknames, use last names, etc. Capitalization doesn't matter, but spelling does (of course). So Rian and his son-in-law Ryan have their own tags, but if you use me for yourself, you mustn't use ME for Mary-Ellen.
And if there's someone in the photo whose name escapes you, just use whoami and come back to it later.
Let Jo-Ann's put some POW in your Memorial Day plans
POW-MIA: You are not forgotten. Instead, you are used in order to sell Chinese-made American flags for people to hot-glue onto their picnic baskets.
Seagrape blossom and wasp (?) pollinating it
( 2 more photo thumbnails )
I've also gotten a few contributions to the "buy Ben a better camera" fund. If you've got something to buy, it doesn't hurt to use my link to Amazon.com, and it helps me. Thanks to those who have gotten this katamari rolling!
I wonder if any of my photos are interesting enough to sell framed prints of, say in a coffeehouse...
They can do this because I license my photos under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which says "Do as you will, just give me credit." The whole point of the Creative Commons is to provide a body of work that can be freely built upon to enrich our culture. I'm just doing my part.
( They're small images, but some of you are on dialup, so... )
I went looking for someone else's grave to fill a request, but didn't find it. Not yet. I'll return, and while I'm nearby I'll check out the Showman's Rest Cemetery. There's another photo request waiting for me there.
Know what else I like about going to a cemetery? Returning. One of these days I'll have to skip that part of it, but until that day (far off, I pray), I'll keep visiting with a camera.
Seriously. Check out this photo (especially at 1024x768) and you'll see what I mean. She has some other great shots, too.
N.B.: While I usually blog only my own photos, this is the awesome work of tally_cat. If you want to subscribe to a feed of her photos, friend tallycatphotos. And if you want to subscribe to mine, friend sylvarphotos.