Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Explored

I guess I have already written about my Flickr addiction in my earlier blogs. A flickr member commented on one of my photos telling that he saw it on Flickr’s Explore Page. This particular page showcases the interesting photos for the last seven days. As per Flickr definition of interestingness:

Besides being a five syllable word suitable for tongue twisters, it is also an amazing new Flickr Feature. There are lots of things that make a photo 'interesting' (or not) in the Flickr.

Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when;
who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr.

We've added some pages (and changed some existing ones) to help you explore Flickr's most interesting photos. Before you start though, you might want to take your phone off the hook, send your boss to an executive training session and block off some time on your schedule, because we don't think you're going to be walking away from your screen any time soon. Beautiful, amazing, moving, striking - explore and discover some of Flickr's Finest.


This was the photo that was featured on Flickr’s Explore Page. I uploaded it last Labor Day. With all honesty, I was surprised by the “rave” it received since I just took this shot to be used in my poem that I am planning to submit to one of the Flickr Groups. Its my cousin's shoe - thought she will be glad if I mention it here. Modesty aside, I believed the poem also helped a lot in gaining this honor, after all this is my favorite poem. (I hope you won’t mind if I’ll include the poem too.)


shoe


Discovering My Sister, Gretel

Longest night ever, I pray
for her safe return;
can't blink
or she'll be missed.

Behind poker-faced searchers,
I bite my lips,
open my eyes wide,
and push aside brambles.
Did she lose the breadcrumb trail?

Then – a banshee wail,
confused stillness,
echo of palpitations
and a bloody shoe offered
up for inspection.

All eyes follow a trail
of dark pebbles
from shoe
to confirmation.

/totomai

Since the Flickr’s Explore Page is constantly changing, here’s the link to the screen shot I grabbed earlier for evidence. Hehe.

/totomai
05/02/07


PS

I just found out that this photo was used by somebody in his blog here

12 comments:

  1. Man I really need to get serious with my Flickr account.. and in photography as well.. but I just don't have the time!! :( I came in the office today 830AM and what time it is now? 1:40AM and I'm still here. Darn.

    Nice shot :) Can be used in a postcard.

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  2. funny, i have the exact same shoe, although mine is brown. i love the pic. you must be tired of hearing that from me.

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  3. @geo lol. you're working overtime just to comment on my blog? hehe. dont get too serious with photography - just make it as your stress reliever.

    thanks.

    @lizlan hehe, i wont get tired hearing it lol. thanks

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  4. @totomai lol. No I'm not working overtime just to comment. Nice one though. I'm surfing the web after work to relieve stress. It's really relaxing to talk to someone who shares your passion. :) Though I am not good YET. =P

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  5. @geo but i think you know more photography terminologies than me. :-) ill try to visit your blog soon.

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  6. The photograph and the poem works very well together. Perfect match.
    I have read the poem before, and just looking at the picture brings back the words I've read unreeling in my mind giving life to the photograph. What makes a thing memorable is when it reminds us of something.

    I wish you well ~ Jeques

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  7. hi Jeques, its one of my favorite poems. perhaps my favorite. about the photo not my fave shot but was surprised by the reaction of other photo enthusiasts to it.

    thanks again

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  8. I love the photo and the poem has a wonderful sense of mystery to it,

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  9. thanks. its my favorite poem hehe

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  10. Delightful twist to the shoed tale.

    Glad you shared it with RWP.

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  11. An interesting take on the Hansel and Gretel tale.

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  12. What a gripping scary poem. Great interpretation of the fairy tale.

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