After 500px tragically were sold to some Chinese folks, the community slowly died. The community part was the main reason I once upon a time signed up for an account and stayed there. The terms of service soon changed as well, making it easier to once and for all cut the rope.
So post 500px, what were the alternatives? Well, to make a medium long story short I ended up giving Unsplash a shot back in 2018.
Unsplash is lacking a commenting system, but I’m better off without it. If you like a photo, you hit the “like” button, if you dont like it, just dont hit that button, easy, clean and simple! The statistics show how many people liked, viewed and downloaded my photos, that’s all I need to satisfy my dark urges.
My first photo that I uploaded was “Junk food missionaries“. What caught my initial interest was that guy to the left picking his nose like there was no tomorrow. As of today current statistics:
The other main reason I “love” Unsplash is that since so many people are using it, it’s a wet dream to find inspiration in. Photographers, visual artists and other creative people are sharing their beautiful creations giving me lots of ideas…
Me and the family jumped in to the car for a little road trip to the coast for a icy cold bath in the sea. Days earlier I was messing around in the camera settings and accidently left image quality on S3 (0.3M 720×480). I didn’t realize this until we got back and I fired up the camera in lightroom.
Camera image quality setting, lesson learned.
For now on, I will NEVER touch this setting again, leave it on RAW and throw away the key. So why didn’t I see this earlier you might ask? Well, I kept the camera in the bag and only grabbed it for some quick shots and then down the bag again.
But what about RAW + JPEG? Well not for me, all the extra files and usage of space isn’t worth it. If I want to submit a photo to whatever quick, I have Lightroom in my phone as well to edit and export.
We stumbled upon these rusty barrels on an island next to a natural harbor. They probably have been laying around for the last couple of fifty or sixty years!? What were they thinking, and why are they still there after all these years? Sad! My guess is that they once upon a time contained some old nasty oil.