Some of the work featured in this series is from photographers who are no longer active on Flickr—as is the case of Walker Carpenter, a boarding school student living in New Hampshire at the time […]
What can you say about a photo that has more than 400,000 views? Koen Jacobs specializes in “urban and street photography”, and he’s an art form—or so says me. I came to his Photostream by way of image “The Underpass“, which I later learned, from his website, was chosen as the cover for musician/director Rafa Russo single “You Crossed My Mind”.
So-o-o-o, quite coincidentally, and surprisingly, something else: I prepared the first Flickr-a-Week posts in late December 2019. On the same day I finished this one, the 19th, the image-sharing service picked the “Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2019 From Around The World“. Koen’s “undeniable dilemma” made the list. Oh my!
Choosing from the Photostream of Ivan Rigamonti is challenging. I eventually reduced to three the contenders—disheartened that not all could make the cut. Hence, the honorable mentions for “Station” and for “Rosengasse“, which is my […]
The new series starts with a gorgeous, prairie landscape taken by Jim Choate on May 13, 2017. He explains about capturing the moment: “What a lucky evening. I had spent several hours on backroads south of The Dalles, Oregon, unsuccessfully looking for photo opportunities, when I turned a corner and unexpectedly came across the lovely and often-photographed abandoned Fairfield house. The day had been dreary, gray, and drizzly, but the clouds in the West cleared for about 15 minutes while I took this photo”.
Jim’s perseverance preserves something that no one else can ever see. “This homestead burned to the ground in July  in a huge prairie fire that devastated 78,000 acres”, he explains, referring to the Substation Fire. “Oregon lost one its most famous and loved abandoned places”.