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Reply #3535 on: October 31, 2018, 08:20:49 PM

Haha, I saw the mini-bar and knew where you were before even seeing the aloft picture.  I usually stay there because its the cheapest Starwoods hotel in the city, so a good way for me to rack up my yearly nights as I bounce through the city for work and leisure travel.  Just wish it wasn't at the back end of Soi 11.

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Reply #3536 on: October 31, 2018, 10:27:19 PM

One night stopover in Bangkok. Probably the same Marriott in Iain's photos.


It's not the same Marriot (actually there are three different Marriot hotels within view of my apartment balcony), but I know where that place is. There's a cocktail bar just opposite it called Oskar Bistro that I go to occasionally with friends. It's near to Nana, on Soi 11 IIRC.

In your sunset pic, my condo is off to the left of the frame, you're looking down Sukhumvit towards Chit Lom, my condo is two stops in other direction. If you're going through BKK again, hit me up.

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Reply #3537 on: November 02, 2018, 07:13:22 PM

Yup Soi 11 - Teleku's clearly got it. Will do next time - unfortunately it was only a one night stopover this trip.
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Reply #3538 on: November 06, 2018, 01:21:19 AM

I shot a bellydance showcase a few weeks ago and only just finished editing all of the photos - there were over 2000 of them before I started culling and I got it down to just over 300 by the end.


IMG_0118.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr



IMG_1389.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr



IMG_0732.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr

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Reply #3539 on: November 08, 2018, 03:34:35 PM

That's a tough cull, and going throug that many must've taken lots of time.

Got around to post-processing my photos from Bhutan. Such a unique and beautiful place, though it can get pretty samey.


2018-09 Bhutan 002 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 003 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 006 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 010 by Aled Moses, on Flickr
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Reply #3540 on: November 08, 2018, 04:06:05 PM

Trying to decide if I still want to keep my stuff on Flickr, by the way. I don't really use it as cloud storage, so it's no skin off my nose to get rid of a couple of hundred of my oldest and shittiest photos.
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Reply #3541 on: November 08, 2018, 04:13:54 PM

That's a good question. I'm thinking hard about it - I'm over the 1000 photo limit. I used to be a pro subscriber, but it's now twice the cost and I'm not sure it's worth the money, but there's not many other options that hit both the storage and social media niche.
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Reply #3542 on: November 08, 2018, 04:51:30 PM

Yeah. It's an interesting domain--things have either gone completely to storage or they've been eaten up by the worst imperatives of social media. I kind of liked dumpy old Flickr for what it was.
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Reply #3543 on: November 08, 2018, 09:16:50 PM

You shouldn't be using Flickr as a storage solution, get a proper off-site backup like Backblaze or Amazon Glacier for that. Flickr is probably the best sharing and publishing solution at the moment however and I'm definitely going to pony up the $50 before the purgening begins.

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Reply #3544 on: November 09, 2018, 01:34:51 AM

Hmm, why would you say that? Flickr for me is my backup backup. My main backup is a physical backup that keeps both my jpgs and raws. By allowing full-sized jpgs to be shared and downloaded, it effectively backs up all the jpgs you upload, though I wouldn't want to have to download 1000 of them manually.
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Reply #3545 on: November 09, 2018, 05:34:38 AM

Hmm, why would you say that? Flickr for me is my backup backup. My main backup is a physical backup that keeps both my jpgs and raws. By allowing full-sized jpgs to be shared and downloaded, it effectively backs up all the jpgs you upload, though I wouldn't want to have to download 1000 of them manually.

- You can only store jpegs, not RAWs/DNGs/PSDs/catalogues/etc.
- Flickr applies some compression and sharpening to images, the downloaded files aren't the same as the uploaded files
- There are no easy ways to recover from Flickr apart from downloading zip archives of individual albums - which are compressed again.
- They don't guarantee your data integrity. If there's a blip and your account gets nuked, you have no recourse other than to upload them all again. It's not likely to happen, but actual storage solutions do offer security against that.
- There's no automatic backup/sync. If you don't manually upload images, they aren't backed up.

Sharing and storage have different priorities. Flickr is great for sharing, but you absolutely shouldn't be using it as an offsite backup. All of my published photos are on Flickr, but I also have a physical backup on a HDD at home which gets synced to Backblaze continuously.
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Reply #3546 on: November 10, 2018, 05:03:34 PM

I agree with many of your points - I'm just not at the stage where I'm sure if I want a secure online backup. This discussion has gotten me re-thinking about whether I need to start backing up my RAW files online.

Some more photos from Bhutan.


2018-09 Bhutan 019 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 022 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 013 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 015 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Bhutan 024 by Aled Moses, on Flickr
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Reply #3547 on: November 10, 2018, 09:18:02 PM

Really nice shots. Like the last two especially.
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Reply #3548 on: November 15, 2018, 01:50:41 PM

Thanks! To finish off, some photos from the Perhentian islands.


2018-09 Pulau Perhentian 001 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Pulau Perhentian 003 by Aled Moses, on Flickr


2018-09 Pulau Perhentian 006 by Aled Moses, on Flickr
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Reply #3549 on: November 15, 2018, 02:34:14 PM

That middle pic is fabulous!  Can I use it on my desktop?

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Reply #3550 on: November 17, 2018, 07:39:34 AM

Of course, it'd be my honour.
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Reply #3551 on: November 18, 2018, 01:56:58 AM

Went for a walk, found a fortress with a fierce defender.


IMG_2315.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr

A riverside

IMG_2307.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr

And some spirit houses

IMG_2297.jpg by Iain Compton, on Flickr

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Reply #3552 on: November 18, 2018, 10:17:10 AM

Adorable kitty! Did you have to go far out of Bangkok to get to this place?
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Reply #3553 on: November 18, 2018, 11:02:03 AM

Pretty sure he's just down by the main river that runs through Bangkok.

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Reply #3554 on: November 18, 2018, 07:26:58 PM

It's the main government district around a couple of the royal palaces.

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Reply #3555 on: November 18, 2018, 08:52:54 PM

The cat in the cannon is pretty classic.
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