Thank You! Passed 6 MILLION Views On My Photos -- IMRAN Flickr Stats Milestone! by ImranAnwar

 

Devil's in the details, tapping 6.6 Million views 6PM Oct 27.

Hit 6.5 Million views Oct 6, 5PM

Midsummer Night's Dream 6.25 Million! ~20200731

Lived to be The 6 Million Views Man! 20200515

SuperMoon 20200406 shines on 5.9 Million Views!

Full Moon March 2020 brought up 5.800000 Million

Got to 5.7 Million views 20200202

Crossed 5.6 Million views end January 2020

Thankful to reach 5.5 Million views after Thanksgiving Weekend 2019!

Discovered 5.4 Millionth viewer on Columbus Day 2019.

Labored past 5.3 Million on Labor Day

Freed from 5 Million boundary 4th of July! 5.25 Million!

Leaped 5 Million View February 2019!

Happy Holidays! Passed 4.8 Million Views December 19, 2018.

No Fooling Again! Passing 4.5 Million before 4/1 April Fool's Day 2018!

No Fooling! Passed 4 Million before 4/1 April Fool's Day 2017!

Hit 3.85 Million as clock struck midnight on end of 2016.

Trick Or Treat! 3.75 Million views sprung on Halloween 2016.

Easily cross 3.5 Million views without any labor, May 1, 2016.

Crossed 3 Million Mark on July 31, 2015!

Fast past 2.9 Million views on June 18, 2019, first of Ramadan.

 

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New milestone 2.5 Millionth View January 27, 2015!

 

Found 2.4 Millionth View on Christmas Eve.

 

The Eagle Has Landed. Landed on 2 Million Views mark to coincide with Moon Landing 45 Years ago!

 

Daddy Cool! Crossed 1.9 Million Views Father's Day Week 2014.

No labor passing 1.75 Million Views May 1, 2014

Filed 1.7 Millionth View On Tax Day April 15-16/2014

Loved 1.6 Million views crossed Valentine's Day 2014.

Left 1.5 Million and 2013 behind on 12/31/2013

Feasted on 1.44 MILLION 11/28/2013 Thanksgiving Day.

Slid by 1.3 MILLION on Sept 11, 2013

Crossed 1.25 MILLION on Dad's birthday again…. 250,000 New Views in one year!

THANK YOU!! Highest One Day EVER, ~90,000 Views on my late Father's 80's Birth Anniversary... my stream exceeded 1 MILLION. THANK YOU!

Fireworks! Leaped over 850,000 Views July 4, 2012

Crossed 825,000 Views on May 23, 2012

Leaped over 750,000 Views milestone on February 28, 2012

Exceeded 675,000 Views on October 26, 2011

Crossed 625,000 Views on July 25, 2011

Passed 600,000 Views on June 17, 2011! Thank you!

At 575,000 on my birthday, May 23, 2011.

Passed 550,000 April 10, 2011.

Jumped 525,000 on March 1, 2011.

Hit 500,000 Views New Year 2011.

Slammed 400,000 mid-day June 30, 2010

Exceeded 300,000 midnight Feb 24-25 2010

Goal! 250,000 on midnight of New Year's Eve 2009-2010!

Had hit 200,000 Views on 10/28/2009

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Serial "Parallel Entrepreneur", TV/Radio personality, syndicated journalist, inventor, visionary, pioneer, leader. Single, fun and caring individual with big dreams who loves photography, flying, boating, travel, reading, music and happy times.

 

Motto: “Change the world; Bit By bit, Byte by Byte”™

- Imran

 

Life Is A Beach! World's BEST Beach Photo. Romantic Heavenly Trunk Bay, St. John's, US Virgin Islands - IMRAN™ by ImranAnwar

  

-----This is not a (purely) political or opinion blog entry. But I hope you will enjoy it all the same, as a window (lens?) into my personal life and love for photography.

 

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~50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY!

 

by Imran Anwar

 

My Father gave me a camera when I was 6 years old, when cameras were expensive, and processing film even more so. From simple black and white films I had to use pocket money in Karachi to develop, to the amazing Nikon D300 DSLR I got for my 46th birthday, a lot has happened. Forty years of life, 40 years of photography. Hope to see and capture a lot more, God willing.

 

So, I started with a nice Japanese camera my dad gave me as a kid. I also used my Dad's Argus (that still works!) and captured our lives as we grew up in Pakistan.

 

I then "borrowed" (permanently) my father's awesome Yashica Electro 35 camera. That was amazing in its own right - telling over and under exposure from its orange and red LEDs! Wow.

 

Unfortunately, some of my work from the late 1970s to mid-1980s is lost forever, burnt when USA and Reagan-Bush backed Taliban type fundamentalists ransacked and burnt my stuff at Lahore's University of Engineering & Technology. (Now they are called terrorists, then they were "muajihideen"). The Electro 35 was stolen. Even terrorists know how to use a camera.

 

I started carrying a portable camera in my car when working for Jang Group Newspapers in Lahore, and took slice of life photos called PIC(K) OF THE WEEK with a caption that made people think.

 

I then came to America exactly 20 years ago (January 1989 to be precise) on a scholarship to get an MBA at Columbia University in New York City. My parents came to visit me a few months later (Abu had to go for some higher studies on a scholarship). When my Dad went off for studies (Utah State) Mom and I went around town (Manhattan) from my Columbia University apartment.

 

She wanted to buy me a camera but my dream Minolta 7000i was too expensive for me to let her buy it for me in 1989.

 

I bought it a few years later and took some beautiful pictures of beautiful places, gorgeous faces, during my Manhattan years, especially when I was living an amazing life at The Monterey (on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) or visiting loved ones in Washington, DC and friends in California.

 

(I scanned some of what I can find but have not gotten around to posting or even straightening them on the MacBook Pro yet. I am currently undecided whether to do the rest of my photography work just in iPhoto, Apple Aperture, or iPhoto for management and Adobe Photoshop CS# for editing.)

 

Anyway, along with the Maxxum 7000i, I became one of earliest users of digital cameras when the first Apple QuickTake came out. Even have some of its pictures on my web site, imran.com . I upgraded to the next model up and still have it. It's part of my Apple collection of ColorOne scanner, StyleWriter and LaserWriter equipment that still reminds me of my love affair with Apple and its technologies. Maybe I will give it to a museum some day (if I don't end up having to sell everything in this economic downturn, that is!!)

 

I invested in, and loved, a Minolta Dimage X 2MP until I either misplaced it or lost it on a plane (missing an iPod 30GB since then too, so maybe it was stolen).

 

During this time I got the 5MP Nikon Coolpix E5700, which took some of the amazing West Palm Beach and Singer Island photos you see here. I still use it with an amazing panorama lens. Hundreds of panoramas of Paris and other places still to be processed and put online. Though, I was disappointed that the Nikon one day went blank as its screen showed TV-snow effects. It was sent to Nikon as it was a known defect and it was repaired free. (My friends and old classmates Oscar Freitas and Mohsin Shad also have the same camera and I think one of them also had similar problems).

 

I also added another Nikon to the mix. I replaced the lost Minolta Dimage X with a Nikon S6 (slightly bigger than the S1/S5 but had WiFi built-in, which never really worked right).

 

I still have the camera (but this too was sent to Nikon for repairs as apparently this too has a known defect which makes the screen remain dark when a sensor covering stays stuck. I have a 50 page PDF of just one forum listing people who had problems with this same camera series - do a Google search). So, Nikons take great pictures - but be wary of their tendency to have known manufacturing defects.

 

Then I was in a quandary on whether to move from Minolta (Maxxum 7000i film and Dimage X digital) to another Minolta, their newest DSLR, or complete the migration by adding another Nikon to accompany the E5700.

 

Minolta made it easier by selling out to Sony. For a while I even found the Sony Alpha a better deal (see an old review I wrote) but I did not make the jump.

 

Even at 4 AM today, when I ordered a digital hi-def all-solid state video camera, I went Canon VIXIA, not Sony. I refuse to indulge Sony's choice of forcing us to buy expensive Memory Stick and not regular SD Secure Digital cards that are so great and cheap.

 

Anyway, on the photography front, though I did not get the Sony Alpha DSLR, nor did I move to the Nikon ship. I found the D40 and D60 not enough of an advance to make the jump.

 

I finally did - when the Nikon DSLR D300 12.3 MP camera came out and I got it as a birthday gift from a then beloved girlfriend. We also invested in some additional lenses and flash, etc. and I love it. Sheer magic. www.flickr.com/photos/imrananwar/sets/ has the photos to prove the magic. Check them out.

 

So, there you have it. My 50 years journey in photography so far. And, my own way of capturing that journey, for myself, and, I hope, online, for others. It's there, now. Forever? I hope so. That is why I started nEternity (I invite you to check out the service at neternity.org ) so that even after we photographers and our web hosting services are gone, there is some insurance the content will live online forever - a record of our having seen the amazing world I saw, we saw, with our eyes.

 

Since then, after nearly a dozen years of keeping my D300 as the primary camera, it was the Nikon D850 which had the right combination of video and photo resolutions which made me get it.... Lucky for me, it was a different beloved with almost the same name as the girl who gave me my D300. I guess consistency comes naturally!

 

See you, and I hope our visions are seen, for an Eternity.

 

© 2020 IMRAN™

 

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  • JoinedNovember 2005
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Imran Anwar is a fantastic photographer ... i really love his work ... Beautiful work, there is still so much to learn from you ! You really make the world beautiful ... Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us... you are a true inspiration !! Keep it up dear !

October 18, 2011

Looking at his recent photos and his past photos here in Flickr, I can see Imran has been from PnS to DSLR like most other contributors here. And, notably, one can easily see the difference in execution when comparing the PnS shots to the DSLR shots with others who have "graduated" to the more advanced systems. Not wit… Read more

Looking at his recent photos and his past photos here in Flickr, I can see Imran has been from PnS to DSLR like most other contributors here. And, notably, one can easily see the difference in execution when comparing the PnS shots to the DSLR shots with others who have "graduated" to the more advanced systems. Not with Imran. This shows total control of his photography talents and techniques that the equipment differences hardly matters...which is what is supposed to be expected from really talented and dedicated photogs. His style is very simple, yet brings out the beauty out of its simplicity. Simplicity is his fortress and his work revolves around the very simple, yet truly expressive subjects. His use of color and DoF is very distinctive and the appeal at which he employs them have brought so much interests in his photos as to garner praises and awards so well deserved. Don't expect him to come up with overzealous and techy pictures. Because that's not his style in catching attention. Try going over his stream again... and the simplicity and the beauty he captures with them will tell you ALL that I admire about Imran.

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July 30, 2010

Imran has a fantastic photostream ! The poetry used in his titles is SO creative that I think it greatly enhances his photos. Also, the stories he writes about in each photo are very interesting to read and ponder. Keep up the great work Imran. - Best regards, Jay

July 7, 2010
JuliaT. says:

Imran is a great photographer on Flickr! It conquers all with his liking and his optimism.

June 13, 2010

I’ve never met Imran other than through his photographs and our recent interchange of e-mails and comments but I do know what kind of a person he is and who he is as a photographer. He’s an American of Pakistani descent who lives in the New York Metropolitan area. (In a very lovely part of Long Island) but has travell… Read more

I’ve never met Imran other than through his photographs and our recent interchange of e-mails and comments but I do know what kind of a person he is and who he is as a photographer. He’s an American of Pakistani descent who lives in the New York Metropolitan area. (In a very lovely part of Long Island) but has travelled extensively. In addition to photography I’ve gleaned that he loves sailing and gardening I see Imran as the kind of person with whom one can sit down and feel immediately at ease with while engaging in long and serious or funny conversations. He’s a renaissance man and a story teller --- debonair, charming, intelligent and witty. Obviously he is also well educated, intellectually curious and a very fine photographer. Imran and I share not only a love of photography but a love of words and puns. Though struck by recent setbacks in his personal life, Imran has continued producing fine photographs accompanied by wonderful, wordful descriptions. He realizes that life is too short to to allow yourself be felled by bad luck. That defines a ‘winner’ to me. Every time Imran posts something I find myself awed by the beauty of the image and the thoughtful and frequently humorous accompanying description. Imran’s images are colorful, intense and always well presented. I urge you to view Imran’s sunsets and travel shots. They’ll blow you away.

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May 25, 2010
Arun Roy says:

hi Imran, thanks for ur visit and comment. 40 yrs of fotography and 225000 views ........ amazing Keep it up............. regards

January 31, 2010

Imran is a truely great photographer. I added him as a contact not to long ago. Everyday I check to see if he has added something new. Just the other day I had a question that I was not sure of and needed a professionals opinion. Imran wrote back with a speedy responce and to top it off he gave some extra pointers and … Read more

Imran is a truely great photographer. I added him as a contact not to long ago. Everyday I check to see if he has added something new. Just the other day I had a question that I was not sure of and needed a professionals opinion. Imran wrote back with a speedy responce and to top it off he gave some extra pointers and advice. Imran is a great Flickr contact and a great photographer, I'm very pleased to have met him. Thanks Imran.

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February 24, 2010