Flickr's Epic Fail 8-( (Enter Tackyland)

Most of you will recognize this photo. I'm re-sharing so I can vent about flickr's flake out with my photostream. I just recently discovered that flickr set a TON of my photos to private and somehow or another took away all the "favorites" that people had given each photo. I wonder what exactly happened that they not only set 100 of my photos from the last six months to private, but also managed to take away all the faves attached to those shots in the process?


I know this is ultimately trivial but if you scroll to the bottom of these comments you'll see all of the photos that were highly ranked in my "Most Interesting" folder which has been a great reference to refer to when deciding on prints and photos to share. Now they aren't even in my top 500 most interesting because they have no favorites. Now I'm slowly making all of these photos public again and trying to repair the damage done. Now I'm starting to question flickr's ability to keep it all together over the coming years. I'm glad all of my photos are backed up by other means but it would be a huge undertaking to reorganize them all. GET IT TOGETHER FLICKR!



(Here was my original description that explained this photo.)

One 17 minute exposure at multiple apertures. Using a manual lens on my t1i at ISO 100, I painted at f/4, 5.6, and 16.


f/4 for the purple tree lighting on the sides.

f/5.6 for the other gelled lighting, green el wire, and rainbow schoon stick path.

f/16 for the fountain spin and sparkler run.


I tried the light cube in the middle of the spin which was a bad idea although it doesn't show up much. I also wish I had lit the right side a little more. I do like how star trails come out when you do the f-stop shuffle though.


After 30 minutes of test frames and a 17 minute shot, I wasn't up for a redo. This would have gone so much easier and quicker if I had someone helping me out.


I'm off on a golf trip with my Dad, Uncle, and Cousins until Sunday. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Bryan Morris 3y

    What a show! 17 mins is insane!!!!!!!
  • Jules Marshall PRO 3y

    No-one does light mayhem as well as you Jeremy. Such a fun shot to look at this, stuff going on everywhere!!
  • Danny PRO 3y

    whole lay wa!!!

    dude you constantly amaze me
  • Eric Mellinger PRO 3y

    Now that I have entered, I will never leave!
  • paddy. browne 3y

    Stunning work
  • Concretin Nik 3y

    I think you missed a spot. :P You're insane!
  • Darren Pearson 3y

    yep, out of control!
  • tackyshack PRO 3y

    Thanks again everyone. I suppose this was a fitting finale to my attempt at a project 366 this year. I just couldn't muster up the time and energy to get it done day after day without missing a single one.
  • Jules Marshall PRO 3y

    tackyshack :(.. Is that it mate, you bowing out? Its killing me at the minute and it can be seen in my shot quality too. Keep on waftting them lights about mate.
  • Chuck Hilliard PRO 3y

    Crazy amounts of action and colors and light, wow! Like a shag carpet world to the mind. Brilliant, splendid and tacky. I need some oxygen just looking at it.
  • tackyshack PRO 3y

    Thanks again yall. I'll keep painting damn near every night Jules to be for sure.
  • JMC03 3y

    I am amazed. It is awesome
  • tackyshack PRO 2y

    Here are some of the many photos that were set to private and had all of their faves taken. I keep finding more and more and it's killing me. First world problems Tacky....

    Optical Overload
    23 Minutes to Tackyland
    Final Frame at the Quarry
    Cave Flower
    35mm Light Wading
    Light Wading
    Tacky Monk
    35mm Large Scale Pond Painting
    Tackyman & Tacky Mask
    Tacky Apple Tree
    Lightning Pine
    Milky Way Pano July 2012
    147/366 - Kiddie Pool Painting
    Full Moon Painting
    Just a flashlight at f/29
    35mm Laser & Roman Candle
    Tackyman meets Humungofrog
    Lightmen on the Playset (Take 2)
    Big Milky Way Pano
    Painting the Playset Take 4
    My Personal July 4th
    Seriously though.... WTF Flickr?!?!
  • unpolarized 2y

    Awesome work. Now I'm feeling the need to check my stream and see if they did me too.
  • Ryan O'Connell 2y

    Weak shit man, re-faved!
  • torsten hansen (berlin) PRO 2y

    explosion of fire and light! fantastic!
  • Jelle Schuurmans 2y

    That really sucks, did you email them?
  • tackyshack PRO 2y

    Flickr actually emailed me a week ago stating that "some" of my photos that were private went public but they "fixed" it. Yeah... "fixed".
  • Tim-Medcalf PRO 2y

    Wild! love it..
  • Carlo Ambrosetti 2y

    very nice! beautiful!
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