Best of the best
This is a new project, which I'm beginning in February 2012: picking one photo from each of the roughly 850 albums, or "sets," in my Flickr archives, and putting it into this new set. Just one photo.
(I'm not including any photos within sets that I've restricted to family, friends, or private viewing. Only the public sets.)
I'm starting with the earliest such Flickr set, which contains 20 of the first photos I took with a 35mm camera, during the spring and fall of 1969, when I lived in Greenwich Village.
The hard part, as I've discovered already, is not picking a photo ... but picking only one. There are several that I like (not surprising, since I'm the one who took them), and two or three that I really want to include. But I think there's some virtue to insisting that each of the Flickr albums be represented by just one photo. We'll see how it goes...
The notes that I wrote when the photo was first uploaded to Flickr should be enough. I may eventually write some additional notes to explain why I chose this one, or that one, as the "representative" photo from that set.
And you might want to write some notes -- here, or wherever you think it makes sense within this Flickr hodgepodge, of why you think the particular photo I've chosen is not really the best one, or why you agree that it is the best one ... and/or why I should have considered a different photo from the same set.
I don't want to get blasé about picking the appropriate photo, so my plan is to focus on only one Flickr album each day ... which means that this project will continue on for the next couple of years, if I can manage to maintain the discipline and focus that will be required.
If you have any suggestions or thoughts about all of this, let me know.
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Comments on this set
Aniket S says:
This is a great set.
Ed Yourdon says:
Thank you for the kind words.