Ah ha, hows that for a teaser?
(I should get work in that nasty television business where they say "The World Has Ended, Story at Eleven" stuff, and you're left wondering if you should bother going into work tomorrow, so you stay up late and find out that WORLD is just an acronym for Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases, and they've closed up shop.)
No, we are not leaving The Field.
For a long time now I've experienced growing frustration with Flickr.com. Pictures not showing up, slow to load, site pages so busy because the thinking seems to be that the more words you put there, the more information you communicate. More and more the site seems to take away from the images presented. The social aspect of it is quite nice, friends and family follow one another with ease. But even that is getting more and more difficult to do, and it's users are mostly North American.
(If you are into worldwide social feedback, aminus3.com is a good daily picture site you should check out.)
But I wanted to do more with my pics, with less going on all around them, visually. So I am in the process of moving over to Smugmug.com. I have set up my own photo site with all my pictures on the web, at abigfield.com.
My intent is to make it more of a place to explore, at least for me, than a repository of images taken and stored.
You (Toni :)) should notice an increase in speed of the pages here that have images posted on them. And the images will be larger because that is very easy with smugmug.
So, yes I am moving, my pictures over to abigfield.com.
Check it out sometime.