Discovering Great Flickr Pictures

Last week, blogging photographer Thomas Hawk wrote a great piece extolling the virtues of FriendFeed for discovering great pictures on Flickr.

I’m certainly with him in that respect for a couple of reasons. Firstly, unlike the contacts page on Flickr itself, FriendFeed has a nice expanding interface that allows you to see all the picture thumbnails in a particular batch. Secondly, it shows you more than the Flickr contacts page, in particular it shows you pictures your contacts have marked as favourites, and also pictures posted and marked as favourites by their FriendFeed contacts. As a result you get a great, and sometimes pretty eclectic collection of great pictures coming through. Thanks to the filtering features you can even get to a page of only Flickr items.

The down side? Back to the old chestnut of having to manually add people to FriendFeed, which is an incredibly tedious process with a lot of contacts (Thomas has over 9000).

So what sort of things have I been finding? Check out this great set of pictures of Ghost Towns of Saskatchewan from bonedad:

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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