Promoting Photo Impressionism as a genre has always been the main goal of my Internet activity.
While I have tried other sites (such as 500px) Flickr has played a big part along with this website.
My observation is that Flickr has a large and active community of photographers interested in pushing their craft beyond the shackles of “straight photography”. I see lots of experimentation on Flickr and that is the essence of the impressionistic image.
Lately I have noticed that most of my views on Flickr are originating from other sites such as Google Images and blogs. I see that broader exposure as another powerful reason to keep a presence on Flickr.
As photographers we really do live in the best of times, and the worst of times. International exposure is just a click away. On the other hand strong images are so readily available I wonder if it has depreciated the art form?
Toronto International Dragon Boat Race – dragged shutter technique ( 0.7 seconds). www.dagostino.ca