Photo Deletions

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV).  The leaves in this photo are already gone.

So far, Flickr has hosted most of the photos on this blog.  However, recently, SmugMug acquired Flickr from Yahoo, and announced new pricing plans and impending photo deletions.  Because I’m not willing, at this time, to commit to paying SmugMug a monthly fee for the rest of my life, there will be deletions of old photos.

This has happened before.  When PicApp went out of business, this blog lost the pictures on some of its best and most popular posts.  What man does comes and goes, but

whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it.  God has done it, so that people fear before him.  That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.

— Ecclesiastes 3:14-15, ESV.

Because of this change, I plan to transition my Flickr account away from documentary evidence and more toward artistic photography.  SmugMug will stop uploads in January, and will begin photo deletions in February 2019.  Right now, photos are already disappearing because I’m attempting to proactively save the best artistic by deleting the older documentary.

Internet companies come and go, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.  Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum.  VD+MA.

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