1 TB free upload, and brand new design – Flickr’s on the move

Today Flickr announced that they are increasing free storage to 1 TB / user. This was previously limited to professional users, but now it’s available for all users.

It’s evident that Flickr are serious in getting up to speed with the competition from 500px, Instagram/Facebook and so on.

Read more about this here

© Pedro Hansson - Goodbye - Man in Sundbyberg
© Pedro Hansson – Goodbye – Man in Sundbyberg

London in color – anno 1927

I’ve always enjoyed watching old photos/videos of familiar places, and to get a glimpse of how places used to look like. This must be a quite rare color clip from 1927, of a growing London. Really surprising that there were so many motor vehicles on the streets back then, and also that things looks so familiar even thought it’s almost 100 years back in time.

At the end of the clip you’ll se how this place looked back then.

© Pedro Hansson - London - Olympus ZX-1
© Pedro Hansson – London – Olympus ZX-1

Believe – from “Tuesdays with Morrie”

© Pedro Hansson - Sunset in Nacka
© Pedro Hansson – Sunset in Nacka

This post is dedicated to one of my true mentors. A former boss of mine between 2000-2003, that taught me so much, business and personal wise. Often when I’m hesitating in my work I try to think what he would’ve done. Not only did he create a warm and fun atmosphere around him, he made us deliver results in an empathic environment, or maybe it would be spelled empatric (?), those that worked in the same team as me in those days understand that word…

In my opinion his main belief was that business, heart and trust goes hand in hand which meant that he gave the people around him trust to deliver without hesitating at every moment, and space to fail, but at all times you felt that you had his support. In short, supercharge what you are there to do, with full support and a lot of heart.

This may sound easy, but I think that many people in leading positions have issues with this (I guess all have from time to time), which will make the people around them hesitating, instead of enjoying their full potential.

I’m really thankful for my time, working with him, and my thoughts passes those years every now and then. A truly great and inspiring leader.

From “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom:

On this day, Morrie says that he has an exercise for us to try. We are to stand, facing away from our classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch us. Most of us are uncomfortable with this, and we cannot let go for more than a few inches before stopping ourselves. We laugh in embarrassment.

Finally, one student, a thin, quiet, dark-haired girl whom I notice almost always wears bulky, white fisherman sweaters, crosses her arms over her chest, closes her eyes, leans back, and does not flinch, like one of those Lipton tea commercials where the model splashes into the pool..

For a moment, I am sure she is going to thump on the floor. At the last instant, her assigned partner grabs her head and shoulders and yanks her up harshly.

“Whoa!” several students yell. Some clap. Morrie finally smiles. “You see”, he says to the girl, “you closed your eyes, That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too –even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling”.

Stockholm through my iPhone lens – Sunset over Lake Mälaren

This is a picture taken of the sunset, the 13:th of March. The view is over Lake Mälaren and the picture is taken in Stockholms archipelago.

The apps used for creating this pic is HDR Pro and Photoshop Express for reducing noise.

© Pedro Hansson - Sunset over Lake Mälaren - iPhone

Stockholm through my iPhone lens

This is the first real week in Stockholm with “full spring”. In Sweden this is some amazing days. It seems like everyone just un-freezes from the Winter and there are happy people all around.

What’s also really amazing when spring arrives (as in the autumn) is the lighting conditions for photo. I can’t exactly tell you what it is but I think it get’s so much easier to get good shots, even with an iPhone-camera, so I’ve been quite busy taking pics during the days this week.

First of is a pic of Kungsgatan two days ago during lunch hour. What I like with this view is that there are very few who takes any pictures here (maybe it’s due to looking silly on a shopping street.. I don’t know 🙂 ) while I think this view holds one of Stockholm’s nicest views of great architecture.

This pic is taken with HDR and then adjusted with Photo Toaster to get a touch of an older look.

I hope you all have a have a great week!

@ Pedro Hansson - Kungsgatan Stockholm, Sweden