Last night, we accepted the Houston Press’ Houston Web Award for Best Flickr Pool!
We were in some great company – including MMM…Cupcake Truck (Best Use of Facebook to Promote a Business – enjoy their cupcakes at Mixers & Elixirs next Friday!), Swamplot (Best Real Estate Blog), and Tweet of the Year (“Houston is the greatest city on Earth, if you know what you’re doing.” from @gunsandtacos – we couldn’t agree more.)
Read about all the winners here.
Of course, a Flickr pool is nothing without the people who contribute – their photos, their support and their presence at meetup events. It’s an amazing community, and I am constantly blown away by both their talent and their generosity.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Flickr pool – this award is yours! If you’re new, we hope we’ll see your shots in there (and your faces at the HMNS meetups) soon!
|Our first HMNS Meetup!
To say “thanks, y’all!” and hopefully inspire you to bring your camera the next time you visit, here are a few of our favorite shots from pool contributors and museum meetups from the last few years – but you should definitely take some time to go swimming there yourself – people post photos from our exhibits and the surrounding areas. You just never know what you’ll find.
You can also see what inspires the photographers who wander our halls and get some tips on museum photography in our Flickr Photo of the Month series.
These are really just a few of the amazing shots in our pool – go take a look around!
I’d also like to say a special thank you to Laurie, known as laanba and/or photine online. It was her idea to organize the first meetup here at the Museum, as part of her monthly Assignment: Houston meetups (the first photo in this post is from that event). She’s a talented photographer, a great friend, a wise sounding board, and the community would not be the same without her. You can see her photos in our last Flickr photo of the month post, her photostream, and her photoblog. Thank you, Laurie!
All photos posted here with permission. Click the image to see the original + creative commons information. Photos of special exhibitions were taken during specially organized meetup opportunities; please join the HMNS Flickr group for notifications of upcoming events and read the photo guidelines for information on areas of the museum that are not photo restricted.