Three days of miniscule celebrity: flickr 'Explore'

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by carlb, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Had my first ever photo put into flickr's 'Explore' collection. Holy-flying-bundt-cakes: eleven-thousand-plus views.

    Started with my usual contacts saying a few nice things ("Not bad..." "Hey, it's in focus!").

    Then a "Congrats on the explore!" Huh?

    After which a boatload of ephemeral "Favorites" and "Beautifuls!" "Gorgeouses!" "Wows!", i.e., one-or-two-word descriptors punctuated with exclamation points! Kept up for three days!

    Things have died down now. Back to the twosie-threesie photo views and an occasional "Nice exposure."

    I like this one a lot, but I've many others I thought better. Life and the internet are strange.

    21069461698_d0e5b71f32_b. rice creek at lexington - westward by Carl B, on Flickr

    Could I even try to repeat this? More like lightening or the lotto - maybe I shouldn't? Heh!

    Leica M9, SEM ASPH 21mm.
     
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    If you do get one back on the Explore pages, the comments should be a good comparison to measure how well your image resonates with the people there. This one was certainly worthy.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Very nice! I had a similar experience - the one image I had explored was not one I would have expected to be. Fun while it lasts!
     
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  4. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

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    Mar 30, 2013
    Congrats!
     
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  5. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    well yours was better than mine, which I nearly did not upload at all LOL

    12275809255_7299236052_b.
    L1002752
    by unoh7, on Flickr

    If I'd named it.....
     
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  6. Ricoh

    Ricoh Leica Place Regular

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    Sep 8, 2015
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    Steve
    Had one of my recent shots explored (my second so far) with 10.7k views, and the number is still rising. I'd like to know what sort of algorithm they - Yahoo - use to choose what's explored or not.
     
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  7. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    No idea really. It would be interesting to hear what it is ...

    And congrats!
     
  8. Ricoh

    Ricoh Leica Place Regular

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    Sep 8, 2015
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    Steve
    And congrats to you too!!
    The main thing is to enjoy one's photography. I only started using Flickr as a hosting platform, but then started following others who's photography I admire. But this follow and following thing is abused by some, trying to spring board themselves ito explore. How sad!