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My 10 Most-Interesting Photos of 2017

December 26, 2017  |  Flickr Photos

It’s that time of year again where I take a look at how Flickr has ranked the photos I took this year and share the ten most-interesting according to their mysterious “Interestingness” algorithm.

Solitary at Sea

Solitary at Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Ship’s Atrium

In the Ship’s Atrium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost Ship

The Ghost Ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflecting on the Skyscraper

Reflecting on the Skyscraper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barren Trees of Winter

The Barren Trees of Winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Christ

Island Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing Near the Rocky Shore

Sailing Near the Rocky Shore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening at the Boardwalk

Evening at the Boardwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendover Will

Wendover Will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boats on the Beach

Boats on the Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, the misfortunate side-effect of ranking a year’s photos this way is that it’s entirely possible that I shot some photos this year that are better than these but have not yet posted them. I post a new photo every day on my photoblog at 75CentralPhotography.Com and invite and encourage you to check in periodically to see even more great photos. You can also view a Flickr album of my 250 Most-Interesting Photos of all time here. Stay tuned for an exciting 2018! And, of course, all of my photos are available to purchase on their respective photo pages at 75CentralPhotography.Com.


My Most-Interesting Photos of 2016*

December 8, 2016  |  Flickr Photos
*according to Flickr’s Interestingness algorithm

As I’ve done at the end of the year in the past, here are the Top 10 “Most Interesting” Photos that I took (and posted) in 2016.

Pawn

 

Chasing Reflections

 

Oh Illinois

 

The Silos Under the Dark Sky

 

Blue, It Seems

 

Barbed

 

Under the Yellow Sentinel

 

Texas Structure

 

Under the Tall Pines

 

Into the Dark Sky

 

The misfortunate side-effect of ranking a year’s photos this way is that it’s entirely possible that I shot some photos this year that are better than these but have not yet posted them. I post a new photo every day on my photoblog at 75Central.Com and invite and encourage you to check in periodically to see even more great photos. You can also view a Flickr album of my 250 Most-Interesting Photos of all time here. Stay tuned for an exciting 2017!


Twelve Months – Twelve Photos

December 31, 2015  |  Flickr Photos

For my year-end wrap up this year I’ve done something a bit different.

Below are the “Most Interesting” photos from each month as determined by Flickr’s Interestingness algorithm. While a bit-flawed in that I may have not yet published the truly-most-interesting photo for a given month, it’s nonetheless interesting to see how Flickr’s algorithm ranked my photos.

January

Caught in the Fence

February

Iron Rail

March

march

April

Sunrise at Sea

May

may

June

The Path Through the Cascades

July

july

August

Two Faces

September

september

October

Neon Tyler

November

november

December

The Liftboat at Sunrise


Why I Won’t Follow You On Flickr

January 31, 2014  |  Flickr Photos Other
  • You use one of the default icons. It shows me you don’t care enough to make the effort to set yourself apart individually, so you probably don’t care about your craft.
  • You have less than 100 photos. This one is arbitrary on my part, as I’m sure there are a lot of people with great photos that have less than 100 shared on Flickr, but I like to follow people that have a deep portfolio, as it shows their committed to their craft.
  • Your comments are “award” comments. Sorry, not only am I going to not follow you, but I’m going to block you.
  • Your comments on every photo are exactly the same or some variation of the same thing, i.e. “Greatly seen”, “Great capture”, “Nice tones”.
  • Your username has “SEO” in it. It seems there are a lot of accounts that just plain state in their username that they’re trying to game the system.
  • Your photos are not really photos, but Tumblr-esque images with “inspirational” quotes or are otherwise obviously not original content.
  • You have obnoxious watermarks. Seriously, get over yourself.
  • Every fifth photo in your photostream is a screencap of your Flickr stats. No one cares if you have had over 2,000,000 views…you just look conceited and smug.
  • You send me messages to join a group. Or you send me a message asking me to visit your photostream or look at some crappy photo.
  • Your photos aren’t compelling (another arbitrary one on my part).

The Worst Kind of Flickr Comments

September 13, 2011  |  Elsewhere Flickr Photos

If you use Flickr, you probably get these kind of comments, wherein someone just copy and pastes some nonce about having seen your photo in some group.  What the hell is that all about?  I get these comments and am like “Good for you!  You saw a photo!”.  I usually delete them and block the person, because if you’re not going to give me at least a real comment, then don’t bother.  I don’t care if/where you saw the photo.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, while I’m on the subject, I’m not participating in any of your stupid “Award/Comment” things.



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