The Most Popular Flickr Photos - 2017

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by shotokan101, Dec 9, 2017.

Tags:
  1. shotokan101

    shotokan101
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    75,287
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +25,384
  2. CFC1

    CFC1
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Messages:
    15,846
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Europe
    Ratings:
    +4,165
    :eek: I'm surprised at that Jim, I really am. I was certain that at least one of your pussy shots would have been top 5. I could look at them all day long, so I could! :confused: Further evidence that there's no accounting for taste. :devil:


    :p
     
  3. snerkler

    snerkler
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    21,058
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +11,727
    Some fantastic photos there. Unfortunately it also shows that (for the most part) you have to be a whizz with photoshop to be popular. I’d love to know how many hours people spent processing some of these. One day I’ll pull my finger out and learn PS, out of curiosity as much as anything to see if I could possibly make any of my shots magazine/book publishable like these.
     
  4. stearman65

    stearman65
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Messages:
    410
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +201
    None of mine there either:facepalm:, my fave' was the mono staircase with the priest at the bottom. The way things are heading up I will probably be concentrating more on video next year.:clap:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  5. AMc

    AMc
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,379
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Near Norwich
    Ratings:
    +4,115
    Some amazing pictures in there - slightly puzzled by the appearance of the castle with scaffolding on it?
    Some amazing locations and some impressive nature shots too.
     
  6. Elrond

    Elrond
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    4,007
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,165
    Probably due to this:
    Don't get me wrong, there are some amazing shots there but they are the "most popular". In other words, you could have an amazing photo that anyone would rank higher than those 25, but if it doesn't get noticed!
     
  7. shotokan101

    shotokan101
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    75,287
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +25,384
    At least no Barbie or Bus or Lego Figure shots made it in ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  8. AMc

    AMc
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,379
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Near Norwich
    Ratings:
    +4,115
    That's what I don't get - you have an algorithm to pick the original sample but a human "curated" that particular shot. I'd be surprised if there wasn't another chocolate box picture of a snowy castle that didn't have scaffolding on it somewhere in the sample.
    Perhaps they chose it because it's quirky?
     
  9. Johnmcl7

    Johnmcl7
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,421
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Invermess
    Ratings:
    +1,514
    The breakdown of photos posted to Flickr is also quite intriguing:

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/61061...ickr-s-2017-uploads-but-dslrs-are-on-the-rise

    Smartphones dominate a lot more than I thought as while I realise they're popular in general, I thought a service like Flickr would be more used by dedicated cameras. The mirrorless camera market share is less than I thought but I guess they're still quite new in the grand scheme of cameras and there's still plenty DSLRs being sold.

    John
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
  10. =adrian=

    =adrian=
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,024
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The Internet
    Ratings:
    +7,331
    No out of focus bus shots there? Can't be Flickr then
     
  11. AMc

    AMc
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,379
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Near Norwich
    Ratings:
    +4,115
    Thanks to TP I accidentally learned about the safe search filter I'd been using all these years without realising - I now know about a whole other side of Flickr I was blissfully unaware of until now :eek:
     
  12. shotokan101

    shotokan101
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    75,287
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +25,384
    Won't be seeing much of you for a while then.... :devil:
     
  13. snerkler

    snerkler
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    21,058
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +11,727
    Put it back on, nobody wants to see the stuff Jim posts on there :eek:
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice