by DaniGirl on April 6, 2009 · 8 comments

in Photo of the Day

Remember way back on Friday, when I wrote that post talking about how I’d finally given my head a shake and stopped worrying about having Flickr acknowledge the merits of my photographs with it’s “Explore” feature?


About 22 hours after I wrote that post, I snapped this photograph:

75:365 Rainy bokeh

And guess what? It got Explored! That means Flickr recognized it as one of the 500 most interesting photographs posted on April 5. Since Flickr gets about 6500 new photos every minute, I’m pretty excited. Lookit, here’s my souvenir poster!

My first Explore!

As I noted on the photograph’s page, some times you spend hours setting up a shot and taking 150 microscopically different versions, spend more hours tweaking and fixing and adjusting in photoshop, and you still have a very ordinary photograph. And some days, you plunk the tripod on the porch and balance the baby on your hip to snap a couple of images with one hand while trying to keep all three of you (you, the baby and the camera) out of the rain, and it’s a work of art. Go figure!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon April 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Congrats – it’s fantastic and you deserve it. It’s a beautiful photo, really captures the moment (a wet one, that is!).

2 Amber April 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Congrats! It’s a lovely photo.

And I feel the same way about blog posts. I’ll agonize and sweat and get zero response, and then I’ll one-off something quickly and everyone seems to love it. That’s life, I think, you just never know how something will turn out.

3 Amy @ Muddy Boots April 6, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I’m pretty sure that Murphy wrote something about this…

However, it is a great shot and you deserve it. You’ve been great at the 365 challenge! I’ve been taking pictures, but haven’t uploaded and posted any in weeks and weeks and weeks.


4 ian April 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Amazing pic – does flickr allow tracking or views yet? Be interesting to see how many hits you got for getting a top 500pic.

5 Chantal April 7, 2009 at 8:26 am

That is a work of art! Congrats.

6 J. April 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

wow! congrats! That picture is beautiful!

7 Lee April 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

Beautiful photo!

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