Have you ever heard of Flickr Explore?
Well, let me tell you, it’s a page of badassery as far as photographic images go.
The best of the best. The boldest and brightest. The most UNBELIEVABLE photos uploaded to Flickr.
They call it Explore. And if you do Explore, you will be astounded by the talent they choose on a daily basis. That’s right. Every day. From millions of photo uploads, the Flickr Gods choose 500 to display for twenty-four hours on their feature page (called Explore).
That’s one photo out of 17,000 images or something like that. It’s really crazy and the images are crazy good. Did I say that already? They are CRAZY good.
If you’d like to see for yourself, click here. This will take you to the Flickr Explore page for today. At the bottom, you can scroll through previous days.
And this post is not about the secrets of how to hit the Explore page – although I hear there are some, and many have theories on this process. But I do not.
I consider it dumb luck (for me anyway). I’m pretty sure that is how it happened the first time I hit the Explore page. With my image of the vintage light bulb for my Project 52 that week.
And yes, I am happy with this one. The light is stunning. I found exactly what I wanted and executed it exactly as I saw in my head. And NOOOOO. That never happens with me. I, normally, have a bright idea heh! and it NEVER turns out how I envisioned it.
But this image.
It totally did.
And to my surprise (or dumb luck) hit the Flickr Explore page. It was quite a thrill! Thousands of views and hundreds of people favoring your image. It’s enough to make a photo girl proud.
So, twenty-fours later, my image drops to the next day and a new set of 500 images are displayed.
And of course, those images are just as Ahhhhamazing as the day before! Hey, no big deal, it’s just another day of The Extraordinary Images of Flickr.
Life goes on.
Another week, another photo for my Project 52.
But then…several weeks later…it happens again…
Yes, dear readers, my image hit the Flickr Explore page for the second time. And WHAT!?!
This time it is an image of my mean ol’ Maya kitty looking deceptively sweet. Oh, so deceptive!
She is probably my go to photo subject. I can’t even tell you how many photos I have of her from kitten to (almost) adult. She is just very photogenic. I mean look at her. She is just gorgeous. And don’t let her fool you, she bites. And she bites hard.
Several of her kitten photos got a lot of views too.
This one as her eyes were changing from blue to green.
This one the day we brought her home.
And just for fun, here is another set of photos on my Flickr that were viewed quite often. One is from the girls’ beginning of school photos. And the other is for the birthday of my oldest step-girl.
Maybe, they weren’t Explore-worthy, but they sure were view-worthy. I wish I could tell you how it’s done, but alas, it is still a mystery to me.
One thing, I will do…keep posting photos on Flickr and sharing them with you.
Maybe, you will find them as interesting as the Flickr Gods do.