It amazes me that posting a photo on the popular web site Flickr, an image posting and sharing website, can earn an amazing number of "looks" and "faves" and complimentary comments when least expected. One factor contributing to this largesse is being selected as one of the 500 posts in EXPLORE.
"Explore is Flickr's way of showcasing the most interesting photos within a given point in time -- usually over a 24 hour period. Flickr receives about 6,000 uploads every minute -- That's about 8.6 million photos a day! From this huge group of images, the Flickr interestingness algorithm chooses only 500 images to showcase for each 24-hour period. That's only one image in every 17,000!"
This photograph, selected by Flickr Explore on Feb. 7th, was taken on a jaunt in Riverside Park, NYC, as I headed towards the Hudson River at 83rd Street. Figures come and go under the arch leading to the river and I often photograph the passersby on foot and on bicycle. On this day I managed to capture some silhouettes in the distance. They add an element of mystery to the scene as well as capture the wintry quality of the day with the dried hydrangeas in the foreground. As of Sunday, February 11th, this image has earned 83,092 views, 380 faves, and 21 comments. This amazes me. Go figure.