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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pdk42, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 26, 2014
    Leamington Spa, UK
    ... but never had an image on "Explore Flickr". One week with an A7Rii and this gets featured:

    Chicago Skyline
    by Paul Kaye, on Flickr

    It's nothing I couldn't have taken with my Olympus gear (and it's really not a particularly spectacular image) - I guess that's just how the internet works!
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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2016
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Yep, you to have the right camera to get "Explored" lol
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    See? It's about the camera, not the photographer! Just kidding of course ... :D
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Totally deserved it! As I said before, its an excellent photo. Well done and congrats :bravo-009:
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  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    It's always nice to showcased on there, but the selection process has no rhyme or reason. Nothing to do with any measure of quality, composition, artistic content, etc.
    I took a pic of my vegetarian creation for dinner some years ago, with a Canon point-n-shoot. It made it to Explore. :D
    That's when I came to the conclusion Explore is not a selection of the best photos. More what is trending, popular, cool, etc.
    Pure subjective whim of the moderators. And what tags and groups your photo may have to get viewed by a moderator.

    Not saying this isn't a great photo. But there are many great photos that never seem to make it onto Explore.
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  6. pdk42

    pdk42 TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 26, 2014
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yes, totally agree. It does seem a bit random.
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Yeah, that is a great photo. But the one photo of mine that got picked for Explore was a real head-scratcher to me. :hmmm:
  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    I think Explore is an algorithm. I don't even think people are involved. That aside. This is a nice shot!
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  9. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    I emailed them asking why an image explored years ago should suddenly be dropped years after.
    Result was that all my explored images suddenly disappeared :D
    Can't understand what explore is all about.

    Lovely image Paul
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  10. cheeks69

    cheeks69 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 24, 2017
    Great shot and a well deserved explore !
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