Posts Tagged ‘Flickr’

Flickr Views

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Did something happen at Disneyland Resort Paris’ Hotel Cheyenne this week? Like, on August 8?

See, I have a Flickr photo sharing page. That’s where I have photos from Dubai, photos from some trips (without people), assorted artsy shots of Portland.

My 950 photos generally get 100-200 views on a given day. So either 200 viewers came to look at one photo, or 100 people came to my gallery and looked at two photos each. Generally it’s more like 8-12 views of certain photos each day.

Oftentimes people end up on my photos after Googled searching for a term that’s one of my keywords – such as “Burj Khalifa”.

Speaking of the Burj, one of my photos of the world’s tallest building had the most views in my gallery, about 11,200 or so as of this week. That makes sense, it’s newsworthy, it’s cool looking, and it’s a nice photo.

My second-most viewed photo was Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, third was Ski Dubai, and so on, but following in the top ten were a few shots of Disneyland Resort Paris – I guess my photos show up when you Google the resort.

And somehow I had 4,132 views on August 8 alone for this photo:

Disney's Hotel Cheyenne, Disneyland Resort Paris.

I also had 1142 views for this photo:

Disney's Hotel Cheyenne, Disneyland Resort Paris.

In fact, on August 8 nine of my ten most viewed photos were of Hotel Cheyenne.

I had 7,493 views in one day.

It looks like they mostly came from Google, too.

I scoured the news and didn’t find anything (yet) but this is just odd. Something had to have happened there … why would everyone be Googling it at once?

Edwards in the BNews

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I don’t think I ever mentioned this here, but my brother was on the front page of his local paper, the Bridgton News, a few weeks ago:

Mr. McFrawley's Traveling Show

Here’s a link to the article: “Step inside the big top“.

It’s a wide-ranging article – in it he mentions his undergrad school, Rochester Institute of Technology;; our parents, Steve and Bonnie Edwards; former LRHS classmate Erin Whalen [sic]; Binaca Macdonald; Molly Mains; long-time friend, Greg Plummer; our cousin’s child, Zoe; his girlfriend’s family; his friend, Andy Painter; Annika Black, the children’s librarian at the Bridgton Public Library; and a guy in Los Angeles.

Here’s a photo of the cover:

Mr McFrawly's Traveling Show

And here’s the title page:

Mr McFrawly's Traveling Show

For ordering info, check out Dan’s website:

Kodachrome Story

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Interesting AP story about the last roll of Kodak Kodachrome film: “De Niro, Brooklyn, India on last Kodachrome roll.”

Steve McCurry, the photographer who took the picture of the Afghani woman for National Geographic – you know the one – made a world tour taking photos on the final roll.

As much as I like slide film, for some reason I never really shot Kodachrome. Pretty much I think it came down to the fact that it was more difficult (and costly) to develop. But still, the stuff I shot was fantastic.

Here’s a Flickr gallery of my Kodachrome work.