Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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?

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.

New York, 2005

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Five years ago this week I took an overnight trip to NYC for work (see New York City).

Here are a few of the photos from that trip:

Times Square at 4:35 am looks pretty much like it would at midnight, sans a few hundred people.

The highlight (or lowlight, as it may be) of the trip was my having to move a 15 foot Ryder truck in the middle of Times Square at 8:45 am due to an error on the part of one of my co-workers.

As you can imagine, parking is tough to come by at that time of day.

Parallel parking a beast like that is also not an easy task.

That was decidedly not fun.

Shortly after I almost hit a rollerblader.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more of the photos, they were on a work computer and who knows what happened to them. But that Times Square shot has always been one of my favorite pictures, it brings back so many odd memories …

War Photos

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Foreign Policy has a fantastic set of photographs from war zones.

Check out: “The Shooting War.”