Quite pleased this shot made it into Flickr's Explore over the weekend.
A while back I wrote some code for interacting with the Flickr API. I wanted have a way to automatically add photos to specific albums based on a set of criteria. One of the scripts, faves-to-album.pl is handy for adding photos with a certain number of favorites to an album automatically.
I don't get to write as much code these days and it was fun to hack away at this in my spare time.
Yesterday was my 10th anniversary of being a Flickr member. Where does the time go eh? It seemed like only yesterday I was getting into photography and happened to stumble across a little site where I could happily upload my pics without the need to host something myself. And here I am 12,464 pics later.
Over the years other photography sites have appeared, Flickr not the big kid on the block anymore certainly, but it's had a resurgence of late. I love the infinite scroll, larger photos, better landing pages, great mobile app. So many many great photographers uploading some fantastic work every day. I could browse Explore all day long.
When it comes time to renew my membership, this one is always a no brainer. So here's to another 10 years.
Yesterday I had my second photo featured on Flickr's Explore. Which both surprised me and made me very happy. Amazing how you go from typically having ~180 views of any given photo to having 11k+.