Why was this shot popular?

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  1. TheBear21

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    Just going through some of my recent photos and I am reminded of this one I took in December. Got explored on Flickr (my first time) and seemed to be popular. But I just don't get it? I know I took the shot and it is exactly the shot I was chasing. But I just don't see what made this one vastly more popular? I got another explore a couple days later with another shot, but I can see the quality in that one.

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    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Squeezer

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    Guessing the leading lines heading down to the cleat and the angles ( triangles ) of the boat.

    That said the photo itself looks overexposed and even parts of the Red rope look blown out
     
  3. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Dont try and understand flickr, just go with the flow. You submitted it to multiple groups, shared it on multiple forums (and probably social media) so it had clicks through to it from a variety of sources. These all help bump things like that up.
     
  4. humanrace

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    if you get enough views/comments/favs etc then it will make it. im pretty sure its weighted agaisnt number of contacts you have, groups joined etc. so people cant just add a photo to 1000 groups to try and get explore. it also helps being active flickr user, upload regularly, comment/fav other people's photos and it may trigger other uses to view your photostream. im pretty sure thats how explore works
     
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  6. lithos

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    It looks a bit overprocessed.

    The internet loves that shit.
     
  7. C0L0N3L

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    No, that seems right.

    Spiderwoman > Some companion cube thing
     
  8. mmBax

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    It's got that awesome out of focus background that flickr loves.

    If you take a photo with creamy bokeh with some light painting or something and a hot chick, you win the internet.
     
  9. Alfonzo

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    Take another pic of her in the Spidey costume, I reckon you'd win. Especially if it's submitted on imgur, not flickr.
     
  10. Phido

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    Maybe used for corp powerpoint backgrounds. Or someone used it in a lesson on photography.. Who knows?
     
  11. RyoSaeba

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    Obvious isn't it? Boobs not obstructed in her photo (albeit a little blurry). :D
     
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    No more than my other photos I think have some merit. It's just that this was part of a Single Lens challenge and these other people started commenting and liking more than others I submitted. So yes that did start off the Flickr Explore thing (which snowballs the popularity). But the original question still remains, why did those initial people like it? Yeah I should ask them, just thought I would put it to this independent community here.

    I think you are right... Gave it a quick edit and updated the OP.
     
  13. Taceo Corpus

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    Wow, the edit is much better. I was struggling to find any form or shape on the left hand side of the frame earlier, now I can tell what's going on. :thumbup:
     
  14. Deftone2k

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    No really .. flickr dont post anywhere how the algorithm works.

    If you get one explore you can quite often get multiple in a row. You can also have some that get dropped, then stop showing up as having been explored before.
     
  15. NanoDuke

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    Probably helps that 1200 people viewed your thread here which probably resulted in a couple of click-throughs to your hotlinked photos.
     
  16. spectre257

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    Black Cat! If you're her friend you should know how many people follow her on facebook ect ect.
     
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Something about the relatively new term "going viral" I expect.
     
  18. CapnBloodbeard

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    A vague hint at a blurry outline of boobs > some box in front of boobs
     
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    Not trying to be nasty but are you gay.

    A hot gal in her bedroom.
    She makes the spidy costume look soooo hot.
     
  20. NanoDuke

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    I reckon it's the Beer Goggles effect.
    Blur it enough and you can make out a godess. Put that same "godess" into a high-def frame and the blemishes start to show.
     

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