Orange County Sunset (Explored)

I've had this shot in my head for months...I was finally able to capture the light falling on the sand under the pier. ˆt's not the most beautiful image I've seen but I'm happy to have it off the list.


For a year I've been trying to understand how Flickr's "Intrestingness" algorithm works. I give up. My last image was on Explore. it had 800 views, 150 comments and 140 favs. Another photo (of a blanket) with 32 views 3 comments and zero favs was ranked 100 spots ahead of mine....will Yahoo one day explain it to us or is it one of those things that I'll ponder and never know the answers to. Kind of like the second shooter theory.


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  • Tommy Le 4y

    Wow i'm amazed... Can you show me the process of making taking this photo
  • PhotonMix 4y

    Dito. That algorithm is seriously flawed...but I think the time (how fast your pics get faved and coments, etc) is a big factor in it...

    There´s always a second shooter...this massacre in Norway, witnesses were sure there were shots fired from 2 directions...

    BTW Amazing that you saw I used glow...did you see it in the vertical version or the horizontal?Because the glow in the vertical is much more pronounced... :) great eye anyway Neil!
  • Arnthor Ævarsson 4y

    You got it dude - awesome capture
    Congrats on Explore and thanks for the visit ;-)
  • BerColly 4y

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  • Juanjo Sales 4y

    This is excellent. Very wonderful image.
  • 4y

    verry nice!
  • maria westling 4y

    Big congrats to this wonderful image!
  • LuxArt Photography 4y

    I like the detail. Very nice indeed.
  • Gabriel Ionel 4y

    gran profundidad y fantasticos tonos*********
    felicidades por el explore!!!!!!!!
  • Omar 4y

    Sweet work, Neil.
  • -l- AJM -l- 4y

    Excellent image!
  • Kathy/USA 4y

    Seen on *Explore* and thanks for voicing (well, typing) what I've always wondered about re: explore. Some of the stuff I've seen on it is junk. Yours, on the other hand, is why I still check it out! Nice job.
  • Jon Strange 4y

    Great shot an well done for so many on Explore. Yes it is a bit of a Mystery how things get on there !
  • E-photograpy 4y

    C O M P L I M E N T I !!
    Vista in esplora
    29/ Novembre /2011 .
    ti invito a guardare il mio profilo
    F A N T A S T I C !!
    Seen in explore
    29/ November / 2011.
    Invite you to look at my profile
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  • Damo 4y

    i just come back from huntington beach
  • Evi (Evgenia) 4y

    Excellent ! Bravo!
  • Tapas Nath 3y

    Nice One...Awesome...
  • Tony Borrach 3y


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