Orange County Sunset (Explored)

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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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Dott. Hydruntum, mudpig, and 230 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. tommytongle 41 months ago | reply

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

  2. Andy Brandl ( 41 months ago | reply

    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!

  3. ice-cold photography 41 months ago | reply

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

  4. juanjofotos 41 months ago | reply

    This is excellent. Very wonderful image.

  5. WM ArtPhoto ( Balanze) 41 months ago | reply

    Big congrats to this wonderful image!

  6. LuxArt Photography 41 months ago | reply

    I like the detail. Very nice indeed.

  7. Gabriel Ionel 41 months ago | reply

    gran profundidad y fantasticos tonos*********
    felicidades por el explore!!!!!!!!

  8. gimmeocean 41 months ago | reply

    Sweet work, Neil.

  9. Arni J.M. 41 months ago | reply

    Excellent image!

  10. momheart76 41 months ago | reply

    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.

  11.  Strange_Photography 41 months ago | reply

    Great shot an well done for so many on Explore. Yes it is a bit of a Mystery how things get on there !

  12. E-photograpy [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

    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

  13. 洛卡卡 41 months ago | reply


  14. damo1275 40 months ago | reply

    i just come back from huntington beach

  15. ~evi's...~ 40 months ago | reply

    Excellent ! Bravo!

  16. tapasnath 37 months ago | reply

    Nice One...Awesome...

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