Dawn of Creation *
I am turning this description into a blog format since I have updated it so many times.
I am still a little mystified as to why or how this got 17,000+ views in 12 days. A photo of mine got on the Nikon corp website 'stunning gallery' once, and someone told me, I understood why the view count was so high. But on this photo, there has been virtually no explanation as tp WHY this is so appealing or WHERE the views are coming from. (Other than to say the photo is breathtaking etc.)
A neighbor and flickr contact 'bengt nyman' told me famous artist Ray Charles said, "There is absolutely no explanation, preguessing, rhyme or reason as to what people will like, or what will make a hit." (paraphrased) So I will try to put to rest any analysis of this 'hit' photo and try to enjoy all the attention. Thank you all for the views, comments and favs!
WHERE IS EVERYONE SEEING THIS PHOTO??!! IT SAYS I GOT 4,000 VIEWS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS!! WHERE ARE ALL THESE VIEWS COMMING FROM???!!! PLEASE COMMENT AND TELL ME, WHERE DID YOU SEE THIS PHOTO. Thank you for viewing and enjoying this photo}
This photo has become a top hit on explore showing up often on the front page for the past 24 hours. I"m thrilled for all the attention! Thanks for your support. Friends and Family especially: please, I want to see your comments, don't leave without commenting just because there are already a lot of comments (That is what some tend to do apparently.)
I can't believe this photo got 1000 views and over 100 favs in little more than one day. I mean, it is not a picture of a cute woman in a bikini with a lovely shape, then you might expect that. It is just a picture of the creation. Maybe flicker is changing and there are more and more people on viewing (or am I changing?) In any case I'm thrilled, thank you all. BTW, can anyone suggest other tags for this? Like what words would a person put into a search if they wanted to find a photo like this? And where is everyone seeing this? ( Say where you saw this if you don't mind in your comment.)
3/2/07: original description (edited some):
Eucalyptus groves of the Del Mar Mesa, San Diego, California.
I went driving around and scrambling to find the right composition as the moment came. These branches of the Eucalyptus trees provided for my best shots.
*Formerly titled: Enchanted Forest. I changed the name to make this photo communicate something much deeper, and in honor of the Creator.