Tag Graph: Sunrises by time (first version)

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    In these next couple of graphs, I used every single photo available on Flickr with the tag "sunrise" or "sunset". At this time, Flickr was still growing, and there were only a few thousand such photos, seen here.

    Photos tagged "sunrise" taken since 2003-1-1.

    Their horizontal positions represent the day of the year the photo was taken. The vertical bars are the boundaries between months.

    Note the increase in quantity as we get near to today's date (2005-2-16).

    The vertical position represents the time of day the photo was taken, according to the EXIF data. The horizontal lines are hours, with the thick line in the middle representing 12 noon.

    I assume these times are not local, but note the cluster of photos around 6:00 am, and getting later in the day as the year progresses into Autumn.--
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    1. krazydad / jbum 112 months ago | reply

      Photos tagged "sunrise" taken since 2003-1-1.

      Their horizontal positions represent the day of the year the photo was taken. The vertical bars are the boundaries between months.

      Note the increase in quantity as we get near to today's date (2005-2-16).

      The vertical position represents the time of day the photo was taken, according to the EXIF data. The horizontal lines are hours, with the thick line in the middle representing 12 noon.

      I assume these times are not local, but note the cluster of photos around 6:00 am, and getting later in the day as the year progresses.

    2. jspaw 112 months ago | reply

      wow. very, very cool.

    3. fotogail 112 months ago | reply

      oooh. so that's midnight at top. might get a trace of an exif bulge for 6:00 pm from folks who set their times wrong. what is the vertical col on the left? are there enough months for jan 03 - feb 05 or am i confused?

    4. krazydad / jbum 112 months ago | reply

      The vertical column on the left is january & much of february - these months saw record usage of Flickr, so lots of photos with recent dates on them.

      In the next version of this graph, I compensated for this effect, by making opacity inversely proportional to # of submissions.

      Flickr Sunrises by Date and Time v1.1

      Here you can see the seasonal sunrise time better.

      And yeah, Gail, I think there might be an echo at 6pm as well - I'm unsure how much of that is folks with clocks off by 12, and how much is due to other factors.

    5. j david 112 months ago | reply

      wow

      thanks jbum!

    6. Piero Sierra 112 months ago | reply

      You are unstoppable!

    7. Quiplash [deleted] 112 months ago | reply

      thanks to you and GustavoG, I am looking at flickr through new eyes.

      a social scientist would have a field day here!

      great work, jbum!!

    8. Eric Eggertson 112 months ago | reply

      Interesting. I just get used to seeing Flickr through one lens, when someone comes along with another lens. Each view is slightly different, and gives me a new appreciation for what's on this site, and how the people and photos are connected (or not).

    9. Drift Words 111 months ago | reply

      That's a veritable Niagara of new accounts coming in from the left.

    10. plemeljr 101 months ago | reply

      These are great! You should add them to Diagram Diaries!

    11. remoran 84 months ago | reply

      Awesome work. Will be talking about this in my blog www.beyondrealtime.com. Terrific stuff. We should talk.

      Best
      Bob Moran
      remoran@digcns.com

    12. CharsShots 43 months ago | reply

      VERY clever!

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