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Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?  
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2523 times:

I'll explain, I uploaded this one the other night because I was bored and I thought it looked kind of neat, but nothing special. It has been up for a day and has nearly 1400 hits. (No A.net record I know, but certainly a personal best.) This caught me off guard as I have other shots with a similar motive in the DB and they are nowhere near as popular. Just for the heck of it, here is the shot:

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Photo © Edward Mitton


Click on it if you want, or not, I'm not too bothered either way. But in the spirit of getting people to showcase their best unexpectedly popular work, please feel free to link one of your shots that took you by surprise.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlinePlanephoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2496 times:

I saw that the other night... I think it was the angle that drew me to the image... great shot.


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User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2491 times:

I really did not expect my photo of the crew rest area on a 747F to be so popular. Over 5000 hits so far.  Wow!


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Photo © Phil Earle



AC_B777



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Some strange things in the land of a.net :

2000+ views

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Photo © William Ronciere


1700+ views


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Photo © William Ronciere



1500+ views

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Photo © William Ronciere



Go figure  Nuts

Will



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Views in part are down to the photograph, but are also down to when the picture is uploaded, how many other photographs are uploaded the same day.

Many people browse the database by the "Most popular in last 24/48 hours" view. If your photo appears on the database early in the day, it will be displayed in that view for almost 48 hours - from when its uploaded until mid-night Swedish time the following day. If its uploaded at just before midnight Swedish time, it only appears in that view for just over 24 hours. In the case of the late-upload, many other pictures the have appeared earlier on in the day will have already got a head start on in terms of hits, and therefore the new upload will be further down the list - the further down that view it is, the less chance of it getting high hit counts.

For this very reason, I am always pleased when my pictures first appear on the database in the early morning, and am slightly annoyed if it first appears on the database close to Swedish midnight! Big grin

Furthermore once a picture gets towards the top of the "24/48 hours" view, the whole thing becomes self-perpetuating. If its high up that view, there's a good change it'll get fairly high up the "weekly" view, meaning that it will be more easily noticable to those who scan the weekly view and will therefore be more likely to get yet more hits. And so on...

Finally, if your picture is uploaded on a day when there are few other acceptances, it will be noticed by more people and will therefore get many more hits. If your picture is accepted on a day when there are hundreds of acceptances, it will still be noticed if its exceptionally interesting but if its a run-of-the-mill sort of shot it'll get far less hits.

Hit rate therefore is partly about uploading interesting shots, but it can also be about when the picture was accepted, and what else was accepted in the same day.

Andy


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

yes, my LTU shot which was yesterdays TOP1 and today "yesterdays TOP1"

 Big grin


User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Hmmm.... plugg!!!  Laugh out loud

I really knew that we'll get some pics here from one (or better two) Elbonian photographers.... but their shots always get klicked by me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

It's a public holiday in Elbonia so the other photog is probably still sleeping.
He'll be plugging as soon as he wakes up Big grin
But I'm in sunny DUB so I have to (fake) work  Sad
Will



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User currently offlineSuspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

AvroArrow, I'm not quite sure but I think I saw your photo linked from a forum post where someone asked how they kept people from getting on the wrong plane. That might have gotten some hits. Nice shot too.  Smile


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User currently offlineSKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Andy.
According to your view about the timing of the uploading, it means that hundreds or thousands of pictures do not get the attention / views they deserve, and are buried in the overwhelming amount of pictures on A.net! My pictures included!!! Well, nice we have the Photo Album section to drag those extraordinary shots out of the piles. The Editors Choice is only what Johan finds extraordinary.
I have a standard photo of an Air France B747 which unexpectedly skyrocketed to the 5000+ view in a few days, and then suddenly stopped. Must have linked to another site for a time period.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Yes...


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I expected it to get maybe, 300 views maximum, or less...


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Well, the other Elbonian photographer was not sleeping, he was hiking the 'Dent du Chat', a mountain that overlooks CMF.

I went up with a friend to eat up there, with a magnificent view over the mountains, the lake... and the airport (and the glideslope ILS18).

When we were there (1h30minutes hiking up), I explained him that there was virtually no traffic in CMF in summer, when out of nowhere, I hear jet engines. I look down, and there was a Privatair BBJ breaking for runway 36. I had no camera (would have been useless as I was too far), and virtually no time to go back down before she took off again !

I won't plug here, but I am quite mad at myself !!!

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Remember that IBM commercial that screened in Elbonia a little while back ? quote : "Bonjour, je m'appelle Antoine et je suis stupide..."



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Anyway I called Christian, and he told me Jean-Louis managed to shoot it !

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

My biggest surprise:

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Photo © Daniel Wojdylo



What is so special in these seats with tired passenger on a 10 hour flight? No idea for me. Almost 10000 hints.

Daniel


User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 548 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
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If any one took me by surpise, and a few have, this one probably tops the list.


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I almost didn't upload it because the distance was so far and the images so small I thought it would get rejected. But it totally surprised me.

Art


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2246 times:



I can not figure out why this image is my most popular when I think I have some better static and aerial images.....


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Photo © Randall Smith



Yes and this is another shamless op for another plug....this image is also my first to reach the 3000 mark.

Regards

Randy



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User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Yeah - I had "unexpected popularity" a few decades ago.

I've been enjoying it ever since -

I was lucky and found it with a pretty girl...

I still pull her hair and struggle with acceptance sometimes...

We all wanna have fun with things we look at -

And things that we touch...

TO EACH HIS OWN !!

good night...





User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2210 times:


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Can anyone explain?

Regards


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Take care Danny, otherwise you'll get accused by "cheap hits" Big grin lol

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Rsmith6621a:
Yours is an easy explanation.
Railfans and modelrailroaders...someone has probably posted a link on some website(s) or magazines specializing in those topics.



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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why this shot of mine is the highest hit total I have. Yes, it is more or less rare, but I just don't get it.


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Oh well............



User currently offlineGr325 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

THis is my most populair pic, can see why though  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
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Lee "Can anyone explain" .... nope ... it may be linked to another site ...

not to take anything away from the shot , it is very clear etc.. you just never know.


here is mine :


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not the best shot in the world but a good few hits  Smile

Tony

[Edited 2003-08-17 16:42:01]

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Lee,
it is being used in the signature of a regular poster over on AVSIM.com's forums. Whcih is why it has so many hits. (I think the link only sayd G-MIDY, so people are curious and clicks the link).


25 Post contains images 737heavy : Aha! Thanks I figured it was a link somewhere but I couldn't find it. I have found the username now and yes he has a link in his sig to it not that I'
26 Mia777 : AAGOLD....I was one of those views before I viewed it again. I think that picture is truly amazing! Great Job!
27 Post contains links Boeing4ever : Rsmith6621a: Rather than a "Beluga" Transport like Airbus has, Boeing uses freight trains to haul sub-assemblies of their aircraft to final assembly p
28 Post contains links and images Gerardo : I have been surprised twice. I even asked in the forum, why the ATR picture was that popular. The solution: the author of an A.net article used it in
29 Post contains links and images Hkg_clk : I don't understand why this photo of mine has 12,000 hits while others which are similar are in the low hundreds.... View Large View MediumPhoto ©
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