AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2666 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:
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.
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2576 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!
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.
Suspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2538 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.
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SKYMASTER From Denmark, joined Apr 2001, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
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.
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2480 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 !!!