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Why Is This Pic So Popular?  
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17389 times:

I'm baffled...

It's the 3rd most popular pic of the yesterday.

Am I missing something?


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QFF

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17379 times:

The remark is clearly bait to grab views....and its working.

User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17332 times:

Because people post it in forums, creating more interest. Plus it's a nice shot.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17299 times:

The first I heard of it was on the main photo search page.

Has it experiences celebrity in a previous post? If it has, then I certainly couldn't find it.

QFF


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17271 times:

The screeners usually pull out phrases like that, which seem like blatant attempts to gain hits. The "look at the captain waving" ones are usually first to go. I'm surprised this one made it in.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17255 times:

So people are tuning in to see if they can spot the 747 on approach?

When he said "nice colours" I thought maybe there was some livery abnormality... perhaps not.

Okaaaay.

QFF


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17228 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 5):
So people are tuning in to see if they can spot the 747 on approach?

Exactly. They see the little phrase in there, so they click on the link to see if they can find it. Their curiosity directly leads to more hits. Sneaky little photogs, aren't they.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 17048 times:

I actually liked it because it gives you a real impresion of the massive size of the 747, when compared to the building.Plus,I wanted to see that 747 in approach...

Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 16880 times:

it's nice to put comments like that on pics, it adds to the whole idea of photogrpahy....you can learn about what angle or aspect the person was taking the pic for...i think it's shallow to just say people write things in the remarks part to get views....


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 16546 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Thread starter):
Am I missing something?

It just LOOKS good. I thought it strange that it was the most popular, but when you look at the composition of the photograph: the completely unobstructed view of the 747, the early evening colours of the sky opposite the green/brown/grey hues of the glass building on the right, which show off the white/grey of Lufthansa very well, it's just a VERY good shot.

[Edited 2005-04-06 11:08:19]

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16286 times:

If this LH 744 was in the old LH c/s I would go YEESSS but this pic is like everyone else on 747´s, sorry to say.

Still love LH though  cloudnine 

Micke//SE



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16240 times:

Braybuddy, it is a nice shot, but it did have a hit-seeking comment a few hours ago though.  Smile

Tom


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16226 times:

Quoting Jaspike (Reply 12):
Braybuddy, it is a nice shot, but it did have a hit-seeking comment a few hours ago though.

Considering this has already been a very popular shot, surely there is no harm in telling us what the comment was that started it all?

QFF


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16197 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 5):
So people are tuning in to see if they can spot the 747 on approach?



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 6):
Exactly. They see the little phrase in there, so they click on the link to see if they can find it. Their curiosity directly leads to more hits. Sneaky little photogs, aren't they.

I think that pretty much explains it  Wink

I've got a grand total of one photo in the database - if I put a comment like "look at the man in the top right with a green hat" it'd probably get thousands of views... But I'd rather people clicked on the photo because they like the look of it, not because of something pointed out unnecessarily. We don't go searching through the database for comments like these, we've got better things to do. But if we see one, or one's pointed out, chances are it'll disappear.

Tom


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16177 times:

because we, here on A.net love windows, and this shot clearely shows a windows, a bunch of them, so....
Do u see the format of that building with those windows, just great, just great.

ehehehehe

:D:D



Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlo, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldo
User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 16172 times:

because we, here on A.net love windows, and this shot clearely shows a windows, a bunch of them, so....
Do u see the format of that building with those windows, just great, just great.

ehehehehe

 Big grin Big grin



Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlo, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldo
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 15107 times:

Quoting Jaspike (Reply 12):
Braybuddy, it is a nice shot, but it did have a hit-seeking comment a few hours ago though.

For my part, I never read the caption -- I usually don't until I enlarge the pic: I just click on the photos that appeal. I'm sure a lot of other airliner.netters do too.


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 14908 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):
It just LOOKS good. I thought it strange that it was the most popular, but when you look at the composition of the photograph: the completely unobstructed view of the 747, the early evening colours of the sky opposite the green/brown/grey hues of the glass building on the right, which show off the white/grey of Lufthansa very well, it's just a VERY good shot.

I totally agree. I clicked on it, even though I didn't read whatever comment it had.



I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 14804 times:

When I first saw the pic i thought I've seen it before. There was a similar shot of a LH 744 with a mysterious 747 mentioned in the remark.


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But stil at 1750 hits, some days after accepting. And that with the remark
Can you find the clue to the third 747 in this view?

So the here talked about pic must have been clicked for other reasons. Maybe people liked it?

Georg.

Last question: Why is this thread so popular that it's listed on the Frontpage???


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 14250 times:

Yeah, it'd be fully understandable why this picture was so popular if it was a QF 747 that were pictured.. right?  Wink.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 13288 times:

Quoting EGGD (Reply 20):
Yeah, it'd be fully understandable why this picture was so popular if it was a QF 747 that were pictured.. right? .

Uh, I don't follow...

QFF


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