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Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:42 pm

I'm baffled...

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

Am I missing something?


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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:43 pm

The remark is clearly bait to grab views....and its working.
 
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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:47 pm

Because people post it in forums, creating more interest. Plus it's a nice shot.
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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:53 pm

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.

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:56 pm

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.

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:58 pm

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.

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:01 pm

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

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:40 pm

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...

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:48 pm

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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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:07 pm

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.

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:15 pm

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 

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:24 pm

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

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:27 pm

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?

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:34 pm

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.

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:36 pm

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

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:37 pm

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

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:18 pm

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.
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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:22 pm

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?

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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:52 pm

Yeah, it'd be fully understandable why this picture was so popular if it was a QF 747 that were pictured.. right?  Wink.
 
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RE: Why Is This Pic So Popular?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:48 pm

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...

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