At the same moment that they get added to the db they add at least 200 other pictures, so my pictures get buried on page 9, and nobody scrolls that many pages and actually sees them.
Two more things:
1. If you scan the database every day, you'll soon appreciate that the really special new uploads do get noticed, even if they're buried several pages down. Some people do look through all new uploads (at least the thumbnails) and once a picture starts to get more hits than the average, it becomes self-sustaining through the "most popular" pages. Examining the hit rates on really good stuff a number of pages down will prove my point.
2. Your picture is already at over 300 hits despite only being accepted today and being nine pages down. Part of this may be down to the "seft publicity"
here, but 300 is higher than normal and this also goes to prove point 1 above.
PS: I'm glad I don't live in Helsinki - looks far too cold for my liking!