These gorgeous eyes were the highlight of my day …
I don’t know if “interestingness” is a proper word, but Flickr certainly thinks it is. Every day they put the top 500 photos posted each day into a special area called Explore, based on their secret “interestingness algorithm”. Five hundred each day might seem like a lot, but when you think that there were over 48,000 photos uploaded yesterday that were taken with exactly the same camera as I have (a Canon EOS 60D), then I’m guessing the total number of photos uploaded each day is a really, really big number.
So, I think it is a good thing if one of your photos is considered interesting enough to appear on the Explore page. I’m lucky enough to have had 17 of my photos in Explore.
These are them. Do you find them interesting? Which ones are highest on your “interestingness” scale?
Barbed wire on Rutledge Lane, July 27th, #443
Red-capped Robin, July 22nd, #423
RMIT Building, July 20th, #157
New Holland Honeyeater, July 20th, #316
Red-capped Robin, July 18, #299
Young Welcome Swallow, July 15th, #345
Young kangaroo, July 10th, #394
Laughing Kookaburra, June 29th, #228
Emu Bottom bellows and forge, June 26, #409
Hosier Lane – The Joker, June 22, #140
Princes Pier at sunset, June 19th, #319
Sunset from Princes Pier, June 18th, #473
Princes Pier, June 16th, #277
Melbourne University Underground car park, June 16th, #397
Derelict gate on foggy morning, June 12th, #168
Derelict farmhouse on foggy morning, June 11th, #205
Shrine of Remembrance, June 9th 2012, #434
It’s been pretty quiet on here hasn’t it. There’s been other things on my mind. Dad has cancer and is recovering from his first cycle of chemotherapy, and mum, who dad has cared for, for many years, is demanding to be left on her own at home, despite the fact that we are very unsure as to whether this is the right thing. So, we’ve been up and down the Geelong road many days and generally worrying about how things will turn out and feeling helpless.
Meantime, work is piling up and getting out of control, I’m eating badly, exercising little and putting on weight. Still as the picture below illustrates, we all need perspective, and at the moment, work and my weight seem quite unimportant, compared to family.
If you want to know the story of the photo below, please click through to Flickr.
Like this 50+ year old Caterpillar motor grader, I’m feeling a little worse for wear. It’s been a very stressful week with mum staying with us and my dad back in hospital with another tumor.
But, also like this wonderful 50+ year old bit of yellow iron, we’ll keep on going, because it is the only choice really.
Please click for a larger view!
It’s Saturday and I didn’t weigh myself and record it in my spreadsheet. I didn’t do it last week either.
I was probably over my 75kg “target” both weeks.
And, I don’t really care.
I think that is progress.
Today was a nice relaxing Saturday, spent mainly with my camera. Out early for a walk around the city, then spent about three hours strolling around Woodlands with Adrienne including a nice Devonshire Tea at the homestead, then out again later on my own for an hour. My two favourite shots of the day are totally different, I think I like the red shoes best, dunno why.
Today is my birthday. I’m of an age though that I’d rather not think about that too much. The day started off with a very early drive down to Geelong to drive my Dad into a hospital visit for some surgery. Not the best way to start your birthday I guess, but he seems okay, the surgery seems to have gone well – now we just wait for some test results.
Then to mark the approaching end of the birthday, the powers-that-be organised a 5.2 richter scale earthquake for Melbourne. Certainly the longest and strongest I’ve ever felt, but no apparent damage.
I did take a few photos today, some that I think will be really good, but yet to download/process/upload them, so here are a couple more from recent days.