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