Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sanity Check

Ripped (4)A few years ago, when I was still using Kodak's Easyshare Gallery, I did a little study to compare what I thought were my best photographs against what 20 of my friends thought were my best photographs. I was very surprised at the difference in opinions. Now that I am using Flickr, I am able to do this little study when ever I want. So I just did.

As of this morning, I have had 93,447 views on my images on Flickr and this image is the #1 favourite of all my Flickr visitors. The "top 10" of all my Flickr visitors is this set:


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This contrasts to my favourite "10" images:


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.


There are only two images that over lap and I'm not certain if that is good or bad. I do not know what common thread (if any) links the photographs in the first set together. I certainly do not find fault with any of the image selections by them, but if every photo has two people in it, the photographer and the viewer, I need to work a bit harder to understand the 'why' of these favourites.

As for my favourites, that is quite easy: I still
lean towards abstract, graphic images. I guess that shouldn't be surprising since I am only beginning to understand how to create a compelling portrait.

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