Friday, August 27, 2010

Ready to Explore

I had heard of  FlickR, but until a few months ago, I had no idea it was this other world allowing dual-citizenship for thousands of photography addicts from around the world. Soon after strolling around in there a bit and meeting several other citizens, I became aware of FlickR Explore, an honor bestowed on the "best" 500 photos every day, determined by an algorithm which rates each photo by factors such as how many have viewed a photo, how many have commented on it and how many have "favorited" it.

Of course, right away I longed for one of mine to be chosen, but after nearly three months of citizenship and almost 200 photos submitted, I realized it probably wasn't going to happen, especially when I compared mine to those that were chosen.

Then, surprise! This email appeared from fellow FlickR citizen RuudMorijn: This beautiful picture is quite rightly chosen for EXPLORE. Congratulations!

My Morning Moon photo did it! Some of my contacts have had numerous photos chosen; I'm not sure if it's that big of a deal to anyone else and there's no trophy, ribbon or monetary prize attached to it... in fact, my photo is buried somewhere in an endless web album of other photos by now... but for me, it ranks up there with Homecoming Queen and almost with getting my first essay published. Thank you, FlickR!  

Click here to see more FlickR Explore.


  1. I'm so proud of you! Not just for this new honor but for everything you do and for what a special person you are. I love you, Baby Sister!

  2. Thank you! I love you, too, Big Sister!

  3. Barbara, both you AND this amazing photograph are AWESOME!!!

    This is a huge accomplishment and I am getting greener and greener with envy at your talent!

    But oh so proud of you!


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