Flickr Explored -a mystery?

Now and then my photos gets on Flickr Explored. I have read that there is some algorithm that picks the 500 photos every day. Is it an honor to be “chosen” or is it just luck? Can an algorithm tell if a photo is good?

I think there might be settings when taking the photo that can tell, partly. Then we have composition, which I think makes an important difference between a “good” and “bad” photo. Composition can be everything… Maybe there is an algorithm for composition too? And we also have focus point and so on…

I almost knew before my photos were picked, I have noticed that sunsets, sunrises and so on are quite common in Explore, but not just that of course. However I can’t deny that it makes me happy to get my photos on Explored. Explored drives a lot of traffic to the photo, lot of views and that is actually nice:)

In this post I have picked 8 of my photos on Explored and I hope you will enjoy them. Please take some time to vote in the poll below, it’s interesting to see your opinion. I am not sure if those really are “my best photos”, can algorithms decide that? Feel free to write down your opinion in the comments field.

Morning in the archipelago (explored)
#1

Burning evening skies (explored)
#2

Mallorca sunset (explored)
#3

Leadenhall market (Explored)
#4

Dancing in the sunset (explored)
#5

Lives for just one day [explored]
#6

Red berries (explored)
#7

Old town, Stockholm (explored)
#8

seaside

An autumn walk by the seaside

Seaside walk

I love to walk by the seaside, all seasons, but especially autumn is a great time for long walks, recreation and to recover. Dark evenings and mornings make us go inside and have a peace and calming life while slowing down. It is highly needed and also enjoyable. If you ask me… Nature goes in to the same mood as I do and I love to walk outside and just enjoy the autumn sights.

The photos in this post is taken a few weeks a go when I was walking for a couple of hours. We have had a warm autumn this year and it has been very nice weather this far. But now I must say I beginning to long for some cold and snowy weather, it is about time:)

Click on any photo to see them all in original size, one by one.

Summer color

Splashes of summer colors in a autumn day

Those last summer colors…

This post about “summer colors” were supposed to be written last weekend. But once again I have been struggling with some technical issues. This time I could not upload photos, wich is a very bad thing in a blog with photos, isn’t it?

Anyway, now it is solved, something about my rights, set by the web host. Enough about that for now.

Last saturday I went out to my garden for inspiration and also to make some cleaning up before winter is here. I found a lot of various colors, small splashes of summer colors in a very grey autumn day. Lovely and enjoyable:) I love my summer garden and will miss it when it’s gone. But on the other hand: winter and snow can be really lovely too.

Here are a selection of my last flowers for this season, I hope you will enjoy them. And I hope that you might sence how wonderful they look out there in all the grey and brown autumn days.

nighttime

Weekly photo challenge: Nighttime

Nighttime in the weekly photo challenge

This post is an entry in the weekly photo challenge on the theme nighttime. To read more or to participate, please click on the link.

I think nighttime photography is awesome, and hard to accomplice. I don’t have a tripod which results in high ISO (1600) and photos that not are so sharp and clear that I want them to be. In my photos for this week you will se one handheld photo with ISO 1600 but you will also see some photos from last December, where I’d borrowed a tripod (ISO is just  set to 100).

I like the sharpness in the later photos, but the first one contains more of a story with a couple sitting on a beach in the night. I hope you will enjoy my entry and I am also checking on yours to se what you have chosen for this theme.

A lonely couple
A lonely couple
The calm water
The calm water
Another water capture
Another water capture
Södermalm

A visit to Södermalm, Stockholm

Södermalm, Stockholm

Södermalm is now a trendy part of the Swedish capital. A oas high above the rest of Stockholm. You can find nice walking paths with a view over the rest of the city. Old houses can be found everywhere and here is a lot of street life. The great thing is that you can also find a lot of flowers, gardens and nature, in the middle of the city:) If you like to sit in the street having a coffee while watching all the people passing by, this is the right place. I visited Södermalm yesterday, a sunny and warm day, we really had a great time walking around the area. I hope you will enjoy my photos from our trip.

To read more about Södermalm, please click here.

View from our lunch place
View from our lunch place
The lamp
The lamp
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
View from above
View from above
Walking down the street
Walking down the street
Almost like spring:)
Almost like spring:)
View over Stockholm city hall
View over Stockholm city hall
A small garden
A small garden
On the way
On the way
calmness

By the water -a morning in calmness

Water lillies
Water lillies

As you might already know: I love early mornings by the sea. The calmness is overwhelming and the light is wonderful. A moment of silence before the rest of the world wakes up.

Autumn is comming
Autumn is coming
Sunflower

Ain’t no sunshine when she is gone…

End of summer, goodbye sunshine!

I’m now back in blogging, and it’s a reliable sign that the autumn is here. Our sunny days will soon be over and here in Sweden we will once again be covered in darkness. Of course there are some sun in the autumn and winter as well but the days are getting shorter for every week now. In december the sun will be up between 09.00 and 15.00. That is a rather short day, don’t you agree.

Right now the world is beautiful, turning from summer to autumn, soon there will be all these colored leaves and a wonderful daylight. But in a way I grieve the summer every year, when “she” left us. I will miss you, but we will meet again next year:) Now in to a new season and some new views of life and nature. I hope you will come here to visit during the autumn, I will publish some photos from nature and sea. And I will also look back to the summer and a trip to Mallorca, you will get a report in photos.

Until next time I hope you enjoy my my amazing sunflower.

sunshine
Sunflower
Sunflower
Sunflower
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