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

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6 thoughts on “Flickr Explored -a mystery?”

  1. y.p.

    oooo – so hard to pick just one – and for me – it real y was a close tie between 1 and 5 – but I made a choice – anyhow, Love your work and the poll made it more fun….
    Peace

    1. Kerlund74

      Love to hear that:) Glad you like them!

  2. To make it to ‘Explored’, in Flickr, is a great honor. I don’t know about algorithms, I think it’s about how many visits your photo gets.

    Do you remember the name of that alley in Stockholm’s Old City? I think I shot exactly the same one, when I was there this Fall 🙂

    1. Kerlund74

      Well it really is fun to get to Explored:) Unfortunately not I don’t remember the name of the alley, but it might be the same, that red house is nice and easy spotted.

  3. love the last one, No. 8 🙂

    I used to post on Flickr some time ago, Explore is a great feature to get to know other artists on Flickr and to get your work out there too… from what I’ve heard you get explored when you get more views from people who are not your contacts 🙂

    1. Kerlund74

      Well, nice to hear wich photo you prefer:)
      There are so many great photos to experience and that was an interesting input. I wonder how one get those views from people who are not contacts…
      Thank you for visiting and for your comment!

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