Finding Your Best Photos Of The Year On Flickr

It is getting close to that time of year when we try to determine what we did best during the year. For some of us that includes determining the best photos that we took over the year. If you have uploaded all of your photos to Flickr this is a real easy way to do this.

The Short Version
Click Here to get your best Flickr photos of 2010

The Long Version
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=&m=text&s=int&d=taken-20100101-20101231&w=me
The above links search through all photos (empty query q=), in text mode (m=text). It uses Flickr’s “Interestingness” algorithm to determine your best photos (s=int, interestingness is indeed a bit arbitrary, but then again so is the word ‘best’), between the dates of 2010/01/01 and 2010/12/31, and limited to photos taken by “me” (w=me).

Coachella Porn

Photographer Thomas Brodahl says of the set of photos taken at Coachella back in 2007:

While waiting for Red Hot Chili Peppers to come on stage. I was standing in the photo pit shooting the crowd. Everyone was so sweaty and naked. Looked like a big orgy. Albeit not a very pleasurable one 🙂

While this set was taken way back in 2007, I’m still a little surprised that people care this hard about the Chili Peppers. Anywaste, it’s a great view of the inside (the band) looking out (at the audience).
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Maps Of City Skylines

New York City Skyline Map
Map courtesy of Andy Woodruff

A few weeks ago, Eric Fischer put together a set of maps that attempted to compare the areas of a city that were most often photographed by locals versus the areas most often photographed by tourists. A look through the maps of 60 different cities shows concentrations of web-posted tourist pictures in museums, parks, historic sites, architectural marvels, etc. Other (more) interesting areas of the city are filled in by photographs from the locals.

Another cartography tool to add to your travel-photography-belt are Andy Woodruff’s maps depicting the best areas to photograph a city’s skyline (as defined by photos tagged “skyline” on Flickr). They were put together in a sort of heat map style where brighter red and yellow marks indicate a higher density of photos (and presumably a superior view of the skyline). His blog has maps of several cities, including Boston, Seattle, Vancouver, and Chicago, among others.

Unfortunately, neither Eric’s tourists maps nor Andy’s skyline maps contain locations in Denver.

Snow Dinosaur

October Blizzard '09

It snowed about fourteen inches at my house over the last two days. This is an exceptional amount of snow for this early in the season. Anyway, while shoveling the sidewalks I looked up at this snow covered tree in my yard. With a littlie imagination I think it kinda looks like a snow dinosaur.