Inside the Photo
As always, getting notice of a photo added to Flickr Explore is a wonderful surprise, as it is often unanticipated. It’s been a while (well not that long, since early August) that it happened.
But I never expect a photo to land there, unlike many in the group discussions which sound like “Wahhhh Why Are My Photos Not There Regularly?”
This photo here somehow got 32,000 views? Do you believe in data or just data that makes you look good?
The behind the photo story is just feeling the good late afternoon light when taking the dog out for a romp in the open field across from our home. I mean, we just open the door, cross the unpaved road and BOOM! We are generally looking right into some glorious sunsets. This was a bit before sun down, but the light had that crisp, warm, feel to it.
As we wandered towards the small furrow line (maybe that’s what it’s called), a ridge maybe 24 inches high along the power lines, I noticed the beautiful wind sculpted forms in the snow, they looked just like sand dunes. The shadow of the grass on the bottom made for nice contrast. So I bent down and got a low angle perspective, enough to capture the sky too.
Oh, the camera “gear”? Yup, just my iPhone 8.
And it was not even the pick for my favorite daily photo, that one was after crossing looking back over that line into the sun.
But hey, there you go, the magic of flickr explore is in the surprise factor!