What makes an image popular?

mickyates B&W, Leica, Lightroom, Local & Bath, Nikon, Photography, Silver Efex Pro, Street photography, United Kingdom 0 Comments

I posted this image on flickr yesterday – “Human Scale” – and was amazed to see it rise in the views and favs ranks. 10K views and almost 200 “favs” in less than 24 hrs – a factor of 10 more than I normally get! It was taken on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral earlier this year. Now, it is always flattering …






Birdman

mickyates Color Efex Pro, Leica, Lightroom, Local & Bath, Photography, Street photography, United Kingdom 0 Comments

Bath is such a great city for photographers – architecturally and street-wise. I have been taking street portraits of the vibrant performers in Bath for some time. This is Paul, the “pigeon man”. He attracts the pigeons with a small amount of seed, and they are obviously very happy to be around him. He also brings a great deal of joys …