What makes an image popular?

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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 …

The colour – black & white conundrum

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I was very pleased to be asked for one of my images to be displayed at the upcoming Leica Meet book launch (December 2nd), hosted at the Leica Store, Mayfair. The image was taken in Dublin, earlier this year. There’s a whole story here, not least the quizzical looks from the girls. Personally, I like the colour version. I “washed” it in Color Efex Pro, and …