Old 04-26-2010, 09:27 PM   #176
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Fail. There are certainly other things that factor into view counts beyond proficiency behind the camera such as subject matter, location, where you link your shots to online, etc. Being below the site average is not directly proportional to your skill level.
Completely echoing what Chris has said... and besides linking, you have to consider subject matter (post a shot of something rare - no matter what the quality it is likely to get more hits than a beautiful photograph of a wide-nosed GE).

You also have to consider wreck and derailment shots, which will often skew photographers' numbers much higher.

Think about all the hits a shot of some idiot crossing in front of a moving train gets.

Think about all the hits a shot with a girl in it gets.

Lastly, there's also weird linking. I had a very ordinary shot of mine linked to by some weird porno site (to show what a commuter train looked like, apparently, even though the image was of an Amtrak). Last time I checked, there were over 5,000 hits from that link alone.

The only issue I see, Chuck, is that on the photographer drop down list, you snuck yourself in between my dad and me.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:58 PM   #177
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:31 PM   #178
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:02 PM   #179
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:35 PM   #180
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This is really interesting:


troy12n currently has 89 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 41934 times, for an average of 471.17 views per photo.

Ironically, the closest I have to this number 471 has 476 views, which is the first photo I ever had accepted to rp.net in 2008

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I am at a loss to explain how some pictures get so many views, I dont link any pictures elsewhere, that may be why my views are so low on some pictures. The vast majority of my pictures are not wedgies, unlike some here.

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:26 PM   #181
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My average is 608.33. Closest is this at 553 (also my first ever shot on).
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #182
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For my 24 photos, the average view count is 873.833. The total view count is 20,972. This photo is right at 873 views.

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Old 07-10-2010, 04:56 AM   #183
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:26 AM   #184
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:50 AM   #185
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37 photos in the database. (I've got to work on getting more shots on).
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:42 AM   #186
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Curiously, the last time I checked this -- 20 posts up the thread and 11 months ago -- my "average" photo at that time also depicted a train on a big bridge.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:59 AM   #187
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Curiously, the last time I checked this -- 20 posts up the thread and 11 months ago -- my "average" photo at that time also depicted a train on a big bridge.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:41 AM   #188
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Almost a year ago my how time flies.

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Of my two shots in the database, this one gets the best average views


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Old 07-13-2010, 06:23 AM   #190
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Pretty lame dude!
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:31 AM   #191
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:39 AM   #192
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Wow Charles, your Dad is kicking your butt.

Must be that Elvis effect.

I, being "me," has 111 images in the database for 144,428 total views and 1,301.15 average views per image.

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And - I have 27 images that are higher in view numbers.

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Old 09-04-2010, 05:41 AM   #193
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I, being "me," has 111 images in the database for 144,428 total views and 1,301.15 average views per image.
So, let's see the closest one to average... you know how to do the photoid thing now.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #194
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:05 AM   #195
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Posted in Sept. 2007 and stayed as my average shot for a couple of years.

Today (3 years later), with 156 photos on the database, this is my average shot at 1495 views.

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:49 PM   #196
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:00 AM   #197
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Right on the average.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:04 AM   #198
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Heck - though the OP, Chuck, has been away from the forums for awhile, I've always loved this thread...

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Yes, it's crooked... I need to rescan it though as this was a small scan and would look bad rotated. Now I know, however, and will do soon.

As to my dad (miss you, Dad), his picture is ironically only a few miles from my shot, and on the same line (and of a coal train too).

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Okay... that's just freaking cool. He would have been 12 when he took his shot. I was about 15 when I took mine.

Last bit of irony, Chuck, the OP, is the person between my dad and me in the photographer list.
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Last bit of irony, Chuck, the OP, is the person between my dad and me in the photographer list.
That is irony only in the Alanis Morisette sense. Nice coincidence, Charles.
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Another year in the books

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