A blog containing photographs, ideas, discussion and image manipulation tutorials from incurable hippie, a disabled photographer in the north of England. All this, plus inspiration from others' photographic work, and technical aspects of photography.

03 November 2008

Popular Funk

Funky Abstract Background

This photograph is currently runaway favourite in my most popular / interesting photos on flickr, with 10,624 views, 23 favourites and 18 comments.

To put that in context my next popular photo in terms of views is rainbow stripes background with 2225 views, and the next popular with regard to number of people who have favourited a photo is Fudge Fudged with 10 faves. The number of comments on the funky background abstract isn't that exceptional, I do have 7 or 8 photos on flickr with more than 18 comments.

I'm surprised every day that the hits just keep coming in. Flickr stats are invaluable and I don't know how we ever managed without them!


These are the stats today for the funky abstract background photo above.

Clicking through for more specifics I find that the image is on the first page of google image search results for bright coloured backgrounds, for funky backgrounds, and for spiky swirls.

On Yahoo image search, the pic is on the first page of results for bizarre background pictures, for colorful background and for funky background images, and the second page of results just for the word background.

It was also found through this intriguing application, multicolr which searches for images on flickr which match a colour you pick from a swatch.

The image itself began life as a close-up photograph I took of a rainbow striped swirly bag:


Then in Photoshop I did what is technically referred to as playing with it. Lots. And I loved the results. So, too, it seems, do some others.

I'm amazed by the activity that the photograph still receives, as it has been on flickr for 5 and a half months. But I'm not complaining. It's a bright, fun, exciting image and I'm really proud of it.

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Nicole said...

Love it - no wonder it's so popular on flickr :)!

Claire said...

I love it too- it is the sort of thing I'd like to put on canvas and hang on my wall.

incurable hippie said...

Thank you both!! :D

Kathi said...

No surprise at the activity level from here. Very striking image, and quite interesting to see the original image to compare to the final product!

incurable hippie said...

Thank you Kathi!

Sara said...

I can not believe how many views you have! That is insane!! Seriously, I got like maybe 100 views on there and I was like...I'm the man!!


incurable hippie said...

Lol, I know, I can't believe it either!!

Viagra Online said...

Wow, I watched the rainbow one, but I have to say this one is absolutely crazy. Kind of craziness I like, by the way. you should post your favorite ones here too!



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