My Most Viewed Photo.. EVER!
I wasn’t sure if i should post the most viewed photo ever or keep it to myself. I am posting more because it is funny.
I’ve spent countless hours trying to learn how to take great photos. Sometimes I get them right and sometimes I don’t. I often post them to Facebook or Instagram. There I can see how many likes or shares they get. I consider it a good day when 20 or 30 people like them or share them.
Looking through my email the other day I came across an email from none other than google. Google Maps to be precise. I opened it and it said I had quite a few views on a photo I posted. I thought to myself, was it a wedding shot? Maybe a photo of Raystown Lake. As I opened the email it was to my surprise, it was not a photo from a wedding. It was not a photo from a dance, or a photo of artwork or anything like that. Heck, it was not even taken with my DSLR camera. I took it with my iphone.
The magnificent photo that google maps told me was viewed over 40,000 times was…drum roll….. a picture I took of a salad at the OIP in Burnham! A food photo!
Oh well it’s ok and it’s kind of funny. It also reminds me of the old saying “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams. Ok after finding that saying and putting it here, it might not apply to this situation, but it applies to a lot of other situation in photography.
I’m done with this post and only hope someday a senior portrait or a wedding photo gets as many views as a chicken salad.