First, the requisite "All the are appreciated and thanks for stopping by!" and usual "I haven't been spending much time on here of late" etc etc. Fact is, I spend so much time in front of a computer for work, I barely log in to anything when I get home. Gotta have a life away from the monitor and spend some time out in the big blue room with the bright yelllow light, right?
I just took a look at my 'stats' and thought it would be worth noting a few numbers I found interesting. I joined the site around this time in 2006, so over the course of 9 years I have: 15,421 pageviews. 460 deviations (counting scraps - does anyone ever use those anymore?), 79,167 deviation views.
The first image that popped on me, rather unexpectedly, was Liechtenstein Squared. I really should put a higher resolution of this up, I'm sure it would still pull some traffic 639 views and 23 fav. I think Settler's Legacy was the one that replaced it for top hit count, and is currently 565 views and 23
Leadenhall market, a film image from my 2010 trip to London, has passed 3000 views (3032 with 75 . Generally, there's a fav a little quicker than every-other-day (0.62), 24 deviations are viewed a day, and just under 5 per day visit my front page. Silent Entreaty for some reason would not view, so I just re-uploaded the file and would have expected it to again challenge for top title except it is now so far behind at 843 views and 42 fav. And since I'm going back through an old hard drive expect some more dated shots to pop up as I make my way to 500 deviations....
The Last Great Goulais Bonfire is still one of the shots I'm most proud of and like showing off. Right off the camera, no edits required. I'll always dangle this one as one of my best. Hot Seat is up there too, with 773 views, 37 favs.
Russian Mourning 1235 views, 34 and Spilled Blood 449 views 9 fav, two companion shots from my first visit to St Petersburg, have always been near the top of the hit list, and for a long time Russian Mourning was the top in hits and comments.
To hopefully pump numbers on a few I personally like but that haven't got much in the way of attention: Chartres, Miasma, Texture, Clear Evening, Doppelganger, and How Much for that Kitty in the Window.
And, last but not least, a shout out to David davincipoppalag as one of the DA community's friendliest and nicest members. Always a pleasure to get your thoughts, my friend!
I'm out to go for a walk and catch the end of Laidback Luke's DJ set over at the EDM music show going on a mile or so west of my place. Really, I don't even need to walk closer since I can hear perfectly well from my balcony, but its a nice night out so why not.
Until next time, take care and happy shooting!