19,998 And Counting

This entry is weird only in the fact that it's happened to one of our own through the magic of the internet. The number in the title represents the number of times the photos in this person's on-line offering have been looked at by visitors to either the site itself, Google Maps, or Google Earth. The back story goes something like this:

Several years ago I posted a single, simple little photograph of a village lane that could have been constructed a hundred, a thousand, or more years ago. To my surprise, it was, very quickly, viewed hundreds of times and I'm certain there weren't that many inhabitants of that village! A few year later I offered a nice little photo of a freshly painted iron bridge in Southern Georgia. To date, that photo has been views (and hopefully enjoyed) over 1,500 times.

Many years ago I held a one-man photo exhibition of my B&W work that was critically acclaimed in a few news papers, inspired at least one budding photographer, and proved that one professor really didn't know everything he thought he did about photography. Oh, yea, and almost 200 people came to see the show. A whole TWO HUNDRED!

As of today, I've been able to reach out 19,998 times to people all around the world. What an amazing thing that is both for me, as an artist, and for the person who's seen my offerings and been inspired to visit the places, or been given an opportunity to remember a good time in their life, or to just enjoy the photo for itself. What a rush!

If you'd like to view the photos you're most welcome to follow this link. And, if you've got some photos you think people would like to see put them up share the fun.

     Posted By: Expat47 - Sat Sep 20, 2014
     Category: Photography and Photographers

You have an amazing talent Expat. Your work is beautiful and captures the imagination. As I have said in the past, historic places fascinate me and you capture them in a way that brings them to life. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/20/14 at 08:02 AM
That looks like the US 17 bridge where it crosses the St Marys river. Am I right?
Posted by Michael Cone on 09/20/14 at 08:21 AM
You're right, Michael.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/20/14 at 08:29 AM
Love the work Expat! You have a good eye! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/20/14 at 09:30 AM
If I added my favorite photos it would just get me in trouble. 😉
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/20/14 at 11:25 PM
Sounds like someone got tired of waiting for the 20,000 mark :lol:
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 09/21/14 at 03:20 AM
@BD: They've got to be outdoors. (I mention this as inspiration not as a road block.)

@js: Nope just thought 19,998 was more intriguing than 20,000 and I don't give a damn what that Verne thought. I mean, what's he done lately? Really?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/21/14 at 04:01 AM
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