Flickr's 122 million users share about 1 million pictures a day on Flickr. Every day Flickr chooses the 500 most interesting images shared that day. Don't ask me how, but I suspect that computers and social metrics are very involved.
I joined the Flickr photo sharing site in 2005. I started blogging my astrophotography on Flickr in 2012. At first with an iPhone and a point and shoot camera. My journey is there on Flickr, more bad and ugly than good. In 2015 I received my first Flickr Explore selection for my Nearly Blue Moon image. I was very pleased because Explore includes all kinds of photos, not just astrophotography. I also realized that I'd figured out how to make full lunar disk moon images, that I really liked; the one chosen selected especially so.
I am pleased to see my 16 astrophotograph selected for Explore "The Crescent Moon with Jupiter and moons", #144 on July 29, 2017.
Here's the image linked to a full size image on Flickr:
Content created: 2017-08-04
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