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Increase Flickr views
Made by doug88888
So you want to get more views on Flickr? Who doesn't? Its an amazing feeling when strangers take the time to visit your best pictures. How many visits do you currently get? First question - do you know how many views you are currently getting? On your Flickr Photostream page, you should be able to see how many Photostream vists you have had. (It will be written in grey next to the number of pictures you have uploaded). This is a great first indication on your visits but its not the full picture. On your Photostream, click through on the Popular link and then choose Views. You should now see a list of every picture in your Photostream in order of views. If your a Pro account users (and you should consider it if you want to get the best out of Flickr), also go to FlickrStats to get the full low down on everything from number of views to the sources of each visit. Now that you know the metrics to look out for, here are a few of the tips I've picked over the past few months. Try them out, and let me know any others that you come across. Top 10 Tips for increasing your Flickr visits * Take pictures that people want to see I know this might sound obvious but if you want to get the most out of Flickr, and boost your visits, improving your photography should be your number one priority. That means your family snaps are not appropriate for sharing unless there's an artistic edge. Selecting pictures that people want to see come with time and experience, the right equipment, some sound research and inspiration. The Good News is that Flickr is the perfect place to hone your skills. * Comment on other Flickr users images There is no better way to get visits than to visit other people. Leaving a comment or adding their picture as a Fave lets them know that when they had a party, you dropped in to check it out. Leaving a comment is easy, don't feel shy. You can say whatever you like, but I encourage you to treat people with respect. Remember, they have bared their souls to the Flickr world so be gentle * Join Groups There are tons of different Group's on Flickr. Experimentation is the best way to find a Group that's interests you. When I uploaded this picture of Stonehenge I searched for Group's that included the keywords Stonehenge, spotted that English Heritige was one of the most relevant Group's for that keyword, joined the group and added to it. Easy. * Tag your pictures 90% of Flickr users don't upload pictures - they are voyeurs - they want to look at the best Flickr has to offer. One of the most common ways to do this is by searching for tags or keywords. So if your picture has a Rabbit in it, tag it Rabbit. And whilst you're at it tag it with Lapin, Animal, Mammal, Pet, Big ears, Fluffy Tale and so on. Any words that you think someone might think of and search for. Tip: Google and Yahoo will also search these tags so even people not directly using Flickr might find your image. * Make contacts When you spot a picture that you like, after you've commented and fave'd the picture, take a look at the rest of their photostream. If you like what you see, add them as a contact. Every new picture that they add to their photostream will then be reported to you on your home page. This will help you up visits in two ways, first, it means you'll see more pictures from the people you like so you'll feel more compelled to visit and comment on them. Second, they may well visit your photostream and may even add you as a contact too. You can add me as a contact here, if you like. * Message people Flickr allows you to send messages to (almost) anyone on the site. Experienced users know that most of these messages are simply people becoming your contact (see above) or inviting you to join groups. Why not send a personal message saying how much you love someone's photostream - I'll bet you they'll visit your site to check it out. * Allow others to Blog your photos Flickr allows you to make your pictures available for others to include on their sites. Its called Creative Commons and giving your photo a Creative Commons licence is a great way for people to visit you and potentially share your picture with the world through their blogging or creativity. There are several licences depending on how willing you are for people to play with your images, the more flexible you are the more likely you are to get visits. * Get Explored One of the most entertaining aspects about Flickr is to get Explored. That means your picture is in the top 500 pictures that day (based on a mysterious algorithm), and is also known as Interestingness. This is always guaranteed to lead to more viewings. No-one knows the magic recipe for success for sure - I recommend taking a good look at other pictures that make it to the explored list and try to determine what makes them special. * Pick your subjects Some image subjects seem to entice people to view again and again. If you were to happen upon one of the following, I recommend taking a snap of it for Flickr use - Kittens, Cats, Puppies, Dogs, Flowers, Bokeh, Angsty Teenage Girls, HDR shots, pictures of cameras, beach/ocean scenes. Again, research what makes it to Explore to find out what's in fashion. * Be active Its a simple equation, the more time you spend playing around in Flickr, the more views you'll get. Why? Because you'll inevitably be commenting, faving, being active in Group's and leaving your mark. Most importantly, have fun - Flickr can be surprisingly addictive if you choose to let it take a grip over your life!
Peonies at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, England
Made by Rana Pipiens
Coursing through China from West to East, the Yellow River after some five and a half thousand kilometers empties into the Bohai Sea, more or less opposite the Korean Peninsula. On the southern banks of this Chinese 'cradle of civilisation' in the East are the cities of Luoyang and Kaifeng with Heze a bit further to the south; this area has been for millennia the centre of Peony cultivation. Traditionally there has been a large place for the peony in Chinese literature, especially in poetry, and there have been times of a veritable 'Peony Frenzy'. Often, in fact, the generic word 'flower' must be taken as 'peony'. There are today still many celebrations and annual fairs in honor of that flower; and there is an important peony horticulture and nursing economy. Kaifeng is probably best-known in the West through Pearl S. Buck's novel Peony (1948), which tells of the quiet disaster which befalls a Jewish Chinese family, and in turn their entire community. 'Peony' is the name of its chief female character. These beautiful, happy flowers belie that deeply sad story... but at the same time remind of cultural change and the distress which it brings. Peonies in Europe have since Greek and Roman times been associated with healing. They take their name from the Olympian godlet physician Paeon. When Pluto (Hades) was wounded in battle with Hercules (Herakles), he dragged himself to Zeus's house on Mount Olympus. Here Paeon removed the arrow from his shoulder and dressed the grievous wound with a poultice of peony, thus healing him. (Immortal, Pluto must have been happy not to have to suffer forever from a painful wound...) Greek, Roman and Arabic herbalists and doctors discuss the healing properties of peonies for a variety of maladies (Ibn al-Bitar, for example, recommends wearing a necklace of peonies against epilepsy). In western Europe peonies were especially prevalent in Benedictine monasteries; hence one of their names is Benedictine Rose. But peony horticulture didn't seriously begin in Europe until the late eighteenth-century and the introduction of Paeonia lactiflora (herbacious peony) directly from China. The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew first grew a (tree) peony around 1789. Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the first director and before that a naturalist traveller whereever he could go, had acquired it from Dr Alexander Duncan, a Scottish surgeon of the British East Indies Company at Canton, China. Unlike many other plants that were shipped from such a far-off place this one survived, and it thrived at Kew well into the middle of the nineteenth century when it had to yield to new building. Today 'Kew' sports many kinds of peonies, and they are all breathtaking! This pair was photographed at the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens on a sunny day in early June.
Hammersmith Bridge, London
Made by Thad Roan - Bridgepix
Bridgepixing the Hammersmith Bridge, completed in 1887, this Suspension Bridge spans the Thames just west of London, England. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com. Hammersmith Bridge is a crossing of the River Thames in west London, just south of the Hammersmith town centre area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on the north side of the river. It allows road traffic and pedestrians to cross to Barnes (in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) on the south side of the river. The current bridge is the second permanent bridge on the site. The construction of a bridge was first sanctioned by an Act of Parliament in 1824 and work on site began the following year. It was the Thames’ first suspension bridge and was designed by William Tierney Clark. The bridge had a clear water-way of 688 feet 8 inches. Its suspension towers were 48 feet above the level of the roadway, where they were 22 feet thick. The roadway was slightly curved upwards, 16 feet above high water, and the extreme length from the back of the piers on shore was 822 feet 8 inches, supporting 688 feet of roadway. There were eight chains, composed of wrought-iron bars, each five inches deep and one thick. Four of these had six bars in each chain; and four had only three, making thirty-six bars, which form a dip in the centre of about 29 feet. From these, vertical rods were suspended, which supported the roadway, formed of strong timbers covered with granite. The width of the carriageway was 20 feet, with two footways of five feet. The chains passed over the suspension towers, and were secured to the piers on each shore. The suspension towers were of stone, and designed as archways of the Tuscan order. The approaches were provided with octagonal lodges, or toll-houses, with appropriate lamps and parapet walls, terminating with stone pillars, surmounted with ornamental caps. Construction of the bridge cost some £80,000. It was operated as a toll bridge.Plans for its replacement began to be made during the 1870s, during which time a temporary bridge allowed a more limited cross-river traffic. The current suspension bridge was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette and rests on the same pier foundations constructed for Tierney Clark’s structure. It was opened by the Prince of Wales on 11 June 1887. With much of the supporting structure built of wrought iron, it is 700ft long and 43ft wide and cost £82,117 to build. In June 2000, the bridge was damaged by a terrorist bomb, on the 40th anniversary of a previous bombing by the IRA, but after closure for repairs was reopened with weight restrictions in place. (Wikipedia)
Dewy Pink: Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar Periwinkle, Kew Botanical Gardens, England
Made by Rana Pipiens
Just before 1757, Philip Miller (1691-1771), undaunted and hard-working chief gardener of the relatively young Chelsea Physic Garden at London, England, received some unspecified seeds from his colleagues at the Jardin des Plantes of Paris, France. They had apparently been collected in Madagascar, off the coast of East Africa. Miller planted these seeds, and discovered a wonderfuly pink flower sprouting from verdant, relatively leathery leaves. It looked a bit like the vine-like periwinkles with which he was familiar and thus he gave it a long description beginning with 'Vinca foliis oblongo-ovatis integerrimus...'. Miller 's was a conservative mind and he thought the two-term rules for nomenclatura of Carolus Linnaeus (1753) too new-fangled to use. Linnaeus, however, in 1759, himself also used the first name 'Vinca', adding to it 'rosea' to describe the marvellous color. We now know that the Madagascar periwinkle is in fact a different plant than our vine-like periwinkle. Hence its name has been corrected to Catharanthus roseus: 'Red Pure-Flower' (katharos being the Greek for pure). That name was given it by John Edwards around 1795. It has also gone by the names of Locherna rosea and Ammocallis rosea, which are sometimes still used today. Mostly, though, it is called the Madagascar Periwinkle, or - in deference to its Latin name -. Flower-without-a-blemish. Athough the common periwinkle of Europe was said to have medicinal qualities and hence was called sometimes 'Sorcerer's violet', the Madagascar Periwinkle. is actually the great Curer. It is from certain alkaloids that it contains that important anti-cancer drugs are drawn: vincristine and vinblastine. Most pharmacists I know use the old-fashioned word 'Vinca' in describing our Catharanthus, no doubt because their textbooks have not been upgraded. This wonderful exemplar was photographed in the Kew Botanical Gardens near London. As history would have it our Philip Miller of Chelsea was the teacher of the famous botantist William Aiton, who was the great Gardener of Kew. Now the Catharanthus is a much-loved garden plant all over the world; a true cosmopolitan!
So Blue, Blue, Blue! Meconopsis betonicifolia, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, England
Made by Rana Pipiens
There's a portrait of Gordon of Khartoum (1833-1885) (= Charles George Gordon) with astoundingly blue eyes; the artist is Lady Julia Abercromby (1840-1914). Gordon was killed and beheaded by the Mahdi (1844-1885) in the seige of Khartoum, the Sudan, (1885), but he was also called 'Chinese Gordon'; and the color of these beautiful flowers reminded me of him. First described by a westerner in 1886 - Père Pierre Jean Marie Delavay (1834-1895), a French missionary to Yunnan in China and Tibet - this flower was dry-pressed by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Marshman Bailey (1882-1967) in 1922 and it soon set tongues a-wagging in Europe. Bailey was one of those undaunting Englishmen in the style of Gordon: soldier, adventurer, explorer and spy. Fluent in Tibetan and in Urdu - he was born in Lahore into a military family and was trained at Sandhurst in England - he was the last survivor of 'The Great Game' , the struggle between the Russian Czar and the British Empire for hegemony in the Himalayas. Apparently he had an eye, too, for natural beauty and thus for the plants of these remote regions. Viable seed, however, was collected only in 1924 by Frank Kingdom-Ward (1885-1958). From this seed sprang the first blue poppies in England in 1927, soon to conquer the hearts of many. An incurable romantic - and who will disparage Kingman-Ward after looking at this picture? - he gave one of his books the title Land of the Blue Poppy (1913). In it he describes his adventures as a naturalist travelling in Eastern Tibet. It would seem that this blue does not go very well with the Chinese Red of today. This photo was taken in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, near London, England, on a slightly overcast day. The Greco-Latin name means something like looking like a poppy but with purple/blue petals. In English it is usually called Himalaya Blue Poppy.
2008-06-30-040_1 London Kew Palace
Made by Martin-James
*** July 19th 2010 1,000 views *** The 'Kew Palace' at Kew Gardens, London. There was a lot of cloud which meant that the lighting was very changeable. I waited a long time to for the facade to be well lit (and for various visitors to clear out of the way), in the event I had a brief moment when it was illuminated, unfortunately the sky was over exposed so I've had to swap the sky from another photo! The 'Kew Palace' was a building at Kew Gardens favoured by King George III and his family as a more intimate retreat. King George III played an important part in the development of Kew Gardens, originally the gardens were the grounds of a complex of Royal Buildings of which this was one. In addition to this building there were formerly a rather larger building that stood opposite the surviving building. In addition there was a range of buildings to the left of the surviving building; in one of these King George III was detained during his intervals of 'madness' (actually porphyria). The building ceased to be used by the Royal Family during the reign of King George IV, and the grounds were made over to the Royal Botanic Gardens. After a long period of neglect and demolition of many of the associated buildings the 'Kew Palace was opened to the public by Queen Victoria. It had a long period of closure necessitated by structural problems, but it has now been restored and reopened. I found the building fascinating and recommend it for a visit! You can reach it from Kew Gardens on the London Underground, you have to visit the Gardens as well, so allow a full day.
my heart is broken, my heart is whole
Made by sopranosflight
I am back from London as of half an hour ago. I am full and broken and changed. I am in love, a story too full for this page, in love with two specific things that are already changing my life, shown to me by a man with the reflection of Jesus and a passion for street theatre. He is sharing his love with me and trying to make a way for me to join him directly following my university graduation. I was thrown to the cement again and again one night as we performed the story of the adulterous woman from the Bible. I was bruised. I was picked up by strangers and carried off. I was held and had things thrown at me and was touched so gently, but also so cruelly. And I've never done theatre like that. I've never done theatre that touches people's lives like that, that opens their hearts to the love of God in a different way than I could ever share with my lips. I've never done theatre in such a dangerous setting, with men who were not part of the production coming to blows over my head, where audience members carried me away, and where for a second, the audience didn't know I was acting. And for a second, I wasn't acting. This theatre has power. It has a message that needs to be told. And God is calling me to London to give my life for his work. Not just to do short term missions. Not just to disciple here, in my home. But to go to this people group with this message. I would love if you would all pray for me. I am terrified and excited and nervous. My family is not thrilled with this idea, and they don't know the half of it yet.
2006-01-01-138 London River Thames Hammersmith Bridge High Tide at Sunset
Made by Martin-James
***5,000 Views Dec 8th 2010 *** Thanks everyone for your support. Another from my series of photos from Jan 1st 2006 at Hammersmith Bridge. Once the Sun did break through I got a lot of exercise running up and down Hammersmith Mall and across the bridge to get the best of the light and its reflections. Having stood around getting cold for an hour I was plunged into a lot of activity while the light lasted; looking at the photo now I think it would have been nice to have shot it as a portrait*; I'll remember that if I should ever get a similar combination of light and tide ever again! Hammersmith Bridge was the first suspension bridge to be built over the River Thames; the bridge was originally designed by Tierney Clarke, now little known but in his time a very successful engineer. The Bridge as it now exists was rebuilt in the mid nineteenth century by Joseph Bazalgette who went on to design and build the London Sewerage system and the Embankment. * I remember now, it's like this to avoid a nasty old landing stage that's just out of shot in this image, I have a load more unpublished in which the landing stage dominates the scene. June 12th 2009 This scene has changed somewhat, as the 'Port of London Authority' (who administer the tidal Thames), have been along and given a most severe lopping to the tree behind the left hand tower. I do wish they'd leave this sort of thing alone, the tree was healthy and nicely formed; it will take years to regrow. So if you want a picture of it as it was, well, you know who to ask!
Ducking out for a while ...
Made by pearceval
Back to work tomorrow after a week off and VERY busy for the foreseeable future so as stated a week ago my uploads will be much less frequent for the next couple of months (maybe longer) .. I'll try to post every so often and not disappear as I did last year, and will also add some though some of these might come and go, or get added to this stream at a later date. Large View It was a bit upsetting to see the other day, but another family of ducks, a mother and 4 ducklings had been cornered by a swan which kept attacking the mother. As the mallard moved away from the duckings to distract the swan away from them a crow swooped in and grabbed one of them. The distraught mum flew back to them straight away and managed to get them them down onto the water. As they swam away the attacking swan followed them with it's mate and two cygnets (all twice the size of the duck) and I heard the commotion repeated further down the lake, with the crows still hovering around. It went silent after a while, so I'm guessing none of the ducks survived. I know it's nature, though I could understand the crow's behaviour more than the swan. While I love swans they can be remarkably aggressive for no 'apparent' reason. These pics were taken a little later on another pond, where another duck and swan family were swimming around quite peaceably near each other.
Made by Arpita Basu
The Gyrfalcons (Falco Rusticolus) are the largest true falcon in the world with an average wingspan of 4 - 4 1/2 feet. They have a variety of plumage colours ranging from white to almost black. The Gyrfalcon breeds in arctic and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. They prey mostly on large birds, pursuing them in breathtakingly fast and powerful flight. Gyrfalcons have been highly regarded by falconers throughout falconry’s history. In the middle ages, due to the rarity and the difficulties involved in obtaining them, these beautiful falcons were generally reserved for kings and nobles. Gyrfalcons are very expensive to buy even today and are a prized possession, and thus owners and breeders may keep them secret to avoid theft. Wild Gyrfalcons are not much exposed to disease, and have a weak immune systems. As a result, their chances of survival in the wild is not very promising. However, several generations of captive breeding helped in forming a stronger immune system and thus better resistance to disease.
2007-12-23-067_1 London Hammersmith Bridge Fog
Made by Martin-James
***25-Nov-2009 2000+ Views, thanks everybody!*** A view of the Hammersmith Suspension Bridge from the Southern (or Surrey) bank. The Fog was thick enough that you couldn't see the other bank of the river, so the bridge looked as though it was heading for an unknown destination. There are some trees on the Surrey Bank, and I liked the juxtaposition of the Tree and the southern pier of the bridge. Hammersmith Bridge was brought to its present state by Bazelgette, who later designed the London Sewerage system, one of the great Victorian engineering achievements. Really foggy days in London are rare, maybe there is only one a year nowadays. People do seem to like the mysterious aspect of familiar sights seen in fog. Other photos of Hammersmith Bridge are in my 'Hammersmith Bridge 'set. For other photos of mine tagged Hammersmith Bridge see For other photos of mine tagged 'Hammersmith' see www.flickr.com/photos/martin-james/tags/hammersmith/
Made by keithhull
X I saw this plant in the tropical house at Kew Gardens thought it was very beautiful. What I did not appreciate is how useful the little plant is in medicine A little bit from Wikipedia This plant has gained interest from the pharmaceutical industry; the alkaloids vincristine and vinblastine from its sap have been shown to be an effective treatment for leukaemia and lymphoma. Although the sap is poisonous if ingested, some 70 useful alkaloids have been identified from it. In Madagascar, extracts have been used for hundreds of years in herbal medicine for the treatment of diabetes, as hemostatics and tranquilizers, to lower blood pressure, and as disinfectants. The extracts are not without their side effects, however, which include hair loss. The shot is SOOC THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT HAVE A GREAT DAY To see keithhull's Most Interesting Photos on Flickriver
Made by lyadarus
The leaves are fading and falling; The winds are rough and wild; The birds have ceased their calling-- But let me tell you, my child, Though day by day, as it closes, Doth darker and colder grow, The roots of the bright red roses Will keep alive in the snow. And when the winter is over, The boughs will get new leaves, The quail come back to the clover, And the swallow back to the eaves. The robin will wear on his bosom A vest that is bright and new, And the loveliest wayside blossom Will shine with the sun and dew. The leaves today are whirling; The brooks are all dry and dumb-- But let me tell you, my darling, The spring will be sure to come. There must be rough, cold weather, And winds and rains so wild; Not all good things together Come to us here, my child. So, when some dear joy loses Its beauteous summer glow, Think how the roots of the roses Are kept alive in the snow. -- Alice Cary
Male Mandarin Duck
Made by Steeve Lane
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and whiskers. The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange sails at the back. In the wild, Mandarin Ducks breed in densely wooded areas near shallow lakes, marshes or ponds. They nest in cavities in trees close to water. Shortly after the ducklings hatch, their mother flies to the ground and coaxes the ducklings to leap from the nest. The Asian populations are migratory, overwintering in lowland eastern China and southern Japan. This one was taken at the WWT London Wetland Centre.
Don't Worry Now, Chelsea Will Win Again One Day...
Made by paulinuk99999 (back in Ghana)
Fallow Deer in Bushy Park, Surrey, England. A very rewarding hour spent knelt in the ferns on the snow. SAL70400G @400mm + x1.4TC I lost the exif data in the jpeg when uploaded so here are the main bits: Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640) Aperture f/8.0 Focal Length 560 mm Exposure Bias -0.3 EV Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE Date and Time (Original) 2010:12:26 11:40:01 Focal Length In35mm Format 840 mm Teleconverter Minolta AF 1.4x APO (D) Focus Mode Manual Metering Mode Multi-segment ISOSetting 476 Dynamic Range Optimizer Level 3 Sharpness +1 Contrast +2 Saturation +1 High ISONoise Reduction 3 File Format ARW 2.0 Sony Model ID DSLR-A700 Lens Type Sony AF 70-400mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM (SAL-70400G)
Made by Steeve Lane
The Smew (Mergellus albellus) breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia. It needs trees for breeding. The Smew lives on fish-rich lakes and slow rivers. As a migrant it leaves its breeding areas and winters on sheltered coasts or inland lakes of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, northern Germany and the Low Countries, with small number reaching Great Britain (for example, at Dungeness), mostly at regular sites. On lakes it prefers areas around the edges, often under small trees. They breed in May and lays 6-9 creme-colored eggs. It nests in tree holes, such as old woodpecker nests. It is a shy bird and flushes easily when disturbed. This male was taken at the WWT London Wetland Centre.
Made by Meg Pickard
Too good an opportunity to pass up. Snapped on the tube from Heathrow. NB This photo has been copied from this site and used widely without permission or attribution. If you spot it anywhere around the internet, please let me know in the comments below. Several years after this photo was taken, I wrote about how often I see it reused without attribution or by someone claiming credit for it. NB: whenever I discover this photo has been used in print or online without my permission, I submit an invoice for use.
Made by doug88888
Ghost fear. All the kids run past Number 47. Never walk. Always run. In many ways, its their favorite game That time just before dusk, when the mist is moving in and you can hear the slightest sound. That's when the fear strikes most. There's just a feeling that something isn't right, a prickle at the back of the neck. Is someone watching me? Is all as it seems? Sprint past the Green door, all the way to the end of the street Don't think about it. Don't look up at the windows - just run! And run. To know for certain - to be sure - you'll need to view this . For the ghost, I have to thank Piccadillywilson.
Hannah & Mark's Wedding Cake
Made by Jen's Cakery
Love this one! The lace design is hand piped with brush embroidery, and the scalloped edge was cut by hand too. The design is based on her beautiful dress, which makes quite a feature of the scalloped edge so I wanted to use it on the cake too. Flowers are by Alison at Pollen Nation - her table centerpieces were stunning! www.pollen-nation.co.uk/ The venue is the Great Consvatory at Syon House - really close to me. It's an amazing victorian building so I'm pleased that the lace design has a kind of victoriana feel to it. Spent 7 hours on a hot sunny Saturday decorating this one, so it's a good job I loved it so much!
2008-07-12- 581_1 London Wetland Centre Cloudy Summer Sky late evening
Made by Martin-James
****10,000+ Views, Dec 3rd 2010 **** Thanks again for your kind support! Just before I left for home as the Wetland Centre closed for the day I spotted this nicely framed scene with a dramatic sky. I had to raise the level in Picnik after loading to Flickr as the photo had gone rather dark. Despite the time tag this photo was taken some while after 5:00 pm BST; I never remember to change the camera clock for Summer Time! August 30th 2008 - Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I've added it to my map; however, if it looks as though it's in the middle of a reservoir, well it's in the right place but it ceased to be a reservoir over 10 years ago.
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