Tuesday, January 01, 2008

My best photo from 2007

Winter in Sweden

I realised that it would be tricky (or impossible really), to pick one photo from you guys as the best photo from 2007, so I decided to show you my best photos, not according to me, but according to the people at flickr. There's a secret mathematical algorithm that decides the popularity of the photos, taking into account views, faves, comments and what have you.

Here is the top five, with the latest stats from December 31th.

The Lunar Eclipse. 17 000 views. 60 faves.

Autumn Wallpaper. 4000 views. 85 faves.

Winter in Sweden. 7300 views. 194 faves.

Guess what season it is. 960 views. 26 faves.

The view from my finger. 4900 views. 17 faves.

And from those five, my personal favorite is the winter photo from Ålsta. I took this in mid November after the first snow fall. It shows a house at Ålsta in Tungelsta where a Mr. Wall lives.

Here are the links to all the other participants in the January theme day:

Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA


Anonymous said...

Its so hard to choose the best photo hey, so many to choose from! But the personal favorite you have picked is a great one.

Have a Great New Year !

Unknown said...

Photo is a great a pick for Theme Day.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Singapore!

Marcel said...

A superb photo for sure! I love the red, it catches the eye and holds it. Lovely!

kuanyin333 said...

Gorgeous! Happy 2008 from Maui!

Unknown said...

It's gorgeous! Happy new year to you!

lv2scpbk said...

I have to agree, this is beautiful.

I couldn't decide and am leaving it up to the votes. I narrowed my down to seven. Yikes! Hate to say I just couldn't pick one. Come take a look and put your vote in.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful photo. Best wishes & Happy New Year!

Southern Heart said...

That is a gorgeous, stunning photo...it should be a holiday card! Wonderful choice.

Happy New Year!


Gerald (SK14) said...

Mr Wall's house hey - I like the one of your finger!

happy new year

alice said...

Oh yes, this one is perfect! Happy New Year from Arradon, Bonne et heureuse année!

Anonymous said...

I like your photography.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

Kate said...

Yes, it is tough to select only one. You narrowed it down well, and I love the one you chose. It's beautiful in all respects. Cheers for 2008--may happiness surround you!

Jim Klenke said...

This is a very nice shot. A winter wonderland.

Olivier said...

cette maison sous la neige est très bucolique et poétique, superbe. Mes meilleurs voeux en cette année 2008.

This house under the snow is very romantic and poetic, beautiful. My best wishes in the year 2008.

Anonymous said...

Great winter shots. Thanks for visiting. Have a great New Year.

Rob said...

An excellent choice, but a tough decision. This looks like a winter fairytale. Happy new year!

Kim said...

Well Steffe, the algorithm doesn't lie, in this case at least. This is one of my faves of yours. I thought of doing the same thing, but mine was either the photo of the "post card view" or a close up of a cyclist in boots. . .neither of which were my faves, but which got hundreds of views. Always puzzling to me, interestingness.
Happy 2008 to you!
Seattle Daily Photo

Neva said...

Wow a stunning snow scene. Wishing you a wonderful 2008!

Mitch said...

Beautiful, it reminds me of home!

Happy New Year from the frozen winter wonderland of Minneapolis!

May 2008 bring you good health & happiness,
- Mitch

Anonymous said...

I love your snowy image! - Good choice.
Happy New Year!


Unknown said...

Oh, beatiful! And good choice

Happy New Year from Tokyo:-)

pusa said...

great choice
happy new year

Unknown said...

Wow ! All that snow ! Brrrrr !
Happy new year and long life to your blog.

R&R said...

I remember this shot ... the colors are amazing.

Joy said...

You are so lucky to have taken this shot. It's beautiful!

I look forward to visiting your blog more often this 2008. And you're welcome to mine, too! For some reason, my link was not included in the participating blogs for the 1st of January 2008 theme day. Sorry I wasn't able to visit your blog sooner. I was in transit the whole of yesterday. I am now back in Norwich after the most fantabulous time at home in Manila.

Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear!

The Goddess In You
Norwich Daily Photo
Your Love Coach

Lynette said...

Fantastic choices for your monthly theme day photos, all of them.