Sometime on Friday, my Flickr account passed an amazing milestone: 250,000 views of my photos, sets, collections, and my photostream as a whole. In the scheme of things, I don’t know how 250,000 views compares to others on Flickr, but it’s certainly an achievement I never thought I’d reach when I posted my very first photo.
Here is that first photo (one of my favourites, I have to admit), uploaded on 30th June 2006, taken with my Nikon D100 on Machrie Moor, Arran, Scotland.
And one month short of four years later, here’s the last photo uploaded before the 250,000 views milestone was reached. It’s also one of my favourites, taken with my Nikon D300s at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
I was never considered artistic in school, and I’m sure that if you’d told any of my teachers that one day I’d produce photos viewed by many thousands of people (these 250,000 views can’t all be my Dad), they would have laughed you out of the building. It certainly gives me the confidence to keep clicking away.
So “thank you” to all of my readers. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my photos to date as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.