My most popular image on Flickr

My Top Twenty Flickr pictures

I was lucky enough to attend a number of the events at the London 2012 Olympics last year, and as is my want, I took thousands of photos of opening and closing ceremonies, Super Saturday, Thrilling Thursday, and other events that I was lucky enough to attend. I shared some of the photos on Facebook and Twitter, and there seemed to be some interest in them, so I signed up to Flickr in August so that I could share them more widely.

I was delighted, and slightly amazed to check my Flickr stats this morning to find out that since then, they have had exactly 100000 views. I am honoured that so many of you kind people have decided to look at my photos, and encourage me to continue to share them.

Even though most of my photos are of motorsport, and after that, travel, those that seem most popular on Flickr are still those from the Olympics, and particularly those from Super Saturday. I thought that I would run through my20 most popular pictures in terms of the number of views.

The most popular, and constantly most popular picture, is this one of Gyorgi Farkas, the Hungarian heptathlete, on Super Saturday in the London 2012 Olympics. This has had 500 views more than its nearest rival.
Gyorgyi Farkas of Hungary in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Second place is another picture from the same day, this time of Team GB’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson, landing in the sand during the long jump in the heptathlon that day.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Team GB in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Similarly, third place goes to Team GB’s Jessica Ennis on the same day, working towards her gold medal in the event. It was superb to be sitting so close to the action on such an incredible day of athletics.
Gold medal winner Jessica Ennis at the London 2012 Olympics

Formula One first appears in fourth place, in the form of seven times world champion Michael Schumacher racing in Valencia in 2012.
Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes F1 car at the 2012 European Grand Prix at Valencia

An odd entry for number five, a bmibaby Boeing 737 landing at East Midlands Airport a few weeks before the demise of the airline.
A bmibaby Boeing 737 on approach to East Midlands Airport

Jessica Ennis returns next, with her mid jump.
Jessica Ennis of Team GB in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Back to Formula One next in the form of Sergio Perez at the British Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez in his Sauber F1 car at Silverstone

After that, back to the Olympics and Team GB, in the form of Katrina Johnson-Thompson and Liz Hazel.
British heptathletes Katarina Johnson Thompson and Louise Hazel at the London 2012 Olympics

Kimi Raikkonen is next, in Valencia in 2012.
Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus F1 car at the 2012 European Grand Prix in Valencia

In tenth place is my dog Berta, wearing a scarf. Yes, this iphone picture of my dog is more popular than any of my pictures of Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso. Well done Berta. I can understand why you look slightly confused.
Berta is wearing a scarf. I have no idea where this has come from.

Just after Berta is Lewis Hamilton, and catching up fast. I hope she gets out of the way if an overtaking move is attempted.
Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren F1 car at the 2012 European Grand Prix in Valencia

Fernando Alonso is just behind Lewis.
Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari F1 car during the 2012 European Grand Prix in Valencia

After that, we are back to the Olympics, and another picture of Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Team GB in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Jenson Button is up next in his McLaren, again at Valencia in 2012.
Jenson Button in his McLaren F1 car at the 2012 European Grand Prix in Valencia

We are back to where we started with Gyorgi Farkas next.
Gyorgyi Farkas of Hungary in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Czech athlete Eliska Klukinova features in the next two pictures.
Eliska Klukinova of the Czech Republic in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics
Eliska Klukinova of the Czech Republic in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Germany’s Julia Machtig has just landed after her long jump in the next picture.
Julia Machtig of Germany in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

Tatyana Chernova continues the heptathlon theme in the next picture
Tatyana Chernova in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

…and the top twenty is rounded off with the return of Eliska Klukinova.
Eliska Klukinova of the Czech Republic in the long jump during the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics

A few honourable mentions for those on the verge of the top 20. Number 21 is Rozafa Castle in Albania. Again, no idea why this particular picture is particularly popular.
Rozafa Castle, Albania

23rd place goes to this rather pretty sunset near Angkor Wat in Cambodia, taken on New Year’s Eve 2009. It was a remarkable sight to behold.
Sunset near Angkor Wat, Cambodia

And in 27th place is the tribute to Ayrton Senna at The Donington Collection at Donington Park.
The Ayrton Senna tribute at The Donington Collection

Thank you for feeding my ego and looking at my pictures, it is much appreciated. I do hope that you enjoy them, and I will continue to add more to Flickr as people still seem to be looking at them. Thank you.