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.
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.
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.
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.