April 2011 : Tuesday
Apr 2011 : Tuesday
SmugMug is using Amazon S3 to serve all these up... and I feel like I'm kind of eating too much at their all-you-can eat buffet of data!
175,000 Photo Views a Day
You guys are crazy! It’s been a while since I checked the SmugMug stats, so I was surprised to see the ever-steady increase in the daily photo views. When you combine this with the 22 million from Flickr, we are well past 60 million views. I guess the photos are good enough to keep people coming back – so thank you very much! I’m still very happy with SmugMug — if you are thinking of switching to put your portfolio and photos there, I still highly recommend it.
See my full SmugMug Review for more.
Daily Photo – Deep into the Patagonia Glacier
This is where my Russian friend first produced a bottle of cognac from his inside breast pocket. And it was not a small bottle.
Even more baffling, during at least ten other major photography moments, he would pull a brand new cognac bottle from a different pocket. He was like a clown with endless streams of hidden tardis-like pockets. On one of the final nights of the hike, in fact, we were running low on food and there was nothing to drink. Upon hearing this, he simply raised his eyebrows and pulled out three full bottles of cognac and set them upon a log.
This is the Perito Mereno Glacier, and this thing is over two miles wide. Unfortunately, everything is so huge in the photo that you can’t get a sense of the scale. When you see huge chunks cleave off, it all happens in slow motion, just like the movies. And the sound is like an icy thunder.
See the Argentina category for more shots from this area!