Posted on: December 12, 2010
Last Sunday, I wrote a post asking you to vote on some our best images from 2010. I picked only 5 out of 3,000+. It wasn’t easy and I tried to pick them based on what you and Flickr were telling me – most viewed, commented, favorited, and so on. There were some really good shots covering the season.
You voted and overwhelmingly chose the picture from the 33 Winning Indy 500 car shoot (it got 47% of the votes). If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a picture of 33 winning Indy 500 cars going to say? There are a lot of stories in this image.
It also serves as a reminder that the 2011 Indianapolis 500 will be here before you know it. I’m sure you know it’s the 100th anniversary. I know I’m excited. So thank you for voting, and here’s your pic/pick.
The winner is...
Flickr was a new online tool for us in 2010 and we talked a lot about it. As of today, we’ve uploaded 3,190 images. And you’ve given us 1,289,024 views. That’s pretty amazing.
We plan on using it even more in 2011, bringing you closer to pit lane throughout the season and revealing more behind-the-scenes action from all of our events.
As we solidify our 2011 plans, what are some things you would like to see on Flickr?
Where would you like to see more coverage?
What types of photos do you want to see?
We’re listening, after all, you’re viewing.
Day 2 of the IZOD Brave New World shoot continued today. The rock band may have left the desert, but we had new guests. In preparation for print, video and web content in support of the 2011 IndyCar season, IZOD was working with six current IndyCar drivers, a former Indy winner and more models. The edited piece will feature Weezer, all of the above, fast cars, rock and roll and some more surprises. Bring on 2011.
A bunch of clothes for Will Power
Posted on: December 7, 2010
The day started in darkness. Teams of people worked in the cold desert as the sun slowly rose, bringing some much needed warmth. Lights were installed. Stands were built. Cameras were tested. Props were checked and double checked. Models got their hair done. And the radio chatter was constant with last minute instructions.
Early in the morning
When the sun did finally make an appearance, the California desert had been transformed by IZOD into an elaborate set featuring Ryan Briscoe’s Team Penkse car, historic Indy Cars, lots of fashion, a big stage and plenty of excitement.
Posted on: December 5, 2010
I actually thought the Flickr posts for 2010 had to come to a close. Then I read on Flickr’s site something about a group and submitting your best shot for 2010. That got me thinking, why shouldn’t IndyCar submit their best shot to this group? And why shouldn’t you be involved?
I picked (5) of our most discussed, viewed, favorited, and interesting of our images from 2010 for you to vote on. I’ll check the results next Sunday and submit the winner. I know we have more than 5 really cool shots, but I had to start somewhere.
So take a look at the following five and make your selection. And if you’re interested the official Flickr 2010 group, you can check it out HERE: Your Best Shot 2010.
The 33 Winning Indy 500 Cars
Tony Kanaan spinning during May
2010 rookie Simona de Silvestro
Target up the hill, at Barber
Pace Car Droplets
Enjoy the poll below. If you’re having any difficulties registering a pick, please leave your choice as a comment on this post – it will be factored in.
Check back next week!
Posted on: November 28, 2010
Another week is underway and here’s another piece on Flickr. Since the season ended in early October (which seems like a long time ago), we’ve been running a series of Flickr/photo blog posts, covering everything from our most popular images, to most interesting, to what IndyCar teams are doing. This time, it’s all about you. I searched through images from our contacts within Flickr and found some pretty cool shots. Here they are.
Here’s Takuma Sato on the streets of St. Petersburg by James Boone. The blurriness reveals the speed and movement at a street circuit.
A blurry Sato
Gerry Calub grabbed this shot in pit lane at Infineon Raceway. Any ideas on what these are? I always enjoy pictures that show the behind the scenes action at an event.
Parts in pit lane
Daniel Riffero grabbed this shot of Tony Kanaan through the corner at Long Beach. Looks like this was a tough one to get.
TK at Long Beach
Bo Gray got truly behind the scenes at a video shoot, to grab some really candid shots. Here’s Dario Franchitti, driving in a a drop top.
Dario - all smiles
Flickr user Track Chic caught this great moment with Helio Castroneves celebrating his win Barber Motorsports Park. Who doesn’t love champagne shots?
Helio spraying the champagne
Remember some of the weather issues in Sao Paolo earlier this year? Check out Crystian Cruz’s view of things. It should bring back all the memories.
The rain heads towards the crowd
Those are some pretty incredible shots. If you’ve taken some and you want us to know, please leave us a comment or share a link. We’d love to see them.
Otherwise, what are your thoughts on some of these images?
In continuing the IndyCar Flickr Series, we’re looking at the images most “favorited” by you over this year. Flickr offers the option of “favoriting” an image – this will simply place the image into a permanent gallery. You can access it anytime. Kind of cool. You favorite our images a lot. Thank you for that.
In continuing the IndyCar Flickr Series, we’re looking at the images most “favorited” by YOU this year. Unlike the previous two measurements – Interestingness and Views – this category places the emphasis back on photography and the people behind the lens (sorry helmet and 2012 chassis designers).
And continuing this blog series tradition – what’s our 99th most favorited image?
Turn one at St. Pete - 2 favorites
Posted on: October 30, 2010
Halloween is for the young – and the young at heart. Both descriptions could fit drivers in INDYCAR.
Mario Romancini as Mario
Paying homage to one of the video games that started it all – Super Mario Brothers – on its 25th anniversary is Mario Romancini. Below is Jay Howard, who has the look if not the moves to “Thriller.”
Any guesses on Jay Howard?
Wearing firesuits during daylight hours this weekend are Ryan Hunter-Reay, buoyed by a two-year deal with Andretti Autosport, and Marco Andretti. Maybe they’ll stay in character and scare up some fun in Birmingham after testing at Barber Motorsports Park.
Sarah Fisher, Danica Patrick, James Hinchcliffe, et al, were planning to attend parties so we’ll pass along photos if they dare send. Have a goolish time.
What are you dressing up as?
The Flickr blog series continues again this week, this time revealing our most viewed images from 2010. Unlike last week where I wrote about Interestingness, the ‘most viewed’ statistic is easy to understand, simple to measure. It’s what our online community looked at the most.
So let’s start randomly – our 99th most viewed image so far this year?
A Phil Frank Design #99
Posted on: October 17, 2010
Last week I wrote about Flickr in 2010 and mentioned that Flickr measures the popularity of images in a number of ways. One of these is called ‘Interesting’ and it’s a tough one to figure out because it’s not defined – it’s kind of a secret. When it comes down to it, it ranks our images based on how interesting they are – which is confusingly fascinating. This blog post kind of helped explain it. Kind of. Here’s what we have for you.
Our 99th most interesting image on Flickr
Regardless of the confusion here, I’m sharing some of our most ‘Interesting’ images with you.
What is number 1?
You may have noticed we utilized Flickr this season. We used it as a way of reaching a new community and to bring a new perspective to our sport, through imagery. We featured all of the races from the 2010 season, a few Race to the Party’s, the 2012 announcement, the 2012 fan-designed chassis, and much, much more.
Image #1 on Flickr - Ana Beatriz
To date, we’ve uploaded 2,876 images – in one season – with over a million views from fans.
Flickr measures the popularity of images in four ways – Interesting, Views, Favorites and Comments. More on that later.
For this post, I wanted to look back on share some of my favorite images from Flickr in 2010 and reveal some of the amazing shots our photographers captured. In the next few weeks, I’ll be revealing the most popular images, according to Flickr. Sit tight.