In a surprise appearance, Austin Skyline Sunrise into a Crescent Moon became my most viewed image of the past week at Fine Art America. It’s also the 1st non-painting of my images, ie, an original photograph. And, I captured it early one morning over 4 years ago!
So why now, after nearly 11,000 views on Fine Art America?
I don’t really have an answer for that.
But I’ll try —
The trends and flows of viewers, and buyers, have their own currents, their own reasons, beyond anything I can know from where I am – but they exist and they happen, and I’ll gladly accept this very unexpected perk for a photo I remember quite well taking.
Back then, 2017, we lived on the eastern side of Barton Spring Greenbelt, which itself I’ve featured in quite a few blog posts (photos & original art) with my nearer, more western side views – https://felipeadanlerma.com/?s=Barton+springs+greenbelt .
Now, I have a much closer view of nature deep inside Austin.
Then, I had a much closer view of downtown Austin’s evidently ever changing skyline 😊
As I did a great deal back then, in milder weather (usually a slim to none sweet spot here in Austin), I’d wake and leave the house before sunrise, walking the less than dozen blocks across Barton Springs Road and onto Butler Park (of which I also have lots of pics etc).
That particular morning, I was returning to a vantage point I’d found and liked, had my tripod, and my Canon compact (one inch sensor) and was ready to catch the sunrise rising northeast behind the bulk of the downtown buildings.
I liked and still like this image enough to give a photopoem phrase a shot 😊
The crescent moon hung like a cradled child’s swing seat in the deep sleep of night, the break of dawn but a whisper of a sleepy yawn ♥️@Felipe Adan Lerma 2021
I liked this photo enough I first created a photo panorama, then painted a small 11×14 oil, which I was never able to photograph really well, but which folks really liked. I gave it to our middle granddaughter when she started college here in Austin a couple years ago 💕
But I want to end with what I realized, seeing this four year old photo turn up as most viewed this past week, and asking myself, “why now?” —
It’s simple. At my level of knowing, I only see the tiny eddies and ripples. I may simply never really know what folks will end up looking at, or liking, or even wanting. At my level of awareness, just being aware of what’s happening now is good. Yes, it’s limiting, but it’s something.
And so for me, this week’s “my most viewed on Fine Art America” gives me a lot of hope and positive possibilities to weigh. Something will be most viewed each week. I can pay attention. And enjoy the ride. That’s plenty to be grateful for 🙏
Stay well everyone! Expect the unexpected! It’s there anyways, lol! 😊
ps – below is my most viewed image on Fine Art America for many years now, and below it, my most viewed twilight image ; both with related blog post links —
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