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Photo of the Hour

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Photo of the Hour

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing, Bouldering, Aid Climbing, Hiking, Skiing, Wildlife, Flora, Topo/Diagram, Informational, Scenery, Panorama, Humor, Water, Canyoneering

 

Page By: Josh Lewis

Created/Edited: Aug 16, 2007 / Nov 17, 2012

Object ID: 324762

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Page Score: 99.98% - 213 Votes 

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Best Rated of the Hour


I made this album to keep a record of the Photo's of the Hour on Summit Post. Some are left wondering "What is Photo of the Hour" which it is the highest rated photo within that hour, many times your photo doesn't even need a vote to be photo of the hour, so don't be surprised if you see a few of your own here.
Castor summit ridge
Featured Photo of the Hour

Special Thanks to Ryle

Special Thanks to Ryle for attaching the real photo of the Hour to this album, which means I will be able to have every photo of the Hour from here on.

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Alex WoodJust wondering, but

Alex Wood

Voted 10/10

does someone come on here every hour and pick a new photo of the hour? or how does that work?
Posted Jul 5, 2008 1:17 am

Mark StraubRe: Just wondering, but

Mark Straub

Hasn't voted

It is judged automatically by the photo with the highest number of votes that was created in that hour.
Posted Jul 25, 2008 2:17 am

BaarbRe: Just wondering, but

Baarb

Voted 10/10

which is just how my route map submitted at 3am managed to get in here with just 1 vote! haha, not that i did that intentionally but i found it amusing seeing as there's really nothing special about it :)
Posted Sep 9, 2008 4:58 pm

Pete CastriconeRe: Just wondering, but

Pete Castricone

Hasn't voted

I've had photo of the hour with 0 votes.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 9:31 pm

AndinistalocoRe: Just wondering, but

Andinistaloco

Hasn't voted

No worries, dude, it happens. When 4,348,948 pictures get submitted every hour, not everyone always sees or votes on everything!
Posted Sep 20, 2008 2:51 pm

suddendescentRe: Just wondering, but

suddendescent

Hasn't voted

There really are so many picts submitted every hour ?

Then I'm wondering why my crummy picts get chosen...

Actually my crummy pictures are the reason for the pseudo (suddendescent) I chose considering the lack of amazing topography to uncover at home. To explain more clearly; I figured that I'd start off acceptably with a nice image of a rocky mound. Although I knew that after showing unimpressive topography I'd gadually fall from grace !... But I haven't reached the point where I'd showcase the mound in the middle of my home town (Montreal Qc)!

Actually there is sensational mountainous scenery to uncover here in Quebec. But nobody wants to visit...

Happy holidays everyone !
Posted Dec 31, 2008 3:58 pm

woodsxcRe: Just wondering, but

woodsxc

Hasn't voted

I got two photos of the hour yesterday. Both from a single batch of six photos. They were uploaded about 1 minute apart. How did that happen?
Posted Jan 25, 2009 5:38 pm

Josh LewisRe: Just wondering, but

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Actually there are only 576,589 Images posted to the site according to the site statistics.
Posted Jan 20, 2011 6:48 pm

SierraCJCool!

SierraCJ

Voted 10/10

Thanks for the Photo Of The Hour!
Posted Feb 18, 2009 12:15 am

travisthawNeat

travisthaw

Hasn't voted

Cool album!
Posted Feb 27, 2009 4:47 pm

millsThrill

mills

Voted 10/10

I find it so thrilling to get a Summitpost photo of the hour as there are some brilliant photographers on this site !
Thanks for everyone who votes, love this site :)
Posted Nov 24, 2009 5:07 pm

PrettinuceRandom

Prettinuce

Voted 10/10

I really think it just might be a random choice of photos uploaded. I certainly don't think that many of the photos of mine that have been chosen even compare to some of the incredible shots on SP. But I will gladly accept the acknowledgment!
Posted Apr 14, 2010 4:35 pm

mrchad9Yes... Random

mrchad9

Hasn't voted

I find it hard to believe the Photo of the Hour is even working at all. I've had a couple make it within moments of posting, before they even got a vote.

There are currently 873 photos (4.4%) in this album with no votes, some with just a few hits. Completely random.
Posted May 9, 2010 10:14 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Yes... Random

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

Long story, Chad. Here's a summary. There used to be a POTH display here. It was based on the highest-scored photo submitted in a given hour. If no picture got a vote, then the first one submitted that hour got the honor. There was always a mad rush just after the hour to maximize "vote exposure," which was often a launching point to POTD for the photo crowd. Eventually, they removed POTH, but this silly album remained, and it self-attaches. So POTH means absolutely nothing, but some think it does!
Posted Sep 14, 2010 9:50 pm

mrchad9Re: Yes... Random

mrchad9

Hasn't voted

That makes sense Bob, thanks for the explanation... so its first of the hour that is doing that...

And yes... POTH seems as meaningful as POTD (in many cases), which is a prerequisite to get POTW.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 11:09 pm

LadyWawa:)

LadyWawa

Voted 10/10

Hey thanks for including my pics!
Posted Feb 9, 2011 8:28 pm

Josh LewisRe: :)

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

No problem, thank Ryle, he created the auto attachment feature, I thought of the idea and album. But it took a little negotiating to get it figured out. Cheers Josh Lewis.
Posted Feb 9, 2011 9:38 pm

Matt LemkeWondering...

Matt Lemke

Hasn't voted

How do you know if any of your photos got photo of the hour since it isn't on the front page of SP?
Posted Feb 13, 2011 10:01 pm

Josh LewisRe: Wondering...

Josh Lewis

Hasn't voted

Well if it's in this album, then it's probably been photo of the hour. So I don't attach anything to this album (any more, used to back then) which is how I know because it is a full automatic working album, once things ease down for the site owners I would like to have this album display the current photo of the hour. Photo of the Hour used to be on the front page back in the day.
Posted Feb 13, 2011 10:05 pm

montanaroseSOME CRUMMY PHOTOGRAPHY

montanarose

Hasn't voted

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYTHING I COULD TAKE WITH MY LITTLE KODAK EASY SHARE CAMERA COULD COMPARE WITH THOSE TAKEN WITH BETTER CAMERAS. I ALSO DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANY OF MY PICS COULD BE CHOSEN OVER SO MANY WONDERFUL PICS--OH I FORGOT-YOU COULDN'T VOTE ON YOUR OWN!!! WELL THAT STILL LEAVES HOW MANY WHO CAN THOUGH. I AM VERY EXCITED EVERY TIME I SEE THAT "PHOTO OF THE HOUR" ON MY PICS. THANK YOU!
Posted May 10, 2011 1:43 am

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