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My Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2013 (by flora-file)

It has been a good year for me on Tumblr (radar, lensblr, new followers galore), but as good as it has been I must admit my little blog is one of the only things keeping me afloat these days. 2013 may go down as one of the shittiest years of my short existence on planet Earth. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick 2013 to the curb. Bring on 2014.

As the year winds down I’ve gone through the thousands of my photos I posted this year and picked out my personal favorites. I’m forever surprised by the reactions to the photos I post. Often a photo that I think is incredible gets hardly any love, while a photo I was about to delete instead of post goes viral. Why were these 5 photos so popular when there were others that were probably better? These 5 photos generated more than 66 K notes between them. What makes them so special?

 I went through and picked out some forgotten posts (more or less) that I really liked, despite how well or poorly they were received by the internetters out there. Most photos have an interesting story behind them which I will try to tell, so for the next few days I will be sharing some of my personal favorite photos from 2013. Namaste.

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My 2013 Favorite Five for Gray-Card:

Marquise and Mariah, Onset, Mass., Aug. 12

Man at the Corner of Brock Avenue and Harmony Street, New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 5

Rev. Anthony Medairos, Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes, Carver, Mass., Nov. 19

Man Gathering Himself in the Space Between “Take” and “Out,” Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 3

Woman Sharing Water With Baby, Fall River, Mass., Aug. 9

Thank you, Gray-Card, for this opportunity, and for all that you do for photographers on Tumblr. Good luck to everyone in 2014! – SB