A picture’s worth a thousand words (or 5,263 views !)

Firstly, I didn’t plan this picture. I knew HMS Queen Elizabeth was due to return on 10th December and as we were planning to visit Haslar Marina to check the boat I threw a camera in the back of the car in case the opportunity arose to get a few stock images for our library. I shot a few frames as she cleared the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour and then published one on LinkedIn. I normally have several hundred views when I publish a picture, but by the end of the first day I was already up to 400 views. This climbed day-by-day until it finally reached 5,263 views. I don’t know if it was the ship or my hashtags #marine #defence #navy, but it’s my most viewed picture to date, proving that the right combination of image and keywords on LinkedIn is a very good way to attract attention to your business.

 

The (real) Lynx Effect

Sorting and uploading more images to the library this evening, including stock shot on my trip back from Gibraltar to the UK on HMS Portland last year. I was lucky enough to get a flight in the ship’s Mk8 Lynx helicopter, which resulted in the pictures above. Thanks to the pilot for holding (slightly nerve-wracking) wing-overs above the ship, allowing me to get these great overhead shots of Portland heading back to England after her eight month deployment to the Gulf.