Published: 9 November 2009
|Buckets are groupings that photos can be added to. Adding photos to buckets is a collaborative process, any member can nominate a photo for a given bucket.|
The idea behind buckets is that they will allow more dynamic filtering of search results - to narrow down the results to particular types of image. Similarly, they can be used to exclude unwanted types (for example to exclude closeup shots).
This filtering process is not yet implemented directly, but you can get a preview of images in buckets. More features will be added.
|You can help with bucketing images by selecting buckets for each individual image from a dropdown menu you get when hovering over the thumb symbol next to it, or by selecting images for a particular bucket.|
For your own images, you can also assign buckets directly from the 'tagging box' when submitting, or editing an image.
It is important to note any given photo can be in one or many buckets, but also that many images won't be in any buckets.
Below are guidelines for what the various buckets mean, and the types of images that should be found inside each.
Taken as a very close crop of a subject - often with a telephoto lens.
A photo of a flower could be Closeup, but it's only Telephoto too if closely cropped to the flower itself.
A vista with no single defined subject, covers views and photos looking 'out' from somewhere.
Note this is not about the orientation, i.e. landscape/portrait.
A Landscape photo will quite often be a Wideangle too, but it is perfectly valid to not be a wide-angle shot.
Does not include straightforward depictions of works of art.
A data set that provides factual information beyond what is obvious from the map (at any publicly available scale) and the picture itself.
It may be helpful to open these example thumbnails in full to see the descriptions.
With the intention that images will be added to this bucket when it's known the subject has now gone.
Any fixed subject that has changed substantially between when the photo was taken and now. Age itself is not a factor.
Does not include transient objects which wouldn't be expected to remain in place, such as animals or vehicles.
(Note: This bucket has been renamed from 'Historic' which was easily confused with the Geographical Context of similar name)
You wouldn't expect to see the exact same subject in an hour's, day's or week's time.
Shows plants and animals typical of the general local area (for our purposes excludes Humans).
Includes only species that breed and sustain a population without human help.
The intention is to map species distribution. It is not necessary for the animal or plant to be the main subject of the image.
The actual vehicle/carriage, rather then simply its course/track/railway.