It's our birthday! T.O.P. started one year ago today.
To celebrate, we offer our (first annual?) T.O.P. Ten Best Living Photographers list, which you'll find below. If you think an omission just can't be tolerated, your nominations to the list are welcomed—just leave a comment under that post.
There's also an interview with Mike about T.O.P. over on The Luminous Landscape today.
A few stats: There have been 849 posts since last November 28th, for an average of a little over 2.3 a day. As of yesterday, we've attracted 2,218,890 page views from all over the world. Our most popular post (far and away) was "Great Photographers on the Internet." (It's really overdue for a Part II, don't you agree?) Two days after that was posted, we set our 24-hour record for hits of 26,537. More than 150,000 people have viewed that page. Another popular post was the "Sam Memorial Dog Camera Award," about the World's Ugliest Camera. This is probably the furthest off-topic we've ventured (admittedly pretty far, kyuk-yuk-yuk-yuk).
We have published posts from 37 different contributors, who are listed below; thanks to all of them. Thanks, too, to our sponsors, who have kept the site alive.
But most of all, thanks to all of you who read T.O.P.! We've all been gratified by the site's popularity, and we appreciate all the praise and compliments we get. To one and all, thank you. You're always welcome here, whether you come by several times a day, or once every few months, or anything in between.
Here are T.O.P.'s Contributors in its first year, in alphabetical order (the most frequent contributors in boldface):
G. DAN MITCHELL