Mike’s photo shoot!

On Sunday, I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to do a beards.org photo shoot with Mike, his lovely wife, and their sweet little puppy.  Mike has been a long-time friend of and cheer leader for beards.org.  It was great to finally meet him.  Here are some preview photos from his photo shoot yesterday.  Watch for Mike’s upcoming beard feature right here on beards.org.

Michael

Michael

Michael

Michael

Michael

Michael

Jason smiles.

Jason

We don’t want to give the impression that Jason’s nothing more than a rough and tough guy who would rather punch you out than look at you.  The photo above shows that he can smile and that he is really a nice guy.  It’s true!  He really is a nice guy!

18 million!

Richard

At approximately 5:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time on October 7th, the beards.org gallery views counter hit eighteen million!  It’s a worthy milestone.  Now, let’s get more visitors to beards.org and hit nineteen and twenty million in record time!

So which was the eighteen-millionth photo viewed in the gallery?  Well, the true number of gallery views is unknown and is actually higher than the current count at any given moment.  The number got rolled back a bit after a server hard disc failure some years ago.  Also, the number only reflects gallery views since the current gallery system was implemented on the site on January 26, 2006.  Also, when photos get deleted, their views are subtracted from the count.

The eighteen-millionth photo viewed is largely ceremonial, because the true number is larger and unknowable.  Yet it does provide a meaningful milestone since the seventeen million mark was reached.  We hit eighteen million views not long after today’s update of the beards of the world gallery.  So I was here to see the ceremonial eighteen-millionth winner:

Justin

Holder of the title of the eighteen-millionth gallery photo viewed is Justin.  He appears to be viewing the world through rose-colored glasses.  Click on his photo to see the larger version.  Congratulations, Justin!

Thanks, everyone, for your continued interest in beards and beards.org!