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Search Blog — Aug 2009

  • August
    27

    A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

    On a quest to explore the old adage, I recently returned from an engaging Image Search session at SES San Jose where I had the opportunity to talk about the Image Search market, share some customer insights, as well as demo some of the ways we’re focused on helping users with images in Bing. Since this was the first panel in recent history solely devoted to Image Search, the first question I explored was a fundamental question: How important is Image Search to the overall search market? What many people may not realize is how big the Image Search market actually is. In fact, according to Comscore (June ’09), over 60 million searchers generate over 1 Billion queries a month, driven both by the explosion of image content on the web today, and the increasing need of consumers to use images to help them complete tasks. These were impressive stats, and make searching for images one of the top search engine activities we see today. Diving a bit deeper, I was interested in sharing some insights into what customers are doing and what they need in an Image Search experience. Behavioral data shows that consumers engage deeply in Image Search tasks, with nearly double the page... Read More On a quest to explore the old adage, I recently returned from an engaging Image Search session at SES San Jose where I had the opportunity to talk about the Image Search market, share some customer insights, as well as demo some of the ways we’re focused on helping users with images in Bing. Since this was the first panel in recent history solely devoted to Image Search, the first question I explored was a fundamental question: How important is Image Search to the overall search market? What many people may not realize is how big the Image Search market actually is. In fact, according to Comscore (June ’09), over 60 million searchers generate over 1 Billion queries a month, driven both by the explosion of image content on the web today, and the increasing need of consumers to use images to help them complete tasks. These were impressive stats, and make searching for images one of the top search engine activities we see today. Diving a bit deeper, I was interested in sharing some insights into what customers are doing and what they need in an Image Search experience. Behavioral data shows that consumers engage deeply in Image Search tasks, with nearly double the page... Read More
  • August
    21

    Who in the world will be crowned Miss Universe...

    This weekend is the 58 th Annual Miss Universe Pageant where contestants from around the world will be walking the walk and talking the talk to see who will be crowned Miss Universe 2009; and we want to make sure you are part of the excitement. We’re always looking for interesting events or activities that we can integrate into Bing to make the information you’re looking for more easily accessible in the form of an instant answer . Simply type in “Miss Universe” for the pageant instant answer and get quick access to information about the event, including when and where to watch the show. We also feature direct links into information about the contestants, videos and photos from the pageant and ticket information for the lucky ones making the trip to the tropics. One of our favorite links is to “Choose the Crown” where you can vote for the best crown and enter into a sweepstakes to meet Miss Universe 2009 in NY. Are you a pageant watcher? If so, we hope this is a good one for you. And for those that can’t make it to the Bahamas to see it first hand, check out Bing after the show airs to see who was crowned Miss Universe 2009. ... Read More This weekend is the 58 th Annual Miss Universe Pageant where contestants from around the world will be walking the walk and talking the talk to see who will be crowned Miss Universe 2009; and we want to make sure you are part of the excitement. We’re always looking for interesting events or activities that we can integrate into Bing to make the information you’re looking for more easily accessible in the form of an instant answer . Simply type in “Miss Universe” for the pageant instant answer and get quick access to information about the event, including when and where to watch the show. We also feature direct links into information about the contestants, videos and photos from the pageant and ticket information for the lucky ones making the trip to the tropics. One of our favorite links is to “Choose the Crown” where you can vote for the best crown and enter into a sweepstakes to meet Miss Universe 2009 in NY. Are you a pageant watcher? If so, we hope this is a good one for you. And for those that can’t make it to the Bahamas to see it first hand, check out Bing after the show airs to see who was crowned Miss Universe 2009. ... Read More
  • August
    18

    Five Bing Contest Web Apps Chosen, to be...

    Gnomedex Photo by Scott Beale/ Laughing Squid Well, it meant a lot of Excel spreadsheets (hey, we are Microsofties!) and a lot of off-hours surfing but we’ve finally come up with the 5 finalists that will be judged at Gnomedex this week for the final chapter of the Will Code for Green contest. Even if you aren’t among the top five, please know we appreciated and reviewed your efforts. In no particular order Ecology Climate Times LEED Supplier Search gohejo Economy: Green Zig Cash and Carbon Savings Calculator UnderEconomics Barring any last-minute eligibility problems, the worst that can happen to any of these submissions is that it wins $3,000, and the best of course is that it takes its place as top of its category for $10,000 as a top Ecology or Economy application using Bing. Only the Gnomedex attendees can affect the fate of the submissions now, and they will be the first to know (announced on the last day of Gnomedex) who the top two winners are. Even knowing from other developer contests that the last-minute rush can be substantial, we were still surprised to receive more than 40... Read More Gnomedex Photo by Scott Beale/ Laughing Squid Well, it meant a lot of Excel spreadsheets (hey, we are Microsofties!) and a lot of off-hours surfing but we’ve finally come up with the 5 finalists that will be judged at Gnomedex this week for the final chapter of the Will Code for Green contest. Even if you aren’t among the top five, please know we appreciated and reviewed your efforts. In no particular order Ecology Climate Times LEED Supplier Search gohejo Economy: Green Zig Cash and Carbon Savings Calculator UnderEconomics Barring any last-minute eligibility problems, the worst that can happen to any of these submissions is that it wins $3,000, and the best of course is that it takes its place as top of its category for $10,000 as a top Ecology or Economy application using Bing. Only the Gnomedex attendees can affect the fate of the submissions now, and they will be the first to know (announced on the last day of Gnomedex) who the top two winners are. Even knowing from other developer contests that the last-minute rush can be substantial, we were still surprised to receive more than 40... Read More
  • August
    17

    Welcome home

    We continue to get a lot of great feedback about the stunning imagery on the homepage. We read your comments carefully and it seems that some folks aren’t finding everything the homepage has to offer. So I’m here with answers to some common questions about the page. Ever wanted to know more about the pictures? If you want to explore the day’s image, mouse over it until you find a hotspot: Hotspots are like Easter eggs. If you hunt, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the image: what the picture is of, where it was taken, and even some interesting trivia that we’ve dug up. It’s a little edutainment for your day! Want just the facts? If you’re in more of a hurry and just want to know where the picture was taken, mouse over the copyright symbol in the lower-right corner to see a quick caption about the image, as well as the photographer’s name and agency. Did you miss one? If you missed the previous day’s image (or just want to see it again) click the arrows next to the copyright symbol to scroll through the past 7 days of homepages. You can interact with each page just as you could when it originally appeared. Enjoy! Stephanie Horstmanshof... Read More We continue to get a lot of great feedback about the stunning imagery on the homepage. We read your comments carefully and it seems that some folks aren’t finding everything the homepage has to offer. So I’m here with answers to some common questions about the page. Ever wanted to know more about the pictures? If you want to explore the day’s image, mouse over it until you find a hotspot: Hotspots are like Easter eggs. If you hunt, you’ll find four of them every day. Each gives you a chance to find out more about the image: what the picture is of, where it was taken, and even some interesting trivia that we’ve dug up. It’s a little edutainment for your day! Want just the facts? If you’re in more of a hurry and just want to know where the picture was taken, mouse over the copyright symbol in the lower-right corner to see a quick caption about the image, as well as the photographer’s name and agency. Did you miss one? If you missed the previous day’s image (or just want to see it again) click the arrows next to the copyright symbol to scroll through the past 7 days of homepages. You can interact with each page just as you could when it originally appeared. Enjoy! Stephanie Horstmanshof... Read More
  • August
    14

    T.I. and T.O.I. Heading Back to School

    They say all good things must come to an end. For The Stefan, good things include new laptops, fresh coffee in the morning, and dewy-eyed, innocent minions who do my wacky bidding because they believe it will make them captains of social media. It is outrageous yet it is true - TI (“The Intern”) and TOI (“The Other Intern”)- are going back to school to get their degrees. I tried to explain to them that no one needs a degree when they can learn in the School of Twitter and the University of Youtube. They can learn more from watching my videos with dark backgrounds and soft lighting , translating newspaper articles about my heralded speaking tours in Germany, and photographing the documentary drama that is @bingtroll than they ever could in those ivy-covered halls. Why go to business schools to learn how to be the face of the company when you can learn from the face of Bing ? Yes, I know their evil plan: to get their degrees so they can come back to be my boss. It will take two of them to try and take my job, just as it took more than one of them to hand out Bing t-shirts in bars, schmooze social media stars, and sing jingles. Yes, it took entirely both of... Read More They say all good things must come to an end. For The Stefan, good things include new laptops, fresh coffee in the morning, and dewy-eyed, innocent minions who do my wacky bidding because they believe it will make them captains of social media. It is outrageous yet it is true - TI (“The Intern”) and TOI (“The Other Intern”)- are going back to school to get their degrees. I tried to explain to them that no one needs a degree when they can learn in the School of Twitter and the University of Youtube. They can learn more from watching my videos with dark backgrounds and soft lighting , translating newspaper articles about my heralded speaking tours in Germany, and photographing the documentary drama that is @bingtroll than they ever could in those ivy-covered halls. Why go to business schools to learn how to be the face of the company when you can learn from the face of Bing ? Yes, I know their evil plan: to get their degrees so they can come back to be my boss. It will take two of them to try and take my job, just as it took more than one of them to hand out Bing t-shirts in bars, schmooze social media stars, and sing jingles. Yes, it took entirely both of... Read More
  • August
    13

    Getting you to where you want to go with...

    You’ve heard us say it before – Bing is about helping you make better decisions. Bing Local is designed to bring that power closer to home. We’ve had a blast hearing from folks about the tools and features we put into the product to help them research and plan get togethers in their hometowns or in far-away cities they were visiting. Some of our “geek core” have gone deep on the features, giving us great feedback on tools like category filters, ratings and review scorecard, hints in driving directions, and Bird’s eye views. We thought we’d highlight just a few of our favorites to make your local decision-making easier and faster: Bing Local is a one-stop shop that makes it easy to decide on what new restaurant you should try. The last few weeks we’ve had a lot of sun, and up in the Northwest we know we have to use it while we’ve got it, so I’ve been doing a bunch of “outdoor dining” filtering. You can also filter by price, cuisine, and even by best places for “people watching”. Search for “restaurants” on Bing and you can browse and filter your way to a new dining experience. The... Read More You’ve heard us say it before – Bing is about helping you make better decisions. Bing Local is designed to bring that power closer to home. We’ve had a blast hearing from folks about the tools and features we put into the product to help them research and plan get togethers in their hometowns or in far-away cities they were visiting. Some of our “geek core” have gone deep on the features, giving us great feedback on tools like category filters, ratings and review scorecard, hints in driving directions, and Bird’s eye views. We thought we’d highlight just a few of our favorites to make your local decision-making easier and faster: Bing Local is a one-stop shop that makes it easy to decide on what new restaurant you should try. The last few weeks we’ve had a lot of sun, and up in the Northwest we know we have to use it while we’ve got it, so I’ve been doing a bunch of “outdoor dining” filtering. You can also filter by price, cuisine, and even by best places for “people watching”. Search for “restaurants” on Bing and you can browse and filter your way to a new dining experience. The... Read More
  • August
    11

    Site Tweaks and Tune Ups with SEM 101

    I have noticed there has been some really positive discussion in the Webmaster Center blog around how to optimize your site. I wanted to highlight some of the recent information that the Webmaster Center team has published on optimizing site architecture in their SEM 101 column that should be useful to webmasters and web publishers. There are four recent posts that explore various aspects of site architecture optimization: file/page issues , links , content , and page meta information . Site Architecture and SEO – file/page issues (SEM 101) Making links work for you (SEM 101) Architecting content for SEO (SEM 101) Head’s up on <head> tag optimization (SEM 101) We hope that this series is useful. If you are looking for more information on the topic of site optimization, make sure you regularly check out the Webmaster Center blog . Kristin Meldahl, Bing I have noticed there has been some really positive discussion in the Webmaster Center blog around how to optimize your site. I wanted to highlight some of the recent information that the Webmaster Center team has published on optimizing site architecture in their SEM 101 column that should be useful to webmasters and web publishers. There are four recent posts that explore various aspects of site architecture optimization: file/page issues , links , content , and page meta information . Site Architecture and SEO – file/page issues (SEM 101) Making links work for you (SEM 101) Architecting content for SEO (SEM 101) Head’s up on <head> tag optimization (SEM 101) We hope that this series is useful. If you are looking for more information on the topic of site optimization, make sure you regularly check out the Webmaster Center blog . Kristin Meldahl, Bing
  • August
    10

    More cashback for Your Back to School Shopping

    We always have great deals on Bing Shopping for you, and now, for a limited time, we are making them even better! Starting today, you’ll be able to find cashback rewards as high as 50% from select merchants for this back to school shopping season. Think of this as a Bing stimulus package! With all of these increased savings, Bing cashback gets you even more cashback than before! Now is a great time to buy that laptop and MP3 player you have always wanted or your bags, clothes or other items you may need for the new school year. To take advantage of these deals, simply search for what you are looking for at Bing . The cashback rates that you see already include any increases – what you see is what you get! For example, let’s say you want to buy a new pair of shoes. When you search for ‘shoes’ on Bing, you’ll see a results page similar to below. You can click on any of the offers (just look for the cashback coin), say from Sears, ShoeBuy or eBay and go directly to that company’s site to make your purchase. As another example, say, you searched for “laptops for sale.” You will see a link (and the cashback coin... Read More We always have great deals on Bing Shopping for you, and now, for a limited time, we are making them even better! Starting today, you’ll be able to find cashback rewards as high as 50% from select merchants for this back to school shopping season. Think of this as a Bing stimulus package! With all of these increased savings, Bing cashback gets you even more cashback than before! Now is a great time to buy that laptop and MP3 player you have always wanted or your bags, clothes or other items you may need for the new school year. To take advantage of these deals, simply search for what you are looking for at Bing . The cashback rates that you see already include any increases – what you see is what you get! For example, let’s say you want to buy a new pair of shoes. When you search for ‘shoes’ on Bing, you’ll see a results page similar to below. You can click on any of the offers (just look for the cashback coin), say from Sears, ShoeBuy or eBay and go directly to that company’s site to make your purchase. As another example, say, you searched for “laptops for sale.” You will see a link (and the cashback coin... Read More
  • August
    07

    Bing goes to Summer Camp (aka SES San Jose...

    You know that excited anticipation of heading back to summer camp? It’s been a year and you just started sporting a peach-fuzz stache. You’re a little taller, maybe even a bit wiser. And girls actually talk to you now. Well, that’s kind of how we feel about heading back to SES San Jose . As Bing, this is our first SES, and we can’t wait to catch up with old friends and definitely make some new ones. Lots of new ones. So, be sure to catch us at sessions, the Expo Hall (booth #303), or at any of the number of networking events we’ll be attending. Members from Bing and Microsoft Advertising will speak on a range of topics, including: semantic search, SEO tools, local mobile, duplicate content, travel search, image search, and local search to name a few (see full list below). Tuesday, August 11 Search: Where to Next? 10:30am-11:30am Pavan Li, Research Manager, Microsoft Advertising Don't Call it a Comeback: Semantic Technology and Search 1:45pm-2:45pm Mark Johnson, Program Manager, Bing SEO Tools of the Trade: What's in YOUR Toolbox? 3:00pm-4:00pm Rajesh Srivastava, Principal Group Program Manager, Bing Keeping it Local: The Convergence... Read More You know that excited anticipation of heading back to summer camp? It’s been a year and you just started sporting a peach-fuzz stache. You’re a little taller, maybe even a bit wiser. And girls actually talk to you now. Well, that’s kind of how we feel about heading back to SES San Jose . As Bing, this is our first SES, and we can’t wait to catch up with old friends and definitely make some new ones. Lots of new ones. So, be sure to catch us at sessions, the Expo Hall (booth #303), or at any of the number of networking events we’ll be attending. Members from Bing and Microsoft Advertising will speak on a range of topics, including: semantic search, SEO tools, local mobile, duplicate content, travel search, image search, and local search to name a few (see full list below). Tuesday, August 11 Search: Where to Next? 10:30am-11:30am Pavan Li, Research Manager, Microsoft Advertising Don't Call it a Comeback: Semantic Technology and Search 1:45pm-2:45pm Mark Johnson, Program Manager, Bing SEO Tools of the Trade: What's in YOUR Toolbox? 3:00pm-4:00pm Rajesh Srivastava, Principal Group Program Manager, Bing Keeping it Local: The Convergence... Read More
  • August
    07

    UFC Information Instantly

    We are continually trying to expand our instant answer results, and sports is one of the areas where we keep growing. A few months ago we posted on the Kentucky Derby and MLB instant answers , and this week we are kicking it up a notch with the new UFC instant answer. This new answer brings you up-to-date and relevant information about UFC athletes right on top of the results pages. Simply type in your favorite UFC fighter name, and you will see a picture, bio information, and record. Check out Andrei “The Pitbull” Ariovski stats. Yikes! With the UFC 101: Declaration event this weekend, we thought simplifying your search results around UFC fighters might come in handy. And let’s face it, we just wanted to be sure to have great answers for these UFC guys, because we don’t want to be on their bad side! As always, we welcome your feedback and are interested in your suggestions for new instant answers. Theo Vachovsky, Bing Product Manager We are continually trying to expand our instant answer results, and sports is one of the areas where we keep growing. A few months ago we posted on the Kentucky Derby and MLB instant answers , and this week we are kicking it up a notch with the new UFC instant answer. This new answer brings you up-to-date and relevant information about UFC athletes right on top of the results pages. Simply type in your favorite UFC fighter name, and you will see a picture, bio information, and record. Check out Andrei “The Pitbull” Ariovski stats. Yikes! With the UFC 101: Declaration event this weekend, we thought simplifying your search results around UFC fighters might come in handy. And let’s face it, we just wanted to be sure to have great answers for these UFC guys, because we don’t want to be on their bad side! As always, we welcome your feedback and are interested in your suggestions for new instant answers. Theo Vachovsky, Bing Product Manager
  • August
    05

    The Bing Jingle Winner is…

    We want to thank everyone who submitted their Bing jingles to our Bing YouTube site . We were amazed at the creativity and variety of all the entrants. After much anticipation, a multitude of voting and discussion, we are very pleased to announce that the winner of the very first Bing Jingle contest is “Bing Goes the Internet” by Jonathan Mann, known on YouTube as “The Rock Cookie Bottom.” Jonathan writes a song every day, makes a corresponding video and posts it to his YouTube channel and on his website www.rockcookiebottom.com . This winning Bing Jingle video was created using a homemade green screen which is basically just one of Jonathan’s bedroom walls painted green, along with some lights fixed to the ceiling. His concept from the beginning was to have fun and make it a bit silly. He thought the idea of searching for "Learn how to dance like Jonathan" while dancing in the foreground would be pretty hilarious. And lucky for us it was both catchy and funny! Jonathan’s Bing jingle was his 202nd song, and we are excited to keep watching his creativity as he continues with his mission of a song a day. We hope you all had as much... Read More We want to thank everyone who submitted their Bing jingles to our Bing YouTube site . We were amazed at the creativity and variety of all the entrants. After much anticipation, a multitude of voting and discussion, we are very pleased to announce that the winner of the very first Bing Jingle contest is “Bing Goes the Internet” by Jonathan Mann, known on YouTube as “The Rock Cookie Bottom.” Jonathan writes a song every day, makes a corresponding video and posts it to his YouTube channel and on his website www.rockcookiebottom.com . This winning Bing Jingle video was created using a homemade green screen which is basically just one of Jonathan’s bedroom walls painted green, along with some lights fixed to the ceiling. His concept from the beginning was to have fun and make it a bit silly. He thought the idea of searching for "Learn how to dance like Jonathan" while dancing in the foreground would be pretty hilarious. And lucky for us it was both catchy and funny! Jonathan’s Bing jingle was his 202nd song, and we are excited to keep watching his creativity as he continues with his mission of a song a day. We hope you all had as much... Read More
  • August
    04

    Decide When and Where to Fly With Flexible...

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve explained how Bing Travel’s Price Predictor and Hotel Rate Indicator can help you book your airfare and hotel room with confidence. Now, we’d like to show you how our flexible search tools can save you money on flights when you haven’t decided exactly when or where you want to go. First, let’s suppose you’re thinking about a trip to Hawaii in September, but haven’t yet settled on when to go. From the Bing Travel homepage , scroll down to the “plan trips” section, and select your departure and destination cities. On the next screen, you’ll see a graph with the lowest fares over a 30-day range. Under “refine results” in the left column, you can change your dates or your trip length, and compare the fares to those that are available to additional airports: In this example (the search was done on Aug. 3), I can tell that the lowest possible fares to Hawaii in September are for departures on Sept. 2, 12, 15, 20 or 26. And I can see that the lowest fares are for flights into Honolulu (the blue line), and that fares to Maui (the red line) are generally, but not always, lower... Read More Over the past few weeks, we’ve explained how Bing Travel’s Price Predictor and Hotel Rate Indicator can help you book your airfare and hotel room with confidence. Now, we’d like to show you how our flexible search tools can save you money on flights when you haven’t decided exactly when or where you want to go. First, let’s suppose you’re thinking about a trip to Hawaii in September, but haven’t yet settled on when to go. From the Bing Travel homepage , scroll down to the “plan trips” section, and select your departure and destination cities. On the next screen, you’ll see a graph with the lowest fares over a 30-day range. Under “refine results” in the left column, you can change your dates or your trip length, and compare the fares to those that are available to additional airports: In this example (the search was done on Aug. 3), I can tell that the lowest possible fares to Hawaii in September are for departures on Sept. 2, 12, 15, 20 or 26. And I can see that the lowest fares are for flights into Honolulu (the blue line), and that fares to Maui (the red line) are generally, but not always, lower... Read More
  • August
    04

    With Bing You Won’t Miss a Step of SYTYCD

    Were you devastated to see Jason and Janette go? Did you join the judges in a standing “o” for Brandon’s solo? Has Melissa inspired you to take up ballet? We know your kind; you’re one of the millions of fans aboard the So You Think You Can Dance hot tamale bandwagon. For all you devoted viewers, Bing is making it easier to catch up on anything and everything related to the popular reality dance show, because there’s nothing worse than missing the Thursday night results show and not knowing if America voted for your favorite dancer or not. That’s why we’ve created the So You Think You Can Dance Instant Answer which displays the top 14 contestants and the eliminated duo from the last episode. This week is finale week and we’re down to Jeanine , Evan , Brandon and Kayla . In case you can’t tune in to the two-part finale beginning Wednesday, use Bing on Friday morning to find out who won the hearts and minds of the voters and was crowned America’s favorite dancer. So who do you think it will be? My money’s on Brandon. Melissa Powell, Senior Product Manager, Bing Were you devastated to see Jason and Janette go? Did you join the judges in a standing “o” for Brandon’s solo? Has Melissa inspired you to take up ballet? We know your kind; you’re one of the millions of fans aboard the So You Think You Can Dance hot tamale bandwagon. For all you devoted viewers, Bing is making it easier to catch up on anything and everything related to the popular reality dance show, because there’s nothing worse than missing the Thursday night results show and not knowing if America voted for your favorite dancer or not. That’s why we’ve created the So You Think You Can Dance Instant Answer which displays the top 14 contestants and the eliminated duo from the last episode. This week is finale week and we’re down to Jeanine , Evan , Brandon and Kayla . In case you can’t tune in to the two-part finale beginning Wednesday, use Bing on Friday morning to find out who won the hearts and minds of the voters and was crowned America’s favorite dancer. So who do you think it will be? My money’s on Brandon. Melissa Powell, Senior Product Manager, Bing
  • August
    02

    The Eye of the Storm – Jeremy Somers

    Last week we unveiled the much anticipated winner of the first ever Bing Home Page photo contest . Jeremy Somers’s spectacular image of the Sydney cityscape lit up by an amazing lightning storm was picked out of 9,400 eligible photos. With more than 13,200 people weighing in on their favorites, we’re excited to feature Jeremy’s photo as today’s Bing Home Page image. From his Grandmother’s apartment building in Sydney, Australia Jeremy took this photo using a Canon 300D , set on a tripod with a 30 second exposure, standing out in the open for four hours in the drizzling rain. He took more than 700 shots with about 80 of those capturing lightning. Of those 80, this one shot really captured what this storm had to offer that night. Jeremy’s love for photographing Mother Nature started at a very early age while on a trip to Yosemite National Park with his grandfather. With a borrowed camera from his mom, he quickly became hooked on trying to document every tree and rock as they walked through the park. His grandfather was instrumental in the growth of this new found creative outlet, encouraging him to get up at dawn to capture those early... Read More Last week we unveiled the much anticipated winner of the first ever Bing Home Page photo contest . Jeremy Somers’s spectacular image of the Sydney cityscape lit up by an amazing lightning storm was picked out of 9,400 eligible photos. With more than 13,200 people weighing in on their favorites, we’re excited to feature Jeremy’s photo as today’s Bing Home Page image. From his Grandmother’s apartment building in Sydney, Australia Jeremy took this photo using a Canon 300D , set on a tripod with a 30 second exposure, standing out in the open for four hours in the drizzling rain. He took more than 700 shots with about 80 of those capturing lightning. Of those 80, this one shot really captured what this storm had to offer that night. Jeremy’s love for photographing Mother Nature started at a very early age while on a trip to Yosemite National Park with his grandfather. With a borrowed camera from his mom, he quickly became hooked on trying to document every tree and rock as they walked through the park. His grandfather was instrumental in the growth of this new found creative outlet, encouraging him to get up at dawn to capture those early... Read More