Am I the only one who is wondering why some photos get much views within the first few minutes after uploading, while others don't? (I'm not talking of "Likes" here, just the number of views).
To a certain degree, it might depend on the quality of the photo, but I don't think this is the main reason.
I guess it heavily depends on the time when it's uploaded: If there are only few active users, it of course can't get that many views. If there are too many active users, there are lots of photos uploaded simultaneously, and it might disappear from the "Fresh" page too quickly (even though 500px seems to update this page batch-wise).
I don't know what to to against this problem (apart from carefully choosing the time to upload new photos). It is, however, a bit disappointing to upload a photo and to only get 3 views after 12 or more hours.
I just watched the "Fresh" page for some time and reloaded it frequently. The same photos stayed on the first page for some minutes, but between two reloads, around 35 new photos appeared. The first page only shows twenty, so the other 15 photos probably never were shown on page one - or only for a very short time.