Monday, December 7, 2009

My pictures in others' places

All of the pictures that I upload to Flickr are viewable by the general public and have a Creative Commons license. Essentially this just means that people can use my pictures as long as they give me credit.

I have about 800 pictures in my collection - really not a lot compared to people who take loads of pictures everyday in their "real" life, and not just when they're traveling like I do - but my pictures are being used in other places now, too, and that's pretty neat.

All of my Burj Dubai shots have been favorited by the Burj Dubai's Flickr page. This is no real accolade as they've favorited about 11,000 other pictures, too. But hey, mine are some of them. Favoriting a picture is different from using a picture with a Creative Commons license, but I'm counting it here because the whole reason the Burj Dubai even has a Flickr page is for marketing.

But cooler than that is that one of my pictures taken at Prague's Old Town Square is being used in a Schmap city guide. (My shot is the first one, upper left.) As it happens, the picture is one of my personal faves, so I'm glad someone else liked it, too. I'm not at all trying to say how awesome I am or how great my pictures are, but it's cool knowing that complete strangers are seeing them and enjoying them.


  1. I think it's really neat that your pictures
    are being used elsewhere,and yes! the pictures
    are awesome and so are you!!!

  2. December 8th, 2009
    31 years ago today my life changed. Since then it has had ups, it has had downs.
    Through it all, my confidence in you did not waiver, nor does it today as you continue on a journey that most would never have the courage to attempt.

    I am so very proud of you and the strong woman that you have become.

    I love you.

    Happy Birthday Sweetheart.

  3. Dad, why'd you have to go and make me cry?? I'm glad that I've made you proud. If I'm a strong woman, it's because of how you raised me. Thank you for your confidence in me and for all of your encouragement. It means the world to me.