Monday, January 21, 2008

Almost famous

Today I thought I would do an entry about some of the photos in my flickr photostream that are almost famous. I'm sure most of you have noticed my flickr links to the right and at the bottom of the page. The badge at the bottom of the page takes you to my twenty-five "most interesting" photos according to a mystery algorithm at flickr.com. This entry, however, is about some of my pictures that have been noticed by people outside of my circle of friends and family.

First up is a picture of an x-ray of George's hand.

George X-ray

I first posted this picture in October of 2006. Before it had been up long I discovered that it had been marked as a favorite by Jar G. I do not know Jar G. but I didn't give it much thought at first. I took a look at some of his other flickr favorites, then moved on. Some time later I clicked back to his page and looked at his photostream where I found this picture:



He had taken my picture, modified it, and used it in a new work which he then made into CD cover artwork. (This is mostly legal under the Creative Commons license for my photos, except being a CD cover makes it commercial but I don't think he's bringing down much cash with his CD). The entire contents of the CD are available online at this web site if you are interested in checking it out.

In September of 2007 I was contacted by the publishers of Schmap - Dynamic Travel Guides. They were putting together a Boise travel guide and one of my photos was on the short list to be included in the guide:


Ana Botanical Garden

It can be seen on this page by scrolling down to Idaho Botanical Garden.

More recently, the death of daredevil Evel Knievel has sparked quite a bit of interest in this picture:


Snake River and Evel Knievel Ramp

It can now be found at this Evel Knievel fan site. Scroll way down to the heading "Evel Knievel on Flickr".

Finally, just today, I discovered some of my corn chopping pictures on a blog belonging to someone I do not know.


Chopping Corn

This one and a few others can be seen in this blog entry.

So, there you go. Nothing famous but it is a very satisfying feeling knowing that something I created can be enjoyed and put to good use by others. It is kind of fun being part of the democratization of media.

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