Four Flickr Photos Found in the Wild

August 12, 2008

Wired screenshotIs this the first time one of my U2 pictures has been picked up somewhere? I think so. I have “U2” as a Google (and Yahoo) news alert, and it was very strange to click through to this Wired story and see my own flippin’ photo used as the illustration!

Meanwhile, Wired has so much real estate from its header down to the actual content, that I have to shrink the whole image down to this mini version. It looks much better in actual size. 🙂

And here are some other folks happily using my Flickr pix:


  • Reply Charmian Christie August 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Matt, while your baseball in the grass photo does come up within the first few pages, it caught my eye for other reasons. It’s simple and tells a story. I also love how the red stitches contrast with the green grass.

    It’s a great picture and is likely picked up so often because it has impact, not just a high ranking.

    Thanks for making it available through Creative Commons.

  • Reply Ben August 13, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Being such a prolific photog, you would probably be interested in http://www.mypicturemarc.com – know who’s using your photos online by embedding a digital watermark (not visible)…
    Thought I’d let you know about it.

  • Reply Matt August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Charmian — it is one of my favorites, so I’m happy to see it being used as often as it is.

    Ben — that’s an interesting service, thanks for the link. I think if I were a pro I’d probably want to use something like that. But for what I’m doing, I seem to find enough uses just by having all my vanity searches set up in RSS. 🙂

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