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So, I woke up today to an email from the BBC saying that they were using one of my photos on their front page that day.  They used my photo “Stone Skipping” for their story “Stone skimming: How to be a champion“.  So, I decided to hit up a little Google and see if any of my other photos were used anywhere else.  Well, quite a few of them are…

I’ll list the photo name and then the article name with a link:

This picture was taken FOR this contest – “Avatar” – 51 Extreme Close-Ups of Eyes
Bass Harbor Light House – Bass Harbor Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzle
Glass Grapes – Perfumed Horoscope October 10 – 16
Cranberry Candles – Six New Turkey Day traditions That Might Suit Your Needs
Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup – Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe
Butterfly Bush – The Sun of Righteousness – Progressive Life
Cranberry Candles – Top 7 Ways to Use Candles at Your Wedding
Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup – Tomato and Basil Soup With Jameson Irish Whisky
Butterfly Bush – Butterfly Gardens
Dogfish Head Metal Tree – Brewing Geekery
Butterfly Bush – 50 Colorful Butterflies: Magnificent Gift Of Nature #8
Cranberry Candles – Thanks? Giving.
Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup – Waiter, There’s A Yelp In My Soup!
Bass Harbor Light House – 20 Amazing Pictures from Acadia National Park
Icicles at Sunset – The Cold Hard Truth of Heat Maps?
Icicles at Sunset – Writing Prompt: Friday August 24, 2012
Butterfly Bush – Mrs. Moore’s Science Class
Color Study – Atlantic City 3 – New Jersey Beaches – Atlantic County, Brigantine
Cranberry Candles – Scope is taking a Thanksgiving break
Stone Skipping – 10 of Weirdest World Championships Around
Cranberry Candles – Thank Goodness for Turkey and Fireplaces
Butterfly Bush – Help for Maintaining Recovery From Eating Disorders
Cranberry Candles – Decorating for Thanksgiving With Candles
A Dam Long Exposure – 30 ejemplos de fotografías con larga exposición II
Dry Ice Wizardry – how to keep your christmas tree from getting too dry?

Tips to be taken from this?  Creative Commons is quite fascinating.  For those that don’t know about Creative Commons or how it works, check out their “about” page.  All of my photography is uploaded to Flickr with the Creative Commons Attribution licence – meaning you’re allowed to use it for anything provided you give me credit.

It’s certainly cool to see your photography being used by other people from all around the internet.  I’ve been asked by many of my friends if I minded the fact that I wasn’t being paid for this.  I responded that there is a 99.999% chance these photos would NOT have been used if I was charging for them.  THAT is the spirit of Creative Commons.

…and for some reason, the world thinks putting little candles in a bowl of cranberries is the greatest idea EVER.