Happy Valentine’s Day 2013

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.  

I took this photo a little over three years ago. Quite honestly, I'd forgotten about it. It was just a bit of a joke shot. Imagine my surprise when I signed on to a travel blog yesterday and found it staring back at me. It seems that Gadling discovered the photo on Flickr and decided to use it for this post – Valentine's Day Help for the Clueless.

It's not that I have a problem sharing my photos, though I did turn off Creative Commons sharing on Flickr just last month. So why did Gadling decide to use my photo? It shouldn't have shown up on a search for photos available for use.

I suppose I could get all excited about it, but I'm more curious. Is this a matter of Flickr failing to adhere to my settings to prohibit sharing or is it just another media company swiping photos from Flickr. To their credit, I got a link at the bottom of the article attributed to “Flickr user wbeem”, so that'll bring in lots of business.

While I enjoy Valentine's Day as much as anyone else, it also happens to be my father's birthday. Sadly, he's no longer with us, but he's always with me. Happy birthday, Dad.

Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Leave a Comment

You have to agree to the comment policy.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to I Like Your Picture Podcast

Thank you for listening to I Like Your Picture. Make sure you get every episode by subscribing. You can find more subscription options on the player above. Just click the three dots inside the circle on the right side of the player and look in the Subscribe option.

You May Also Like These Articles

How to Use Movement in Your Photography

How to Use Movement in Photography

Here’s the reason I like movement in photography. To me, there’s nothing more boring than a still life photo. Without movement, where’s the life? Movement in photography is one of the ways to create interest

Read More »
Top-Down Photos

Top-Down Photos: How to Plan and Setup

Top-down photos, sometimes called Bird’s Eye photos, typically get attention from viewers because it’s not the normal perspective we have to view a subject. It’s great for food photography, and you frequently see top-down photos

Read More »
How to Post Process Your Portrait

How to Post Process Your Portraits

Once you complete your portrait session, schedule time to post process your portraits. Your subject is waiting on you, as well as anyone else who assisted on the portrait session. Also, don’t forget that your

Read More »

VISUAL STORIES EBOOK (FREE)

Get your FREE guide to learn the 5 steps to crafting stunning portraits your audience will love