Added to my slowly growing collection of images of ice and cold, which now in mid-October helps to remind me that eventually we, too, will have colder weather (although never as cold as this!) and finally escape the relentless, seemingly never-ending 30C+ weather. Thank you Alessandro!
Last month I headed to Prague for a long weekend. Other than hearing that Prague is a beautiful city, which it is, I went with no expectations and no plan other than to enjoy the sights. Here’s a small sampling.
The most delightful part of my trip was the break from the relentless 30C degree plus weather that we’d been suffering at home for nearly 2 months. Prague’s 15-17C daytime temperatures were really welcome; the drop to single digit night time temps, not so much.
Life certainly has a way of getting in the way of my enjoyment of it. Hope to be back sooner.
Meantime, I’m looking to participate in a group photography blog. Contact me on my About page.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
“More than 300 million publicly shared Flickr images use Creative Commons licenses, making it the largest content partner. Yahoo last week said it would begin selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images as well as an unspecified number of other photos handpicked from Flickr.” –WSJ
The default license on flickr is “©All Rights Reserved”, unless you change your default license to one of the Creative Commons Licenses which allows others to use your uploaded photos. Since signing up in 2006, at least 99% of my images have been tagged either © or licensed under a BY-NC-ND Creative Commons License (the same license in my site’s sidebar) and therefore, thankfully, not eligible for this new “feature.”
“Yahoo says it is complying with the terms of Creative Commons by selling only images that permit commercial use.” -WSJ
While there may be nothing illegal about what flickr is doing with images that have a Creative Commons “Attribution” License**, there is a very wide moral chasm between an individual ordering a printed wall art image from their own photostream and flickr offering those same images for sale to 3rd parties.
Come on flickr! Don’t be that guy.*
(*from the flickr “Community Guidelines“)
** Just to clarify, the images being sold by flickr are any images that have a CC License that does not include the “Non-Commercial” clause, not just those that only have an “Attribution” License.