Myspace-ad, violation of Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

19 12 2006

I recently logged onto myspace, and I noticed something very familiar about the “Featured Profile”. It wasn’t that it was my friend in the picture; it was that it was a photo that I had taken of my friend.

Featured myspace profile, featuring one of MY photos It might’ve bugged me a bit less if it was a photo I’d uploaded to my myspace account, but it isn’t–it’s straight from my Flickr account. And while above the image, the text reads “Featured Myspace profile”, the link led to a website for that beer daredevil character–I think it’s for Bud Lite.

I’m fairly new to Flickr (less than a year) and I’m learning more everyday. This is the first time I’ve seen one of my own photos used w/out permission, though I’ve read about it happening to many others. I’m wondering if this is something worth pursuing, or if it’s one of those facts of flickr life.

edit: Sent an email off to Myspace Customer Service yesterday. I received an auto-response stating that I would receive an email shortly.

I’m still waiting…


Road Trip!!!

20 11 2006

August 2005, originally uploaded by ebilflindas.

Tonight–or rather, early, in the wee, small hours of tomorrow morning, Ren and I will embark on our first big road trip together! We will be spending the Thxgiving Holiday with my brother, Chris, up in San Francisco.

I can’t wait. It’s been almost six years (since before Ren was born) since I’ve been up there.

He’s already been twice.

If I’m unable to blog on the trip, I’m sure I’ll at least have pictures posted on flickr as we go along, or at least from my cellphone.

SDCCS Jog-a-thon

11 11 2006

SDCCS Jog-a-thon photo set on flickr

Pictures are up (104!) from the SDCCS (Ren’s school) Jog-a-thon. It was a blast–the kids really got into it. Of course, they were part of the first group to go, so they had all their energy to burn off still. Regardless, it was awesome to see all these kids running and having fun–not like when I drive by some public schools and see kids just kinda draggin’ their feet around the track.

Come check out the photo set at flickr.

You can also click here to view the slideshow.

Halloween ’06

5 11 2006

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world…

8 07 2006

My creation

(click image to see the whole sequence)

Testing the F470’s digital zoom and continuous shooting function. This guy was about 50 yards from the shore. Not too bad, considering I wasn’t using a tripod and I had Ren running around me, splashing through the water.

Wet feet

23 06 2006

Wet feet, originally uploaded by ebilflindas.

So, for some reason this photo has gotten a few compliments. I simply took this shot for the flickr group, ► Where I Stand…, which is just what it sounds like: a collection of photos of where [you] stand. I snapped this one off just to have a submission to offer the group, so when I receive comments of appreciation for it, I'm taken by surprise.

When I take a moment to look at this photo, though, and try to take myself out of it, it really opens up to me. It's kind of a visual koan, an exercise in detachment, to look at a picture of your own feet, but to not see them as your own.