Sep 9, 2008

My Photos Across the Web [A Little Narcissism]

I did a little self-indulgent searching recently using Google Blogsearch and came across a handful of blogs that have used the photos I share on Flickr. Of course, I would only be able to find the photos that were properly credited, but… meh. I’m not making any money off any of it anyway. (but, that doesn’t mean using my photos without credit is cool!) Anywho, click past the break if you wanna massage my ego. (I update this post as I find more uses)

Open

"Open"

This photo of an animated LED-powered open sign was taken using my old cell phone’s camera. Honestly, the effect acheived here is caused by the phone being overwhelmed by the sheer brightness of the sign and has nothing to do with any carefully chosen aperature, f-stop,  focal, or ISO settings. No post-editing either. Pretty cool, huh?

True Friends

"True Friends"

I came across this quote at some point and I thought it’d be fun to awkwardly juxtpostion the quote next to my best friends.

I Am Legend Ad

"'I am Legend' Ad"

I screencapped this photo in the heat of battle. It was the first in-game ad I saw in BF2142. I didn’t figure it’d become the standard photo for articles discussing in-game advertising.

Acceptance Letter... 3 Years Late

Acceptance Letter.... 3 Years Late

My friend Mark received an acceptance letter to a particular program he applied to three years prior. Sure, it was neat getting accepted, but it wasn’t neat being 2.5 years too late.

Hello Good Lookin

Hello Good Lookin'

Before I travelled to Europe, I was told to “behave [myself] around all the good looking French ladies.” I took this photo to prove that the only good looking French woman I saw was ON AN ADVERTISEMENT. Granted, I was only there for two days, and more interested in the sights than the women, but maybe I’m too spoiled by the California girls.

Imminent Failure

Imminent Failure

While trying to remedy the situation clearly stated in the error message, I thought I’d snap a picture just in case that was the last time I’d see that hard drive boot up.

BSOD 0x07B

BSOD 0x07B

I think I snapped this photo after wrestling with this computer for some time. Taking a picture was a way to take my mind off the idea that I wanted to take a baseball bat to the computer. I adjusted some coloring and added the blur effect in post.

BSOD Stop c218

BSOD Stop c218

Lackluster followup to the smash hit BSOD 0x07B. I couldn’t match the colors and the intensity of that “pit in your stomach” feel of the original.

BSOD Stop c218

BSOD Stop c218

Another angle on the lackluster followup to the smash hit BSOD 0x07B. I couldn’t match the colors and the intensity of that “pit in your stomach” feel of the original.

Curiosity

Curiosity

Oh, this? Just a cat, trying to peek into a garbage can. The only reason its here is because someone saw fit to turn it into a lolcat smash-up.

Stars

Stars

I found myself distraced and awed by the size of this American flag located in a memorial park in Merced, CA on my way to class each week. Eventually, I stopped by on a lunch break and snapped some photos.

Waving Flag

Waving Flag

I found myself distraced and awed by the size of this American flag located in a memorial park in Merced, CA on my way to class each week. Eventually, I stopped by on a lunch break and snapped some photos.

Tim's HOT

Tim's HOT!

Nothing special about this one. I’m surprised it’s being used, really. Just a guy… standing near a patio heater… eating a burger. Yup.

Coming Around

Coming Around

Again, not a special shot. I used to work at this racetrack taking photos for the web site; hundreds of photos better than this one. This was just one snapped from the stands a couple years after my employment. My brother-in-law is sitting in 2nd in the green and yellow Monte Carlo.

Here's to the Night

Here's to the Night

Serendipitous capture of friends in the back of a limo.

Yay, Stuff!

Yay, Stuff!

I faintly recall wanting this self-portrait for some post on an old personal blog of mine regarding “over-branded” merchandise.

Busy Day

Busy Day

I’m not sure why I brought my camera to the mall, but I had it with me this day, just days before Christmas.

Insomnia

Insomnia is nothing to lose sleep over

Cameraphone snapshot of an insightful moist napkin wrapper found at Hooters, Hollywood.

Thought

Thought

A serendipitious shot of a train station in Paris. I believe it was a disposible camera that caught this scene with the lone traveler on the deck. The sepia-like color of this shot was captured as-is. No post was performed on this photo other than some cropping, I believe. The creation of the poster was done for kicks with some Flickr tool.

indecision is the key to flexibilty

indecision is the key to flexibilty

Cameraphone snapshot of an insightful moist napkin wrapper found at Hooters, Hollywood.

Sister Hazel

Sister Hazel

Some friends and I travelled to San Francisco to catch Sister Hazel (with Victoria George as an opener) play live at a small(ish) night club, Slim’s. The venue provided an intimate atmosphere and we got a good show as the crowd was allowed to press right up to the stage leaving us only feet from the artists.  Again, the shot isn’t spectacular, but someone saw fit to cut out the band members and throw them up on Wikipedia.

Workstation

Tech Workstation

My roommate at I hauled a heavy-duty table into our living room for a time while we repaired various junk computers. The laptop at the bottom right, however, is not junk; it’s my Sony Vaio and I was doing a routine cleaning and swapping the wireless card for a Atheros-based card for wardriving purposes. :-) The lighting provided by the single CFL casts some pretty awesome lines and shadows across the plastic and silicone.

Pac Bell Park

Pac Bell Park

I figured I had a unique angle on the ballpark when my father took me up to the top level of the parking garage his company was building across the street.

Hello!

Chocolate Prank

My fiance, together with her friends,  took part in a carefully planned prank to gently vandalize the vehicles belonging to me and my friends. Chocolate syrup on a car isn’t so bad, unless it’s near freezing outside and the chocolate begins to solidify on the hood.

Mall Tap Dancing

Mall Tap Dancing

Another shot from inside the Vinatage Faire Mall a few days before Christmas. The zoom on my camera is lacking, but I wanted a photo memory of these festively dressed senior women dancing in the mall.

Think BIG

Think Big

I used to have a thing for cropping myself leaning, sitting, or standing around landmarks. The picture on the right, however, isn’t a crop job, just a carefully placed camera and subject.

Safe Mode Boot

Safe Mode Boot

Once upon a time, I booted a computer into safe mode. It outputted a bunch of repetitive  lines to the monitor.

Safe Mode Boot

Safe Mode Boot

Once upon a time, I booted a computer into safe mode. It outputted a bunch of repetitive  lines to the monitor.

Book Shelves

Bookshelves

High school photography assignment in the school library. Repetition.

CAT5e / RJ-45

RJ-45

Picture of a CAT5e cable I terminated RJ-45 style. Next.

Gamblin

Poker Room

Poker room located in downtown Merced, CA.

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Lifehouse [captured by Danielle Bailey

Taken at the Warfield in San Francisco. Headliners Lifehouse were opened by Matt Nathanson.

 

WANTED: Whipped Cream Gang

One cool night in January, the 4 ladies seen in the poster above launched an attack on 4 different vehicles sitting in the driveway belonging to four men utterly distracted by gaming and general tomfoolery inside the house. As you can see, their actions will not go unpunished! If you have any information on the aforementioned vixen, contact me immediately.

  • Finding New Blood With Your Social Media Presence
    (I can’t decipher exactly why the author chose this photo for his article. My guess is he is demonstrating something a potential employer could find on the Web that would reflect poorly on a potential candidate. Fortunately for the subjects of this photo, the photo is on my Flickr account only, thereby removing association with themselves. Additionally, I don’t list their names in text, protecting them from searches — that is, until facial regonition becomes available on Flickr.)

Go Go Go Travel Agency - Magazine Spread

My friend saw a picture of me and my friends on Catalina island (lower right) and thought it looked like the perfect “fun” photo that would belong on an advertisement for a travel agency. So… he made one. If you look closely, you’ll also see a photo from Starcraft included. The funny part? I’ve seen this “advertisement” come up on top in searches on Google Images and Flickr searches for “travel agency.” Hopefully people don’t believe this thing is a legitimate ad. The author of first blog listed below may have.

RIP T-Bird

My first car; totaled. Not my fault, though, it left a dent.

Dictator Billboard

This photo mashup is courtesy of BigHugeLabs (formerly fd’s flickr toys). The billboard mashup tool is here.

12 Comments

  • Hey Justin: glad you found your photos online. Check out what TinEye does. TinEye is basically a search engine that allows you to find out where your images are appearing online. We used one of your photographs (with credit!) for one of our blog posts about TinEye.
    TinEye allows you to upload one of your images and shows you all the places it has appeared online using image recognition. Anyway here is a little video about it: http://blip.tv/file/880837/ let me know what you think.
    By the way, using TinEye on your first couple of photos I found them also used here:
    http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/06/04/index.html
    and
    http://insidetransit.com/subway-ads

  • how come i look like the one that will be doing the stabbing?

    d:- D

  • @Lelia,
    Wow, that’s some interesting stuff. I didn’t even notice what your blog post was about when I linked to it. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

    @dobber,
    Hmm, I don’t know, buddy. You tell me!

  • That’s cool about the photos, I mean your pictures getting plastered means more of my face on the net too :-p, but man do they bring back some memories…

  • Hey,

    Thanks for the mention. You have some great shots. You keep taking them and we will keep using them (with credit of course).

  • [...] been meaning to post about this since the post listing the uses of my Creative Commons -licensed photos across the web. Google Blog Search allows you to perform [...]

  • Thanks for sharing your photos on Flickr with CC.

  • I use CC content all the time, I figure its only right to give back!

  • [...] Though not popular, at all, I’ve added about 50 new entries to the post listing where my Flickr photos are used around the web. [...]

  • Thanks for the nice photo. I was happy to give you credit for it ;)
    Andrea

  • @Andrea, Awesome! Thanks! I noticed your posts are cross-posted at http://www.sombiz.net/content/social-media-strategic-information-sharing but the pictures don’t carry over, so you’re left with a credit line, but no photo to credit! :)

  • Thanks for sharing :-)
    CC images on Flickr are great for brightening up blog posts and any images used should *always* be properly credited, as per Flickr terms of use.

    Thanks again!

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