Google and me


 

If you go to your google search bar, click on show images,  and type in ‘sunset corn stalk’ or ‘cornstalk sunset’ or something like that, you get a choice of images. In my experiments one of the first choices is my image that tops the ‘Your Time is Coming’ post. One of my thoughts is that I’m kind of flattered. Pretty cool to have one of my images show up first. And then I start thinking about copyright and exclusivity and photography. Now I can’t really get upset at all if people have such easy access to this image. I took it with my iPhone and I don’t categorize that as ‘real’ photography. It was a quick grab shot with a cell phone. Not a setup shot with professional gear. In my mind there is a difference. I think there is a difference between snapshots and photography. Some of you may have a different opinion, and I hope you share them here. So here is the question..Should I get all organized and make sure there are copyright notices on all my own pictures? Then of course I can’t go to google and get other pictures to put on my blog, specifically for my series ‘Forever Cold’. So I can’t be all arrogant and be upset if someone else borrows a picture (note I didn’t say photograph) from this blog. Tell me what you think, please!

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