This is what makes me sad

There’s so much information out there on the internet, shared, freely given; and then there are pieces that go around and around and around.

I saw a beautiful photograph today of a Bohemian Waxwing with berries. It was from one of those aggregator sites. I went looking for the original, so I could add a credit to the image that is being passed around (I do that sometimes).

This image has been shared so often that I can’t even identify the owner. Here’s the search.

I know a few of my images are out there (and on wallpaper sites in languages I haven’t been able to decypher and find contact info to request a take down).

Why do we think the work of photographers should be freely disseminated? And without even giving credit to the incredible work they have done?

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About pat

Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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