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Where's the oddest place you've found one of your own images?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Here's mine.

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    I have no idea what any of that says!
     
  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    How did you find out?
     
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    On the History of Staines Masonic Hall web page. They nicked it from a post of mine on another forum and ignored two e-mails from me asking for, at least, a photo credit.

    However, the site no longer exists as the lodge was not economically viable and has closed down.

    Karma? ;)
     
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Glad they closed down. Unethical bunch!
     
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  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I had 2 that I found linked to a blog site that had a fair bit of porn on it. (Mostly porn TBH) I wouldn’t mind but they were of buildings in NYC!
     
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  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I never found where this was used, or if it was used, (it is an absolutely terrible picture) but the comment was "I use this photo for a brochure" and this put me off posting full resolution pictures on Flickr. The location is popular with tourists so I assume this was a Japanese tour guide.

    [​IMG]Grand Bigard _29 by Pete, on Flickr
     
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  7. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I have had some requests for a couple of my images from Flickr which I have given. Two of them were credited to me and one I have no idea as it was supposed to be in a book and I’ve not seen it.
    They weren’t unusual places for those though.
     
  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It would have been an unusual place if I'd been able to find it in a Japanese Tour Guide for Brussels.
     
  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Out of interest, why do you assume it was for a Japanese tour guide?
     
  10. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I thought it looked like an anglicised Japanese name, he/she used the word brochure, and there are loads of Japanese tourists. Reverse image search primarily throws up Japanese links.
     
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    @PeteRob I wouldn't say 'absolutely terrible'. If you sharpen the vegetation and leave the building blurred, it looks quite good. To my eyes... o_O
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    What?? The building is blurred? :)
     
  13. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Should've gone to Specsavers... ;)
     
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  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You are too kind. It is a mess. The gardens are good though. They only open once a year for two weeks of a tulip festival and there are millions of them. That is the first time I ever got given an entry concession on grounds of age. I must have been looking particularly haggard. It is also the wettest I ever got a camera bag. Trying to put a rain cover on it while standing in the road - aargh -who designs these bloody things!
     
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A Russian blog, which featured one of my photos (credited) of Edinburgh as an example of Japanese photographic aesthetic. I took it as a compliment.
     
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  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Other than putting each image into google image search is there another way? @EightBitTony how did you find yours?
     
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  17. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Muncaster Castle in Cumbria. One of my shots of a Boobok owl was on the information board on an aviary. I didn't mind as I allow the Hawk Conservancy Trust to use any of my pictures for free, but I didn't expect to travel the length of the country and see one of my pictures.
     
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  18. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    There's a lot of annoying features of this service - but it's free for a certain number of photos - https://www.pixsy.com/

    I've recovered $400 for a picture used in advertising dog food without permission, and $304 (Canadian) for an image used on a commercial website. I've submitted about 10 claims, but those were the only two which resulted in payouts.
     
  19. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It's a minefield if you start looking too hard though.

    1. spam sites which exist just to grab attention and get adds, usually link directly to Flickr or Instagram images, so you can't do anything about it
    2. sites which use images with permission, but then get scraped by spam sites (for example, there's a post on Mashable using an image of mine with credit and approval, but there's a screen-scraping spam site hosting the same article with the image, without any of the credits (becasue it's crudely scraped), but you probably can't do anything because spam site operators vanish in hours / days).
    3. loads and loads and loads and loads of sites which just stream/embed instagram feeds for keywords and topics which you can't do much/anything about
    etc.
     
  20. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    There's also www.copytrack.com - which I use, but have never processed a case through.
     

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