I found out this morning that my photo (above) of Dublin’s Famine Memorial will be featured in the online travel site Schmap!! for their Dublin travel guide. Be sure to click here to check it out, so I can soak up all my 15 minutes of fame. The Schmap!! editors found the photo on Flickr, where I post all my photos, and where they probably find all the photos for their guides.
I love the phenomenon that is Flickr: a giant public repository and gallery for millions of photos around the world. And my favorite part? The tags, which let you search for photos of almost anything. For example, I came up with 3,526 photos when I searched for “Ben Harper,” 29,598 photos for “Berlin Wall,” and 328,202 photos for “kitten.”
It’s this phenomenon that has also gotten two other photos from my Flickr account posted around the web (other than on this site, of course). Mein Schatz took the photo below in the Bethesda Terrace Underpass in Central Park, which was featured in this post of the Gothamist.
I love the idea of taking part in a community of photographers, and having those photographs enjoyed by both my friends and family, and by a wider community of other venues and websites.