My Earth Hour photo in print

This year, during Earth Hour, I played around with my camera and some tea lights on the floor. This photo is the result:

Earth Hour

It was printed in The Herald-Gazette from Barnesville, Georgia on March 31st, 2009.

Someone at the newspaper found my photo on Flickr and sent me an email to ask permission to use it and said they would give me a photo credit. I usually give anyone permission to use my photos (they are almost all licensed under Creative Commons).

I’m always curious to see how my photos get used so I asked for a link to the article when/if it went online. Unfortunately it wasn’t going to be (easily) accessible online so they offered to send me a print copy of the issue it appeared in which I thought was pretty cool:

My Earth Hour photo in print

It’s not every day I get a newspaper in the mail from a place I may not ever have visited or even known about. I think this is a great example of how Creative Commons can & should work.


  1. raincoaster says:

    Congratulations! That was gracious of them, to send you a hard copy.

  2. I had something similar happen with this photo of a beehive in my kids’ schoolyard. I received a copy of the German beekeeping magazine (!) it was published in, after they asked permission.

    Another photo, of my neighbours’ house being moved off its foundations, will appear in a physics textbook, and I even got a small fee for that one.

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