Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
I was poking around the web today and came upon some links to Half Dome photos. I was sent to FLICKER to view them. This is a photo sharing site. I’m a bit of a clunker when it comes to using social media, and Flicker seemed to be a nice way for photographers to share their precious shots. But have you read the Flicker Terms? Most people just hit ACCEPT thinking that the Easter Bunny and Mickey Mouse would never let anything bad happen to them. Read them again. It seems that if you post photos on Flicker (and who knows what other sites), the content becomes theirs. For the privilege of letting Aunt Mary in Dallas look at your raft of pix, they can do what they want with them. While looking at a shot taken by “Don Smith” I was linked to a page by GettyImages for permission to use the photo. Hmm, it was royalty free, but a 153KB file would cost me $5.00, a 502KB version $35.00 and on down the line of resolutions topping out at 47.5MB for $350.00. I wonder if Mr. Smith sees any of that. No, since Flicker now has the rights.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com