Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Coop on

I got an interesting email this morning from the people at Schmap which appears to be a form of travel guide for mobile computing (smartphones etc.). They use pics from Flickr to illustrate these guides after seeking permission from the original photographer.

I was on Flickr for about two days before I realised that trying to keep up with the social networking side of things was akin to trying to drink from a hosepipe and very rapidly gave up on it although I did post some pics of Dudley and a few interesting Birmingham/Black Country graveyard shots.

The Schamp people have asked for permission to use this pic from Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, one of the few of my graveyard shots (and probably one of the least interesting as well) which I believe I dubbed "Evil Child" since it's a bloody disturbing piece of sculpture.

Key Hill is a great place for photography, I keep meaning to return there for more shots. It's sited next door to the railway and tram station and I discovered the place because it's on lower ground than the platforms and visible from the train.

I'll wait and see what happens as regards this turning up in the Birmingham guide. The cynical part of me suspects that this might just a carefully targeted mailshot aimed at drumming up interest and awareness of their product.

1 comment:

A.G. said...

I could do with finding a decent digital camera as my snapshot thingy has died by the look of it - any recommendations?