Tag Archives: Art

Spiraled Mirror-ball on a Sea of Blue

An art work of a mirrored ball suspended in a metal spiral, depicted against a backdrop of blue sea and sky.

Sand Star

An abstract design made by mirroring a photograph of seaweed on a beach

Meme encourages theft

There is a “CD Cover Meme” doing the rounds at the moment that is not quite as harmless as it might seem.

It involves visiting certain sites to obtain text for use as artist name and album title; then the third step of the meme suggests that you should

Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days.
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

What people may not realise is that doing this will in all likelihood be stealing. Although there is a chance that the photo in question might be Creative Commons licenced and allow derivative works, it is more likely that it will be licenced as “All Rights Reserved” or CC licenced but not allow derivative works. In that case, your use of the image for the meme will be theft; so don’t do it. Respect the rights of other publishers just as you would like others to respect yours.

Image courtesy of lovelypetal.



A few weekends ago a group of Cape Town Flickrites had a meet-up at Muratie Wine Estate. Part of the old cellar building is used as a gallery and I took this shot there, using the archway as a frame.