Well, hello there!

Every so often, I Google myself. 

It’s nothing to do with vanity; it’s a good way to monitor if anyone is using your name (identity) and to ensure all the accounts you have are still under your control. 

Well, one of the listings that came up had me curious . . . so I clicked on THIS link. 

Well, hello there! I know you!

Alaska Cruise 2012

That’s the interesting thing about that link and something you should know about photo contests. Most of them, including that one, have provisions where — just by entering — you give them the right to use your photo in perpetuity and without compensation. 

Mind you, I ultimately don’t mind. I wasn’t going to sell that photo to anyone. I mean that even if I wanted to sell that photo to anyone, no one would’ve been interested in buying it. 

So, at least, it got some additional eyes on it and my name is part of that article (kind of them to give the credits for the photo). 

In case anyone was wondering, I didn’t win anything nor did I place . . . but, they obviously liked the photo because they used it. 

That particular contest had three categories; astronomy, civilian, and military. 

The above photo was submitted under the Civilian category and these are the other photos I submitted in that category:

Alaska Cruise 2012

Alaska Cruise 2012

Yes, those photos are all of the same plane and if you want to read about my ride on that plane, click HERE and HERE

The other civilian shot I had was this:

That plane also appeared in THIS post and there’s a B&W version I considered sending in but didn’t.

The astronomy portion could include both astronomical objects or something to do with space.

I had these two shuttle shots . . . 

Both of those are from THIS series of posts.

But, as far as astronomical objects, all I had was the Moon . . . 

Specifically, Pikes Peak and the Moon. 

That was OK, but I was more anxious to submit these photos:

That is a series showing the moon setting behind Pikes Peak, including the moment when the Moon “touches” Pikes Peak (click on any to open gallery). 

I also had a couple with the moon having partially set behind The Peak. 

I had done a post about it (HERE).

I had a lot of choices for the Military segment. I don’t remember what all I picked. Here were all the candidates:

Again, I don’t remember which ones I submitted.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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10 Responses to Well, hello there!

  1. Interesting how beautifully light and shadow plays with manmade machinery and equipment. Then again some see art everywhere – flights of fancy.
    You have a good eye for design and cool stuff


    • disperser says:

      Thank you. As for a good eye, I tend to shoot pretty much everything I see. It increases the chances of me capturing interesting stuff. So, maybe not so much talent as shotgunning.

      Still, again, thank you. It’s nice knowing others appreciate the photos.


  2. colonialist says:

    Good pictures, worth having an ongoing viewership.
    Googling oneself periodically can be useful and even rewarding, like reviews one hasn’t known about from people who have borrowed one’s book from a library and liked it enough to write it up.


    • disperser says:

      Thank you.

      As for reviews, that’s only true if one is published. The above instance is the only time when I found something of mine that was not directly associated with any of my accounts.

      There is a lot of stuff from others with my name (a surprise since I’ve never heard of anyone with my name before).

      I have better luck searching for ejdalise and that brings up some old stuff I’ve forgotten about (and will again forget).


  3. AnnMarie says:

    WOW!!! How wonderful that they used YOUR photo (and gave you credit!). I actually clicked on the link before looking at the photo and recognized it immediately as yours! And I must say . . . it’s a GREAT photo, and they think so, too!

    Mom and I are so proud!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. So cool on your photo in the article! Congrats! :-)
    As much as I enjoy all of your other photos…your sky, clouds, and moon photos are some of my favs! And I always love seeing any planes, trains, or automobiles you photograph!
    HUGS!!! :-)


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