I was very surprised about a month ago to get an e-mail from the managing editor of 'Schmap Guides', ( I'd never heard of them before) -via 'Flikr' the photo sharing website, saying my photo (see below) taken in Regents Park, London, had been short listed for entry into their latest London Guide. I hadn't entered it ! they must trawl the website looking for suitable photo's (I guess).
Anyway I had to give my permission, I don't get paid anything, but the photograph has my name and a link to my Flikr photo collection, so a bit of recognition. Quite honestly, and I mean this sincerely, I really didn't think it was anything special, I mean obviously I liked the shot or I wouldn't have taken it, but just not special, but it obviously filled their need, so fine by me.
This week I got an e-mail to say it had been selected to go into the 7th edition of the London Schmap Guide.
Here is the link if you want to check out Schmap Guide and my photo.
Three things to make me happy.
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