Tuesday, 16 June 2009

I've had a photo published !

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.

http://www.schmap.com/?m=iphone#uid=london&sid=activities_regentspark&p=1161&i=1161_21

14 comments:

richard said...

Well, thats good news, isnt it? Nice week.

Moe said...

Well done you! That is great, I think that the photo is really lovely, and am delighted that you will get recognition for it perhaps you will take up a career in photography? Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog have just been really busy this week and no time to reply till now!
Moe xx

Jo said...

Congratulations. It's a fantastic photo and I can see why it's been chosen.

Re said...

Congratulations!

Daphne said...

Congrats. That must be exciting.

Anna said...

An excellent photograph which deserves a wider audience !

Prospero said...

Congratulations. A photo published! Are you quitting your job and the Lottie?

All kidding aside - good for you. It's a nice shot and you should be proud.

Joanne said...

Gosh That was fun and a lovely photo.
Maureen I left a reply on my blog when you said you would like more Delphiniums. I said if you are ever in the Guildford area and want to have a cup of tea in the garden I have some surplus baby delphiniums needing a good home although they wont flower this year.

Maureen said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments I really appreciate them. I am at my son's babysitting whilst they have gone to the races at Ascot, just got the little ones off for a nap ( hurrah!) so time to blog before they wake up.
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PROSPERO, I'll never give up the lottie!! the job I gave up 2 yaers ago, that's how I get so much time to do it all,and it's great !!
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JOANNE, I left a message on your blog for you.

Pam said...

Oh Maureen, how wonderful! I hope they send you a copy of the guide when it's published - or let you know when it is. It's so good when lovely things happen.
P x

Clare B said...

Hi.Just discovered your blog while searching for bloggers in my area. I too am from Andover ! Congratulations on the photo and what a fantastic blog.I love all the great photos and stories, very inspiring.The music to accompany it all is great too.I will follow with great interest.Clare

maureen said...

Hi PAM, thanks for the comment. I have to say it was a surprise, but a nice one.
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CLARE B, welcome and it's so nice to meet a fellow blogger in my own hometown. Thank you for the comments and I have left one on your blog for you. Good luck with the garden and your blog.

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

I've just found your blog via Alithefrog. I was just admiring your photos when I saw this, and I have to say it doesn't surprise me. What camera do you use?

Maureen said...

REAP WHAT YOU GROW, what a fantastic blog title! hi there and thanks for the comment.
I use a canon EOS 30D with a 17-85mm lens, also a small (but not the tiny digital) fuji finepix S5700 which is a brilliant little camera,not an SLR, but very handy as the canon is heavy.