September 2023


On asking permission

Every year I get 3 or 4 emails requesting permission to use my work in other publications. Usually it is a request to use my photos—and my photos have been used in a textbook, a history magazine, an academic book, and in fliers for events. Every once in awhile I get a request to republish […]

Travel by Night

Found via The Guardian. The photographer notes on his Flickr Page:

On my night time flight back to SF from Amsterdam, I noticed that the lights from cities were making the clouds glow. Really spectacular and ethereal – it was really seeing the impact of urban environments from a different perspective. Each glow or […]

How do you measure a…

And why is it pissed?

One of my favorite Flickr features is my “stats” page—I don’t do a great deal of photo promotion—rarely do my shots join groups. Therefore, it’s always interesting to me when I see an obscure picture suddenly get a lot of attention.

For the last couple weeks, I’ve been both […]

This Week’s Odd Request

Every so often my Flickr Photos generate some interesting requests—permission for photos to be put on travel guide called Schmap, a bridge photo for promoting an international conference in Görlitz, as well as permission to publish two photos in the magazine Britain at War.

All of those requests were granted.

And then I get the […]


See Spell with flickr



I’ve done it.

I’ve joined Flickr and started putting photos up–under the screen name elmada, of course.

Right now I’ve posted photos from Nuremberg and Prague, and as time goes by, I might backfill–keeping within my strict 20MB upload per month.

Photos posted to Flickr are those that I like, but don’t want to bother […]