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Old book bindings (29 Jan 2008 at 00:32)
Since voting has ended, I can now brag that one of my photographs was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons (this is the part of Wikipedia that hosts free-only graphics for the project) Picture of the Year competition. Predictably, mine didn't win—some of those other pictures are way better. Still, it was a nice surprise to find myself in the finals (out of 500+ images that were featured this year) and to finish in the middle of the pack.

By the way, if you're an amateur photographer, and especially if you've got a fancypants digital SLR, I recommend Wikimedia Commons as an outlet for your best work. You do have to use a free license (meaning that anybody can use your work, subject to some conditions), but unless you're expecting to sell your photographs this ought to be easy to get over. It's (1) a nice way to contribute to a useful resource and (2) a good way to get visibility for your work. For me these kinds of chance encounters (like spotting one of my fonts on a poster somewhere or seeing my photograph appear in a Wikipedia article I didn't work on) are probably the most fun possible outcome from making something.
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Heather (bioch3076.bioch.ox.ac.uk) – 01.29.08 09:29:10
Congratulations! Now I have to go find those books...

By the way, yours and the first place were probably taken with in 20 miles of one another!
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Tom 7 (12.108.175.130) – 01.29.08 10:19:29
Oh, is that castle near Oxford?

Whoa, it is awesome that your subdomain is "bioch."
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jcreed (pool-72-95-153-162.pitbpa.east.verizon.net) – 01.29.08 10:40:31
"La antikva Vikio!"
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Anonymous (h-64-236-128-9.nat.aol.com) – 02.01.08 16:40:51
I love some of your earlier work. ;-)
http://members.aol.com/spoons1000/break/
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Mathcheck (198.98.38.176) – 02.04.08 05:09:39
Yeah, that was the first page of yours I ever saw, and I just kept coming back. Thanks for the reminder!
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Vivian (n1164851160.netvigator.com) – 02.11.08 16:20:26
Hi and happy Chinese new year.

Just a note to say I've been using your fonts in worksheets and writing and stuff since I was a college student. My students enjoy your Tombats. Thanks for making stuff and sharing it.

All the best for life after your PhD course.

feldspaar (a) gmail
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Max (c-76-28-98-187.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 02.13.08 12:45:14
Nice work, definitely a memorable shot.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-91-19.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 02.18.08 15:06:00
Thank you Anon and Mathcheck and Vivian and Max!
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