Photographers – Find out who has been using your images.

“TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.” – TinEye.com

Idee the makers of TinEYE also develops image recognition software and services for Adobe, istockphoto, digg, Associated Press and many others.

Here is a video demonstrating this powerful tool:

Test it out and give it a try:  TinEye Reverse Image Search.

Thank you StuckinCustoms for pointing this tool out out in my quest to eliminate watermarks on my photography.

When I asked StuckinCustoms what their philosophy is on not using ugly water marks on their beautiful photography, this is what they had to say:

” It’s a multi-part philosophy –
1) Legitimate companies do not steal images to use commercially. So I don’t have any logical fear there.
2) There are other services, like Tineye (and google) that can help me easily find evil-doers.
3) If there are evil-doers, they will have already used my image wrongly, setting up a slam-dunk legal case.” – Stuckincustoms.com

So watch out evil doers!

Photographs of Morikami 2010 Hatsume Fair

After three years of wanting to go to Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden’s – “Hatsume Fair” in Delray Beach, Florida, we finally got to go!  Every year Morikami turns their gardens into a tranquil celebration of the ” first bud of spring “,  the event is full of music, food, activities, presentations and fun all wrapped in the beautiful surroundings of Morikami Park.  My family and I had fun and we can not wait to do it again.

Below are some of the pictures we took of this beautiful event.
Click on an image below and then use your keyboard left and right arrow keys to navigate through the slideshow.

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You could also look at the pictures here: Flicker Slidshow

If you would like to learn more about Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden make sure to check out their website:  http://www.morikami.org