I was just checking my RSS feeds, and saw an article from CBC News.
I thought to myself, “hey! I’ve seen that photo somewhere. wait a minute… I think I took that photo…”
Looking at the article on CBC’s site, there doesn’t seem to be any mention of that fact.
I’m guessing someone at CBC did a search on Flickr for “lightning in calgary” or something (back when I had a Flickr account), and found the photo. I’d also guess that it’s used whenever there’s a “lightning” story on the site.
I’m actually fine with CBC using the photo. I don’t even care about getting credit for the photo - please go ahead and continue using the photo if it suits your needs.
This whole credit thing is messy. They (likely) found a photo that was shared under a Creative Commons license, and decided to use it. They goofed on the credit (but, so what), but they were trying to do the right thing. If a news organization struggles with providing credit for a photo, how do we expect everyone else (teachers, students, etc…) to be able to do it? And, does it really matter?