It’s interesting to see where photos end up (or start out, or re-start out) when one puts them in position to be used and re-used with minimized friction. The one above, of a coal-fired power plant in Utah that supplies electricity to Los Angeles, and which I shot from a flight overhead in January 2009, appears in at least these three places, so far:
- Giant King Grass In Pellet Form, in Energy Insight, in October 2009. (With thanks for the photo from the author, on the source page.)
- 1% Of US Power Plants Emit 33% Of Energy Industry Carbon. Easy Fix? by John Johnston in The 9 Billion, on September 12 of this year, with photo credit.
- LADWP May Be Buying Utah Sun. By Chris Clarke in KCET, on September 18. That one’s actually a different shot from the same series, also with photo credit.
I just noticed that mining and power generation figure prominently in that collection. Maybe that’s because I like to shoot pictures of infrastructure, geology and both at once. Or maybe it’s because the subject is interesting enough for Wikimedians to put the shots in there. Dunno.
Oddly, I don’t see the Utah power plant shot in the midst, but maybe I missed it. More likely people using the shots have done a search-by-license on Flickr, such as this one for coal.