First 2013 picture of Holland Park

Holland Park, a beautiful London park, has picked up and broadcast my photo as its first photo of the year!

How cool is that?

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Here’s the photo that earned the “first photo of 2013” accolade, from my instagram.

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See it on Holland Park’s facebook page.

the story

On the first day of 2013, I went for a walk and took some photos. One of them, taken in Holland Park, made it to my instagram photo-of-the-day project.

When I uploaded it, I marked Holland Park as the location it was taken at. Odds are, they are either monitoring the locations via Foursquare/instagram or have a search set up on twitter, as the name of the location shows up in the tweet. When I post on instagram, I auto-cross-post to twitter as well. instagram is a bit of a closed community; not sure that’s a strong point.

They tweeted me to ask my permission to post it, and I agreed, giving them my username on facebook as well.

I also took the same photo with my Rollei 35S, on film, and am now wondering what that might look like. In the meantime, a very dear someone had a spare ricoh RX100, which he’s generously loaned to me to play with and take “proper” photographs with. Genius!

Thank you Holland Park!