Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, Middlesex County, Jamaica

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Comments (5)

Draken on April 28, 2008


How many pictures taken in USA have you uploaded? I counted about 235. I really like the portraits. Congratulations!!!

Hans Sterkendries on April 28, 2008

Hi draken, thanks for the compliment. I know portraits are not really Panoramio material (or at least Google Earth material) but I always thake pleasure in people enjoying them.

I didn't really count my number of portraits. All I know is I've been to the US three times now (including Florida before I went digital). Never had to pay anything.

Neither in other "developed countries". Do you think France is a developed country? ;-) I once had a Canadian girl asking to see the picture. But then she just smiled, said it looked good and took off.

It's a matter of approach, I guess.

Sure, some people try to sell their images, but I never wanted a picture so badly that I was willing to pay for it. For every paying photo opportunity, there are ten free ones waiting just around the corner... A Professional Photographer knows that.

Draken on April 28, 2008

Hi Hans, Well, I know many users are mainly interested in getting as many pictures as possible in Google Earth. I admit it is good to be chosen but it is not my main goal. I rather share (partager?) photos with fellows photographers from all over the world and enjoy different styles and points of view. I don't confuse Panoramio with Google Earth and I know that you don't either.

As to the photographic opportunities...ufff, there are so many that it wouldn't cross my mind to pay for them. I am not in the least nervous about it, on the contrary I am absolutely relaxed.

Hans Sterkendries on April 28, 2008

Hi draken, you're right not to confuse Panoramio with Google Earth. I put a lot of pictures online knowing that they will never make it to GE. But at least the other community members got to appreciate them... I don't think a lot of your architectural elements will make it to GE but I like them. They give a good impression of the architectural richness of Buenos Aires.

Hans Sterkendries on April 28, 2008

Hi Mari,

I'm sorry but my Florida pictures date back from 2004, before I got my first digital camera... I should maybe look into scanning a few of them but I'm already behind with posting. :-(

Whereas your question is concerned: I really don't see any harm in posting an anonymous behind. Especially because it's anonymous! Basically, this could be anyone walking on a beach in Jamaica. Nobody will ever know who these girls are. Plus: it's no naked butt either. This is beach wear. They were there, dressed like that, for everyone to see.

Still, for the record: I DID ask. And I actually have a whole bunch of pictures from their behind. I just liked the fact that they both had Jamaica on the pants, and more specifically in the colours of the national flag. :-)

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 12, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hans Sterkendries
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
    • Taken on 2007/06/03 19:26:13
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 39.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash