Where they go, Part 2

Here’s another update on where my iStock photography is ending up on the interwebs. I recently checked out what has sold and tracked some of them down.

First off, my shot from a lobster roast I attended last summer. It ended up in two places on the Living Social website for the Boston area. First was this one on the main page for things to do in June:


Click on the option for the Boston Lobster Tour, and you are greeted with my photo again, first in a slideshow:


Secondly, one of my photos I made from a series on asparagus showed up. You may remember that another photo (from the same session) appeared on a Wine site. This one appears on a website from Norway. Thanks to Google Translation, I can see that the site is about gluten free recipes.


A fact about Asparagus

Monday, I photographed some purple asparagus. Why?

Well, to keep the creative juices flowing, I participate in the Photo-a-Day online…”thing”.  It is basically, a list someone (originating in Australia and still gets posted from there) puts together. Each day, you make a photo for the topic and post it on Flickr or where ever. Its all in good fun, and similar to the 365 project things, but with themes.


But I digress. So, the first of the month’s theme was something purple. While at the grocery store I came across purple asparagus (see where I’m going). To kill two birds with one stone (or as Ricky from Trailer Park Boys would say, “getting two birds stoned at once), I shot this and a few other angles for stock as well.

And now to the fact. As some may know, when one eats asparagus, its causes ones urine to smell. Yet, some don’t claim to encounter this odour, making it seem that some process the vegetable different than others. I learned a few years ago, that its not so much as some process the food differently, as some people have the ability to smell the asparagus in the urine while others don’t. Apparently, only 22% of people.

So potentially two new pieces of information today: There is such thing as purple asparagus, and while everyone processes it the same after eating, only some can smell the byproduct.

Where they go

I have an ever-growing library of images with iStockPhoto. Every once in a while I like to try to find some of the images purchased and see where they ended up.

For example, my photo of a breakfast sandwich I made for a local cafe, appears at the Cloud Nine Cafe

Coud Nine Cafe

And some asparagus stock shots came up in a wine blog in California

Wine Academy