My First Published Pic

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© Matt Granz
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UploadedJuly 30, 2008
TakenAugust 8, 2007
Exposure2/181 sec at f/5.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length26.3 mm
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Q: How do I buy more Spotlights? I'm new to the site, and I've actually already bought some, but I've forgotten how to do it!

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I had this posted somewhere else and Southwest Airlines saw it and now it's going to be in their 2009 Calendar. I'm pretty jazzed. Got free airfare wherever they fly in trade. Not too shabby...

39 responses

  • Tee Rocket

    Tee Rocket gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    nice shot, and perks to go with it.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    Well, that's so cool! Congratulations!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (29 Jul 2008):


  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    WOW, congratulations.

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (30 Jul 2008):


  • Chris Walker

    Chris Walker gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Fantastic opportunity Matt. Great shot.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (30 Jul 2008):

    Thanks everyone! The "green tickets" just arrived in the mail today. Pretty cool stuff... I think I'll use them to photograph Severe weather on the central plains next spring. Wish me luck on convincing my wife!

  • Tesha Farlow

    Tesha Farlow gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    nice reflection

  • Joel Behrman

    Joel Behrman said (1 Aug 2008):


  • Les Rhoades

    Les Rhoades gave props (3 Aug 2008):


  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Nice Shot!!! Liking that reflection!!! Congrats!!!! That's a score!

  • Vicenç !!!

    Vicenç !!! gave props (3 Aug 2008):


  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Congratulations!!!!! This is a cool shot. Oh, and good luck!

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (3 Aug 2008):

    Wow, congrats! That is awesome!! Great pic. Nice color.

  • Patricia Green

    Patricia Green said (5 Aug 2008):

    I can totally understand why this one was published. Awesome picture.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Aug 2008):

    Well done!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (8 Aug 2008):


  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Congratulations!! That is an awesome deal!!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Great shot for the theme - AWESOME that you got published like that!

  • j dixon

    j dixon gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    great pic! So glad it was "discovered" by Southwest and published! love the colors- relefction... lots going for it.

  • Amy Ebert

    Amy Ebert gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    Very cool!!! :-)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2008):


  • Mal Stewart

    Mal Stewart gave props (21 Sep 2008):

    Hey Matt....congrats to you on a great shot and a nice little pickup for your effort. The shot is excellent. I will get back to you soon . Cheers, Mal.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (1 Oct 2008):

    Really great, I can see why they loved it! Well done and congrats.

  • Bobbie Ufer

    Bobbie Ufer gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    great pic!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Congratulations, that's awesome!

  • Jim McKinley

    Jim McKinley said (20 Oct 2008):


  • James Watson

    James Watson gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    What Can I Say "GREAT" !

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard said (24 Oct 2008):

    This is a great shot which demonstrates astute observation. (I've always like South West's new color graphics.)

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Congrats! I can see why they liked it!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    congratulations, Matt. I will remember it whenever I fly Southwest.

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh said (4 Nov 2008):

    Congratulations . Well deserved. Great shot.

  • Amy Jo Schuster

    Amy Jo Schuster gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Awesome picture and great story. Congratulations.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Great reflections.

  • Payel Majumder

    Payel Majumder gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    great shot. congrats.

  • Johnny TheDirtyDog

    Johnny TheDirtyDog gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Luminous Colours!!!....

  • Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez said (9 Feb 2009):

    Matt, My sister is a Captain pilot for Southwest and I am going to forward her this link so that she can chew me out for not thinking of it first! ;) Perfect advertising image!! Great work.

  • Steven Grambau

    Steven Grambau said (21 Mar 2009):

    Great shot. Congratulations on your publication!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    NICE & congratulations on S/W publishing it

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