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© Richard Seah
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UploadedAugust 22, 2008
TakenAugust 22, 2008
MakeFujifilm
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/320 sec at f/5.6
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Focal Length28 mm
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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?

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At first, I thought I would give this name challenge a miss. I simply could not think of any where - nor any way - to find an image with my name.

Then I saw the submission from Jeff Boucher who shot his name on the cover of a book that he had authored.

And I saw the submission of Tatiana Watsonwho is named after a brand of cigars... oops! I mean, who has a brand of cigars named after her.

And, oh yes, Hector Ortiz who showed how much effort one might put in to create something.

They got me thinking. Hmmmm....

Okay, I thought. I would "break the rules" and shoot my last name instead of my first. There is one Seah Street in Singapore, next to the famed Raffles Hotel. I could tell a story about it not being my grandfather's road.

Then... Bingo! I had a better, more convenient Idea that does not even need me to go anywhere. I would Google myself.

You see, I am quite a "net citizen". I own five websites and a blog. I am also quite a vocal person, writing often enough to the Forum pages of the local newspapers. Those go on the net too.

I had done this before. A few times I Googled my name just to see what happens and found, not just my own articles, but interesting things written about me - like the one that calls me Cowboy Celeb. There were times, too, I found nasty things written about me. Oh well.

And so I Googled myself again tonight to see what surprises were in store.

LOL! Two or my recent JPG submissions are right there, among the first "1-10 of about 41,200" results found.

Now how does JPG get itself so high up the Google search rankings?

And if I may say so myself, this submission is pretty cool, isn't it?

14 responses

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    Dang man....your all over the place! :)

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (22 Aug 2008):

    Yup, Laura. 41,200 of me out there in Cyberspace :-) LOL!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    google uses the "latest" places your name appears.... ;o)

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (22 Aug 2008):

    You are welcome, Jeff. Truly you started me thinking...

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    hmmmm my name is so common yet there's only 15,200....what's wrong with meeeee?

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    I must admit I felt a little guilty googling myself.... ;o)

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    oh, I did it wrong...there are 1,500,000 peggy gardner entries..hmmm now I don't feel so special...

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (22 Aug 2008):

    LOL Peggy. I thought you should feel even more special when there are so many of you out there!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    when there weren't that many, I felt shorted, then when there were so many, I felt...small.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    Clever!!!!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Brillant!!!!!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    Does it make me a big loser if there are only 251,000 entries for my name? I had to try it. By the way clever shot!

  • Renee

    Renee gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    great idea!! only 1260 when I googled myself, does that mean I'm more or less special :~)

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