Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Roof Roo Update

I suppose it is just a co-incidence that this article appeared in the Port Phillip Leader this week, not too long after my blog post and my post to Walking Melbourne. They did not use my photos.

This one keeps slipping my mind, but a while ago I had contact from an organisation asking if they could use a photo I had taken and published on my blog. Of course I said yes. They could have just filched it and I would never have known. This is the post and here is where it was used.


  1. I have always wondered about that shop. So glad we finally know!

    I wonder what their food is like now, as a kid they were the most repulsive cold greasy chips.

  2. Anonymous8:09 pm

    It could be a coincidence but I don't think so. I always suspected that sort of thing happens with popular blogs like yours and story hungry journos. It would be nice to get a credit for the story idea at the very least.

  3. I am not sure that I have had chips from there Non Blondie. Potato cakes yes. As it is not far from my work place, I have been going there a long time, like 28 years. Originally it was on the other side of the road. A Greek family had it until only just a year or two ago when, yes, you guessed it, some Chinese took over.

    Bit like my 'post inspired by...' hey LiD. It was a well enough researched piece for a local paper anyway.

  4. They've grabbed it for sure.
    Word travels.

  5. I have never seen this before, I shall look for it when I am in the area next.

  6. S'pose I should see it as an honour Robert.

    Kinda cute hey Cazzie.

    Yes really Keshi :).

  7. I think crediting for the use of photos is important. One of my photos of Amalienborg in Köpenhavn was used in a travel book, but they asked first - and I appreciated it (not to mention how oh so special I felt!)

    You must have your finger on the pulse Andrew, though your photos of Melbournes hidden treasures are always a delight.

  8. Bit flattering to know that you have taken a good photo Rosanna. Btw, something wrong with your keyboard, haha. Although the word with the two dots looks ok here, you should see the way it showed in my email inbox. Not sure if this will work.

  9. There's a few freebie programs to put watermarks on your photos to stop people helping themselves to your property, there's a decent one for flickr,too.
    Might stop the cheeky tea leaf!

  10. I don't know about the actual photo, but I do suspect they've cashed in on your discovery, very few of us bother to examine the tops of old buildings.

  11. True Jayne, but I don't want to spoil it for everyone else by putting watermarks on them. I figure if I put them out on the net, then they are fair game, but commercial use is different.

    See me in the city Robert and you would think I was from Burnie and just off the Spirit for my first visit to the big smoke. Really, it depends on what I am doing. Sometimes I see nothing.