Capturing a beautiful moment
Incidentally, if anyone else is interested in using this image as a screensaver or making a print from it, just ask, and I can e-mail the large version of it to you. All I ask is that you respect the fact that this picture is copyrighted, and not use it for any purpose I don't expressly permit. Within those guidelines, permission will be freely granted if it is sought. Don't try downloading the image directly from Flickr, however. This is the "small" version -- i.e., 640x480 pixels, the size to which I customarily reduce my pictures before putting them on Flickr. That size is ideal for the Web, of course, but it doesn't work for prints, and my co-worker was unable to fill his entire screen with the image before it began to pixelate noticeably. (He fills part of the screen with it, and it works just fine for that.) The "large" version is 3MP in size, and could be used as a screensaver, or to make a very good 5x7 print -- which, incidentally, I think I am going to do at some point. I've really gotten into photography during the past few months, and I believe this may be the best picture I have ever taken, at least up to now.
Anyone wishing to upload the picture to a blog may do so by clicking on it, and then clicking the "Blog this" button that appears atop the Flickr page containing the image. Then just follow the steps. It should then appear in your blog, along with the attribution to me. Enjoy!