My ultimate gratification is seeing my work and have some credit, and be more heard than seen, but sometimes, it’s going to be seen over heard. Like photo of a sunrise in Prescott Park in Portsmouth a couple Sundays ago.
Rise and Shine, New England! Thanks to Minifig Newsguy on Facebook for sharing this shot from Portsmouth, NH. If you'd like to see your photo featured, just post it with the hashtag #riseandshineon7 pic.twitter.com/cczw8DXx7O
— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) March 19, 2023
If you follow WHDH-TV’s Instagram, it’s mostly clips of stories but mostly the Rise and Shine photos of sunrises of towns all around the Greater Boston and surrounding states as well. I wished the station would wish their followers sunset photos too. I tried to have Julianna Mazza, the weekend anchor, weekday reporter this, because she and a lovely night photo of Boston last fall.
I love this feature from an imperfect “News Station” because the pictures they are so wonderful, the hazy sunrise I felt wasn’t enough for me, but someone 7 liked it. Other stations may do this but it’s got a corporate clusterf-ck feel to it.
I had just finished turning my Nikon RAW images to consumable JPEGs and exported Web-friendly formats last week. I originally posted it my Instagram on Thursday, and tagged WHDH’s Insta that also got bounced to Facebook and Twitter. Whoever at the station saw it was apparently on Facebook first, and then shared it on Sunday.
The way I knew, was I saw a notification on my Facebook the station tagged my Meta page, then saw it on Instagram, then on Twitter. It got a lot of attention. I tried to get seen in my November sunrise from the location. On Thursday, I tagged the station, that probably got more attention that way. Also, the pictures are seasonal in nature, so it’s not like the pictures are right after snow storms (like the one pictured.
It made be great start to the week!