like to write about water on a regular basis on this blog. The moon has a strong influence on water (tides) and there are several about this (India, China, World, America, modern-with-ancient).
We also know that Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement recently. If the NBA has several stars and Kobe is a real, real bright star, I will still say confidently that Michael Jordan is the moon that outshines the stars (Opinion). His Airness apparently helped Kobe figure out the retirement decision. So what better way to honor this whole chatter and awesomeness in sport than by reposting some trending images that show the expanse of his career going through a basketball net? I present to you the Full Moon Basketball series.
So, all is good so far and you get to see some cool pictures, so what is the "copyright" thing from the title? If you are still here, please follow along and allow me to share some google reverse image search and the results (after the gallery).
I was approached by a reporter by email asking for the original source of the image. Although I had mistaken thought it was shot by my friend in India, it turns it was a forward on Whatsapp.
Anyhow, since I have a weird hobby of trying to find out sources using various search tools, I got into hyper search mode. Note that I claim to be "learning image processing" [but have nt made much headway truly apart from sizing some ash particle pictures - sorry I digressed] -and based on the strength of that claim, I did a reverse search and used "Search Tools" to narrow down the time period to when it was first posted on the internet according to google's cache.
This image may lurk in other corners of the internet prior to the "best guesstimate" date of June 21, 2013 - when it was FIRST seen on a Ukranian or Russian website [http://zonacity.com.ua/index.php?newsid=3345].
So is this person the copyright holder? I don't know. They could have gotten it from somewhere else and then uploaded, but if anyone knows a better technique, please comment below or tweet me at @narienergy.
Please note that the only tool that I used was Google Images, simply because they happen to be one of the largest repository of easily searchable images on the web (or at least cache thereof).