Mark James Miller
Cannery Row at night
I uploaded the original photograph titled, "Cannery Row at night" on July 17th of 2007. I was merely uploading one of my better photos that I thought might work well on Wikipedia, but also thought that it might be interesting to see what happens with the image through commons.
I had forgotten about the image for over a year and when I was researching the Wikipedia article "Cannery Row", I noticed my image repeated on a google image search. I was pleasantly surprised to see the work being used for many different websites. I have since released the original license to a freer version.