Sometimes the Creative Commons just doesn’t cut it when it comes to stock photos. My biggest complaint stems from finding the PERFECT photo only to realize it is ridiculously small and/or low resolution. Every. Darn. Time. This is why Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu) is so awesome- a plethora of high resolution photos comparable to the leading pay-for-use stockphoto site images.
Many of the images I use for PALNI and on this blog are some variant of a sxc.hu image (including the featured image for this post!)