Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Photos


 Nearly every one of my blog posts starts with a photo that I took. I have been taking photographs since I was about 10.  At times rather intensely, at times not.  Often there is a subtle tie in between the photo and the essay, sometimes the photo is there because I liked it.  I have tens of thousands of digital photos.  If I am stumped I will browse the unsorted folder and inevitably something inspires me.  

I recently figured out how to edit my blog template - another thing that blogger changed over the past few months.  I added a Daily Reads list, with my morning regulars.  There are dozen more that I look at once or more per week. One currently unlisted daily check in, has nearly stopped posting.  Sad to see a daily poster slip away.  

I also added a little language at the bottom.  The block is intended as a copyright statement.  Mine basically says if you are going to steal my image, let me know where you use it.  I don't have time and money to chase after copyright violations.  Honestly, I put the images out there for the world to enjoy.  If the images are shared, maybe, just maybe they will bring joy to someone - someplace - that I would never have reached.  Or maybe my images are being used to sell soap in some third world country I will never visit.  If so, I hope they sell lots, make tons of money, and help improve the lives of the people in their communities.  

Do you stop by for the photos or the remarkable prose? 

18 comments:

  1. I always try to stop in for the daily light thoughts and your pictures.Your often also a nice stop away from current events too.

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    1. I mostly avoid politics and ugliness.

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  2. Impossible to say. The award-worthy photos in combination with the remarkable prose, I suppose.

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  3. You are one of my daily reads. I subscribe to all my blogs through Feedly, so every day I read through everyone. I like you pics and your posts. I prefer slice of life blogs over other types of blogs. It’s my new “social circle.”

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    1. I also enjoy the glimpse of life, and agree this is a social circle.

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  4. The only time I have been challenged over a 'stolen' photo was by a Canadian woman whose maple leaf flag I used. I pulled it immediately but it would have been better if she asked me to ad a credit for her photo. I like any photo I put up to be credited, but otherwise I don't care too much.

    I visit for the prose. The photos are a bonus.

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    1. I will remember to write more.

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  5. I stop by for both, of course!

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    1. It is always nice to hear from you.

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  6. I come for the prose, most of the time. If it gets too technical for me, then the photos are a nice way of unglazing my eyes :D I especially enjoy the pictures of your fabulous face.

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  7. I agree, it's sad to see some blogs start to slip away. I enjoy both the pictures and the prose. It's like a daily check in with a group of friends.

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    1. My morning check in with friends.

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  8. I've learned the prose can rival Proust in its genius but without a photo it is not much read.
    Sort of like cake - it needs a little frosting or topping.

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    1. There are a couple of dear blogs that seldom post photos, and I seldom visit. I guess I am very visual.

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