Autumn Abound, with its textures, colors, and patterns. Delicately decorating the landscape with the waning of the season. Going out in brilliant color and grace. Providing food and shelter for wildlife. Reminding us of the beauty of life, regardless of age.
The summer-flower has run to seed,
And yellow is the woodland bough;
And every leaf of bush and weed
Is tipt with autumn’s pencil now.
Autumn by John Clare
And now time for some housekeeping. This week I discovered a fellow blogger, who will be unnamed, had taken several of my images, cropped my watermark out and added his to the photo. He also managed to block out the metadata on one of the images prior to posting.
I’ve always preferred to have my watermark on the side of my images to that you can enjoy them to the fullest. Today’s post is a sample of what I could possibly do. Placing a new watermark in the center of the image.
To tell you the truth, I’m not a fan of this placement. Lightroom’s WM placement choices are either on the edges on dead center. I’m not able to put them kitty corner, and have no desire to do one at a time in Photoshop.
It’s a shame that I feel that I need to go on the defensive to protect my images. The particular posts that these images were taken from are very popular and several images are repeatedly downloaded to who knows where. So I’ve had to make those posts private, which is such a shame, as they are beautiful and well presented posts. One of them was even Fresh-Pressed.
Let me know what you think about this issue. Should I just continue as I have done and place the watermark on the edges and hope for the best? Should I now protect my images? I’m not interested in the whole resizing, png stuff. Too complicated for me, and I’d rather have just one copy of an image on my hard drive rather than multiple ones.
I do like my new watermark though – what do you think of this one? Thanks for the follows, the dedicated comments and readers, and your feedback. Emily aka Bella