I'd write, "Hello to all my readers", but I'd be kidding myself that anyone besides myself is reading this stuff. In any event, hold on to your hats....tonight, I spent some time removing all my web photos and replacing them with some new pictures, some of the same golden oldies, but with all the photos being digitally watermarked.
Unfortunately, there are those who would take a photo off another's site, and either pass it off as their own, or print or otherwise use the image. Some print the photos off for their own use, other may use the shots as screen savers, etc., without paying me for my hard work! Yikes, my huge fortune in photography lay in peril until I vandalized my images with my web address in the name of greater security. Thousands of scoundrels in the European art-thief community are commiserating with each other over cappuccinos and long cafe drinks at charming outdoor cafes, wondering where they'll get such quality images for free now. Ah, well.
I'm also adding more commentary to my images, for two reasons. One, some of the images are cool to look at, but the casual browser might wonder what the hell they're looking at, for example, the macro shot of the interior of a Cereus bloom, fluoresced with ultra violet light. And two, I figure if I write out commentary, then with no one reading, I'm doing twice as much work to be ignored!
Future plans this weekend include me trying a hike up a local mountain to see if I can get some half ways decent sunset photos.
Hope to post some shots if I manage to haul my middle-aged carcass up a mountain. I'll pack the sub-lingual nitro pills for my heart and stumble back with uninteresting photos, or I'll die alone on the mountainside, and feed the local coyotes through the lean months of winter. Either way, should make for some interesting shots.
Chris Kiez, a hardcore photographer since the 80's, learned to take a picture before the age of selfies and cell phone photography, training on mechanical cameras and film. After years of taking photos of all manner of subjects and people, he did over a 10 year stint as a crime scene photographer on two continents. Now, he does portrait and landscape photos, and is currently distressing the world with his relentlessly, excruciatingly boring blogging. To buy what you see on this site, click here!