So what to do when Fall color is not in our area yet? It is 78° today and Fall is stubbornly hanging on to Summer. Where record four-foot snowfall has happened in South Dakota this week, the temperatures here keep the snow at bay. Snow for us in October is not unheard of either.
Each week this photo group has a theme and photographers submit photos showing something representative of the theme. Fall leaf color next week… hum.
Last week’s theme was “Something Red” and I used the male cardinal above. Like my photo of a dragonfly in an earlier Let’s See Your Best Shot, the cardinal was well received.
I am a bit stumped on what to show this time around.
The group is run by a very well-known macro photographer, and most images posted are macro shots. For instance, others posted cardinals, but very close up like I did in this post.
I have lots of colorful leaf images, but my brain (and camera) is scrambled on this one.
Another reason I’m rethinking photo groups, although most are professional photographers, the images are being uploaded to Facebook. If you read regularly, you know my thoughts on FB.
My bone of contention is the policy set up by FB claiming they have the right to use the images posted to generate advertising revenue. They can sell a subscriber’s photos to advertisers. It is the “price” we pay for using their free service supposedly.
Many free sites I believe can sell images, not just FB.
Well anyway, back to what image I should post.
Because of the policy of FB, I have been reluctant to post the best of a series or even the best of a subject, and have been uploading one of lesser quality in the same set.
It all started when an image of mine was stolen and used in print advertisement. If not done locally, I would have never found out, so imagine how often it really happens? To read that story see, It Had to Happen Sometime – Beware Fellow Petunias.
Nothing stops an image from being stolen – watermarks, reducing resolution or even copyrighting. It does help if you catch the thief though.
So what do you think? Should I submit my Japanese Maple in the rain? Or should I look for a more colorful image?