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Title: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 14, 2013, 10:46:11 AM
Few shots from well known areas..
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s2/v72/p1534264600-4.jpg)
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s8/v82/p1525686064-4.jpg)
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s2/v73/p1525701354-4.jpg)
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s9/v90/p1525713450-4.jpg)
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s2/v71/p1525712440-4.jpg)
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(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s9/v91/p1525724302-4.jpg)

more here
http://jasonsphotography.net/f112436688 (http://jasonsphotography.net/f112436688)
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Click on April 14, 2013, 11:03:29 AM
Awesome! Great shots.  8)
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: ERO on April 14, 2013, 11:49:13 AM
Nice pics....but please, please lose the squiggle.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 14, 2013, 12:15:27 PM
Nice pics....but please, please lose the squiggle.

You must be talking about the watermark....it stays on.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Schruminator on April 14, 2013, 01:11:46 PM
The photos did turn out great-- but I'm going to have to agree, the (C) watermark immediately puts my in the mindset that these are a bunch of "meh" stock photos.

I agree with watermarking photos, but something a bit classier would be a lot less distracting from the beauty of the photos themselves.

Photo-wise though, they look great-- nice shots!
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: matt2491 on April 14, 2013, 02:35:36 PM
Sweet shots, but yea the watermark is overwhelming.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Zen on April 14, 2013, 02:45:01 PM
I agree that some type of watermark may be necessary, but this one is way too obtrusive.

Moreover, if the OP is so worried that someone looking at the images might steal them, why did he post them to begin with? Isn't looking at photos the very reason we make them?

zen

Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: matt2491 on April 14, 2013, 02:57:17 PM
Moreover, if the OP is so worried that someone looking at the images might steal them, why did he post them to begin with? Isn't looking at photos the very reason we make them?

Bang on.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: revup67 on April 14, 2013, 03:38:36 PM
I might try embedding meta tags - these are searchable and traceable.  there are also many forms of copyrighting images of which you can read more about here:

http://creativecommons.org/ (http://creativecommons.org/)

you don't state which copyright you are allowing such as All Rights Reserved or Attribution 3.0 Unported

also, embedding the images as BBCODE here vs. a straight upload would allow your web site to track an IP address when someone clicks the image.  This is a just in case you feel someone stole your work vs. here where you are not an admin and have no access to IP logs.

The heavy watermark embedded in these photos is not a safe secure way of protecting your work and may cause the interested party to look away vs. stare at the image as the watermark (as others state) is a bit obtrusive.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 14, 2013, 06:08:24 PM
I love the fact that everyone is harping on my watermark...I'm sharing my work with all of you however there are individuals out there in other parts of the world that take regardless of whatever size watermark is on your photograph..I'm just making it easier for them to say....Meh....! if they are at all thinking about it... If I was in the business of jacking others photography....there are many others that use "smaller" "C" logos and watermarks that can easily be cloned out cropped etc... I should drop it smack in the middle...ever browse stock photography that is for sale?..

Thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 14, 2013, 06:13:46 PM
I might try embedding meta tags - these are searchable and traceable.  there are also many forms of copyrighting images of which you can read more about here:

http://creativecommons.org/ (http://creativecommons.org/)

you don't state which copyright you are allowing such as All Rights Reserved or Attribution 3.0 Unported

also, embedding the images as BBCODE here vs. a straight upload would allow your web site to track an IP address when someone clicks the image.  This is a just in case you feel someone stole your work vs. here where you are not an admin and have no access to IP logs.

The heavy watermark embedded in these photos is not a safe secure way of protecting your work and may cause the interested party to look away vs. stare at the image as the watermark (as others state) is a bit obtrusive.

If someone is seriously intrested in my photography special arraingements can be made for viewing via password login, and also If someone is going to right click and copy there are ways of stripping the meta data...not to mention some monitors and video cards have high enough resolution for decent printable screen copys..  flicker and facebook are perfect examples of this type of stuff...you can right click and save away on these sites...
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: dr croubie on April 14, 2013, 09:32:57 PM
hehehe (http://petapixel.com/2012/10/10/what-famous-photos-would-look-like-if-their-photogs-used-ugly-watermarks/)
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: rpt on April 14, 2013, 10:15:18 PM
I love the fact that everyone is harping on my watermark...I'm sharing my work with all of you however there are individuals out there in other parts of the world that take regardless of whatever size watermark is on your photograph..I'm just making it easier for them to say....Meh....! if they are at all thinking about it... If I was in the business of jacking others photography....there are many others that use "smaller" "C" logos and watermarks that can easily be cloned out cropped etc... I should drop it smack in the middle...ever browse stock photography that is for sale?..

Thanks everybody!
Your pictures are very good. In fact they are so good that if one crops out your watermark, one still ends up with a great picture! Take a look for yourself.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: ERO on April 14, 2013, 10:21:08 PM
Sorry - this was my fault for bringing up the watermark issue. I've taken away from what are, at the end of the day, some pretty cool pictures, which is the point of your post. I'd be proud of them. You are sharing your work with us, and this forum is a better place for it.

You can't ignore the watermark issue, though. I do agree with you, and also with Schruminator about the necessity for some kind of copyright protection - it becomes even more of an issue when the material is of the quality of yours - after all, no-one wants to download a poor photograph. I'm not well versed in the practicalities of inserting non-erasable info into file data and I'm sure you'll settle on something that works for you. I would point out, though, that all you really have to do is rest happy in the knowledge that no-one can do anything worthwhile with the typically small files that appear here.

My thinking on your pics is simply that the copyright symbol is so excessively large and intrusive that it really detracts from the appeal of the photo. It's not even a creative reflection of your work - it's a '(C)'. I can't look at any of your pictures without having my attention pulled away from the point of them - the symbol becomes an intrinsic part of the composition and as such, because it's compositionally unsympathetic, it ruins it. It's no longer 'art'. You need to understand that anyone even remotely competent in CS6 can get rid of anything they want, so you're not really achieving anything by doing this.

So again, sorry for sidetracking things, but your photographs have brought up an important issue that should concern us all.

Keep up the good work! I like it.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Northstar on April 14, 2013, 10:29:01 PM
I love the fact that everyone is harping on my watermark...I'm sharing my work with all of you however there are individuals out there in other parts of the world that take regardless of whatever size watermark is on your photograph..I'm just making it easier for them to say....Meh....! if they are at all thinking about it... If I was in the business of jacking others photography....there are many others that use "smaller" "C" logos and watermarks that can easily be cloned out cropped etc... I should drop it smack in the middle...ever browse stock photography that is for sale?..

Thanks everybody!

Totally agree...protect your image any way that you feel necessary.   
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Schruminator on April 14, 2013, 11:09:15 PM
Exactly-- your massive and unoriginal watermark reminds me of stock photography-- which isn't a good thing, especially with photos as good as yours. Stock photography is boring, dime-a-dozen photos that everyone is just going to scroll past without a second glance.

If you're going to insert a huge watermark like that, make it something original or unique. That's probably my biggest beef about the watermark-- put some effort into it and don't use something so bland and ugly. To me, it'd be like if someone spray-painted racing stripes on a Lamborghini-- I see what they're trying to do, but in the end they've pretty much ruined the car with a cr@ppy paint job.

Anywho, hopefully that's not too harsh of an assessment, but I just think the skill and beauty of the watermark should reflect the quality that you already have in your photos-- especially with a watermark that intrusive.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Niterider on April 14, 2013, 11:15:32 PM
Nice shots, but I have to agree with everyone else... the watermark is atrocious. Anyone with some decent skill in photoshop will be able to remove that in minutes. If you photo gets stolen, who cares? If someone wants to steal it, they are going to steal it.

Plus, dont forget that there is a huge hacking community around the world that would rather hack your computer than bother photo shopping that watermark out. Then they have access to all your files. And same goes for hacking - if someone wants to hack you, they are going to hack you 

Best not upload your photos at all if you are that paranoid. But then whats the point of photography if no one sees your work?

Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: TexasBadger on April 15, 2013, 12:02:41 AM
My first thought was "I didn't realize Death Valley had crop circles!"
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 15, 2013, 12:15:12 AM
You guys are all great!...I love it.. Thanks again. I'll do something different thats easy enough to do in PS then update my Zenfolio site... I would water mark every photo individually in the image itself but that just takes too long IMHO..So I just need to deal with Zenfolio...you have to be carefull with how you produce it, it can come out choppy..
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: scottkinfw on April 15, 2013, 12:34:24 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: mycanonphotos on April 15, 2013, 12:57:58 AM
Its done now, looks "better"..  8)   I'm just trying to keep it simple
Title: Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
Post by: Northstar on April 21, 2013, 07:45:30 PM
Love the road shot...ive "been there done that" in the southwest on driving those back roads...you brought me back there with that shot