You can't fail to have noticed the new watermark on the picture in the post below. Which, in fact, is the point. But it deserves a little explanation.
Over the past few weeks I've been trying to work out how to prevent the images I post on this site appearing in places that they really shouldn't (because they have already, despite my best efforts). And the conclusion I've come to is that I can't. Although it's unethical, not to say illegal, to rip off my work and post it (or publish it, in whatever form) elsewhere, there simply isn't a practical way for me to stop it happening.
But I need to do something to discourage it, because controlling the supply of my pictures is the only way I can protect my income.
So the next best thing I can do is to make my work easily identifiable - which means a big, legible watermark in a postion that can't easily be cropped out. Up to now I've tried to put the watermark somewhere that it won't interfere, but from now on it's going to be right in the middle of the action. To make it a little easier on the eye I've changed to a slightly less utilitarian font, and it also means I can make the linked pop-up images a reasonable size.
It's not ideal, but it's the only way I can think of discouraging the chancers and copyright thieves of this world short of not posting any pictures at all. Which, when you think about it, would make a bit of a mockery of a photography blog.
Anyhow, I hope you can understand my dilemma, and that it doesn't interfere too much with your enjoyment of the pictures. On with the show...