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Friday, January 02, 2009

Sunset over Stockport Road (Post #1000)


Our contribution to Skywatch Friday this week is a sunset over Stockport Road looking across the Diamond Row Open Space towards King Edward Avenue.

The spire of Hyde Chapel is clearly visible on the left.

I apologise to regular readers for the necessity of emblazoning a message on the photograph.

It appears the rip-off site for whom the message was intended has now been closed down, but these things have a habit of re-appearing so I thought I'd still post this anyway.

This is Hyde Daily Photo's 1000th post.

Although nothing major is going to change here in the immediate future, I am considering a few tweaks. From now on I may decide
  • not to publish every single day.
  • to publish two or three complementary photographs together rather than a singleton.
  • to spread a series of pictures over consecutive days.
  • to publish a few more experimental compositions.
  • to find a new template.

34 comments:

Jarart said...

Great sunset shot, the clouds were perfect.

Reader Wil said...

Such a pity to use these methods to avoid being ripped off one's photos. It happens every now and then that somebody wants to use one of my photos . I always allow him or her to do so if asked. Of course it depends which photos are borrowed.

RuneE said...

A pity about the rip-offs - give a hoot if they continue or if you have heard that it has happened to anyone else in the "crowd".

Congratulations with No. 1000! Impressive. Why not try some experiments?

Hyde DP said...

To clarify - this wasn't a simple case of someone "borrowing" a photo without permission - such cases can usually be dealt with non-draconianly - but a site that was ripping complete posts not only from Hyde DP but several other blogs including Seattle, London, Rotterdam and Sydney DPs.

I'd prefer not to expand publicly on the details of how they were operating.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Congratulations on your 1,000 post!

Sorry you've had trouble with a rip-off artist. Grrr.

Have fun with your experiments! And all the best in 2009!

Rose said...

This is a beautiful shot...

imac said...

Great shot Gerald, congrats on your 1000 posts, also look forward to seeing your changes.

imac said...

Sad to hear about the ripoff tho.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photo, such a shameyou have to put writing all over it, because of a few horrible people.

Gill in Canada

Steffi said...

Great photo,perfect shot!!Happy SWF and Happy New Year 2009!

vincibene said...

Beautiful picture!
And congrats to your 1000 posts!
The ripping is disgusting.

Buck said...

Congratulations on your number 1000. I look forward to seeing the new ideas you will be trying out. You are very inspirational to me!

Gail's Man said...

Best wishes for the new year and your 1000th picture. I'm about 150 behind!
I suppose in a way it's good to be copied, as they obviously think your photos are worthy of being bootlegged. Legally wrong of course.
enjoy playing with your photos, have a look at Paintbox Pictures, you might get some inspiration.

esnorway said...

nice pic . happy new year!

Gaelyn said...

It's a beautiful sunset and scene. Too bad about the ripoffs.

Welcome to 2009!

Cherie said...

What soft beautiful colors! And congrats on 1000 posts! Wow!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

It's a lovely photo. Too bad about the rip offs.

Happy skywatching!

Etje said...

Beautiful photo of the sunset. Happy New Year.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful shot for today & your plans sound like nice ideas.
Congrats on #1000 !

angela said...

Lovely sunset. Congratulations on your 100th post and I'll look forward to seeing your changes.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

congrats on your 1000th!

Arija said...

Congratulations on your 1000th. post! I'm only a new kid on the block just passes my first 100.
Sorry to hear about the piracy on the high seas. I bet they have never heard of the law of Karma.
Good luck with rectifying the situation.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. Sorry it was marred by the message or had to be.

There are a lot of sites that get our photos and material because of the RSS feeds. The feeds put it out there and we all subscribe to them. Some people use them on their own sites. I don't agree with them doing that but the only way to stop it is to turn off the RSS feeds.

Brookville Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Good for you, Gerald in telling the ripper off what for!

And many congratulations on your 1000th post - I'd say that deserves a bottle champagne and only the best!

Look forward to your changes during 2009.

Marc said...

Nice photo with warm colours and intimate atmosphere anyway. Congrats on your 1000th!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Happy New Year Gerald... take the rip off as a big compliment and lets hope it now stops..
I remember this row of homes very well... not driven past there in a while.

The Arthur Clan said...

I love the colors in your sunset shot...very pretty!

JT said...

Gerald, Thank you for "following" my site--I consider that an honor. Congrats on the 1000th post. Your blog is inspiring, thoughtful and packed with historical nuggets. I will enjoy visiting. Happy New Year!

--JT

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Gerald, congratulaions in the important 1000-post mark. I am right behind you, I will be at 1000 post in about 10 days.

Also, I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all your support through this long journey. You have been a great fellow.

Thiên said...

Happy new year Gerald!

Boise Diva said...

Congrats on post #1000!!!!

marley said...

1000 posts! Many congratulations. I'm looking forward to the next 1000!

babooshka said...

Firstly before I rant the image is divine. Pastel sunsets and silhouettes are you know a penchant of mine. As for the idiots who persist in ripping not just images now but whole posts this is just no on and as I have stated on the forum we need at act as one on this to put an end to it. To clarify it is theft as simple as that. Congratulations on 1000th. Tires me to think about it.
Look forward to the changes whatever shape they take.

Per Stromsjo said...

Congrats on #1000 and welcome to the club! ;)

Interesting to read about the potential tweaks you are considering. I have from day one been confused by the fact that the community publicly establishes a set of strict rules which are not by any means enforced and consequently ignored by many. (We've tried to follow the rules to the letter. So far.)

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