On 12/5 I posted one of my favorite images that I took during a snow storm 12/19/08 and suddenly on Facebook someone else is claiming credit for it! Back when I originally posted it on my blog on 12/19/08 I reduced the size by cropping. But back then I didn't realize the importance of adding a watermark, a signature on the photo itself. Some think with no watermark it's free to use at their will but that's not the case. Each photo has in-bedded within EXIF data, properties that tie it to the camera, time, date and settings. A "fingerprint" if you will that stays with the original image. Here's another fact.....The photo I posted on 12/19/08 as I mentioned is smaller due to how I cropped it. When I re-posted the image 12/5/11 I expanded the crop to add more surroundings. You can't do that unless you have the original!
I take pride in my photography and the Cape Ann area and love to share it. There is no way I would ever consider to post someone else's photo without their permission and take credit for it! Not only for moral reasons but it's also against the law!
EXIF data provided to me by a third party.
The original downloaded thumbnails that I took that day with data over the image in question.
And here it is again.
Data over the thumbnail image taken without a flash.
This image was taken 2 seconds before the image above without the flash! Without the flash the snow flakes won't show up.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!