Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule Of Thirds

For my blog I store my photographs on Flickr and then link them into my posts using the excellent plugin for Windows Live Writer called Flickr4Writer. In all the years I have been using it Flickr4Writer has never let me down, apart from once when Flickr changed their API rules. Give him his due, when I notified Tim Heuer, the developer of Flickr4Writer, about the problem he quickly issued a new version of the plugin compatible with Flickr.

This morning uploaded some photographs to Flickr for this post but when I went to insert them into Windows Live Writer they just weren’t showing in the catalogue. To cut a long story short after a lot of time trying to resolve the problem myself I’ve had to contact Tim again to see if he can help. It could be Flickr have changed something again, they often do without telling anyone.

In the meantime, having wasted a lot of time today trying to sort the problem I’m extremely late in posting this challenge entry. Unfortunately I will have to use the limited space that WordPress provide for storing photographs

Rule of Thirds

I hate using the WordPress provided storage. But at the moment I have to use it.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

I’ve been thinking about this weeks challenge for a few days now, wondering which photograph would fit the theme. I mean Converge is open to a lot of interpretations and this week I thought of going with a more literal, or should that be lateral, interpretation? Anyway I have gone with a church scene. Goodness knows I shot enough of them earlier this year and not too many of them have seen the light of day yet.

But why go for a church? People converge there. Well at least they used to. Nowadays congregations are so much smaller but hey I’m not preaching. But in a way I am or I’m about to.

You may have noticed that I have changed the theme. Also if you click on a photograph instead of being taken to Flickr you will now end up on 500px. Why? Well it’s done to this. If anyone is going to make money out of my photographs it’s going to be me. Recently Yahoo through the medium of Flickr decided that Creative Commons photographs were up for grabs and would now be offered for sale. Admittedly any photograph that had part of it’s CC license as Non-Commercial wouldn’t be considered, according to Yahoo, but call me cynical but …..need I say more.

So with that in mind I am changing the license on all of my future published photographs to Copyright © Mike Hardisty 2014 – All Rights Reserved

I don’t want anyone to appreciate the light or the palette of tones. I want my pictures to inform, to provoke discussion – and to raise money. – Sebastiao Salgado

Hopefully you will understand my reasons for doing this and if you maybe want to use a photograph for your blog or desktop, contact me.