Grow Old With You

23 Jul
Grow Old With You

Grow Old With You

I want to make you smile, whenever you’re sad. Carry you around when your arthritis is bad. All I wanna do, is grow old with you…

Yesterday I spent a little time cleaning up the to-do list.  I worked on some edits, set up some meetings, tended my social media gardens and FINALLY finished a new logo watermark.
Now I know, people tend to be pretty split on the watermark issue.  For a long time I never marked the images, mostly because I never got around to putting together a logo I liked.  Then I came up with this idea…probably about 2 or 3 months ago, thought it was super genius…and didn’t have time to follow up.  haha

New Logo!

New Logo!

So…what made me decide to finally mark the shots?  Well, two things.  First, I want there to be some way for people who are interested to be able to find me, as images often get separated from their captions…. And second, I wanted to make an attempt to at least show that this is a product of my heart and soul, in case push ever came to shove.  It’s easy to remove for someone determined to do so, but at least I can tell people I tried. 😉

Now, what I didn’t want to do was make an obnoxious, obtrusive, glaringly obvious watermark that detracted from the images.  I wanted something that had a way to find me (website), a personal touch (that is, in fact, my handwriting at the top) and still looked polished.

Not too bad for someone who is awful at graphic design, eh?

Now, as for the shot itself…  3 exposure manual blend, luminosity masks mostly. The image was taken in Bolton, CT at one of my favorite parks for engagement shoots. These trees reminded me of a photo of my grandparents, grandma folded into grandpa’s arms, looking off into the distance together.  Sunsets like that just sing romance. ❤

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4 Responses to “Grow Old With You”

  1. daveidaho July 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Good post! Perhaps you’ve stimulated me to take watermarking a bit more seriously too. It’s sort an off and on again thing for me but I know that deep down in my innermost heart we should be doing it with every photo we post on-line.

    (By the way, that “innermost heart” thing is the way my wife talks, not me.)

    David

    • seeingspotsphoto July 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      haha Us women have a way of getting in your head. 😉

      I hear ya though…It’s something I thought about for a long while but never did. It won’t stop theft, but it may direct people to my site where they’ll be willing to hire me for something. lol

  2. Rob Tobin July 24, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    I think you should watermark.
    If the image departs from the blog eg – tweet, Instagram – people can see who is responsible for the image that’s stimulated them.
    Watermarking does not protect an image – software sees it as a mere blemish to correct.
    Nice shot by the way

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