All the pictures and contents on this web site are copyrighted.
That means they are my property and copying them is theft.
Some people believe that because they are simply making a copy of something they found on the internet then they are doing no real harm to anyone. I have a different opinion.
I have worked very hard to make the content of this web site, I have stood for hours in the cold waiting for the light to be just right, I have hunched over a keyboard on days that I would rather have been enjoying the sun and I have studied my subject for longer than a doctor learns about medicine.
So why on Earth wouldn’t I be annoyed if someone steals my work?
Of course, It’s impossible to stop them from taking my low resolution pictures and putting them on their desktop. I can’t stop them pretending that they are their own and putting them on a web site. I can’t even stop them publishing them somewhere.
However, when I find out they have done one of these things, without my specific written permission, I can sue them for every scrap of money they possess. If that is not enough I might decide to take their house and car as well.
The case is very easy to prove, I have the original images and they do not. Each image is also digitally encoded to help me track their use anywhere on the internet.
Of course a far less expensive way to enjoy my work is to visit again or contact me to make a purchase.