First let me thank all of you for your inspiring contributions to Photo Art Friday. The theme 'derelict' seemed to please many of you - and the variety of artistic interpretations were wonderful.
While you can post any piece of photo art you please, this coming PAF's optional theme is to use the background/texture Cobblestone Road. You can download it here.
If you are in the path of Hurricane Sandy I hope your preparations are complete and that you and yours remain safe and secure for the duration. Looks like it may extend its tentacles all the way up into our area, but the effects will be nothing compared to what many of you in coastal areas are already experiencing.
Here are a couple of recent photographs of good weather and fall colours. After Sandy wreaks her havoc, there will probably be no leaves left on the trees in the North East. Enjoy:
Speaking of being 'secure'. I just discovered that zipped texture sets I store on Mediafire and sell in my Texture Sets Shoppe have been accessed without permission and downloaded over one hundred times. I store most of my textures sets that are for sale on e-junkie, but recently put three of my 'for purchase' sets on Mediafire. I assumed because I have to log in to Mediafire with e-mail and password that no one else could access my files there. Guess I am both ignorant and naive. Now I see that each file can be password protected (and I have done that) ... I just never expected that my work prepared for sale would be stolen right out from under me!
I am working at accepting what is (what choice does one have?) and am aware of my disappointment and slight sense of violation. I recall that a while back Jerry Jones from Shadowhouse Creations posted that a couple of people had downloaded his free textures sets, repackaged them and were selling them as if they were their own products! Are there charlatans lurking about everywhere on the Internet?
Anyway - I'm sharing this as a cautionary note to any of you who are selling or considering selling digital products. It seems they are so easy to steal and that there are people out there on the prowl for any opportunity.
I'm trying. :)