Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dr Naughton's School 1

This 8-part series was created for one of the caption contests over at Elena Starz TG Stories site.

Part 1 of 8

Friday, March 7, 2014

No Captions for a Few Days

I'm going to be traveling for a few days, so there won't be any captions until Wednesday or Thursday. Sorry.

Helping a Friend With His Photoshoot 2

Part 2 of 7

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I Deleted a Comment ... and I Feel Bad About It

For the first time (I think), I deleted a comment left on this blog ... and I feel bad about doing so. But let me explain. One reader posted a comment asking who a particular model was in an image that I used for a caption. This sort of request is very frequent. Unfortunately, I've learned the hard way, that some models or photographers (or whoever owns or claims to own the copyright in some photos) search the web to try to find unapproved uses of images. When they find those sorts of uses, like on this blog, they send a copyright takedown notice (often called a DMCA takedown notice). I think that my use falls within the "fair use" exception, but I don't have the will or resources to fight or pay a judgment should I lose.

Therefore, in order to prevent this from happening, I take care to never post the name of a model. And I ask readers, should they happen to know and want to post, to try to disguise the name somehow. Use an @ instead of an a. Use a 0 instead of an O. Use a ! instead of an l and so forth.

Today, an anonymous reader asked about a model's identity and another reader helpfully responded. Unfortunately, that comment included the model's undisguised name. To the person who posted that name: I'm not angry with you; don't worry. And thanks for helping. I do appreciate it. But I delete the comment in order to limit the likelihood of that model or the photographer stumbling across the blog. I hope you understand.

Like I said, I feel bad about deleting the comment. I don't want to be that person. But I get a lot of enjoyment out of this blog and I think others do too. And I just don't want to risk getting in trouble.

Helping a Friend With His Photoshoot 1

Part 1 of 7

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Birds and Bees

Here's another one of those images that just demanded a caption ... but for which I'm not sure that the caption I came up with really does justice to the image.

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