Sadly, having been a victim of image "theft" on the web in the past, I'm quite keen to put a copyright notice on my pictures! I wish I didn't have to...
But I take your point it could be smaller perhaps. I'm sure you can ignore that bit and just judge the rest of the picture :-)
Not too worried about the figure being blurred - gives good impression of movement in the picture. However, the figure needs to be either in the frame or out of it - as it is it looks like the picture has been overcropped at the side - another half second later and the picture would be worth a couple of extra points.
Nice shot... although I think it's really the original artist who has created the visual impact for this image. I seen many shots like it on internet and they're all good.
A couple of ways you can reduce image theft is do upload your photos at a small resolution.
Or put a more transparent signature over a detailed part of the image, this makes it difficult to clone out. As it is, it would take 30 seconds to remove the signature.
I can ignore the signature and live with the lower left figure but for me the verticals need to be upright and the horizontals just that!
#8 Sat August 20, 2005 1:18am
Left figure does take the edge off. The most worrying thing is the signature... Associate of The Royal Photographic Society. Why anyone feels the need to put this on a picture is beyond me. If i recall the RPS consists of some of the most tedious images on the planet. And I dislike the elite snobbery of it all! Sorry. Not bad but no cigar.