I shot this image a couple of weeks ago while out and about in Nidderdale, Wharfedale, Littondale, Wensleydale and Swaledale. This image is of the meadows in Swaledale that were in full bloom and looking great. They change the colour of the landscape quite dramatically especially when looking from a high viewpoint. Field barns are a feature of the Yorkshire Dales generally but I think the ones in Swaledale are probably the most striking and in good condition too.
I have deliberately placed a watermark in the image to pose the question, “Are watermarks really necessary?” I wonder what your opinion or thoughts are regarding the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which received Royal Assent on 25th April this year.
I haven’t read through it, I have just seen lots of comment in the media. These range from a more sober view such as you will find at Francis Davey’s blog to the slightly more sensational view such as you may find at stop43.org Are you concerned that your images could be taken and used commercially? Maybe the link on Francis Davey’s blog to a PDF produced by the UK intellectual property office would help. What do you think about watermarking, does it help?