It’s That Time Of The Year.

I don’t know if you know this but all photographs on Say It With A Camera by Mike Hardisty (that’s me) are licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This mean you can use them for blogs, desktop wallpapers etc as long as you accredit me – you can find out more about licensing here

I say this because here’s a few photographs that you might be able to use at this time of the year.

Weekly Photo Challenge Let There Be Light

This is one of our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, long gone now to Rainbow Bridge, but forever immortalised in this photograph. It’s my current desktop background.

Bah Humbug!

I was sent this a good few years back and I have published it before on Say It With A Camera. At the time I could not find any providence for copyright and it seemed to be freely available on the web. If you are the original copyright holder just let me know and I will either withdraw the post or attribute it you. Anyway……

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues, but it is difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my solicitor yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following :

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all .

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012 , but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (not to imply that Great Britain is necessarily greater than any other country) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:

This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/ him or others and is void were prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.

Best Regards (without prejudice)

Name withheld (UK Data Protection Act 1998)

14 thoughts on “It’s That Time Of The Year.

  1. Both are lovely photos. Of course, I like the dog but I think the tree is beautiful. I don’t use other folks pics simply because I have no idea what I’s do with them. 🙂 But you are kind and ever so generous, Mike.

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    1. Every year they put a tree in the cathedral Yvonne. It’s one of the smallest cathedrals I know, about the size of a large church, but it is very photogenic


  2. Love the tree! You are an extremely talented and generous photographer!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! … hope I haven’t offended you…

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    1. It’s a long time since I created this photograph, Arv!. but chances are it was blended for HDR using PhotoMatix and then probably had a touch of NIK Efex. Around about that time I would have used Dtnamic Contrast, Glamour Glow and Darken Edges from the NIK set. I did a lot of photographs , especially inside churches, that way

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      1. I have never used Lightroom myself Mike! I’m still a purist! 😉
        Anyways, the picture looks amazing and caught my attention. 🙂


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