Photographed at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ, this image has special significance because of the urn. Their form and color are a cherished memory from my childhood in Camaguey, Cuba, a city renowned for its “tinajones” (tee-nah-ho-ness), large earthenware vessels used since Colonial times to collect water. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, as in this explosion of pink rhododendrons, the attraction was irresistible. Installed in July 2012 at the corner of Mountain Boulevard and Old Stirling Road, Warren Township, NJ. Gallery 24/7 – Art on Traffic Control Boxes
Beauty is often composed of simple things in ordinary settings as in this photograph I named “On The Fence.” This pretty garden accent caught my eye on a rainy day as I parked my car at the Post Office. Just a small area, it made a visual impact with its brightly-colored flowers against a picturesque white fence, surrounded by lush shades of green. I could envision it looking as beautiful on a traffic control box as it did on the grounds of the Nathaniel Wilson House, a splendid Victorian in East Millstone, NJ. The installation is at the intersection of North Bridge Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Bridgewater, NJ. Gallery 24/7 – Art on Traffic Control Boxes
“The Rumor Mill” was photographed at the Cross Estate Garden, Bernardsville, NJ. The parrot tulips, grouped as they are, made me think of ladies gossiping with a bee bringing some scandalous news!Installed at Warrenville Rd & Mountain Blvd, Warren Township, NJ, October 2010.
Just because writing, images or anything else is uploaded to internet sites does not mean that it is free or free for the taking. As a photographer I have discovered more than one instance where my copyrights have been infringed and I’ve needed to take action.
The important thing to remember is that if you did not write a blog or a quote yourself, did not press the shutter of your camera to take the picture you’re posting or do not own the rights to the song you’re using, you could be in violation of copyright laws and potentially risking legal action.
Please stop the cycle. Be courteous and considerate. NEVER upload anything to any website without permission from the creator of the work. While crediting someone for his or her efforts is nice, a name and link back to their website do not take the place of first asking for permission to post their content.
If you are a writer, a photographer or a visual artist, register your work with the US Copyright office. When you discover your rights infringed, use the resources available to protect and defend your copyrights.
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