I understand why people use watermarks to protect their property. Watermarks have their purpose, but I don’t plan to use them here. I feel they take too much away from the photograph. I don’t want to put a blemish on Ron Schock’s shoulder or Bert Marshall’s butt. That would defeat what I’m trying to do which is share some special images with the world.
Plus, there are lot of people who know how to hide a watermark—and as my lawyer likes to say, “There are always going to be unlawful sorts.” So, in this situation, I’ll learn the hard way if I have to. As will the sad soul who triggers me into launching a lawsuit.