The Mist and Foliage on HuaShan Mountain

Apart from the sea of clouds on HuaShan ( Shan means mountain), there were lots of beautiful scenery which I will share in due course.

One of the delightful  encounters was the foliage in the mist.

As a fellow blogger has just advised / reminded me, this photo is downsized from the original of around 6Mb to the present of 1.25 Mb.

The reason for the downsizing is to prevent my high resolution pictures to be “stolen” by others.

Whereas all my pictures in the previous posts were of original size, from now on, my pictures will be downsized.

This is not a red herring – as an example, my recent photo of African Flowers taken in a local flower market was lifted to a web site selling merchandise without any notification or approval. This has happened to my other pictures as well.

This is not something I want to do; downsizing require another procedure which is effort and time consuming.

Like the removal of the Reblog button, I have no options but have to do it to avoid people taking advantage.

Unfortunately, we are no longer living in a world of trust and sincerity. . . . . . . . . . . . .




50 thoughts on “The Mist and Foliage on HuaShan Mountain

  1. I have had the same experience Michael, and took similar steps. It is very sad, but thieves dishonour only themselves. I still look forward to viewing your posts every day.

    • I am sure it happens to many of us; not a happy experience. I will make sure my photos are of sufficient resolution for people to peruse on their electronic devices. Regards, Michael

  2. I am so sorry that such a beauty can be so destroyed by the greed of another. I will continue to enjoy the beauty you share with us. I hope the trolls will simply move on.

  3. it is a shame Michael to have anyone take photos without the courtesy of asking. I can understand why as your photography skills are great! Perhaps in the “good” perspective – your photos are so good that it is “worth” stealing! Do not get me wrong, stealing is never right! You may want to retail your photos and if people want it so badly, they can “buy” it from you? Just a thought! I hope the stealing stops!

  4. I always downsize my photo so my page can be loaded faster. I thought everyone is doing the same. Sorry for hearing what happened to your photos.
    Take care.

  5. I learned this, too. WordPress has a feature built in for resizing in the media section. You can even do it from the app. Phone photos are too big as well, usually 2 mb, which can use up space in the free amount they provide. Not sure if you knew that.

    • I didn’t know that. I was foolish enough to delete some of the photos from the WP Media storage – this has resulted in quite a number of my posts without any photos.
      I think I am the type of guy who is not afraid of admitting I have been foolish 🙂

    • Don’t feel bad. I actually learned it from WordPress. One of their blogging helps post. Go under media and click on a photo. Then edit image. It’ll take you to the place to resize. Good luck!

    • Hi Denise, I am horrified everytime I google Michael Lai retireediary with or without Pinterest. There are so many of my photos or posts on the internet which I have never been notified or approved. There is also a pdf on Borrowed Time Borrowed Place, Hong Kong by me which I cannot get into unless I am a Member – is it ironical – somebody snatch your work and you cannot get into to see what they have done to it. This is not the first time this has happened, I am sure it will happen again,
      Many of my photos ended up in Pinterest without any notification – they just saved it to Pinterest and anybody then can get it.

  6. Sorry to hear about your photos being downloaded and used without your consent. Is there a way you can “encrypt” your photos with a tag or something so that the pilferer cannot re-use it for commercial reasons or otherwise? May be worth chatting up an IT person for help perhaps?

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