One Writing Tip from Canada Day 2015
My writing tip today is to take your own photographs when you can. Sometimes I've taken as long to find images in the online photography sharing sites which have "share for commercial use" licenses, as to write the articles.
With a decent digital camera, including your cell phone, it's possible to take reasonably good quality photographs and transfer them to your web article.
Note that I've included "... image (c) by person" in the caption for each image. Publishing the image online, even in your own blog, establishes copyright by first public use.
One other trick is that you can edit the images you take with tools as simple as Microsoft Paint. For example, I cropped Linda's picture of the hillbillies. My main reason is that her camera put too many pixels into the image: my web site did not want to load such a large media file. But this also allowed me to remove a bit of background from the left side of the image. I cropped several of my fireworks photos to delete an annoying street light in the bottom right of the pictures.
You may not be able to take your own photographs to illustrate everything you write about; but it's worth taking advantage of the opportunities when they arise.
Plus, my wife and I enjoyed the outings.
Thanks for reading about my four 2015 Canada Day articles.