Weight(less)

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Daily Post had a Photo Challenge today called Weight(less), and this is what it said:

Show us the effects of gravity in your photo this week.

And my response to this Photo Challenge can be seen above (I did not photograph the image above, I found it on Wikimedia Commons about two years ago, but I think that it meets the theme of today’s Photo Challenge).

*I just found out that only original photos can be used in the Photo Challenges so I broke the rules without realizing it when I created this post, and so I will no longer do any Photo Challenges unless I have original photos to use.

I will possibly keep this post instead of deleting it to avoid deleting the comments and to avoid messing up links made to this post that are on other blogs, I apologize for my mistake, and I would like to thank everyone for the support and I would encourage youΒ to warn other bloggers of this rule so that they will not make the same mistake that I did.* πŸ™‚

The end,

-John Jr

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24 thoughts on “Weight(less)

    1. Thank you Joseph Elon Lillie,

      I found this image on Wikimedia Commons about two years ago, and it was the first thing that I thought of it when I read today’s Photo Challenge. πŸ˜‰

      -John Jr

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  1. Um, yeah, now, technically, if you don’t mind my humble opinion, err, observation, I believe the photo challenges are supposed to be images that you’ve taken and thusly shared, not borrowed from Wikipedia. Am I incorrect?

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    1. Hello Flynn,

      I was thinking the same thing and that is why I had not participated in the Photo Challenges yet, but then I noticed that they would allow poems in place of images and that some of the wording was not clear on this so I assumed that you would possibly be allowed to use an image even if you did not make it as long as you credit your source and make this clear in the caption like I do; and so I decided to give it a try today.

      Thanks to your comment/question, I have decided to contact WordPress.com about this, and so I just sent them a message asking them this question; and I will let you know what they say.

      Thank you for your question/comment Flynn, this will help me and others to learn the answer to this, and hopefully their instructions/rules will be updated to make this more clear in the future.

      Thank you,
      -John Jr

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    2. Hello Flynn,

      I just got a response with a message from the creators of the Photo Challenge, photos do have to be original, and so I will no longer be doing Photo Challenges unless I have original images to use.

      Thank you for bringing this up, this has helped me to avoid breaking the rules, and embarrassment later on. πŸ˜‰

      -John Jr

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        1. I agree about the poems, and taking your own photographs is not for everyone; but it is good that there is a challenge for those who are into that but I thought that it would have been a bit more inclusive, but it is good that there are other challenges available like the Daily Prompts which are more inclusive.

          Thank you for replying Flynn πŸ™‚ ,
          -John Jr

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    1. Hello Janet,

      It does seem that way, I got a response from the staff and they were still not sure though they were also assuming the same, and so I am now waiting on a response from the creators of the photo challenge to clarify this so that there will be no doubt; if we are correct, then I will stop doing the Photo Challenges to avoid breaking the rules, and once I get a response I will let you and Flynn know what the response was. πŸ˜‰

      Thank you, I agree, and thank you for commenting. πŸ™‚

      -John Jr

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      1. Not to worry, John. The challenge also usually says to create a new post for the theme and there are at least a few participants who routinely ignore that stricture, although they use their own photos. As I said, it was a cool photo to share and feel free to grab your camera and participate that way.

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        1. Oops, I started out my Daily Prompts like that, but now I am starting to create a new post for them.

          Unfortunately I probably will not do that because of storage, privacy, and security reasons; and because I am not the photographer type, but I do plan on continuing experimenting with Daily Prompts and I already blog my dreams every day (over two years without missing a day so far).

          Thank you for replying Janet. πŸ™‚

          -John Jr

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        1. That is why I use linked/hot-linked Wikipedia.org and Wikimedia Commons images that are linked directly to the source on my blog instead of uploading images to the Media Library, and most of those images have creative commons licenses so it is usually okay if you credit the source and link back to them usually. πŸ˜‰

          -John Jr

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    2. Hello Janet,

      I just got a response with a message from the creators of the Photo Challenge, photos do have to be original, and so I will no longer be doing Photo Challenges unless I have original images to use. πŸ˜‰

      Thank you,
      -John Jr

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