7 thoughts on “The rainbow tree”

  1. I didn’t realize that you were on Google+. I like a lot of your photos, so I bookmarked your page.

  2. As I noted once before, I currently have a number of photos at


    Apple will be discontinuing these galleries soon and at that point I’ll have to come up with an alternative, and hopefully a better alternative. It’s been a while since I’ve added to the gallery as I’ve been consumed by a couple of other projects (math and otherwise).

  3. Yes, now I remember seeing that – sorry I forgot about it. I’ve been happy enough with Google+ so far. I had a couple of minor reservations when I started posting there – for example, it would arrange albums automatically and wouldn’t let you choose the cover photo – but that has since been fixed. It does convert the files to lower resolution (I upload an 8M photo and it ends up being a 1M file on G+). Then again, I’m fine with people not downloading the full-size files, so it does not bother me.

  4. I just looked at your Google+ page again, and found the lovely photo of the birds! Then I followed the link in “Might work for #yisforyellow , too,” found more #………, and also references to “curator.” What’s going on here? Are there any copyright or usage issues with these Google+ pages?

  5. This refers to thematic photo pages. You tag a photo for a theme (yellow birds would obviously get tagged for something bird-related or yellow-related). The “curator” is the person who maintains the thematic page, shares the tagged photos, comments on them, etc. Others, too, may search for photos by tags. So, basically, you publicize your work and meet interesting folks along the way.

    Thematic pages often have shared circles that make rounds once in a while. When I was getting started, I added a couple of those, and suddenly I had almost 1K people in my circles, mostly photographers. That’s basically a constant stream of high quality photos across your screen. Some of the people you circle will add you back if they like your work. I don’t always have the time to look at the profile of everyone who circles me, but I do it when I can.

    You keep the copyright, and you can disable downloads from your page if you want (I did, just in case). You give permission to Google+ users to share your photos. This will be labelled as a share of your post, and they can only do it if the photo was either public or posted to a circle that they’re in.

    Hope this helps!

  6. Thanks! That’s a fairly complete explanation. I did notice that a large fraction of the photos are of high quality. I think I’ll do a little more poking around in there.

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