28 May 18 Today's submission on this Decoration Day is sent with respect for all those who have served in the armed forces and gone before us defending our nation since its inception. I believe nothing more need be said!
Except for the text and a bit of contrast adjustment, this is straight from the camera. ISO 640; 1/640 sec @ f / 11 with the D300s.
By now I'm imagining some of you are wondering what happened to the Daily Image mailings. It's a long story but here goes. You will recall I've been having problems with my Centurylink email and I've discussed different options in the past. So far this month I've been shut down 4 times for "spamming." Two mailings before we left for Yellowstone I was shut down; got it back up and running for the last mailing on 04 May. When we returned I sent out one mailing - the last one you should have received - and was shut down again! I had harsh words with Centurylink and finally received a call from a tech who took the time to explain the problem. In his words " spam has become such a problem that all the powers to be - think of them as email godfathers - decided they would determine how many mailings at a time constituted spam mailings and how many aren't." He couldn't give me a fixed number but suggested perhaps 25 or less might make it past the current spam filters. Otherwise his only suggestion was a commercial $$$$ account set to provide bulk mailing. I've priced these out and they range from $20 - $60 dollars a month.
Here is where we are and there are 4 options as I see it: 1) charge for the service WHICH I DO NOT WANT TO DO!!; 2) break the mailings up into multiple sends which would require an extensive amount of time and I truly don't have the inclination to do that; 3) just send to the blog approach and let everyone look there daily for the mailings. It is the same place that the link takes you currently; or 4) I trim down the mailings to just those who confirm they still want them.
Since I can no longer mail as I have been doing, even yahoo mail is now calling the mailings spam, I need to make a decision. For the near future, I will mail only to the blog; you can download the image from there if you like, at least for now.
THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE RECEIVING THE MAILINGS IN YOUR IN-BOX PLEASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE SAYING KEEP ME ON THE LIST OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. I will compile a list of you and see about still sending them out in batches if the number responding is as small as I think it may be. I apologize that it has come to this but it is beyond my control. I'm also open to any suggestions you may care to provide.
The above message was mailed out on Thursday to 15 different groupings of 20 or fewer recipients. All the mailings were sent according to Centurylink with no bounce backs for spam. NO ONE GOT THEM!! Called Centurylink on Friday and had yet another detailed conversation. The tech had me send her two separate mailings, one as a group of 10 and another as an individual message; she got neither. According to her they are having to determine the problem and will be back to me when resolved; I've heard nothing to date!!!! Meanwhile I can't mail anything out to more than a couple individuals at a time but will be posting daily on the blog which you might want to bookmark if you haven't already.