COPYRIGHT Information

All images on this site are the copyright of Mike Deane of and contributors to the website. If unwatermarked prints are required their sale is restricted to private use unless previously negotiated. Please see the relevant sales section. High resolution digital files are also available in certain circumstances.

The watermarked web quality images shown on this website may be used for web media if a suitable credit is given to Mike Deane of, however they should not be copied, distributed, published or used for any other purpose without written consent. To obtain consent for this, please email:-
Unfortunately, images from this website are known to have been copied and printed without permission for use in local guided tours and at least one lecture. All that is asked is the courtesy of asking permission, which will normally be granted.

Images have also been copied and used on other websites without any credit - More seriously, in one known instance, two photographs were altered by attempted watermark removal and used in a printed book publication for re-sale. This was subsequently followed up and a suitable royalty payment was made.

In most cases unwatermarked prints of the images are available for sale (please see the relevant section). For commercial use, high resolution digital files are also available.

Ideally, there should be no need for a watermarked overlay on the photos, but in the real world there has to be to try and protect them from copying; this does restrict the viewing pleasure, but is necessary due to the images being illegally copied and re-distributed.

Since copying was identified, watermarking has had to be introduced to try and prevent this, but can only go so far without obliterating the image completely.

Mike Deane