Just wanted to put a quick note out there about pictures.
I love that we all share here and that we gain inspiration and motivation from each other when it comes to our dreadies. This is one of the most amazing, informative and active communities I've ever been on. For the most part, we all get along really well here and it's a true testament that even though we come from different walks of life, we can find a common ground. It's awesome.
It's also very flattering to find that someone loves your picture enough to want to save it and go back to it again and again to find inspiration.
It's important to realize, though, that each of the photos that are posted here belong to someone. They are automatically copyrighted to the person that takes them. They're "intellectual property" of the person that takes them. I know that many of us share publicly here on this community, but that also doesn't mean that our photos are a free-for-all.
I know that many of us would find it very flattering and exciting to know that our pictures are ending up on photostreams on Flickr, Photobucket, etc. but it's also against the LJ Terms of Service to take these pics and post them on public photostreams without permission from the owner of the picture. It's also against Flickr's Terms of Service, as well. And I have to admit....it's a little odd finding pictures of ourselves on someone's photostream without even knowing they're there. :)
I say this in the nicest way possible and not to chide anyone here. Think of it as a friendly FYI. :) Again, it's flattery to me to know that some of my pics are ending up on people's photostreams. But...it would be nice (and most of you know that I'm all about the nice)...and also the right thing to do...to ask permission first before putting someone else's photos on your photostream.
All it takes is a quick and friendly comment in our posts here on the community. After all, you're already on here looking at our photos and saving them, so just pop us a quick comment asking permission. I'm sure that most of us would give it. I know I would....if I were only asked. :) Some might not, though, and it would suck to get reported to Flickr or LJ for copyright infringement. :)
Now....back to sharing those lovely pics!
And so that this isn't text only....
This is one of my favorites as far as texture goes. All the new growth is WAVY. My hair is BONE straight. But most all of the new growth on every dread is coming in wavy. I love it. It makes for interesting texture.