Wednesday, March 16, 2011
So, I got angry today.
As angry as I’ve ever been.
I can think of just three other occasions on which I’ve been this shaking, quaking angry (no, I won’t go into the gory details).
Today’s episode came on very unexpectedly. Out of the blue.
Who knew that someone would think enough of one of MY amateur photo’s to STEAL it and post it somewhere, without attributing it to me, but under their OWN name?
And to be dumb enough to not only post it just a month after the original was uploaded by me … but on the same website where I originally posted it (yes!) … then to claim that it was a “back yard sunset” on February 14th, when it was taken at 11.20am on February 6th … and, to add insult to injury, to claim it as your own …
I supposed I should be FLATTERED!
I certainly didn’t anticipate feeling this angry or upset!
I’ve no problem with someone copying a photo to use for their own pleasure – as a screensaver on their personal computer, or something like that.
What were you thinking, Justine Swindell, when you posted my photo on TWN’s website as if it was your own?!
I can prove that the original photo is mine because on the day I took it, I blogged about it here:
and I also posted it here for my photog friends to look at:
Needless to say, my comments about the theft are now in several locations on Facebook, in the two photography fora that I contribute to, and now, again, here in my blog.
Thank you to www.theweathernetwork.com for promptly removing the fraudulent image.
End of rant.