Friday, 24 April 2015

Skywatch Friday

The sky at Kawakawa Bay

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Our World Tuesday


Beautiful fungi spotted in Tikapa Moana Car Park
at Waitawa Regional Park

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Skywatch Friday

A Manukau Heads Sunset

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Little Huia

Little Huia lies in the Waitakere Ranges on the
Manukau Harbour where the views are
absolutely spectacular

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The company apologised privately!

That's right, they shared the stolen photo
with all but was gutless to admit to all that
they stole my photo.  Here is their email
with my comments in red .....

Thank you for getting in touch regarding the 
use of your photo from the sand sculpture 
event from over the weekend. 
appreciate you are disappointed to not 
have received suitable recognition in 
the xxxxxxx for the use of your image.
Recognition?? You took my photo
without permission.  That's called
stealing!
I didn’t personally select the image but it 
was such a striking shot that we hope you 
might have been pleased that it was 
selected to be used in this high profile 
forum.  Needless to say we were not 
aware that you are xxxxxxxxx yourself 
and have this keen interest in 
photography with your photo blog.
So what you are in effect saying, is that
I should feel honoured that your
company STOLE my photo to put on
your high profile forum ... AND BEFORE
you even knew who I was??!!
We believed that as the photo carried the 
reference: SB Photography that this 
covered off any copyright issue.
No matter what is on my photo, it
does NOT give you permission to steal!
But as you have noted, you don’t believe
this is the case so we do apologise for this 
oversight on this occasion. (This occasion?  
You mean there are more to follow?)
You are however referenced alongside your 
photo on xxxxxx where the xxxx 
message is now located. 
This is certainly not an afterthought (actually,
that is EXACTLY what it is) – simply 
rectifying the correction and is what we would 
normally do in any circumstance like this.

NOTE TO ALL
Just because a photo has a signature or
watermark on it, does not mean you
can use it without permission and/or
recognition to the photographer
and/or source!

Monday, 13 April 2015

DISAPPOINTED MUCH

My Sand Sculpture photo was taken and used 
today in a company's internal staff communication without 
permission nor any recognition to the photographer or reference 
to the blog ... in spite of the warnings at the top and the bottom 
of the page clearly stating that it is not allowed.  However, they 
made a point to find out the name of the sculptor and
gave recognition to him??!! 
Now waiting on this company's response and apology,
although I'm not holding my breath ......

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sea Monster

One of the sea monsters in the "Trevor Moss Davis
Memorial Fountain" which is a centre piece in the
Mission Bay Reserve in Mission Bay on Tamaki
Drive, Auckland