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So I have had to make the sad decision to not carry on with my 365 project and to stop posting daily, which is a shame as i was reaching 50*365 and had managed to keep posting over the christmas period when I wasn’t at home and during out trip to Bruges, so I am sad that this is what has happened,

since I wrote on Monday, I still have not been able to get anyone to take down any of my photos they have stolen, or even get them to even acknowledge me, so I’m not sure what the next step is, I guess I have to go more public with them and name and shame, especially as some are reputable companies that should know better and I’m sure won’t want to be dragged into the media over this.

but they are not giving me any choice, I have asked them all several times to contact me and take down the photos and no one has, I find it so sad that people who are trying to make a living doing something are getting screwed over by big companies who make so much money but then just steal what they want and trample over the little people.

I have some people who are just saying be flattered they have stolen your pics as it must mean they like them, yes i guess, but if it was your job to sell TV’s for example and you hadn’t sold any because people kept stealing them, so you couldn’t pay rent, or your bills, would you be flattered?!?!?

No you would be upset and annoyed šŸ˜¦

Anyway so the plan is now I will just be posting weekly or when ever the mood gets me and I will be more careful in the photos that get put up.

So on a lighter note, here are boats in Alicante: and I will see you all again, hopefully with some happier news (like photos being taken down or payment made) in a week or so….

Alicante Boats

Not a happy post today I’m afraid, it has come to my attention that my photos are being stolen and used around the web without my knowledge or approval.Ā Ā  The most obvious one is:

london eye photo stolen

Where my London Eye picture is being used twice on the same page…

I have found my London Eye pictureĀ is being used allĀ over the web as well as here for TNT Magazine.

But more of a worry are the Mexico Tour company who are using my Rochester, England photo on their front page:

and the company that have taken my Tower Bridge light trails and cropped my photo so my signature is missing and are giving it away as free wallpaper for your phone šŸ˜¦

Another photographer hasĀ stolen my Rochester photo and have turned it black and white and are claiming it as there’s, alsoĀ someone has taken my self-portrait andĀ is saying it isĀ them!

My London Eye photo and my Istanbul photo have both been used in numerous articles where I am not credited but to make matters worse other companies have put their signature on my photos claiming them as theres, at one point my London Eye has two different peoples signatures onĀ it, neither of themĀ being mine.

Whats more of a worry is I have contacted everyone asking for the photos to be taken down and no one is geting back to me or has bothered to take my photos down.

I don’t mind that my photos be shared as long as I am credited, but I have not been credited or told about any of the above, it was only because of googles new image search that I even knew about them all, and there are far too many more for me to mention here, pretty much every photo I own I have found someone is using it without crediting me or my knowledge.

So photographers out there, go to Google, Images and then in the search box click on the camera and upload your photo or the URL of your photo and it will search the web for you image, my London Eye photo came up with 8 google search pages of its usage being stolen!

So I now need to rethink what i’m doing, and whether to keep doing the blog, or using Flickr or Facebook, since putting a signature of them is not working!

Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

Malta has the cutest colourful fishing boats, but they were surprisingly hard to get a photo of!

Malta Fishing Boat

Around the world we go and today we are in Kaikoura Whale Watching

This photo has been used on the UK Flight Centers website slide-show of New Zealand

Whale Watching in New Zealand

I never know what to write on these getting to know G better Fridays, so is there anything you would like to know about me?

Send me through any questions if you would like and i’ll answer them next Getting to know G better Fridays!

Torres Del Paine

 

 

This is just before it pours down, which makes me very unhappy since I love to take photos at night and we are leaving the following day, and I also left my umbrella back in the hotel!Ā There was only one thing for it, and that was to find the nearest pub and have a local beer!

See it all works out in the end!Ā  šŸ˜‰

Bruges at Night

 

 

With the weather being so cold, windy, wet and crazy yesterday it’s a good time to dream of Summer:

Summer in Greece

Wow the weather is going crazy in London today, a couple of hours ago we had a crazy hail storm that blew in, followed by snow and now a hour later its sunny and no clouds in the sky! Weird!

and this was the sunset from our balcony last night:

Sunset over London

You can just see theĀ London eyeĀ in the left hand corner, heres a close up of the red cloud:

Sunset in London

Happy New Years Everyone!!!

Hope 2012 brings everyone everything they desire!

I hope you all don’t have as sore heads as I do today! Had a little bit of a house party for New Years and my head is still hurting from it!

So I’m not going to say much today because it hurts to do so šŸ˜‰ so on to the photo instead:

HDR of the Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

 

ah just had a lovely couple of days in Bruges with my partnerĀ for his birthday, we took the Eurostar over which is such a nice way to travel, especially as we ended up with First Class seats on the way home, the weather was cold and wet though and Bruges was full of people but we had a wicked time all the same, its such a lovely pretty town.

That will have to be the last trip of the year, and certainly for a long while, while I knuckle down and get some work done, this year I have been lucky enough to go to Bruges, Berlin, Malta, Gozo, Alicante, Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Ā New Zealand (Christchurch, French Farm, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Queenstown, Arrowtown) Gran Canaria, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, andĀ Bath so I have been very lucky indeed!

Bruges as night falls

Bruges as night falls