I just have to get something off my chest & vent a little bit today, because I just happened to notice some random girl on myspace using this photo as her profile picture.

I mean I’m flattered someone would even want to take one of my photos, but at the very least they should credit me. Unless the person came into my parents backyard in Newton, Iowa then I am 99.9% sure this photo is mine. If that is the case then then just forget I even mentioned it–I should instead be applauding them for getting the lighting and bubbles to be in identical positions! Take a look for yourself at the screen shot:


I work hard to credit images & ensure I have proper links every day, so I would appreciate it if people showed me & everyone else the same courtesy!

4 Comments on bubble blue sky floating about on the internet

  1. Sara
    April 29, 2007 at 7:54 pm (11 years ago)

    Melanie-
    Your photo is gorgeous! How unfortunate that someone would “borrow” such an incredible photo and not credit the artist.

  2. Kathleen Rietz
    May 1, 2007 at 7:40 am (11 years ago)

    This would totally “P” me off! That really is obnoxious. I love your photo. I hope you said something to her. I guess people think they won’t get “caught” or something!

  3. Anonymous
    May 1, 2007 at 3:29 pm (11 years ago)

    that would make me SO ANGRY.
    BUT, how would you know that she DIDN’T credit your photo if her myspace is private?

  4. platinum blonde
    May 1, 2007 at 7:19 pm (11 years ago)

    The only reason I noticed this profile is because I was on my friend’s myspace page and one of his “top friends” happened to be this girl. Given that the profile is set to private, I simply asked my friend to look at the page to see if it was credited, it wasn’t, so I messaged her and kindly asked her to remove it or credit it. She hasn’t replied to my message and she hasn’t removed the photo. I’m not steaming angry, but it occured to me that this is probably not the only person doing it. It was by chance that I even noticed the photo to begin with! I’m not angry at the girl, it is just worrisome to think about the possibility that she isn’t the only one using the photo improperly. The problem is if one person is using it and not crediting it, then it is VERY likely that someone else may take it from their site and either improperly credit the photo or not credit it at all.