29.01.14 - First Snowdrops
I was pleased to see these in Hartsholme Country Park yesterday, the first snowdrops are such a milestone in winter. Bizarrely they are later this year which has been wet and mild, than last year that was much colder.
A strange thing happened yesterday, a friend told me that one of my most iconic images had not only been stolen by another photographer, but he was claiming it as his own work. Check this out, and feel free to tell the scumbag what you think of him
I tweeted a low resolution version last week, and it appeared on his site soon after. I have filed an official complaint of copyright violation to Instagram and await their decision. Needless to say the guy can't produce the original image, or even say when he took it, I not only have the original image, and have had for several years, but I have sold several copies over the years, had it published in a book, and have numerous images taken the same day forming a sequence. The thief is going down big time, I can't believe he is even trying to brazen this out!
LATE EDIT: It looks like the scoundrel's site has been taken down so the link is now a dead end.