That’s my picture!

Today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when a post came up from the Washington Trails Association.

“Hey, wait a minute,” I said. “That’s my picture!”

Indeed, it was! I had submitted it a while ago to one of their photo contests and forgotten all about it. I never heard back so knew I didn’t ‘win.’

So I was completely surprised when “my” picture showed up in one of their stories. (Must have been in the fine print. I don’t mind; it was fully accredited to me.)

It was taken on a rainy day hike at Federation Forest State Park, and as usual, Bob was my companion on the trail. (“Are you sure that’s me?” he asked. “Yes dear. It’s you.”)

Here’s the link to the story. You don’t need to wade through it, just check out the picture! πŸ™‚

https://www.wta.org/news/signpost/hiker-headlines-free-day-mountain-snow-state-parks-jobs-forest-funding-2-17-22

~ Susanne

40 Comments on “That’s my picture!

    • Thanks, John. I was so surprised at first but I must have given permission to use it even though I wasn’t a contest winner. They’re a non-profit so it’s a good cause. And I’m happy they gave me credit. πŸ™‚

  1. As Roadtirement said, I thought right away that your photo had been stolen. Congratulations, lovely photo!

    • That’s what I thought at first!! But then I remembered I submitted the photo to them as part of a contest. I’m happy they gave me credit for it.

      • That’s great Susanne. It’s so easy to steal photos and remove the watermark…

      • That’s what I’ve heard. I suppose it’s done often and you never even know. Since I follow the Washington Trails Association I saw it and remembered the contest.

      • I always add a simple watermark to my images, but the truth is that they are incredibly simple to remove…

    • Thanks, Pete. At first I couldn’t figure out how they’d used my picture! But then I remembered submitting it for a photo contest, and even though I didn’t win, I was pleased they opted to use it on their site. πŸ™‚

  2. This is extremely cool!! Good thing they weren’t trying to make money off of your photo, though. I thought that was cute about Bob asking if you were sure that was him. πŸ˜‚

    • At first I was puzzled. But then I remembered submitting it to them for a photo contest and must have authorized use. Next time I’ll read the fine print! 😁 But still I was pleased to have it on the site and properly given credit. 😊 I recognized the picture instantly and had to laugh when Bob wondered!

    • Thanks so much! After I got over the shock of seeing it on their site, I was quite pleased! I went back and looked at the contest rules and they do indeed say they will use them on their blog. I was so surprised because the contest runs every year and I submitted this picture a couple years ago.

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