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Trip Report When can we do this again? A Fractal family Odyssey.

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Reports' started by fractal, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Bob

    Bob President of the US Virgin Islands Premium Member

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    The days of being able to watermark your digital photos might be coming to an end.

    Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos
     
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    Tiggerish Resident Redhead Premium Member

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    How much you wanna bet at least 30% of those people might be WDWMagic members? We seem to be likely to linger. :)

    That's a shame. I hope you called them out on it. Now you know why I founded the I Hate People Club--maybe you'd like to discuss membership fees? :cool:
     
  3. Matty30

    Matty30 Well-Known Member

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    I had fallen quite far behind having not read along in about a week but am fully caught up now. Still amazed at the quality of photos you were able to capture during your trip. As many have said, the fireworks display was simply stunning. On a personal note, I really enjoyed the few Splash Mountain pics you took. My all-time favourite so anytime I get a little taste it makes me happy!

    Great Boardwalk pics as well. MK at night is unbeatable but I really enjoy the sights around the Boardwalk after dark as well. Yet to experience Pandora at night but I think it's easy to assume it will be high up on the nighttime experience list.

    Besides fawning over the photos, very cool that you and Sterg had the chance to spend that time together with no real plans in the way.

    Looking forward to more!
     
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  4. Billy6

    Billy6 Well-Known Member

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    The photos are fantastic.... it seems as if we are all in front of you....err...I mean, behind you when you snap the picture. ;)
    A very "live" feel to them....
     
  5. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Update on stolen photos.

    instagram account "floridaparkplans" initially denied it was my photo (the one I'm sitting behind Sterg in Space Mountain tunnel) then when I proved it the response was;

    "I can credit the picture to you, I grabbed it off an image search"

    I tried a google image search and could not find this photo - didn't seem likely since it was so new. I'm guessing they got it off of my flickr account. Now, I'm not naive. I know how the internet is so open and things get stolen often. I also know some photographers that would demand payment and if they didn't get any would get an attorney involved.

    I simply asked for an apology first, then credit for the photo.

    The response from FloridaParkPlans was to be blocked. They blocked my instagram account "TheFractalChannel" but not my personal one, where I can see the photo is still up and with no credit.

    If by chance you follow this account, consider unfollowing it.

    I feel a little better now. Thanks for letting me rant.
     
  6. Bob

    Bob President of the US Virgin Islands Premium Member

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    How To Report a Stolen Photo On Instagram
     
  7. gdisneyfans

    gdisneyfans Well-Known Member

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    I think they came out better than "pretty good" ;):happy:

    Sorry to hear about the stolen photos. What a jerk. Don't blame you for venting when you worked so hard for what you took.
     
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    sheriffwoody Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, that's so annoying. I unfollowed them. I don't care for accounts that just repost other people's photos anyway. I don't mind it if they're like promoting a brand or something, but just reposting a scenic shot doesn't make sense. Especially if you're trying to pass it off as your own photo!
     
  9. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Another stolen photo update. I followed the link @Bob posted and reported it. Within a few hours I got a response that the photo was deleted from his post.

    Meanwhile my social media director was more concerned that I didn't post his video he made of our Boy's Day. So here goes.

    Again, I'm no George Clooney but I do need to say that many of the wide angle shots of me are not particularly flattering. Especially the ones taken from low angles - like the one walking up Main Street shot from below my chin and up into my nostrils. Very nice camera work @fractal jr ! I look like the freakin' Carnotaurus. Anyway, I have thick skin and other than that it's a pretty entertaining video.

     
  10. riverside

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    Love it!!
     
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    Love the video, even though we can count your nose hairs :D (just kidding). Great choice of music @fractal jr.
     
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  12. mousefreak

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    WTH with people stealing your photos?!?! We all know they're awesome but for goodness sake why can't people ask before using them?
     
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    FloridaParkPlans = Jerk

    Sorry to hear about your stolen photos.

    Love the new video too!
     
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  14. Bob

    Bob President of the US Virgin Islands Premium Member

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    This trip report has been so fantastic. The photos beyond stunning and videos incredibly well done. I formally request that @wdwmagic flies you and @fractal jr down to WDW once a year so that we can get these more often.
     
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    The video was really well done! You and @fractal jr have a talent for capturing the feeling of being at Walt Disney World!
     
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    Can't like this :grumpy:
     
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  18. susan lees

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    Or take @fractal advice on photography and learn how to take their own photos!!!!
     
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    Oh, them's fightin' words!! I can't believe that! Obviously they have no intention of fixing the issue and giving you credit. Can you report it somewhere?

    Edit: I see you already did that. Well done! Glad they removed it!
     
  20. MinnieM123

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    THIEVING MAGGOTS. Glad a few of them have been exposed. Your rant was more than justified.
     

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