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Michael
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Long time photographer--both for police forensics and art. Have a tremendous library of stock photos to share. Have lately discovered 3D CGI work and the power of textures in rendering.
A lot of people seem to feel that a picture taken of a place or a time should be copyright protected, and yes, I guess I can see this to some degree. I guess my problem with this is, a place and time of day is completely open source--in the case of buildings, does not the architect own all the rights to images of the building he designed and created? Can you truly copyright the photographed image of another person's work and call it your own? Hmmm. The ground is getting pretty shaky here.
Here is my take. I love taking and having pictures I have photographed. It is fun. It is not work, though I have spent considerable time hunting for images and textures. A picture is like a moment of time locked into place forever. Can I claim rights over that? No. How silly and stupid.
So, all the pictures and textures I post here are now officially open source! Use them as you see fit. If you can make a little money off them--you go! If you want to share your work with me, give me a link. Seems like fun, seeing how others are doing, but it isn't essential.
Also, I HATE censorship of any kind. So you may use my images in ANY way you wish. How's that for fun?!?
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:iconladyjudina:
ladyjudina Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thank you very much for the+fav 
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:iconsekiq:
sekiq Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, great galler=)
Thanks for faving!
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Wing0Eater Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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caminante0 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Happy birthday :aww:
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:icontheowl68:
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there :wave: I'm doing this early as I'm out on errands for tomorrow, so wishing you a very Happy Birthday & many, many more! :party: :cake:
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greyfortofmars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Many thanks for the fave!
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Preafrica Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
beautiful picture. thank you.
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:iconnefariousimaging:
NefariousImaging Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for sharing all these excellent stock photos with us so generously. I cannot express to you how much it is appreciated.
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your photos as stock resources :thanks: and also for including your terms of use above. You deserve a llama and a :+devwatch: =D I will post links of any images I create with your stock. Thanks once again, I appreciate it!
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Hi Michael,
Thanks so much for the fav on "Inventor" [link]
it is much appreciated!
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