I would like to offer an apology to my very dear friend Kate Sydenham - I asked friends to email/bbm or facebook 'tag' me pictures of the hail storm on Friday night. Kate, among others sent me gorgeous pictures - with the rush to get them onto my blog I sent via my Blackberry email, and could not give credit to each photographer under the separate images as I could do if I was online.
The Saturday Independent (www.iol.co.za) saw my link on twitter, accessed my blog and took a photograph from there, without my consent, publishing it on the front page of the Saturday paper. I was given credit for taking the picture. If I had been contacted and asked for permission, I would have sent them directly to Kate and she would have had credit for the image taken.
I sincerely apologise for any hurt feelings and don't want my sources and friends to think that I do this regularly! I ALWAYS ask permission first before publishing any content.
Thanks for your time.