Zenfolio requires a copyright statement. In my defence, I've never had so much flack tossed at me for what was a genuine mistake on my part. To satisfy Mr. Frost the copyright statement has been altered....
I accept that what you did was a genuine, unintentional mistake. But it does not change the result, which was, and remains to be
, unauthorized use of someone's photograph, with or without copyright statement.
Most of us on this Critique forum do what you did: reprocess someone's posted photograph to show what you mean or how it could be improved. No problem there. Most of us, however, post it by uploading it from their computer directly to the forum, using the attach button at the bottom of the preview-reply window. I also change the title of the re-posted image by adding "..._Edit_by_SB," just to avoid any misunderstanding.
There are professional hosting sites, PhotoShelter for instance, who would let you have a folder of images you can link to, yet not available to see to the visitors of your site there
. I am not sure whether Zenfolio has a similar arrangement. It might be your own work in progress you do not want the general public to see, yet you want to post it to some forum for discussion or advice. Or it can be the case like this one, where you are re-posting someone else's photograph, and you do not want the visitors to your own site think it is yours.
The way you ultimately did it, however, is exactly the opposite of what i described in the previous sentence: you are now leaving no doubt on anyone's mind that the image is yours!?
1. It is on you site, part of your portfolio
2. It is even available for sale!?
3. Many of your own images have a title or your own description... this one does not... it could have said something like: "Copyright of this image belongs to RedwoodGuy and is used here only for forum-discussion purposes, and not available for sale or downloads."
I continue to assume that you intended no malice, thus my post here is meant to help, not berate.