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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedJune 4, 2011
TakenFebruary 17, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/15 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
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Q: Story of the week

A: Do you know?

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Again, this is a repost. This image was entered into the Imagination contest as well. I also thought it would be appropriate to post because it will help explain my other project.
As many of you know, I have had a stalker issue. I have been followed around from site to site for several years now. They have stolen my images, copied them badly, created fake profiles, libeled me and harrassed my contacts both personal and professional. I have made several police reports and the police contacted them, told them to stop, but they kept at it. I then applied for a restraining order and got a judge that had no understanding of the internet or internet bullying or harrassment. I was not given my restraining order since I could not honestly say that I feared for my life. The judge gave the other party a severe chewing out, told them to leave me alone and told me to get a lawyer and sue the other party in civil court. That was an unacceptable approach for me. Laws are being broken and they need to be enforced.
I have since been working hard with our elected officials to have the laws already in place enforced. It is a felony offense and should be treated as one. I am happy to report that progress is being made. I now have contacts with the FBI and our elected officials are getting to know me and my cause. If you are having a problem with this too, please contact me. I can give you the information you need so that you can stand up for yourself. Be sure you write to your elected officials too.

Thank you so much for your support everyone and thank you for the spotlight Susan!!

This image has scored very high and won several contest as well. It is usually entered under the still life theme. I think it does well since it fills the frame. It is composed to pull the eye in.

In the How to Place in Competition photo essay.

43 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (4 Jun 2011):

    I like doing happier things so my next post will be a happy one. Have a great day everyone!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    I think its great what you are trying to do.....applause!!!! Its horrible that folkes can do that sort of thing to anyone!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    You are one of the strongest people I know. You WILL prevail on this! ( this shot)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful piece of work. I am sorry that your life is full of horror stories, you will prevail my friend.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (4 Jun 2011):

    Thank you everyone. My life is a great one Sonia!! I love it with all it's ups and downs.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    I cannot believe she is STILL stalking you! I hope there will soon be a resolution to this issue for you, and that she is given the legal punishment she deserves!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    I don't understand why someone would even want to do this. I thought that it was over, but evidently not. Be strong. If that doesn't work, try legal aid and pursue it in court. There's no excuse for this.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    wonderful comp! I did not know anything about this big problem, I just hope that everything will be resolved in the best way....

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (4 Jun 2011):

    Well done, my respect for standing up for yourself, lots of love from me, this is what I appreciate the most, courage!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Way to go, Regenia!! I have no doubt you will win this issue.....because YOU are right and the other person is obviously mentally unbalanced. It will be proven soon!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    good for you, Regenia! it's not hard pursuing something like this and i'm glad you are such a strong person and have resolve to take it to the end. fantastic shot as well.

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Gorgeous composition....

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    great detail

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (5 Jun 2011):

    All power to you Regenia....hope it is resolved soon. Love this repost.......

  • Lucian Jack

    Lucian Jack (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful Comp, Beautiful Frame, Niiiice Guitar!!!!!

  • Lucian Jack

    Lucian Jack (Deleted) said (5 Jun 2011):

    Since the evolution of technology, I am in favor Congress needs to pass laws which pertain to our internet rights, copyrights and privacy. If Congress thinks this is not a serious issue, the problems will only get worse and until a majority of our lawmakers experience an infringement of any of the above we will be forced to do what Regenia is doing by starting from our State's Congress, writing to both our elected State officials and Government officials about these very important issues that make all of us vulnerable to all of these lack of internet laws. Great Post Regenia!!!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Great that you stood up and got something done about it Regenia! I know of a few contacts on flickr where someone created fake profiles! Great work Regenia

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful shot...I am glad you are getting this problem resolved, Regenia...Photography is your whole life and I can't imagine anyone stealing what you worked so hard for....You are strong and you will prevail.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Love this delightful sepia image! Keep up the good fight, you have a lot of support!! Things like this shouldn't be happening, but unfortunately they do..

  • Mike Chiang

    Mike Chiang (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    great shot. and stunning composition. dont be so upset about people stealing ur image, those people will never understand the true meaning of photography

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    I love this one, Regenia! I admire your staunchness in pursuing this issue. Someone was violating copyrights on some artwork that my sister and I owned. When we approached the FBI, they sent us to the Treasury Dept., who told us that we would have to fight it in federal court, since they were too busy to pursue copyright violations. That was not an option for us, because we didn't have the financial resources to do that. We had to close our business. I don't know why there are laws that are not enforced, but apparently there are a lot of them. Good luck with your pursuit on this one. My prayers are with you.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    I absolutely love this shot! Composition, color and everything about it. I think what really hit me was the spoons - one never hears of them being 'played' anymore, and my Dad was really good with them (and rib bones aka 'bones'). I miss him and hearing his impromptu playing at the dinner table if things got dull or heated ... or just to tease mom when we had the preacher over for Sunday Lunch. As for your narrative - is there anything any of us can do to help you in the battle? If it is someone posting here or RB, we might be able to bring group pressure to bear. Hang in there, you have far more friends than enemies.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Very creative! Well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Jun 2011):

    Thank you so so much everyone!! If your images are being used on a website, Judy, you can often write the site and report it. They will remove them. I had a bunch removed from her myspace page. I have also been written by several people stating that they saved the letters that she has written them about me. If you have those letters and will forward them to me, it will be a huge help. You can forward them to my email address at

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Jun 2011):

    As artist your image is copyrighted as soon as your shutter clicks. You may also register your copyrights. The difference is in the amount that you are able to sue them for use. A few hundred dollars versus 150, 000 dollars. It is not hard to register a copyright and the payoff may well be worth the time and energy it takes. My images are now registered. Cha ching!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    It's not all about the money... Love this image!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    This is a great shot Regenia, reading all of the above is an eye are to be commended for fighting this issue, it is in one word "stealing" when others take our work and use it for whatever...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Jun 2011):

    I agree Joerg!! Very very much!! The point is wrong is wrong and if you don't like someone...go away and leave them alone. Act like a christian adult instead of an evil nine year old. Thank you my friend!

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    This is a fantastic photo, Regenia. I'm glad to know you've finally found an audience with those who will be able to help in your situation. Keeping this matter in my prayers!!!

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) said (5 Jun 2011):

    I had no idea, Regenia. Best of luck with your fight, I hope the person in question gets the message finally. Great photo too, by the way!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Your photo is great Regenia!!!! The color, composition, etc. is just perfect!!! So sorry that you have had to endure the stalker but glad to hear that you are getting it taken care of and that it is slowing down. I agree that all laws should be enforced!!!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Regenia you are in my prayers hope it will all work out for you!! Keep smiling and let your talent show , you have more friends than this crazy individual

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Thinking of you in prayer and sincere thoughts to rid this Bully from your life and this site Regenia! You could not have worded your narrative any better, you are one strong advocate to stop this illegal and upsetting harassment. Oh, what a beautiful image, love the light and warm tones:)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    I'm so proud of you, my friend, for sticking up for your rights and your willingness to help others in the same situation. What a nightmare. As for this image, love it. Excellent comp and tones.

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (7 Jun 2011):

    Hang in there. (And maybe boost the contrast.)

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    Great work and good luck with your situation!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    Way to go Regenia!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    wow !!!!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    I'm pretty sure the guys at jpgmag need to reconsider booting the bad apple out of this peck. there ARE cyberstalking laws and you need to appeal to a higher authority. you have the right to peaceful enjoyment of your life and people like her, should be locked in a cellar.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    on another note: she envies you to no end - that's where her pain lies !!!

  • Thomas Beckmann

    Thomas Beckmann said (10 Jun 2011):

    Wow this is quite a story! I just feel weak, but I can undertand your situation. I hope your'e doing well though.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    I've never been so happy and sad all at once. The spoken-promice and a handshake have been replaced, but no one has confessed to what it is yet.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Jun 2011):

    Thank you so much everyone for your support!!!

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