Correspondence with George Steinmetz

Today, Gary brought up a very valid question about this post regarding copyright issues.

I know exactly what is like and have always done my best to give credit where credit is due.

Better late than never, I researched and wrote to the photographer George Steinmetz asking for permission for using this photo. Below is the correspondence.

My mail:

Hello George,

I recently received on of your photographs via a forward, which was
extremely interesting and so posted it on my blog at

It has been pointed out to me that there could be copyright issues for the
same and hence am writing to you. I was not aware of the true source of the
photo when posting it, but have now (after a good deal of searching) found
out that it was called “Larger than life” and is available as a wallpaper
on NGC ( )

I am writing to you to ask for permission of displaying that photo on your
site. I have already added a link to your site

However, if you think it is not appropriate and you would like me to remove
the photo from your site, I will do so immediately. I really hope this
won’t be the case.

Thanks and regards,
Ajay D’Souza

To this his reply:


It’s okay with me as long as you give me and NGS the © reference. A
link to my site is nice,



I have already provided a link to both George’s and NGS websites. All copyrights belong to them.

The photo was only posted to highlight the expertise of the photographer and it’s pecularity.

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