Had a nice surprise treat last night from a local TV station

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  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    One of the local TV stations (WNCN Ch.17) weather section likes to use photos of sky & clouds in their discussion of various prevailing weather situations and solicits / encourages the viewing public to send them in.

    I had sent in the appended photo a couple weeks ago and forgot about it…then yesterday I was contacted by the TV station stating they had selected my photo, and wanted my permission to air it on their 7:00 WX coverage last night…I was flattered and agreed, and then a bit later was able to watch it aired full screen for about 30 seconds while he discussed the WX effects that created such a scene.

    I was surprised and a little embarrassed that he spoke my name and to see they had also typed my name along the bottom of the screen…assumed it would have been anonymous and that displaying my name would have crossed some line of privacy or something…but it is what it is and kind of a nice way to wrap up the day.

    ( Canon FDn 24-35/3.5-L, NEX-7 )

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    Yes, congratulations! And I would certainly enjoy getting my name up on the teevee. After all, what could anyone possibly do with it that might cause me any harm? Make me shoot photos for money? ;)
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  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
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    Congrats indeed. That has to feel good.
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    LOL.....retired...done with deadlines, schedules, etc...right now its just me & Mother Nature on OUR schedule
  7. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2013
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  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Congrats! 30sec of free advertisement, it can't get better eg now you can start your photography business and make some money from your images:)
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  9. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    I'm not good enough for that and have zero interest in going down that path
  10. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
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    Nice work, man!
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  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
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    Nice man, its a great shot so its well disserved
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  12. Sela69

    Sela69 New to TalkEmount

    Congrats and surely a great satisfaction !
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