thoughts on this?

haha :lmao: that's ok. just so you know he was the draft pick by the chargers and this will be his first year. He is going to be beast!
haha gezz where is that one football fan who always is criticizing me, he would be able to teach you :p
the most glaring problem is you live in VA and you're a chargers fan! Did you obtain permission to edit this photo?
Did you obtain permission to edit this photo?

I would recommend you remove that image er111a, unless you made the photo of #24 you used, and your attorney can prove it in court. ;)
And here is why:

From the US Copyright Office web site: (my bold text)
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FL-102, Revised May 2009
In the context of an educational web site use, I think you're probably okay with this image....your own retouching and graphics work has created a new image, which you own the copyright to...and this is for educational use and're probably okay as far as Fair Use goes... but....we do have this TPF rule....what you have posted is not the original work, but a derivative work of art. Oh, wait, crap, P-P says a photo can NEVER be ART!!! But, the US Supreme Court has ruled that photography and works of photography can be considered artworks...we'd better hire lawyers to write up a brief to send to those knuckleheaded Supreme Court justices to reconsider their stance on photographic artworks!!!

Anyway...the running back needs, "more room to run into" you need to expand the canvas on the right hand side of the artwork, to allow more room,visual space that is, into which he will "run".
Is The Photo Forum and educational web site? Or is it a commercial web site, a vehicle for generating income for the owners by selling advertising space and selling membership perks?

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