Rick, as someone struggling to become a better photographer, I
1) completely understand your concern and
2) hope you keep posting because I analyze almost every pic you do to learn lessons from them. I wonder what fstop you used, what lens, how did you use the natural light's angle, did you add a little post production work, whatever, I just don't want to pester you with all my questions unless I have something specific.
While I think you should have asked permission first, I do respect you coming clean and calling "mea culpa" in public.