Man, so much hate by so many. And it's nice to read some reasonable responses by reasonable people.
To the haters: If this was some random person across the country that doesn't know me, I wouldn't begin to suggest it was intentional. It's not that I shot an amazing photo. It's not that I'm an important photographer. It's not that I think I'm hot stuff. It's the simple fact that a terrible photographer in the same tiny town I live in intentionally copied a composition of one of my photos, and it annoys me because this person is using that photo to gain business. They might as well just put up my photos and use them to get business. That's the only point I'm trying to make here.
Also, there is another photographer in my town, and she's fantastic, and she has several of her compositions copied by this person as well. So it's not just about me. In fact, it's not really about me at all. It's about a person trying to make money off of our ideas. That's the problem. That's the issue. Is it legal? Sure. Is it a huge deal? Probably not. Is it shady? Yep. Does it rub me the wrong way? Yep. Do you have to agree? Nope.
I find the practice to be despicable, and evidently I'm the only one, so I guess I'm wrong.
Congratulations, I'm sorry.
Nothing wrong with getting upset over competition copying your ideas. Then again, there is nothing really wrong morally with her copying, just shows she has difficult time coming up with her own ideas.
Maybe it's a compliment that she likes your ideas enough to copy them. Sure, it's not a totally new concept and many others have done the same, but if she saw yours and liked it enough to copy it, then she obviously saw it as a really cool concept.
I personally would just let it slide like water on a ducks back, and move on. Maybe you will come up with more ideas and she will copy those as well, but she really isn't hurting you.