Ed Rooney

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  1. In the green

    Zero would have been my choice.
  2. Internet camera sellers

    Good advice so far, Geoff. For those of you who are looking to buy or sell used gear, I recommend MPB: https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/ I've been selling my digital Nikon equipment to their NYC office in the past month (22 items) and found them to be efficient, honest, fair and pleasant to deal with. Being here in NYC myself, I dealt with them in person but most of their business is done with boxes going back and forth. https://www.mpb.com/en-us/ In days of old, when I traveled a lot, I bought most of my gear in Hong Kong or at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Edo
  3. First Personal Use Sale

    12 sales a year, John? Most at $19.99? That's well worth keeping.
  4. First Personal Use Sale

    After Alamy removed a bunch of mural images of mine, I took note that several that sold were PU. I considered shutting down my PU option but thought better of it. Glad that I didn't. The change I did make was to be careful not to shoot street art and murals without including some street life in the frame. Edo
  5. First Personal Use Sale

    Carl, in the past year I've had 8 PU sales and one refund. The 7 sales were all for $19.99 so came to $139.93. Edo
  6. That is true, John. I only have the one pseudo. You are very welcome, folks.
  7. Another useful way of viewing your collection is this: Go to the Alamy homepage and click on the blue and white magnifying glass on the right of the search window. Then let your mouse hover over Advance search. A window will open below where you can write in your contributor name. Put in the name and click on the magnifying glass. The big advantage of this is that you can then use the search window to look for tags in your own collection only. Edo
  8. Can't see the content in the blog

    Paulette, Alamy's new system has been having trouble connecting with Safari. It comes and goes. Try using Chrome.
  9. do you regret "goin' drone"?

    That's a lot of bikes, Stacy. Do they signal turns? Thanks for the music video. I enjoyed that. Edo
  10. Portfolio review please

    Graham, you have a good eye and a good sense of stock subjects. And you're PP looks fine. But why all those pointless similars? And where are the verticals? And I see images with no captions. Good luck. Edo
  11. Antique camera makes a mint

    In September I sold off a lot of my Nikon digital gear at this place in NYC: https://www.mpb.com/en-us/ MBP is a British company so look them up. They paid me reasonable amounts for my stuff. Edo
  12. Hiya from England

    Ben99, you have an great eye and an understand of digital editing. If you listen to my Forum mates and improve your tagging you should do very well here at Alamy. Welcome aboard! Edo
  13. Has anyone been having problems while uploading images with the new IM? I just had my third jamming. I was uploading 15, and on the 14th everything just stopped. This could be Alamy or my Internet connection or my iMac of course. One of my frustrations with this situation is that there is no clear, predictable way to deal with the problem. I would like to abandon the upload on just the one problem image, but that doesn't always work. I seem to have lost all 14 this morning. Yes, I can upload them again, but that is frustrating and time consuming.
  14. Reached 4000 images

    Nut, I was just looking at some of your very nice pics, and I found one of a camel and a boy. You say "hot Arabic night." That should be "Arabian night." "Arabic" is mostly used to refer to the language. I hope you don't mind me correcting you. Edo
  15. Reached 4000 images

    Really? How would you translate that with regard to the language chart above?
  16. Reached 4000 images

    I don't do pseudos and have never read anything in here that would convince me to do so.
  17. Reached 4000 images

    This cultural language thing is used as a pivotal point in the novel/film, King Rat, by James Clavell, the British author born in Australia. It's set in a Japanese prison camp in Singapore in WW2. The line is "That's not bad," spoken by a British prisoner to an American prisoner. It wasn't at all a bad book.
  18. Reached 4000 images

    No, I think 5000 is V. That's what the Jesuits taught me long ago.
  19. Reached 4000 images

    I was once a sort of Roman, so I sort of understand Roman numbers.
  20. Reached 4000 images

    Good for you, Geoff! I too reached 4,000 a few months ago, so I know how hard that was. Shooting for numbers, however, is not what I do. I shoot on a regular basis, weather permitting, I aim for a variety of subjects, and I only upload images I like. And I don't do Live News. What sells? I have no idea. I only know what sold in the past, and I've not found that to be a reliable guide for the future. Edo
  21. Photographers = sex Gods

    You're trying to get me to name those movie stars and super models, right? I can't do that. They're all somebody's grandma now.
  22. What was your original equipment?

    "But I loved developing my own stuff. Favourite film was Kodachrome 25. I did though prefer black and white over colour as it gave more drama and was cheaper to process. Those chemicals could get expensive. What was all your guys starter equipment, and did you all develop your own stuff?" - Jill To address these other points: I shot mostly B&W in the '60s, Tri-X developed in Acufine, and did my own prints. At some point I switched over to color and used Kodachrome 25. The 64 was too contrasty for my taste. I once watched W. Eugene Smith make a print, but that was before I owned a camera. I was playing at a jam season in his loft in Lower Manhattan. I see that Bill K and I were in the Nam the same year, 1967. I was a PJ for an Italian agency. Oh no, Bill was there in '68. Oh my. Edo
  23. What was your original equipment?

    I traded a classical guitar for a Nikon F SLR with a non-metered prism and a 50mm lens. I never owned a camera before and had no interest in doing photography, but I drew and painted as a kid.
  24. Donating a % of sales to a named charity

    That has always been my understanding and one of the main reasons I trust them and never suggest how the business should be run.
  25. Slow month?