dustydingo

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    New Zealand, Croatia, Singapore, Greece, Vietnam, UK, Bosnia, Thailand, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, France, China, USA, Indonesia, Belgium, India, Holland . . . eeny meeny miney mo . . .

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  1. . . . many hours, many layer masks . . . dd
  2. Post your positive results here :)

    Too sweet . . . dd
  3. Post your positive results here :)

    this used to be such a positive thread dd
  4. When do you delete pics?

    Ed, your recent avatars are bordering on the baroque. I don't know what those objects are, though I reckon Tim Burton would have a use for them. Dusty has it right -- those are Brazilian good luck charms that I bought in Rio: figas. As I understand it, you are not "allowed" to buy one for yourself. The thing is to be given one as a gift. Alessandra, being a Carioca, would know more than I about them. Just be careful showing such in certain parts of Europe . . . their meaning differs a tad in some places dd
  5. When do you delete pics?

    Ed, your recent avatars are bordering on the baroque. I don't know what those objects are, though I reckon Tim Burton would have a use for them. While Ed sleeps I'll help him out here . . . they're Fig or Figa sign charms. Not sure if Ed is telling us something dd
  6. blocking "personal use": will ya or won't ya???

    A little while ago, that particular belief was, IMO, well and truly put to bed by one of the more valuable and experienced contributors (who has, much to the forum's detriment IMO, quietly and permanently left the forum in the past few days) . . . dd Care to elaborate for those of us with memory issues... From memory . . . the now-absent ex-colleague gave examples of particular images of his (and others?) that sold in one place for very good prices and at other places for much less. AND . . .without going into detail, I have had similar (well, "same same but different" as they say) experiences . . . (see PM John). dd Err... well, yes, as have I, the person who made that statement. And I have also had experiances of being gazzumped by my own by buyers who looked further than their nose is long. Just last month one sale could have been €100+ through one channel I knew the buyer was looking at, but they went for the cheaper option which netted me less than five. Looking at PU we are looking at much the same product and usage more than likely found in much the same way to the same market. If I was in the supermarket and I saw two idenitical tins of beans on the same shelf but one was 1/10th the price of the other, which one would I buy? Hmm, we may have our soapboxes facing different audiences here The answer to the tightly defined situation you offer is of course you'd take the cheaper one, but that's not my argument . . . if you were in a hurry and one tin of beans was in one supermarket and the other tin of beans in another . . . ? It might be just me, but I'd certainly not be removing those cans of beans from either supermarket dd
  7. Sanssouci Schloss Copyright Issues

    . . . tick tick tick . . . dd
  8. blocking "personal use": will ya or won't ya???

    A little while ago, that particular belief was, IMO, well and truly put to bed by one of the more valuable and experienced contributors (who has, much to the forum's detriment IMO, quietly and permanently left the forum in the past few days) . . . dd Care to elaborate for those of us with memory issues... From memory . . . the now-absent ex-colleague gave examples of particular images of his (and others?) that sold in one place for very good prices and at other places for much less. AND . . .without going into detail, I have had similar (well, "same same but different" as they say) experiences . . . (see PM John). dd
  9. If you are photographing in Rio

    This is one of the oldest scams on the books. I had it tried on me in Panama City. Someone, usually a woman, distracts you so that her male accomplice can make off with your stuff. Hate to say it, but it's the poor people of Rio who are being robbed, by the Olympics themselves! All that money should have been spent on healthcare, education, housing, etc. -- things that Brazil really needs. The Olympics have unfortunately become a big, first-world ego trip IMHO. Sadly, I think you're right re: what the olympics have become and the side-effects they bring. dd
  10. blocking "personal use": will ya or won't ya???

    A little while ago, that particular belief was, IMO, well and truly put to bed by one of the more valuable and experienced contributors (who has, much to the forum's detriment IMO, quietly and permanently left the forum in the past few days) . . . dd
  11. Alamy Paying Contributors

    Cleared sales, or, like Alamy, uncleared? dd Joe Gaul answered it for me, it is a different business model . . . my point exactly. dd
  12. blocking "personal use": will ya or won't ya???

    It may indeed . . . it may also lead to taking images for free. Generally speaking, I have no plans to block any sources of income, until I see evidence, for me, that such blocking will increase my income. dd
  13. Post your positive results here :)

    Indeed . . . and there's a strangely appropriate juxtaposition between Y. B.'s circumstances and a certain POTUS candidate: Yogi Berra was born of Italian parents, both of whom were still declared as "aliens" well after Yogi was born. He was what was/is known as a "birthright US citizen", courtesy of the 14th Amendment to the US constitution, a route to citizenship that a certain POTUS candidate (and the party he sort of represents) currently seek to remove. Back OT, business ticking over steadily :-) dd
  14. Alamy Paying Contributors

    Cleared sales, or, like Alamy, uncleared? dd
  15. Clipping of Images

    Sorry, I don't have the problem here with any of my images that I can find. . . no clipping of any images except on mouse-over (which then brings up new, unclipped view so it's not a problem). UPDATE - correction . . . on very, very closer inspection, I DO have a minuscule strip clipped from the bottom edge . . . but it's tiny. And it's what you report: On portrait layout in Large Thumbnail view, it's visible in only the thumbnail view--it disappears in the mouse-over preview. On landscape layout in LT view, it's visible in both thumbnail and mouse-over preview. And even though most of the time you'd have to look very very carefully to see it, in an image like yours with the bicycle at the lower edge, it does make a huge difference. dd