Allan Bell

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  1. Plant Identification

    Sorry to butt in but am wondering if anyone can identify this tree/shrub growing on field margins. I have tried the interweb and books on trees but to no avail. I cannot identify it from what I see anywhere. Thanks in anticipation. Allan
  2. A new one on me

    I am not in the PU scheme but it sounds like a catchall phrase for Alamy to cover themselves. Allan
  3. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    ROYAL WEDDING? I've been doing the gardening since 9.30 this morning. Just come into the office at 12.30 for a break. Allan
  4. Car ID

    Parked on double yellow lines. Probably belongs to the Chief Constable. Allan
  5. Best selling categories?

    My best selling categories are......hum......er.......well........let me think a minute....................NOTHING. Thats right I'm selling nothing at the moment, Not since early February that is. NOTHING. NADA. Makes me feel really fed up and wanting to jack it all in. Allan
  6. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    As can procrastination. Allan
  7. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Allan
  8. What have we learned about stock?

    I have learnt.................................what have I learnt? Allan
  9. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    If you travel on a Canada goose I will report you to the RSPB, or what ever passes for that organisation in Canada. Allan
  10. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    Especially as some of the way is underwater. Allan
  11. Favourite images uploaded - May 2018

    On the back of the door. Lily of the valley. Allan
  12. The size of your portfolio when you made your first sale

    I certainly do not know why I persevered but at the time I was learning the art of digital photography and found Alamy to be a very good teacher, along with lots of very obliging contributors at that time giving advice too through the forums. As far as income, well, it leaves a lot to be desired but a lot of that is down to me and the type of images I produce and the keywording I apply to my images. Yes it is a hobby and gives me an interest, among other things, in my retirement even if it does not supplement my pension income. I have also been lucky in meeting some very nice people through the Cambridge contributor group meetings who have become good friends. Yes I think it has been worth it and pleased I persevered after all. Allan
  13. The size of your portfolio when you made your first sale

    I can beat that John, it was 26 months to my first sale from joining. Allan
  14. The size of your portfolio when you made your first sale

    Made first sale 18th Feb 2011 with 481 images up. Allan
  15. I'm retired too. What are holidays? Allan
  16. May Challenge TWILIGHT

    Some great images above but in the spirit of things I will give it a go. Urban evening sky (twilight) Silhouette of Bodelwyddan castle in the evening (SPOOKY) Jane Coston cycle bridge over A14 from my village. Allan
  17. Perhaps when the backlog is cleared the "usually" will disappear. Allan
  18. if subscription service was introduced...

    Can I be clear here. Are you asking if contributors would like to pay a subscription? Allan
  19. May Challenge TWILIGHT

    Really like this one. Note: I would have added "silhouette" to the tags. Allan
  20. Favourite images uploaded - May 2018

    First few for May. Through the arch. Leonberger and Pug playing in park. Daddylion in sun spotlight. (Yes I know it should be Dandelion) Allan
  21. Favourite images uploaded - May 2018

    What are you doing taking photos, you are still on honeymoon surely. Allan
  22. Alamy and Safari

    Touching a BIG piece of wood here. No problems with Safari for me with OS High Sierra and latest update. Allan
  23. QC backlog today?

    Not giving my secret away as it may compromise my excellent QC times when you all jump on the bandwagon. Allan
  24. 5000 Milestone at last

    Great job John. I am 1200 behind you and at my upload rate by the time you are at 6000 I think I will be 2200 behind. Allan
  25. QC backlog today?

    I uploaded a batch late on Monday 7th and received an email saying they had passed QC at 9.34 this morning 8th. Allan