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Keith Douglas

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  1. I've just passed my revenue total for 2014. After a good start to 2015 I had hoped to achieve that milestone sooner, but things slowed down a bit in the second half of the year.
  2. Thanks Rob. That works if you can get your hands on the original small thumbnail without text - e.g. from a search for the Alamy code, but not in Live News. It is possible to select the image size by editing the url. Just change /comp/ to /thumbs/ or /zooms/ Hope this helps I think it looks better at the larger size Thanks for the tip, that's very useful to know. Keith
  3. Thanks for that Brian. I wouldn't have known otherwise,although it would have been a nice surprise in a few months time! Keith
  4. A head start on the peloton. (Tour de France, Grinton Moor, North Yorkshire, July 2014). A University Don in gown and mortar board mixes with runners in the centre of Cambridge: Reading by the River Seine in Paris
  5. Thanks for that spot AlbertSnapper. I did see my image on the page on Monday morning, but The Guardian replaced it with another image in the online version later that day. I will be watching my sales record closely to make sure that my image gets the recognition it deserves!! Did anybody see if the image made the print version of the Observer on Sunday? The article is titled "Sheffield’s real steal: a cutting edge city break". Keith
  6. I uploaded some images on Thursday evening about 9pm UK time, but they didn't appear in "Track Submissions". Looked again this morning and they are now there, awaiting QC.
  7. The case of the monkey seems a nonsense to me, but what caught my attention was the link to the 'Red Bus' case. http://www.taylors.co.uk/news/newsitem119.htm Although in this particular case the copyright infringement was pretty deliberate, it would not be too difficult to fall into the same trap accidentally. I'm thinking of one of my photos of some red telephone boxes in Cambridge that I did consider a candidate for selective colour treatment!
  8. A small group of us meet up in the Cambridge (UK) area about once every three months. We meet for lunch and a chat about Alamy, sales, QC fails, the future of Stock and all the usual topics that you see on these forums! Our next meeting is scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday 21st October. Any other Alamy contributors are more than welcome to join us. Send me a message if you are interested and I will provide you with further details. Keith
  9. I agree with Richard on this. It's difficult to see who has been harmed financially, has a case to bring, and is willing to pursue it. As far as I can see that's not the original poster. Or am I missing something?
  10. After good sales last month, back down to earth. 2 sales for $37 gross in total.
  11. I think the Tool is out of date Matt. The size limit used to be around 24Mb but it was lowered a few months ago to around 17Mb There's numerous threads on this topic. The simplest check is to multiply width in pixels by the height in pixels. If the result is greater than 6 million it's big enough. (As Mirco said.) Keith
  12. But on what basis would Network Rail stop you selling photos without permission if you have taken them on their land? Is there a criminal or civil law that says that you have to seek their permission? Many of the restrictions on photography and its use or sale, e.g. at sports or music events, are imposed as a part of the contract for entry. I think that applies to the National Trust as well, but that's a whole other can of worms.
  13. Thanks Kumar, Keith and Mark. I have sent the data on to Member Services and asked them to take a look. Keith
  14. Thanks Michael. The search term being input (according to Alamy Measures) is corfe castle. It is correct that my images should be found given that search term. What I was querying was why, day after day, someone is searching for 'corfe castle' 6 to 8 times, each time viewing one page of results and never zooming on anything - my images or anybody else's. Or maybe there's multiple people doing the same popular search but never getting past page 1 of the results. It just seems strange. ​See below for screen capture of part of the search results over a month. https://flic.kr/p/wgeimv
  15. Almost every day in my Alamy Measures I see 6 to 8 seperate searches on 'corfe castle'. 90 views on each (a default page), no zooms on anything. It's not good for my CTR! Anybody else experiencing this with that or other search terms? Any idea what is going on? Keith
  16. You mean 10-20 zooms, not views? I agree with Mark on the rate of sales, it's about what I would expect. In my view your collection is very much focused on images OF London as opposed to images taken IN London so it's quite narrow. But there are some excellent images there.
  17. Well done Phillipe with your oil refinery image - it was always going to be the one to beat. Thanks everyone for your votes to put my image in second place - my best ever finish. Coming second has its plus points - I just avoided the stress of having to come up with a subject for August, and more importantly, having to judge what will inevitably be some great work!! Keith
  18. Thanks Wim for including one of my images.
  19. 3 sales for $333 total, gross. Pleased with that, and the rerank has moved me in the right direction too. Which will probably mean that my sales will plunge in August!
  20. Temporary skyline. Work on the Ceres Building in Cambridge with an artificial covering. Hang a Left: Hut with a view:
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