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About British Gent

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    Cardiff, South Wales, UK

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  1. Low $ for one of my favourite shots from a trip to Milan in 2018. The news reports from the vast empty piazza in front of the cathedral these days are surreal.
  2. Low $$ for a Storm Dennis image. Flooded sports facilities after the Taff burst its banks.
  3. Ventured out as Storm Ciara's force subsided last Sunday. Unsurprisingly, Cardiff Bay was unusually quiet. Had to use continuous shooting mode as I was constantly being buffeted by the wind and couldn't be sure the camera was stable when the shutter opened. Suspect Storm Dennis is carrying too much rain to make a trip out this weekend a realistic prospect.
  4. Already had my typical single sale of the month, but it never fails to fascinate me how vastly more successful some folk on here are. I once had three sales in a single month, but actually made considerably less than this month's single sale. I appreciate the good times are over, but having missed them it's obviously easier to cope with this possibly terminal downtrend. Regarding the ant, they are very sensitive creatures and I fear he may have picked up on his owner's mood over the lack of sales and simply lost the will to live. Very sad.
  5. Warwick Business School. Mid $$. Commercial electronic, website, apps, blogs (etc.)
  6. Being fed up with endless wet and gloomy weekends, I took myself off to Cardiff's indoor market in the hope of finding something interesting to shoot. Discovered a very charming vintage-style clothes stall had sprung up. Had to have that!
  7. In my ignorance I thought Hokkaido was under ten feet of snow at this time of year - ? (It's on my bucket list, but may need to revise if there's no snow in winter!) Edit: Silly me - you clearly mention 'autumn' in your comment.
  8. Very happy for a rare January sale for mid $$. Single company - multiple editorial. Suspect it might be the Beeb since it's their new HQ outside Cardiff Central Station.
  9. I was prepared for a zero sum January this year, as per the past two Januaries, but discovered a sale this morning for mid $$.
  10. Photo opportunities not far from, if not actually in, Liverpool my vote would go to New Brighton. It was my Disneyland growing up in Wallasey in the sixties and subsequently made somewhat famous by Martin Parr (The Last Resort). I know Parr has come in for some criticism for those images, arguably demeaning his subjects and 'stylising' his depiction of the less well-off. I suppose, but I feel nothing but nostalgia when I look at them (which I frequently do). Book a ferry ticket! Haven't been back for decades, but I'd be surprised if it disappointed.
  11. Another Bar Luce sale taken from a seated position. I'm going to start attracting comments from Australian photographers soon (Beijing Olympics joke). Retail book. Editorial print + digital use. inside.One time use only, Discounted re-use mid $$
  12. I stumped up the $30 a couple of weeks ago on FAA, on the basis that doing it a month before Christmas was probably the best time to do some serious uploading. On the plus side I made a low $$ sale quickly, but on the downside it was one of my original 25 images from the free account days. It had sold before so I don't consider my return on investment to have begun yet. It's a twelve month 'project' so we shall see. There's no doubt marketing and other types of targeted activity seems to breed sales which in turn breeds more sales and credit to people who have broken through (like Marianne and my pal in North Wales). I've paid my dosh so it makes sense to give it a proper go.
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