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  1. Following the general trend: sales up (a bit); revenue well down. Happy New Year
  2. Not too sure - I am usually very careful, but I suspect it may have been a fake Update Flash Player or Java popup.
  3. My computer recently became infected with a devastating malware program called TeslaCrypt3.0. This, and others like them are truly dreadful as they encrypt all your files, making them unreadable, and then demand a ransom, usually about $300. Thousands of photographs and documents can be lost as there is currently no way to unencrypt them and even if you paid the ransom (definitely not recommended), there is no guarantee that a key would be provided. I have been fortunate because I had backed up thousands of photographs and other files on a separate external disk, and it had not been attached to the PC at the time of the attack. I have lost a few files that were on the pc but I was lucky. I have now reformatted my pc HDs reinstalled Windows and other programs on clean disks. This type of malware is becoming more and more common and can get past virus checkers. The only way to defeat it is to back up everything regularly on a separate, external disk. Never keep the backup disk attached to the PC except when doing the backup. There is a lot of information about TeslaCrypt 3.0 on the web. Take care Patrick
  4. A search for 'King's Cross Station' brings up 6007 images. Many are excellent interior shots of this beautifully rebuilt station. NR should be encouraging photographers to publicise this architectural jewel instead of an antagonising and banning them. Patrick
  5. I had a closer look at the list of deleted images and in fact the pictures I mentioned of Eastbourne and Norwich have not been deleted. Although my photo reference included those names the pictures deleted were Liverpool Street and Victoria. So it does appear that NR are requesting removal of shots of stations that they manage directly. I fear it may be only a matter of time before the operating companies jump on the same bandwagon. I notice one of my deleted image is of a steam locomotive next to a modern locomotive at Kings Cross. The station itself is barely visible. Every month in the various railway magazines there are dozens of photographs of trains and stations which form a continuing historical record of our railway system, a record that stretches back more than a hundred years. There are also numerous books with photographs detailing the architecture and infrastructure of the network. Currently traditional signalboxes are disappearing and in a few years they will all be gone. Are we going to be prevented from recording the passing of these historic structures? What's next - churches, airports, motorway service stations, village halls? Photography has recorded the changing face of Britain since it was first invented. There now seem to be more and more restrictions on what can be photographed and published. Future historians will be the poorer for it. Patrick
  6. Although they manage 18 of the biggest stations I believe the actually own all 2500 stations, most of which are managed by the operating companies. I have had shots of Eastbourne and Norwich removed, two stations not directly managed by NR .Am I right that if you photograph a station from a public road and the pictures are marked editorial only, there can be no objection? Patrick
  7. As I have a particular interest in railways and railway architecture I have a fair number of station pictures. Not so many now though as I have had 105 removed. Seems to be big stations, Kings X, St Pancras, Victoria amongst them. The smaller, more rural stations seemed to have survived - so far. Not happy about this. Patrick
  8. A record low for me: CW4B2H Italian website, any size, until 2020 ...............$2.12. That's about 90p for me, and follows two previous sales for $5.12. Still, got some fairly good sales last year so I live in hope! Happy New Year to you all. Patrick
  9. Shops at Camden Market, London RAIL MAGAZINE Issue 790 Page 32 ALEX SEGRE D33180
  10. Not worth worrying too much about where you are placed in the BHZ thingy. For sure if you are on page one you will get many more views than if you are on page 21, but I have found that I get more sales when I am higher up. I think there are many other factors in play and BHZ should be regarded as a bit of fun, and not taken too seriously. Patrick
  11. I just had one reported that was used last November, but I did ask MS to chase it up. 7 months seems a long time and it does make me wonder if any others have been used but not reported, As KWheal said, it's not the money so much as the principle. If a photograph is used it should be paid for in a timely manner.
  12. 11 May 2014 The Independent on Sunday Review Magazine Page 38 DEBKY7 Alex Ramsay A tree surgeon in full protective kit climbing a poplar tree Full page
  13. Which Magazine March 2014 DF38HM Petro Perutski Page 10 Copper faucet on white background D71J6P Bildagentur-online/Ohde Page 11 Woman holds smartphone in the hand CXM308 Keenretail Page 17 Aldi store DN3PKR Paula Solloway Page 17 Shoppers in Aldi supermarket CBDYTJ Justin Kase Page 18 Marks and Spencer illuminated store sign CX04GB Greg Balfour Evans Page 18 Waitrose supermarket, Wellington, Somerset AYH738 Roger Bamber Page 18 Fishmonger in uniform at Waitrose D5FTH0 Richard Coombs Page 19 Iceland Logo C8Y7MS Sign of The Times Page 19 Lidl Sign B2X5PT Jim Wileman Page 20 Customer walking out of Sainsbury's Store BDF7KD Greg Balfour Evans Page 20 Asda Sign CBH284 Alistair Laming Page 21 Tesco Supermarket Sign D2Y68Y Chris Howes Page 21 Morrisons Supermarket, Tredegar BFE4TY Jim Holden Page 21 Fruit and vegetables in Morrisons supermarket aisle BY0WW1 Ian Dagnall laptop computing Page 22 Shopping online via Ocado website BP4NPD PC Jones Page 22 Co-operative supermarket sign BCNC25 Roberto Herrett Page 22 Ocado online van D5A6DFJustin Kase Page 30 Greater Anglia Train at Woodbridge There are on or two more that I couldn't find; small pictures taken inside a supermarket. Which Magazine seem to use a lot of Alamy photographs. Anyone know how much they pay? Patrick
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