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  1. Thanks for the comments, everyone, I do appreciate the detailed advice. However, not at all sure that I fancy dismantling the scanner myself. One of Melbourne's few surviving camera repair technicians once cleaned this unit or an earlier one for me, and soon I'll be able to ascertain whether his business has survived the lockdown. At present almost every 'non-essential' business is operating behind closed doors, if at all. Ditto for purchasing new lenses or other gear, except by mail order.
  2. Thanks, Harry. I fear you are right about the need for a cleanup, as I've had to do so with earlier scanners. Unfortunately, almost all 'non-essential' businesses are shut down here at present and that will surely including photographic services. Anyway, here's a typical example, see the people sitting in full light with their backs to the photographer https://www.dropbox.com/s/sjq09p65tpo2ou1/DumaresqDamBBQ.jpg?dl
  3. I've generally good scanning results with old 35mm transparencies fed through my Nikon Coolscan 4000, many if not all can squeak past Alamy QC. However I can't yet find a way to compensate for the golden halo effect which often results whenever a sharp boundary exists between light meets dark (e.g. bright sky, shaded wall) in the original image. Perhaps I need a different approach to the scanner output settings.... can anybody suggest a remedy, please?
  4. Thanks, Genevieve.. time for our daily walk! Cheers, Philip
  5. Lucky devils... stuck down here in Melbourne and confined to a 5km radius of home, with no visitors allowed. And they wonder why the public parks and bike paths seem busier than usual? You certainly picked the best part of the continent to see out the pandemic! No end of photographic opportunities, either, love the bird images.
  6. Several days after the London power outage, the Contributor Log-in dropdown menu still fails to connect me to the Contributor Dashboard. Alamy Image Manager, no problem, but whenever I try to click through to the Dashboard, I am defaulted back to the main index page. Is anybody working on this, please?
  7. K3Y40J Konstantin Kalishko The Elbe Philharmonic Hall or Elbphilharmonie, concert hall in the Hafen City quarter of Hamburg, Germany Traveller, 29 Feb 2020, Fairfax Newspapers, Australia (print edition only?) E83ATH Marion Kaplan Polar Bear Hut, Resolute Bay Airport Escape.com.au, 9 Feb 2020, News Ltd newspapers, Australia ER5T42 Hermann Erber/Image Professionals GmbH Woman standing on Jabal Umm Fruth Rock Bridge, Wadi Rum, Jordan, Middle East Escape.com.au, 9 Feb 2020, News Ltd newspapers, Australia H891MK Cyril Ruoso/Minden Pictures Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) female eating leaves, Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia Escape.com.au, 1 March 2020, News Ltd newspapers, Australia PY2HTB Andrew White Hippo rises up to see what is going on, South Luangwa, Zambia Escape.com.au, 1 March 2020, News Ltd newspapers, Australia I sighted these in the weekend print editions; all credits read simply "Alamy"
  8. DWKGK1 Robert Harding / Monastery at Jasna Gora, Poland https://www.traveller.com.au/why-you-should-visit-polands-jasna-gora-monastery-h1lkbx FTE2Y8 Peter Scholey / The Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park R208K3 RZUK_Images / The Battersea Arts Centre https://www.traveller.com.au/londons-battersea-district-is-on-the-rise-h1ls3a BRC4R4 Robert Broadwell / Pie Town, New Mexico B6E8JN Dennis Cox / Texas barbecue, family style C9CP8J John Kelly / Chicken taquitos served on a bed of lettuce.. https://www.traveller.com.au/the-traveller-10-musttry-american-food-gqbjjm 2A57EXK Stefano Carnevali / Darsena docks in Navigli, Milano Traveller, 29 Feb 2020, Fairfax Newspapers, Australia (print edition only?) CXE6NP Chris Hepburn/RobertHarding / Lowry Centre theatre at dawn, Manchester Traveller, 29 Feb 2020, Fairfax Newspapers, Australia (print edition only?)
  9. We may even need to ship a few back here to their native land, to replenish the populations devastated by forest fires (stranger things have happened: feral camels from Central Australia have been exported back to Saudi Arabia). In the meantime, cutesy pics of Koalas and other marsupials, in the context of the bushfire emergency across much of Australia, definitely have news value.
  10. A strange situatiom popped up yesterday... I received a direct message from a would-be image buyer in S.E. Asia. He had searched online to find a point of contact for me, as he wanted to negotiate an indefinite term of use for a rights-managed image, rather than Alamy's max. 5 year term. The image in question is a portrait of a high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist lama (yes, really) taken in India 3 years ago. Apparently this lama has a following in neighbouring countries and his followers hoped to print and display the image in perpetuity at their temple or meeting place. On the spur of the moment I suggested he go ahead with the 5-year license and I would undertake that they could retain right of usage indefinitely. Now I see that they have only taken out 'noncommercial, personal use' which seems rather poor compensation... what would others do?
  11. Thanks Harry, I needed to explore the Filter options in A.I.M. I can see now that the 'headline' number refers to every single image of mine which has ever entered the Alamy system. Deducting Failed images, Deleted images and Images Awaiting Deletion brings me much close to the 9024 currently on display to a curious world.
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