John Mitchell

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  1. Show your newest image

    Not exactly sure what "newest image" means, but here are a couple of recent ones from Italian Day 2018 celebrations in Vancouver, Canada:
  2. Poppies?

    Thanks very much (once again), John. Perhaps I'm actually getting better at this.
  3. Poppies?

    I have these wildflowers identified as celandine poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum). Have I got it right?
  4. Poppies?

    I'm always serious when it comes to poppies.
  5. Have you found any Alamy images in June 2018?

    Wow, that's almost $40 CAN! Someone up there in the clouds must be getting very wealthy, or perhaps He (or She) doesn't get a cut.
  6. Edo in San Miguel de Allende

    Edo, I know you're not keen on Mexico City, which is understandable. However, it does have some very livable neighbourhoods, a good public transit system (same metro system as Montreal) , and quite a few other pluses. Anyway, thought I'd pass this website along just for the heck of it. Housing costs look to be in your budget -- as low as about $400 USD for a furnished studio apartment in a "normal" area according to the site.
  7. Poppies?

    OK, one more poppy -- last one, I promise I think it's a type of Shirley poppy. Yes? No? Thanks again, experts.
  8. Have you found any Alamy images in June 2018?

    Cover of ARCHAEOLOGY magazine July/Aug 2018 Corfe Castle, Dorset, England Glenn Cresser F2YAYG https://www.archaeology.org/issues Terrific image!
  9. Upsizing question

    Thanks for the tips, Colin, but I won't be doing any printing at my end as I'm not well equipped in that department. Makes sense, though. My highest sale on Alamy was for billboard use. The image was captured with a 10MP Sony DSLR. I guess there might be something to be said for those nice big pixels when it comes to upsizing.
  10. I have an image that I need to upsize to very large dimensions -- over ten feet on the long side. The original is a 53MB scan. Any advice on the best way to go about this? Thanks.
  11. Have you found any Alamy images in June 2018?

    Archaeology magazine July/August pg. 32 Westminster Abbey James Brittain-VIEW DK67X9 https://www.archaeology.org/issues/303-1807/features/6685-westminster-abbey-triforium-excavation
  12. Upsizing question

    Unfortunately, I don't have genuine fractals and scanning at a higher rez is too expensive. However, I think I've managed to do a decent job of upsizing with PhotoShop -- resampling / bicubic smoother.
  13. Upsizing question

    Yes, it's a scan of a 35mm slide made with a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000. It passed Alamy QC a few years ago. A private client is going to use it for wall display.
  14. Slow/disappointing month

    Must be the same station...
  15. Slow/disappointing month

    After a promising start to the month with seven sales, the train ground to a halt on the 13th. Am hoping that it leaves the station soon...
  16. What would make Alamy world Number One?

    Usually quite the opposite happens.
  17. Reporting in...RF

    That's good to hear. I'd take an RF cherry pie over an RM candy bar anytime. Your RF sales are encouraging.
  18. Edo in San Miguel de Allende

    The current situation in Nicaragua sounds really bad, which is unfortunate. Things seemed to going quite well when I last visited in 2008. My favourite neighbourhoods in Mexico City are Coyoacán and Roma, both very pleasant. Not sure what the rents are like. Certainly cheaper than San Miguel, though.
  19. Edo in San Miguel de Allende

    OMG prices have really gone up. A haircut on Canal Street used to be $1.50.
  20. Scratch lines on rock surface - Geology ID

    Don't you remember this old joke? Q: How was the Grand Canyon formed? A: A Scotsman accidentally dropped a penny down a gopher hole.
  21. Scratch lines on rock surface - Geology ID

    I think that striations can go in two (or more) directions -- i.e. they can show two different periods of glaciation. But I'm no geologist. The scratches could also have been made by some sort of digging machine. They do look pretty rough. Erich von Däniken? I thought the aliens must have got him, or perhaps he's working in the White House now.
  22. Reporting in...RF

    My last three sales (RM, two direct and one distributor) were all of the "candy bar" variety. The question is, does an RF candy bar really taste any better than an RM candy bar?
  23. Who Are We?

    Which is the largest group on Alamy? Tough question to answer since the forum is a very small sampling of the 1000's of contributors.
  24. When I pop my clogs...

    That was what I took away from that old conversation -- i.e. the beneficiary can contact Alamy in order to get account access. I imagine that it would also be a wise idea to let Alamy know your intent before you hop the twig. Which reminds me, I still haven't gotten around to updating my will.
  25. When I pop my clogs...

    Thanks. You must mean this one. I thought you could only pop your clogs once.