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  1. Daily Mail online : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9842925/UK-weather-Storm-Evert-strikes-campers-told-pack-go.html Polzeath beach, Cornwall, UK. 30th July, 2021: UK Weather: Storm Evert angry clouds over dog walker on Polzeath beach, Cornwall. 30th July, 2021. Credit nidpor/ Alamy Live News Credit: nidpor/StockimoNews/Alamy Live News Contributor: nidpor / StockimoNews / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: N015C9
  2. Daily Mail online : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9833893/Holidaymakers-face-chaos-Spain-verge-amber-plus-list.html Popular Holiday Resort of Benidorm in Spain Contributor: Peter Phipp/Travelshots.com / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: C639KH Four girls are making a selfie in front of the eiffel tower in Paris in France Contributor: Robert Hoetink / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: F0F19A
  3. Daily Mail online : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9820773/Storm-chaos-sweeps-UK-bolt-sky-blasts-hole-house.html Weymouth, Dorset, UK. 24th July 2021. UK Weather. Streaks of lightning fills the sky above the seaside resort of Weymouth in Dorset as heavy rain and thunderstorms pass through overnight as the weeklong heatwave ends with a bang. Picture Credit: Graham Hunt/Alamy Live News Contributor: Graham Hunt / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2G91Y1N
  4. Hi SB Photos ... it is a mid 2011 I.Mac so just maybe six months too old ! I have 16GB of RAM but it seems the problem will be the graphics card which is only 512MB ...
  5. Many thanks MDM and Spacecadet ! Everything I own is now in my old farmhouse in Hungary so unfortunately, taking a monitor there wouldn't be viable ! I do have a copy of Photoshop CS2 as well as the CS4 but I can't use either as I no longer have a Windows pc to install them on ! I will have to invest in a new computer at some point but concentrating on sorting / renovating my rural house over in Hungary at the moment ! My photography is taking a bit of a back seat at the moment as it is becoming less and less financially rewarding and although I will be hanging on with Alamy, the amount of new
  6. Just a heads up for anyone like myself that is using an older operating system and has a Photoshop cc package ... I am running the ancient Mountain Lion os on my Mac which is fine but is now too long in the tooth and I am now finding that Safari, for example, will not work on many sites ... but overall it still works fine so I haven't upgraded as of yet. I am now getting a countdown box on my Photoshop cc that informs me as of today, it will only work for another 24 days as there is no connection to Adobe for verification which is no surprise as it tries to use Safari for the verificatio
  7. Not so sure about that ... not so long back we had the Network Rail fiasco ... images taken before Network Rail even existed and were fine before were deemed to be not ok and even though they backed down a bit after pressure from Alamy, those images are still only allowed to be used as editorial ...
  8. Quite a few in this book promotion by the Daily Mail and the photographers names are in the by lines ... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-9620913/Londons-secrets-unexpected-treasures-revealed-fascinating-photo-book.html
  9. As you say, it's better to get a release where possible to be on the safe side. I'm not sure how far a mural artist would get in a UK court though ... different in the USA where suing people is a national pastime ... but I suspect the mural artist would have to demonstrate to the court that he / she had suffered financial loss due to a photo of the mural being used ... given that it would be unlikely that anyone would purchase a building just to buy the mural, that would be hard to do ... not that I would want to test that in court myself !
  10. This is where it gets complicated ! I have never had much sympathy with artists who paint murals in public places and complain when people photograph it ... I had a couple of mural images taken down by Alamy and the artist was furious ... I could have got a release for him but not the building it was painted on. Where does it stop though ... the keen gardener down the road has cut his hedge into an animal shape and is on full view to the road ... is that off limits as he designed and cut the hedge ... the beach hut on the seafront that has been painted with fish and shells ... off limits as w
  11. Daily Mail online : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9610439/UK-BLM-activist-Sasha-Johnson-critically-ill-sustaining-gunshot-head.html Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP) political party, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, protest marches from Notting Hill in London, UK. Contributor: Guy Corbishley / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2CEY6W4
  12. As I have posted before, this clause is a total nonsense ! If I drink a bottle of vodka, get into my car and drive, lose control and crash into something or someone, then stood up in court and said that I held the car manufacturer responsible, it would be rightly laughed at in court ... the onus of the use has to be on the client using the image, not us as the image makers ...
  13. So a building that I took a photo of twenty years ago in Indonesia that has since been demolished and I am unaware that it has been demolished would mean that I am liable for my image no longer being factually correct ? As regards to, for example, indecent or unlawful ... who decides that ... an image that is perfectly decent and lawful in Western society may well be considered indecent and unlawful in the Muslim or Arab world ... another complete nonsense in reality ...
  14. A skid mark by the looks of things. As has been already pointed out, this is Alamy in name only ... from a company that treated contributors like family to treating us with disdain and contempt. Since throwing away their unique selling point of providing clients with images that were not available anywhere else and being the go to place for clients looking for unique images, they have imported collections of images that can be found on many sites and have clearly concluded that individual contributors are a mere nuisance that they can well do without.
  15. Daily Mail online : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9585585/Fury-holiday-scare-tactics-Matt-Hancock-urges-public-limit-travel-amber-list-countries.html Caleta Beach, Gibraltar Contributor: Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: AKTR2D https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9585579/After-45-years-trainspotters-wave-goodbye-InterCity-125-St-Pancras.html Train journey from London Paddington to Penzance in 1985. British Rail Intercity 125 train journey photographed for the Sunday Express Mag
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