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Phil Crean

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  1. Photographers in the crowd....I was the official photographer at this event, The Good Friday Passion play in Adeje, something I've been commissioned to do for the last 3 years along with other Easter celebrations in the municipality. Unfortunately all cancelled this year. Big loss of income for me this month...๐Ÿ˜’ Pink ticker tape explodes over the crowd at the annual Walk for Life in Adeje/Arona, fundraising for breast cancer charities. Crowd at a CND rally in London in the 1980's, scan from 35mm slide. Phil
  2. Thanks John. It was one of my first thoughts as we are going through a remarkable time and I think it should be recorded. I don't believe my photos are anything earth shattering but they are a document of how one photographer is responding. There are a number of ways people all over the world are reacting and creating a record on many levels and this is what will be there to be remembered, so each day I try to make a few photos that are relevant. Not as easy as it sounds but I hope I'm doing something that will be a document of my reality as I go through this. We are coping well, better than I expected. It's not easy having your liberty restricted, only allowed out of your home for very precise reasons due to no fault of your own. We are lucky living where we do, with access to a terrace and balcony, good climate, and with enough resources to get by and feed ourselves despite the major part of my work vanishing overnight and with no support from the government. Phil
  3. I'm making photos every day to record the lockdown here in Tenerife. Most of these are not on Alamy as I don't see them as stock, more a document of a time, and my response. Is anyone else doing anything along these lines? My photos are on a gallery in my website here Phil
  4. There's one cleared this morning in my dashboard, so there is still money coming in! However I've one sale uncleared from December 2019, and two from January. Others from January and February are cleared and paid.... Hopefully it's just the vagaries of different accounts offices and hopefully Alamy will be chasing up overdue amounts. Phil
  5. 14 sales for $804, 2 sales of the same image accounting for $620. It's my best month ever for gross and a joint second for number of sales. As said before, April will be interesting... Phil
  6. Hi, So I've edited the first 12 days of Lockdown here in Tenerife and made a gallery on my website. Lockdown here is very specific and restrictive so we can only leave the apartment to go to the Supermarket, Pharmacy, Doctors, Bins, or walk the dog(We don't have a dog!). Anyone found out without good reason gets heavily fined, and one guy has gone to jail for repeat offending... Anyway here's the gallery: https://www.philcrean.com/lockdown_days I will probably now add new pics on a daily basis. Phil
  7. I'll just say this is the best explanation I've seen... https://thespinoff.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Covid-19-Transmission-graphic-01.gif?fbclid=IwAR1zqOwKIigqBReBEHUVY3WUir4PTxVvZIE5SzjZy379LG5tl62lNL3GMlM The virus doesn't move. People move. Therefore halt movement = halt the virus. Phil
  8. Do you know 100% for sure that you are not carrying the virus? If not then act as if you were a carrier and don't want to spread it... Phil
  9. That is the big problem with the UK regs.... it seems they have learned nothing from the last three months... Phil
  10. But it's not essential work... nobody depends on it for their life... That is what is meant by essential,... Things like food, medicine, sanitation, caring for vulnerable people...These are essential... Phil
  11. No they're not exactly the same... We cannot go out except for essential reasons as I said... ie: no going out for exercise..no driving to a destination cause we're bored... no going out in pairs or family groups... Phil
  12. Yes that could be... if two in a car then 1 in front 1 in back behind passenger seat to maintain max separation... Sounds daft for partners who are otherwise getting as close as they want in the home, but that's the law outside and no exceptions... Phil
  13. At least here in Tenerife, Spain, we know exactly what is meant... Essential travel is; Going to the supermarket, pharmacy, medical centre, to work ,where it is permitted, to home, to assist vulnerable people. Fines are being handed out and one guy from Santa Cruz just got a 6 month jail sentence for repeat offending. I've been stopped twice whilst taking out the bins, and going to the supermarket, both essential journeys! We all here wish that the UK government were as clear. Phil
  14. Who, What, Where, When, How... The 5 basics of any good caption, from which you can extrapolate keywords/tags... Phil
  15. https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/90697677_3139056056105872_659877190514507776_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=2d5d41&_nc_ohc=XaqJYT6Id-sAX-7Oa3N&_nc_ht=scontent-mad1-1.xx&oh=956aa27d8b836a14fb8166941a718c8d&oe=5E9FB742 Phil
  16. Here's my favorite version... https://youtu.be/CQpoLUPSa1U Phil
  17. From a walk we did on Thursday 12th March, last one before the lockdown.... Wild fennel with the Teide volcano behind. Phil
  18. Tip for anyone on Adobe subscription... I just went into my account and contacted them via live chat and asked how they could help as my work has totally dried up due to crisis and they gave me a 60 days free on my account. I pay annually so they just extended the next payment date 2 months ahead... Phil
  19. Eight days into lockdown. Only allowed out for essential reasons, so been to the supermarket 3 times, alone as only 1 person allowed per car unless doing essential work then 2 and they must both be wearing masks, which you can't get as there are no supplies in chemists, and 1 driving, passenger in back seat. We take it in turns to go to the bins daily. The apartment is getting a really deep clean... In an effort to try and generate a bit more income as all my commissioned work has come to an abrupt halt I've been on my website and set up a gallery of Tenerife Landscape prints which can be ordered for delivery by mail, fulfilled by a UK based printer. As the week goes on I'll be going through my archives to add more; here if anyone wants to take a look... https://www.philcrean.com/tenerife_landscape_prints I'm making photos of us going about our daily activities and views from the windows and terrace to make a record of these unusual times, not sure yet what I'll do with them, not for stock, but I may try and make a book at the end of this time. I'm also playing with using luminosity masks and the history brush to work on landscape photos, a la Alister Benn, see him on youtube at expressive photography, interesting techniques... Might set up some still life if the inspiration strikes! Just heard now that Sanchez has asked the parliament to extend the state of emergency for a further 15 days, which will take it through to 12th April... Looks like I'll be adding an indoor keep fit regime to the list! Stay safe all... Phil
  20. Kenny Rogers the well known singer has died at 81. I just found out he was also a talented photographer.. Kenny Rogers Photographer Phil
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