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About Marianne

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  1. Thanks so much! I'll give it a try soon! Very much appreciate your taking the time to help me out!
  2. Thanks. If I have 1083 images, I'll need to change the formula each time. so that it's D2, D3, D4 etc? So cut, paste, change, x 1083? So I might as well just count them. I'm not sure how this saves me time, but perhaps I'm missing something obvious?
  3. and EFWGWA (this one has a vintage processed look so it's a little darker than the sea star but the original may have been bleached - it's more the spiny pattern that seems to be distinctive here and this one shows the pattern well: Again. Thanks for any help! In terms of size, the tin buckets are those little $1 ones from Target, not the size of ones you'd use at the beach, so the starfish looks huge. The flip flops are normal ones, women's size 6. It's about 20cm or 7 3/4 inches from the tip of one leg to the tip of the opposite one.
  4. I've had these up on Alamy for a while and realize that I never identified the species of sea star (or starfish to us old-time beachcombers). I did a ton of research and I mean I spent several hours searching online scientific databases as well as Alamy and SPL and other reputable sources and some of what I found must be wrong because these have been identified as a common sea star, which is apparently the same species as a Northern sea star, Asterias rubens also known as Asterias vulgarus a Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. The description of the Forbes sea star seems to be closest, but from the photos on sites I trust it is hard to be sure because they show them alive in the sea and not dried as this one is. They also show the same sea star with varying id's. These first two species are among the most common in the North Atlantic Ocean. Although I usually do my own beach combing, I purchased it in a store in Newport, Rhode Island, so while it's more likely to be from the Atlantic Ocean, it may not be. I was told it was a "sugar starfish" which seems to be more of a decorator's term than a scientific one, although again I've seen it applied to both common and Forbes sea stars as well as to Ochre sea star, Pisaster ochraceous, which is a species found along the west coast of the US and Canada from as far north as Alaska down to Southern California. In the photos I've seem both live and dried, this seems like the most likely culprit, but I'd love input from those with more knowledge. Help much appreciated. Thanks! I'm attaching 3 photos. Here's EFWGW4
  5. Thanks so much Harry - but one important question! I saw this formula in the links posted but the dumb question I have is, do I enter this as a formula in an empty space at the bottom of the column with the supertags or where do I write the formula? I don't know what my first step is. Do I just substitute it at the end of a column where I'd normally have a SUM formula, or do I do something else? Thanks.
  6. What program do you use? Is it something I can get for a MAC? And, if not. lmk anyway. My husband uses various database programs, I might be able to have him run it for me if it's something he knows.
  7. If you download the CSV you can see if there are no supertags easily. Maybe there's a way in excel/numbers settings to see if under 10 in that column? Can someone tell me how to get the Alamy LR plugin please? Thanks!
  8. Great shot. That bright purple/pink really makes it stand out.
  9. I agree it really stands out. Lots of excellent pix so far.
  10. New York has always been pro photographer when it comes to editorial at least. Given how many magazines & newspapers are headquartered here it's no surprise. Given all we have to feel bad about these days nice to know the good ole USA is doing something right.
  11. Me too. ...It's called not having slept the night before. Much easier to type in my tablet today πŸƒ
  12. Your part of the world is so different than mine but we both seem drawn to boats & beaches (ignore the 30 illustrations on p1 of my portfolio. The upload had stopped & I only thought I'd sent about a dozen. Good thing I have some more beach scenes to overrun them. But at least I got some zooms on my digital art). I like that you interspersed shopfronts & those surfers. Most of my stock sales here & elsewhere editorial or not are taken by the sea. A few seem a bit redundant maybe because the similar ones aren't grouped together to show different angles. Get some closeups of those boats & folks working on them. And surfers in their element of you have a long lens. Typing on my Kindle with one thumb - left thumb is hmmm ....trying to find a pc word. It's typographically challenged. Right thumb is fast but Mrs Amazon Siri has a mind of her own. You were taking pix of people & I thought it was good "Thatcher" (that they were were) shooting with beers - huh???my initial paragraph never mentioned those surfers & boats at all. I'm a Mac girl. Hey when I wrote I'm It filled in "Marianne." Not my intention but better than praising your photos of inebriated shooters. It kept changing" SIRI" to " auto". Not "automaton," which would still be non-PC for a friendly AI but at least accurate. Never tried the forum this way it's tough but I can still manage my usual novel but if I'm not careful Next you'll get my Amazon wish list lol. I am not technically challenged but I don't trust Amanda is it? I here she's sneaky. back to your question: The day -ugh! never thought I'd miss SIRI : THEY SAY subsets don't sell who knows but sunsets certainly do. even a small player like me sells quite a few. You just need the perfect water background. Ask Keith, he's made it an art form. Love his pix it might be the same pier but very (EVERY) day is differ dnt. FACE PALM WHERE IS THAT GIRL? BACK TO YOUR PIX NICE mix more people in the water active in the beach. Trade a print for a model release a those surfers. Maybe one close shot of store one showing the block? 4 of the same seems like a lot but it could help with Alamy roulette? Good 🌟start πŸ“·πŸŒ‡πŸŒ„πŸŒƒ try some night shots then post an & well have a look. Hope you can Dr up her. My hieroglyphs (omg I can't t stop....not Dr pepper spray its decipher. Have a good πŸŒ™
  13. I get the feeling these laws are to protect real privacy with the advent of cells phone everywhere, teens & adults publishing private pix & videos for revenge. The law may be drafted broadly but a judge would need to balance competing interests of the press, free speech, etc i didntsee anything that severe. Nodding your head or smiling at the camera is consent imho ( keep those outtakes). And food doesn't have a right to privacy does it? But perhaps animals do have a right to credit for their pix (it's always a monkey trial isn't it?)
  14. Have to get a pair. I knew all that junk in the basement was good for something 😎
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