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Everything posted by Marianne

  1. Re: The Vaccine - I'm still undergoing vestibular therapy for vertigo as a result of a severe autoimmune response to my second dose of the vaccine. It also sent my RA, fibromyalgia and Sjogren's Syndrome, which were pretty much in remission, back to plague me. I've been like this since April. But I don't regret getting the vaccine. Everyone I know (or who are relatives or friends of those I know) - who has died of Covid - starting back in spring 2020 - was between age 19-50 - and I'm in my 60's so I know a lot of people in the high risk group. Since the vaccine came out, anoth
  2. Funny you should say that about Italian sounding Japanese. My maiden name was Acito (Italian). I spent my junior year at Pomona College in California. One day, a friend's mother was visiting. When we were introduced, she said, "Oh, I thought you were Japanese!"
  3. Edo, my husband's grandmother was from Sligo - and his sister and two of my nephews have that red hair - but no Rooneys that I recall in the family tree - my daughter's been doing our genealogy way back. We also have red hair on my Italian side from my grandfather, though no one since.
  4. Great images - congrats to all. It was really hard to choose - I could have voted for any one of them.
  5. Something positive - as many sales to date as all of 2020 here and gross revenue is 3.4 times higher than last year. Average sale is $68, higher average than I've had in years ($9-39 higher than my average the last several year). So not all doom and gloom. Trying to stay positive yet realistic. The hardest part is that most of my sales are travel images, something I'm not able to do at the moment.
  6. My views are down to half their previous pandemic low. Even with summer vacation, I've never seen so few views. Something is definitely wrong.
  7. Yikes, I only had 719 views - pre-covid I'd be closer to 2,000 and even as it dropped as the pandemic wore on, I was seeing 1400-1500 a month which I thought was low. Something is definitely off in Measures. Earlier in the month, my one sale was actually zoomed first - a rarity for me - and 2 of my other zooms, mine was the only one zoomed, so some hope for September.
  8. Awful month - one for $15.99 - net $6.40. Sales on my other stock site this month included $20 (net) for a single image and with a third of the images there, and my best images here, it feels discouraging to be earning more there, but when those $$$ sales come in here, I know it's worth staying. Honestly, I've made a lot more with fine art sales this month - even netting $$$ through a dealer that only pays me a 15% commission. With Alamy selling images for PU, I haven't been uploading images I'd be happy to license here except I'd need to limit them to RM - and that doesn't stop th
  9. Terrific image. I got my OM1 for Christmas 1978 (a combo Christmas & Birthday gift) after my father decided the photos I'd taken on a family trip with his old 1950's Yashica were better than the photos he & my sister took on their brand new DSLRs. That camera was later stolen from a friend's house in California, found at Pawn shop (and I later learned repurchased by my friend), and I still have it. My daughter used it for her photo class in high school - traditional black and white darkroom - millenials love vintage stuff. I was thinking while textbook prices are coming dow
  10. Editorial RF images sold for PU at the usual low $$ If you are a fan of Louisville, bourbon, the Hard Rock Cafe or just partying, I can see this as PU, but it could also be cheap buy of a full size image. Still, these days, all sales are welcome. It's been a slow summer here. di
  11. Congrats Alan! Favorite subject. I don't live near the sea but it accounts for a big chunk of my portfolio. Here are a few my of my faves: Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine, USA. ( @Wim This image was used on the cover of a Dutch translation of a book by well known mystery writer Nora Roberts, combined with an image of a woman standing on the walkway) Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA Rockland Harbor, Maine, USA:
  12. Thanks for choosing one of mine - we're there now on vacation. 🏖⛵️
  13. I'd opt for the second, having had an issue trying to restore from TM in the past. I'm a fan of CCC and maybe they'll find a fix for the boot issue in time. I believe they have in the past.
  14. Congrats on your win Lori - and a great topic! Ironically, for a New Yorker, it turns out that the two smallest "towns" I could find are my current and adopted home towns. Most of the little towns on Cape Cod and elsewhere in New England, or out in the midwest that I've photographed topped the 10,000 mark. And in Europe since shooting stock, every place I've been has been a city. So here are three from "home": Crowds lined up at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach at McCook's Point Park in Niantic, Connecticut, pop 2,935 (doubles or more in summer) to view a US Navy Hovercraft landi
  15. 😎 Thanks! Yesterday I ran into a neighbor who happens to be a mathematician. He asked me what my daughter's dissertation is on. I mentioned something about questions at the intersection of harmonic analysis, number theory, and geometric measure theory and he seemed to understand what I was talking about, even if I didn't.... If only she'd chosen physics and something as easy as string theory. I hung up a clothesline in my basement yesterday. Easy peasy.
  16. You’re not a nobody. And I really would be honored to read a pre-publication copy. a friend of mine who’s had a couple of non-fiction books published said the key for her was to concentrate on just one chapter at a time so she wasn’t overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. Good luck!
  17. I replied to you but up above in an edit. Can’t seem to navigate the forum from my iPhone today lol One of my earliest memories is being about 4 or 5 and telling my mother I wanted to read all the books in the library by the time I grew up. She explained that it was a more vast undertaking than even the large collection of books in our Bronx branch of the New York Public Library. But I was firmly convinced I could do it. when I think of my summer vacation the time I can spend sitting on the beach list in a book is always a big part of the attraction
  18. +1 loved it. + 1 for Angela’s Ashes too. A friend of mine got to study with him as a teacher. Was skimming backward on my iPhone @Betty LaRue when you’ve done one the first draft I’d love to read it. Your experience of life seems so different than mine though we are fairly close in age and I think that is what makes your story even more appealing. Good writing - fiction or no -fiction. When it is tru to life helps bring the world a little closer. And a good sense of humor helps. Perhaps if we all read more memoirs we might make the world a little better
  19. Those butterflies will have a long trip to appear in my New York garden... but I'll check it out next time I visit Great Britain (and the rest of the UK) 😎
  20. Touché! I bought a Butterflies of the East Coast book from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens some years back that I later found pretty useless, the drawings were unhelpful - way too vague - unlike the three bird books I have (Birds of N. America, East Coast and one on Gulls - all detailed very helpful drawings). I have lots of botanical books too (mostly with photos, some with drawings) and use them to confirm things I might find online... I may be far more dependent on my iPhone than I'd like to be, but that's modern life. With the ease of AI to search by photo, it seems
  21. I've learned to keep even the rejects of my insect images, just for this reason. You never know when you'll need another angle. Which phone apps do you find helpful? I keep meaning to upload one for when I'm out and know I may need a place to start my id. Faster than those interminable Google Images searches which invariably lead to much misinformation. Yesterday, for a plant ID, I ended up reading a Wikipedia entry and then checking the source for the AKA names, and found that the writer, despite seemingly extensive research, confused two distinct shrubs, and had the
  22. I always though the British phone boxes were so much more attractive than our utilitarian ones here in the US. To me, they were as much a symbol of the UK as the Union Jack. Sad to know they're all but gone...wish I'd taken a better photo of one when I visited Edinburgh in 2007. By then, though I didn't have a cell phone with an overseas plan, my daughter and I (I was chaperoning her acting troupe at the Festival Fringe) used a Google app to "chat" with my husband using the community computers at our hostel. I remember in summer 1975 and winter 1979-80 trips abroad having to line up to use on
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