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Marianne

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  1. Got a sale for over $200 which is always nice. Still waiting on another I image I found online (with my name and Alamy) but which hasn't showed up in my account after more than 3 months, so I can finally write and ask them to follow up. I get antsy waiting so long. Shame about Central America. So many places on my bucket list there.
  2. A couple, including a woman in a hijab, view the Maryland 9/11 Memorial in Baltimore, Maryland:
  3. My daughter and I visited Gettysburg on a spur of the moment detour as we were driving home to NY after visiting schools in the midwest. Until I got there, I hadn't really thought about the fact that it is a memorial to both sides, the North and the South. It was eerie to think we were walking along where Lincoln had given his famous speech, and on ground where so many lost their lives. It was similar to how I felt walking through the Roman Forum and thinking Julius Caesar had walked there. We Yanks have such a short history. Monument to the Civil War Veterans of the 111th New Yor
  4. This one has a personal connection, as my husband and I frequent the dry cleaners run by the deceased soldier's parents and surviving brother - Even though the intent of the photo was to honor her, her son, and her family, I felt almost like a voyeur taking this photo on assignment as the pain in her eyes was palpable. Gold star mother Soon Chay whose son, Army SSgt Kyu Hyuk Chay was killed in Afghanistan, being comforted by Hillary Clinton during a Memorial Day celebration in which a bridge in the town was named after her son. SSgt Kyu Hyuk Chay, an army cryptographer who survived his fi
  5. Excellent choice. It's really a great topic for what we aim to do with our images, convey that emotion. Your examples reminded me of seeing the rows of crosses and the occasional Stars of David at Normandy on a 3-week trip I took to France, back in 1989. My Great-Uncle Bill, who survived being shot twice in World War II, and who was later a POW, was supposed to land on the beach in Normandy on D-Day with the men under his command, but my aunt almost died in childbirth, so he was kept back and instead ended up in the Japanese theater. All his men died there, and it haunted him, so
  6. Atlas Obscura: Stories June 10, 2019 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/alang-shipyard-market Dinodia Photos/Alamy: here is the 2nd photo: CE763B
  7. Atlas Obscura: Stories 6/10/19 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/alang-shipyard-market Dinodia Photos/Alamy: See the second one in reply below. I still lose what I type when I try to include a second photo.
  8. Works great actually, although with pix that have nice bokeh or night scenes I've used it selectively with either the radial filter, graduated filter or the brush tool. So much better than the clarity slider which was always too much IMHO. I bumped some up to 50 or more with texture and they are all online, but not here yet. Alamy thought I overdid one, first fail in years, so yes, worth being cautious but really it works well. My Sony A7rii has so much texture in the photos to begin with, I think I went a little crazy. I'd been working on artsy stuff & textured walls right beforehand and
  9. Some good news for those of us who shoot travel photography. Personally, I've seen my book photo sales continue to grow: DK Publishing, Moon, Frommer's, Fodor's, Workman Press all come to mind off the top of my head. Print is not dead! 😎Long live print! https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2018/02/20/so-you-thought-travel-guidebooks-were-dead-guess-again/#b461a9658107 So, go out this weekend and shoot! P.S. I know the story is from last year, but it has a lot of valuable information and also it's a nice positive topic to start the weekend,
  10. KHA, Back when I started in 2006, I vaguely knew RAW existed.but I thought it required fancy software in addition to LR and PS, so I shot only jpegs for a few months, and I also had no idea that I should not be working on my original jpegs. As a consequence, I had some jpegs from Washington DC that I overprocessed. Well, some time after that, I was updating an old LR catalog (LR2 perhaps?) and realized that, while I had finalized some in PS and those changes were set in stone, there were some other images that I had only processed in LR and I was able to take them back to their original
  11. You can also download small versions of the photos by finding them on Alamy with the file# and then use those images when you do a google images or tin eye search. I cycle through mine periodically. Sometimes things from years ago suddenly show up. I just found a "presentation use" on a German website - so I think a bigger pricetag is in order. We'll see what happens.
  12. It sounds like maybe you were looking at the Total CTR column - that's the click through rate for all contributors for that search, which would be 50% or 2/4. You want to look at the column Your CTR. It's an easy mistake to make.
  13. You can import photos into LR at their current location, which means you won't need to make a second copy if the DNG files are in a folder you want to work from. Remember that Lightroom points to your files, they are not actually in the catalog. Be careful what you delete. I always work in RAW ( I have the LR/PS CC subscription as well as Capture One - free for Sony owners unless you upgrade to get the RAW converter for other cameras). Capture One does a really nice job on RAW files - I got the A7rii last year then spent a small fortune upgrading my computer, which saves tons of ti
  14. Hey all you Yanks, Canadians, and other non-UK folks (i don't want to list everyplace and leave just one person out) - we can all apply for the German payback scheme via DACS if we have published work that is eligible. I replied to the DACS email I received and here's what they said: "Thank you for your email. Yes, you can apply for these royalties. I believe what the term UK-based on the information we provided refers to, is that the artist claims Payback through DACS, so is therefore represented by DACS – I think it has got lost a little in translation fro
  15. Hey all you Yanks, Canadians, and other non-UK folks (i don't want to list everyplace and leave just one person out) - we can all apply for the German payback scheme via DACS if we have published work that is eligible. I replied to the DACS email I received and here's what they said: "Thank you for your email. Yes, you can apply for these royalties. I believe what the term UK-based on the information we provided refers to, is that the artist claims Payback through DACS, so is therefore represented by DACS – I think it has got lost a little in translation fro
  16. You know you get a greenie for that 😎 Hope the move goes well.
  17. I won't comment on how little I know about Canadian history, but I do recall being confused when we drove up to Quebec when I was a kid, not by Canada, but by the fact that there were so many farms, and mountains, and so much empty space in New York as we headed north for hours. Growing up in NYC, I was completely ignorant about what upstate NY looked like. So, there's a lot we don't learn in school... Anyway, the reason I'm replying is just to say I was happy to learn your were born on Antigua, reputed to have 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, and a magic green spark up i
  18. Thanks for the reminder! I got the email and I claim DACS myself, but I also read it as only being for UK photographers ... I meant to reply and determine if I was eligible (and had perhaps been mistaken) since I have at least one German publication (the Additional details are in German - I need google translate to read it but can recognize the language). I believe I also have had sales to a UK magazine publisher that also publishes in Germany (I think I saw this when I was searching for UK uses). And I've had images licensed from a German stock site but I don't have any info about
  19. A $245 sale dropped in at the end of the month, so I'm feeling happy about that. While # of sales is half what it was this time last year, gross revenue is actually up 20% from this time last year, making net revenue about even. If I add my iPhone sales, still below last year's numbers, but net revenue a bit higher than last year, so that's positive. But no way to predict how the year will end up. In May 2018 I had 4x as many sales as I did this past month, and I can't count on $$$ sales to make up the revenue difference if sales don't pick up, especially with the 20%
  20. Nice end of the month popped in $245. It's my hubby at the Grand Canyon so hoping I find it in use it would be fun to know where it ends up.
  21. So, it turns out that I think good ole Alamy made a mistake - seriously. The photo they rejected is of the Churchill Downs racetrack and the dirt is a yellowy color with specks of black throughout. I think they thought the black was noise. Have any of you ever questioned them before? Not really sure if I just leave it out and resubmit the rest or ask the QC folks to take a second look. Even if I shrink it down from 120+MB to 17MB those flecks of black still show. Passed elsewhere with no problems. Thanks Michael. Forwarded her the info but I know it's the middle of the night there
  22. MDM, can you give me your name & shoot me an email - I have a friend in the UK who was interested in buying my D700, but the hassle of figuring out overseas shipping and VAT or customs, etc. made it problematic to ship from New York. Not sure if your used D810 would be within her budget but if you shoot me an email mariannecampolongo at mac.com with your contact info and your asking price, I can get in touch with her and put her in touch with you if it's a go. Unless it's already found a home. Thanks.
  23. Well, I'm going to have to downsize some of my images. It's weird, it looks like the night photos I took at ISO2500 actually passed as at least some of them went through first but then one I took at ISO200 failed for noise. I'll have to look closer to figure that one out. Most looked clean to me at the full 7900+ on the long side, and the few that I took very late at night with a midnight blue sky, I knocked down to about 24MP and .they looked clean, I also cropped some down for verticals, and it was one of the daylight photos that failed for noise. Meanwhile they all passed in a few hours els
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