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Everything posted by Marianne

  1. Quite a horse race 😎 Thanks for choosing one of mine! I helped you out with a tie-breaker but it was a tough choice - I like all the finalists!
  2. Nearly as old as I am! I was thinking of "The Spy Who Loved Me" and how long ago I went on my first date - my mother drove us to the movies LOL - but I was wrong again about the movie - it was actually "Live and Let Die." They may be formulaic, but I always love a good Bond flick. Sean Connery is still my fave. You youngsters don't know what you're missing! Never Say Never...
  3. Edo, LOL I was diagnosed with two different language processing learning disabilities at the ripe old age of 48 (along with ADHD), after 15 years as a trial attorney in NYC, arguing in court and writing lots of appellate briefs and motions, not to mention editing some for the partners I worked for, at their request, and I have been working as a freelance writer and editor for years. Sometimes we just learn to adapt because we don't know any better. 😎Hope I'm still taking pix when I' m 84! I don't feel qualified to comment on your portfolio except to say two thumbs up!
  4. Not sure where you have the measurements - but your site in progress looks wonderful so far! I'd contact contributor relations as suggested. I have some wildflowers found by the side of a lake in NY that look somewhat similar to some of yours and hope it'll give me a place to start. I wish I'd majored in botany although I do love looking through some huge books of flowers I bought from the remainder table back when you could actually walk into a bookstore and browse. Nice site - and please keep become a forum regular!
  5. I was thinking that being in the US might be the difference. Hopefully it'll be down for you soon! It would be nice to collect something and not just do all that work simply to get an image taken down.
  6. My new grandson - the only pix I'm allowed to post. Too bad he is the smiliest cutest baby ever.
  7. I get an error message. I was able to drag the screen into my reply and as you can see the the URL showed the :large after the jpg but I got image not found I'm using Chrome on a MAC. No clue why that would make any difference. I was on twitter earlier today, but I was using LR and PS and did just restart my MAC. This pbs.twimg.com page can’t be found No webpage was found for the web address:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuN-yJ0WkAAK4X1.jpg:large HTTP ERROR 404
  8. I could not drag an image in using Safari, but was able to add this one using Chrome. I wish they would fix it so that we can more easily add images again. Anyway, I am waiting for one of my photos to show up in the database, it passed QC today. Here's another meanwhile: Pollen covered eastern carpenter bee Xylocopa virginica feeds on bee balm Monarda didyma
  9. Wonderful capture LOL - it looks like a cartoon - fabulous! Lots of excellent photos here but had to a special thanks for this one for giving me a good laugh today! Guess this one posted twice too - it seems that I can't get the forum to work with Safari. Anyway, drag and drop in Chrome seems to be the only way to paste.
  10. Couldn't get the photo to post - didn't realize double post till now
  11. Wonderful capture LOL - it looks like a cartoon - fabulous! Lots of excellent photos here but had to a special thanks for this one for giving me a good laugh today!
  12. Just a placeholder - got notice that image T17R29 was approved. Still waiting for it to show up online.
  13. I've sent you an email. I got a warning that your email address did not appear to be valid, but it seems to have gone, so please hit reply to the email if you get it - and if not reply here.
  14. Most agencies let you advise them not to distribute your photos to the same place, though I guess if you have many different ones on different agencies it's worth the risk. Tough to get a percentage of the 40% though.
  15. Hope all of you who are ailing feel better soon. Some good advice here for ideas of what to shoot. You have some lovely shots of scenic areas and I would definitely say start with or add more to POD sites and look into local galleries/shops/etc. While prices for stock photography have stayed at the same level or dropped drastically, as prices for everything else around us seem to rise, prices for gift items and prints are not dropping, and processing and uploading beautiful images can also lift the spirits as can getting out and walking on the beach to take more when you feel up to
  16. Agree with what everyone here has told you - from the fact that "discoverability" is just asking for keyword spamming and IMHO should be removed, or at least should only take into account whether you've added 10 "supertags," that the keyword tool can help you discover relevant words you may have missed, but do not be tempted to chose 50 if your image doesn't warrant it, and especially Joseph's comment that you learn so much from keywording. I'm an info junkie and love researching my images. Some days I wish I'd majored in botany but I've gotten quite the education about the natural world, trav
  17. I just saw that 11 of your photos are in Live News, so perhaps they edited down the number you sent? They told me that 10 images was usually a good number when I asked recently, and perhaps that explains the response. Live News is the one place where they do edit what goes on the site. I've uploaded and had many more accepted at times, but I think 10 is a good rule of thumb, with a few more if you have a lot of variety. The time difference works against us here in the US as far as News is concerned, which is why I sometimes use my iPhone for the quick upload, but I'd suggest that
  18. I'm surprised at the response you received. I've been with Live News since they started in 2010 and like you I am in the US. Here's my experience, which should explain my surprise: Although Alamy has never licensed an image as breaking news, many have been licensed subsequently, including years after the fact. Some of my images were certainly news that might appeal to a wide audience - e.g. political figures such as Bill and Hillary Clinton - I live in the same home town they do in the NY suburbs, so even our local Memorial Day Parade has been news when the
  19. Thanks again! Me too - it's the first one I've had reported. I was reading the article and never heard of Wainscott NY, though I've lived here over half a century - turns out it's a hamlet in East Hampton, which makes sense since the Hamptons and all of Long Island have some of the best beaches anywhere. Looking at home prices I'm not surprised that California, your home state, is still the most expensive. I spent my junior year at Pomona College and even though I was used to the relatively high home prices in suburban Westchester County in NY, I was shocked by how expensive homes in Ca
  20. Thanks Lisa. I knew the location of this image (a small town not far from the Rhode Island border) was not the most expensive town in Connecticut -but was surprised it was Darien rather than Greenwich, CT, although both are beautiful towns, and both are NYC suburbs. Anyhow, thanks for finding my photo.
  21. Chuck, I'm always willing to listen to your advice. You've been at this a long time. We may not always see eye to eye, but I'm an open minded person and I am always eager to learn. As Michael says, the retina screens are unique. I'm quite used to them as my current 2018 MacBook Pro is my second one. I had a 13" MackBook Pro before this one, great for travel but definitely very small for checking image sharpness even at 200%, though I often used it on the road and never a fail here as a result. I mostly use my old 27" iMac to check sharpness and for detailed editing, but using the
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