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Vincent Lowe

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  1. Guardian online, 19 Oct - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/19/meet-the-morrises-uk-retail-billionaires-home-bargains RWXTK8 - Matthew Ashmore - Home Bargains store in Reading, UK
  2. Bad news I'm afraid.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49944739
  3. Below your avatar on this forum you will see 'images: 547'. Click on the number and it will take you to all your images. Copy the resulting link from your browser, like this.... https://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?&xstx=0&userid={BB420B65-C157-4CDD-9692-CCB0D252684E}&name=Chris+Kewish&st=12 Edit - or if you want a shorter version I use TinyURL - https://tinyurl.com/yyo5dyyo
  4. Blimey.. I'm in the wrong business....! Exactly my sentiments. Edit - though I suppose a tour like this might get you into places that aren't usually accessible.
  5. Not my sort of thing but it might be of interest to someone - Liverpool Street Photography Seems a bit steep to me, especially for non RPS members, but then I don't do this sort of thing so what do I know.
  6. Can't answer about the bullet holes but I notice that the winged lion symbol is very similar to the Winged Lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice, which may be of interest (though the Venice lion is standing).... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Saint_Mark
  7. Thanks all - wheatear it is. Incidentally, a few minutes before I took this I had disturbed a white-tailed eagle which had been perched on the cliff top. Very well camouflaged and I didn't see it until it moved but I couldn't have been more than 20 feet away. Of course, by the time my brain kicked in and I'd fumbled about with the camera it was half way to the Western Isles (did I mention I'm hopeless with birds?). Quite a sight though.
  8. Can anyone identify this bird for me please - I've tried the bird ID sites but I can't quite pin it down (I'm hopeless with birds). On a cliff top near Waterstein Head, Isle of Skye, early April. Thanks. Edit - is it a Wheatear?
  9. I've figured it out. Basically, Adobe Bridge will allow the same keyword to be entered multiple times. See below - I've entered the word 'test' five times directly into the Bridge metadata panel. Bridge and Exiftool show the five keywords but IMatch (plus Windows and others) ignore the duplicates. This came about because I had entered some keywords in the wrong files so I had Bridge and IMatch open at the same time and was using copy/paste to transfer the keywords to the correct files. I must have somehow pasted the keywords back into Bridge - not sure how but I'll not be using this method again so I'm not going to waste any time trying to remember. Incidentally, in Bridge if you switch to the 'Keywords' workspace and try to enter a duplicate it throws up a warning and won't allow the duplicate to be entered. But using the default 'Essentials' workspace you can enter a keyword as many times as you like with no warnings. Bizarre or what?
  10. I keyword my images with IMatch and later, while I was viewing a folder in Adobe Bridge, I noticed that on some files (but not all) the keywords were showing twice. I viewed one of the files in both Bridge and IMatch at the same time and took a screenshot - see below. On the left is the Bridge metadata panel and on the right is IMatch. If I open the file in Photoshop, that is also showing double keywords but other non-Adobe software (IMatch 5, IMatch 3, Windows Explorer) just shows a single set of keywords. Anyone else come across this 'feature'?
  11. According to the Urban Dictionary 'buters' is a French verb meaning 'to bump into (something)' - perhaps that's how they drive in Slough....😀
  12. As Harry says, the DPI Resolution setting is just a scaling factor which determines the size of a printed image. Here's some screen shots from Photoshop - as you can see I've altered the Resolution figure from 72 to 300 ('Resample' unchecked). The image file size is unchanged (68.7M) and the pixel size hasn't changed (6000 x 4000) - only the printed size, in inches, has changed. So, yes, it's a non-issue for Alamy. I hope that makes it a bit clearer. Edit - Photoshop calls it Pixels/Inch but it's the same thing.
  13. The Guardian - Swedish mountain loses highest peak title due to global heating Folio Images - FBA8XR - Kebnekaise mountain, Sweden, Lapland https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/06/sweden-kebnekaise-mountain-loses-highest-peak-title-global-heating I nearly climbed that mountain many years ago but we got beaten back by the weather - not much sign of global heating on that occasion..!
  14. While searching on Google images for some of my recent sales I came across one of mine on the BBC News/Brasil site - RYDR9W - Unicorn Tapestries in the Queen's Inner Hall, Stirling Castle, Scotland. There are four more Alamy 'unicorn' photos used in the article (in Portuguese, about the unicorn being a symbol of Scotland) - Lucian Milasan - FT9XBW - Detail of Edinburgh coat of arms. Doug Houghton - BJ987R - Palace gates at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh (BTW Doug if you see this - it should be 'wrought' iron, not 'rot'). Pep Masip - JAFW81 - HMS Unicorn restored as a floating museum in Dundee. Stockimages - ANT3MY - Ornamental Unicorn, Mercat cross, Royal Mile, Edinburgh https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/vert-tra-48278296
  15. BBC - Author and scriptwriter of Doctor Who, Terrance Dicks, who died today. F1P9YT - Pete Jenkins https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49555763
  16. Item seven, 'How to sell images on Alamy'... "We don’t need you to upload your releases, all you need to do is annotate your images in the image manager to say that you have one available. We’ll get in touch to ask you for a copy if a customer or lawyer requests to see it." https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-images/model-property-releases-stock-images/?section=7 Edit - just realised you posted that way back in February, so apologies if you've already found it.
  17. Back to the weather - in 2016 I did the Gobbins Cliff Path walk in Northern Ireland. You have to book in advance so have to take pot luck with the weather and I got the short straw - it was a dull and misty day with the mist literally down to sea level. I've had six sales from that walk...
  18. It was very nearly this (2nd photo)..... https://medium.com/@maybe_daisy/buildings-planned-but-never-built-393c43bf8799 Weather - it usually improves as soon as the school holidays are over....😎
  19. https://lloyds-printers.myshopify.com/products/personalised-hen-party-masks
  20. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/inquest-opens-death-teacher-greater-16710799
  21. John Wilfred Hinde "If he found something unpleasant or out of place in his pictures, he could simply cover it up or move it to get the best shot. So common was this practice that he kept a saw in the back of his car so that, if there happened to be an unsightly object in the view of his camera, he would chop down a nearby rhododendron bush and use it to conceal the eyesore."
  22. Manchester Evening News 27 July - Biker's Miracle escape on M6..... W53C8J, W53C9H, W53CAD (twice) - MediaWorldImages / Alamy Live News https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bikers-miracle-escape-on-m6-16655254
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