Rubens Alarcon

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  1. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California
  2. News Images sent to QC

    All my images have just been approved by QC. I hope yours will go through.
  3. News Images sent to QC

    Exactly what happened to me. Remembrance Day images uploaded as news feed the same day (Nov/11th). They all appeared in the news feed and on sale on Saturday. Then Sunday they appeared in AIM, and are still waiting for QC. Here is Alamy's reply to the e-mail I sent them: Thanks for the mail – unfortunately the weekend shifters are no longer on desk & having had a quick look in your account dashboard your most recent uploads are appearing as ‘stock’ – if the picture desk editor had removed them they should have advised you (but it is very dependent on workload!) Apologies for any inconvenience,
  4. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Landmannalaugar, Iceland
  5. QC Time

    My Saturday submission has just passed.
  6. QC Time

    I'm also waiting since Saturday.
  7. Adobe's new LR "strategy"??

    LR6 (desktop version - perpetual license) support/updates will eventually cease. There will be no Lightroom 7. I'm not prepared to keep paying Adobe a monthly subscription fee, specially with the potential for increases in the future. Regarding image processing, it is just the way the RAW processor converts the images. There is something in the algorithm that renders foliage and finer details with a "mushy" look. There is also an issue with the sharpening. You cannot approach sharpening the same way you'd do with a Canon or Nikon shot. I find that I get better sharpening results (closer to the jpegs produced by the camera) with RAW files when I limit the sharpening Amount to a maximum of 10, and the radius to about 0.8. I can then move the Detail slider way up to 100, if necessary. Using a "standard" DSLR sharpening setting, where you move the Amount slider up, will produce artifacts in the image (people call them "worms"). If you do a Google search for "lightroom fujifilm worms" you'll find more information. Don't worry too much. I've been using the X-T2 since November of last year, and many of my images here were taken with the Fuji. ALL of them were processed using Lightroom. I have not touched my Nikon gear since then. I'm pleased with the camera compactness and the images it produces, but it is possible to get more details using Iridient X-Transformer (a plug-in for Lightroom) or the stand alone Iridient Developer application. Would most people notice the difference? I doubt it. My advice is that if you prefer using only Lightroom to process your images, do not apply conventional sharpening to your Fuji files to avoid issues with the rendered image.
  8. Adobe's new LR "strategy"??

    Well, this direction being taken by Adobe is leading me to test Capture One, specially because I'm not really happy with how LR handles Fuji files. I have a trip coming up next week. When I come back I'll download the trial and give it a try.
  9. In the green

    Over 60%. Maybe this is what we should be looking for: - Do the "in the green" images proportionally generate more zooms? - Do they proportionally generate more sales? So, if you have 60% greens, and 70% of your sales are from green images, that would be an indication that they are more efficient in terms of generating income. My portfolio is fairly small, and I know zooms are not directly related to sales. So far my "in the green images" have proportionally generated more zooms, but odd enough, proportionally less sales. These are early results, so someone with a larger portfolio might have more reliable numbers.
  10. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Oregon coast road
  11. personal websites

    I've been considering Photoshelter and Photodeck for my site. Based on what has been said here, it appears that Photoshelter is going in the wrong direction. I'd be interested in knowing what others have to say about this and if anybody has any experience (negative or positive) with Photodeck.
  12. Favourite images uploaded in October 2017

    Hellnar, Iceland
  13. New dedicated language sites

    You can configure your keyboard for "English-International Keyboard". That way, you only have to type: ' + c = ç ' + e = é ` + e = è ' + a = á ~ + a = ã ^ + e = ê and so on...
  14. New dedicated language sites

    If the user is accessing the Spanish site, it is reasonable to assume he/she is a Spanish speaker, so the use of the comma is correct. A comma replaces the decimal point in Spanish, and in many other languages, including Portuguese, my mother tongue.
  15. Post some of your Fall Autumn photos

    Central Park, NY Bridal Veil Falls Trail, Oregon London, Ontario, Canada Central Park, NY
  16. Show the latest image that you sold on Alamy in September. (1 per day)

    Editorial - Education
  17. September Photo Challenge - Critters

    Three from me: A not so lucky critter: An adopted critter: A critter taking a selfie:
  18. googleads........

    I'm not sure if it will help on this case, but extensions like this one - that I use - ( are a good way of minimizing intrusion on your browsing activities. I also have a VPN app installed in my computers and other devices. I use this one:
  19. July Challenge - Street Art

    Three from me.
  20. Alamy Measures - inconsistent?

    My zooms have also declined considerably, but none of my sales are for images that have been zoomed. I'm just worried about my CTR...
  21. Pool for June 2017 Challenge - Festivals

    Congratulations, Stacy! Well deserved. By the way, congratulations also on the great portfolio you have at I really enjoyed seeing the shots you posted.
  22. Pool for June 2017 Challenge - Festivals

    Thank you for including one of my images.
  23. XT2, possibly

    Right now half of the images I uploaded to Alamy were taken with the X-T2. 100% approval rate. I have no issues with the images, colours or otherwise. I do not sharpen them in Lightroom or in any other software as I think the RAW files converted in Lightroom are sharp enough for Alamy. I was able to get sharper results with Iridient, but have not spent much time playing with it.
  24. Sale yes, zoom - no....

    I had two sales in May, none of the images were zoomed. Also, none of the zooms I ever had resulted in sales... so far...