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Gorilla Dave

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  1. Washed out ? Anyone else think the thumbnails and zoomed images looked a bit washed out ?
  2. …some people on the forum have complained about quick fixes/bodges applied to Measures in the past – now some are complaining about the estimated three month wait for a proper fix. If you’ve never worked in IT how can you have any idea what’s involved ? Or even, if you have worked in IT but never worked on Alamy’s systems, how can you have any idea what’s involved ? I’m a contrib since 2005/06 but never built a large port’, partly because I’ve being busy elsewhere working in IT. I didn’t expect to find myself defending Alamy but; hey guys, stop whinging about measures !
  3. Well HEY ! I’m so glad Alamy Measures is chuggered again… things were getting so dull in the forum ! GD
  4. …see under “What should I shoot?” It now includes… “The IT Manager”
  5. I’ve seen a couple of other web-sites doing the same thing. I think it’s supposed to be ‘on-trend’, y’now, hip, cool, web-designer-chic type of thing ! I’ve not met anyone other than a web-designer or a gullible account executive who thinks that video on the landing page is in any way attractive - it may take a while for them to realise that ‘different’ isn’t always better. Personally, I think its god awful appallingly bad.
  6. Many thanks DJ. I'll not join in the specualtion about the political affiliation of any rats thay may be involved ! GD
  7. apologies for not paying attention - but what is this 'storage fee' you speak of ? GD
  8. ...you may have already been to this site, but they have some good illustrations and tips on identification. I would agree with Essex Skipper https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/small-skipper https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/essex-skipper
  9. ...with a new contract designed to drive away suppliers, and a new front screen designed to drive away customers, maybe this is all part of what the board think of as an “innovative and disruptive strategy” ? GD
  10. I heard the other thread got locked because Netflix have bought the rights to turn it into a tv series. They’re just not sure whether to turn it into a SitCom or a Costume Drama. “Oh Mr D’Arcy! How shamelessly have you seized upon my 10% ! “ “Speak not maid, for I shall ruthlessly endeavour to propagate thine images o’er all these shires for want of ne’re but a shilling ! “ [theme tune & credits]
  11. That's nonsense. Perhaps they've got another job that pays better than stock photography.
  12. I found this group of pictures by accident while keyword testing some of my own. The extended search phrase (below) is taken from the caption of the found images. The search returns over 16,000 images. I was curious, and it looks like there are roughly 10 or 12 images, each of which has over 1,000 duplicates. This may be a result of a glitch in the upload process, or maybe something else. Try a search using the following phrase in full… then come back and have a go with the shortened version (and then scroll down and click on to page 10) The art of beautifying sub
  13. Dear Alamy, I only have a small set of images with Alamy but I normally manage above average CTR, and the number of sales per annum is above what I might expect. ( last 5 yrs - average 6 sales per annum from 390 images). All my images are exclusive. I would probably fall into the Silver category. My best sale was an advertising sale for $3900 (gross); through a distributor, so I got 40% of that. I’d like to do more like that, but if I did, my cut would be only 20%. There is no incentive for small contributors or for new contributors to join in. I do
  14. I’ve been aware of the blog but not paid a lot of attention - when I have, it has sometimes seemed a bit superficial – so for me, perhaps a bit more research and a bit more detail in the blog pieces would be good. One comment in this thread suggested more insight into how the Live News Desk operates. I’m not part of the Live News but I can understand that comment. I would like to be able to get more ‘inside the head’ of picture researchers and picture buyers. We know they’re looking for ‘lively, vibrant, blah blah blah’; but some specific examples of things that they have really
  15. Many thanks Wim! I will follow your link to the add-ins for Firefox. Best regards GD
  16. Is there a spellchecker in Alamy Image Manager ? I've never seen it as a feature when i'm adding tags and captions. I always have to double-check for typos. Is there a secret way to switch it on !?
  17. The dog is saying... “I don’t care WHAT the deal is… I’m sleeping on my own tonight.”
  18. I thought we should all hear this again from last Christmas ! many thanks to Shergar! best regards to all !!!
  19. The Guardian newspaper (print) UK, p37 2D56X99 - Chris Strickland / Alamy Stock Photo Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK. 24th September 2020. The Borders town of Hawick.
  20. Similar story here on the BBC website... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-54175441 ...thought you might find it interesting if you've not seen it already.
  21. …given that your first pic was expertly spotted by Mr Standfast as a scene in Edinburgh; I wondered if the other two might be in the same city. In the picture with a couple walking away in the foreground, I reckon there might be the profile of a castle on the horizon; which might place the scene somewhere in Edinburgh Old Town, maybe on the Royal Mile. You would need someone who knows Edinburgh better than I do to confirm the idea; or possibly Edinburgh tourist board or Museum (?) GD
  22. I wonder if the original was onto glass plate, and the copies you have are commercial prints from the original ? And the pattern of dots is the result of the print reproduction process at the printers rather than being a technique used by the photographer. GD
  23. Are you uploading the same three images each time ? Try uploading three different images. Watch the upload process carefully and be sure they all upload correctly. If they upload correctly they will be examined by QC. Note – to be sure you get replies this type of query should be posted in the "Community support: ask the forum" section of the forum.
  24. Here's an interesting list of British bricklaying terms... the terminology may also apply in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_British_bricklaying i'd guess the pattern up the corners of the chimney might be call 'dog tooth', while the other bricks sticking out of the main faces might be described as 'decorative protruding headers' or 'decorative projecting headers'. GD
  25. Interesting ! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53821146 GD
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