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  1. I think I may have to avoid Washington Square Park altogether these days... not to mention many streets on the way from the Village to Soho. Really bad day today. I went down there 10:30 am and came back 2:30 pm. Sightings included... one guy barely on his feet high on something. At least his eyes were closed and he wasn't on the move. Then a beggar came into a deli while I was buying a banana. I saw two more beggars and two definitely crazy guys.. one was shadowboxing with a lamppost. The east side of the park is pretty OK but now the west side --- even along the edge and the corner with the chessboard tables is full of sketchy characters. Sad. I know I am not "politically correct" calling these guys beggars but I'm feeling out of sorts about what is happening to my city.



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  2. 5 hours ago, Sybille Reuter said:

    Hmmm... I'll check in safari from an iPad later, maybe the page is rendered differently based on device/OS... Maybe do a search for jpg? 


    I'm not using an iPad. I still have the original one and hardly ever use it. I'm on a MacBook Air. Later when I have some time I'll look again. Maybe I missed something.



  3. 13 hours ago, Sybille Reuter said:

    Oh cool! Yeah it's for last resort (or what the insert button should do for us 😁)... If you want to try getting the link from the source after all - I just checked, in safari apparently you have to enable viewing source first. 


    So you'd follow this: https://www.macintoshhowto.com/advanced/how-to-view-page-source.html

    Then just command f for "pop-img", and voilà the url, and you should be able to click it too. 


    But now really: 🐯🐹🍊🎃🍁


    I tried that again and I did see a clickable address but it just took me to my preview page and when I copied it it wouldn't work for insert URL in the forum. I've made a note of the address you gave me before in case I need it.





  4. 28 minutes ago, Sybille Reuter said:

    Don't worry everyone I saw the unghastly versions of everything (although I thought the elongated wildfire sky looked very impressive!) 


    Just to add more confusion or maybe help for those who can't copy the url from the website (i.e. not in your image manager and then change zooms to comp - in case you want the url of someone else's image @NYCat) : my rather eccentric workflow is to copy the image url straight out of the html 🤷‍♀️   


    I'm not understanding this. So if I go to one of your images.... what next? What am I copying? From where?



  5. 3 hours ago, The Blinking Eye said:


    I understand almost none of this. It's like you are speaking a foreign language. (except for Safari and Mac, I use Firefox on a Mac). What is the "image manager"? You mean the Alamy Image Manager?


    Yes. When the image is enlarged in the Alamy Image Manager (click on the + sign) you can right-click and get the little menu that allows copying of the URL. It's probably the same menu that Lars sees in his method. I do use Safari but I'm sure it works the same way in Firefox.



  6. I just got some good news about a cat-sitting client. I was asked to start taking care of her cat because she was in the hospital for "something serious" and would be having surgery. Today I got an email informing me that it was a benign brain tumor and she is doing well. Sounds like a really frightening experience -- for her and for her family. The kitty is a sweetheart and I get to continue to take care of her for now.



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  7. 11 hours ago, cbimages said:

    A female Australian Peewee, also called a Magpie Lark + the head of a chick. This comes with a "so far" nice story. The nest is quite high in a neighbour's tree, just over our back fence. Two days after I shot this, the chick came out of the nest, it is not fledged. We found it late in the evening and kept it in care overnight. Early yesterday morning we went and bought a hanging planter lined with coconut fibre and put the basket and chick in direct line of the nest. Both parents immediately came and started feeding the chick. It is still going, and growing well. And I have been helping the parents with extra food, as they still have another baby in the nest. It's little wing and tail feathers are growing, but I'm guessing it needs 2-3 more days to fledge. So there's still a long way for it to go, and hubby & I are spending a lot of time running outside when the parents give an alarm call, as there are many predator birds about.



    What a nice story (and photo).



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  8. Thank you, Cecile. We are getting nests every year. You will notice they used some untraditional nest material of blue and white plastic. I'm a couple of blocks from Washington Square and I think they see us as a safe nook away from a lot of people. They don't stick around once the babes have left the nest.



  9. 8 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:


    I had a friend (I thought) who would laugh at my stories, then repeat them to the doctor we worked for with eye rolls and grimaces, a making fun of way, making me sound like I was dumber than a hog. Right in front of me. I quit telling her anything.
    Ed has a great dry, wry sense of humor. He pokes fun at himself like I do. Except mine is more slapstick. 🤪


    This has somehow made me think of a Southern expression I just learned. "Don't spit in my face and tell me it's raining." Those Southern expressions are the best.



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  10. Oh my goodness, Wim. My head is spinning. I am using Safari on a Mac and my method is to enlarge the image in the image manager and right-click to copy the URL. The images are smaller but I can make them bigger (and squashed) by changing zooms to comp (or the other way around) in the URL The vertical images don't get squashed so I usually do change the URL for them.



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  11. One plan I haven't acted on yet is to look at what I have on my hard drive but have never uploaded. In the time of travel for me I concentrated on those images but I know I also took some images around the city that should be uploaded. But I am very lazy about the whole process so don't upload a lot. 





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  12. Welcome. Don't worry about discovery. It is very misleading. Putting tags that are not really accurate can hurt you a lot more than having only a few tags. Just put the relevant tags of what is actually in the image. Do add plurals where appropriate. Someone might search for "cat" or "cats". Add the location in caption and tags if it is relevant. Try to think like a buyer and what words they would be using to find your image.



  13. 5 hours ago, rickygui said:

    Wim you are quite right about the restoration schemes, mainly transform into commercial space usage, residential, bars and restaurants etc. it will be too painful to demolish what our forefathers had given us. 


    Tiles are mainly used for restoration work for older houses/temples before the modern architecture kicks in. Orange tiles (red clay) also looks attractive in a way but i don't think that's the main reason because is only for street appeal and increase of property value visually. But factoring the cost and energy efficient, easy to replace broken tiles than replace the entire roof when damage. There are a lot of technical benefits that are too long to go on. 

    Even Raffles Hotel (c.1887) here when doing refurnished work for a few years, the roof were changed to a new set of orange tiles, i remember the workers up there laying it piece by piece. 


    Thank you for the explanation. It makes sense. I think for the aerial views in which a significant portion of the image shows the roofs it would make sense to include "orange tile roofs". I think in places like Pacific Palisades, California with Spanish tile roofs there is an aesthetic goal but it certainly makes sense that tiles are very practical.



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