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  1. Good topic, though I’ve nearly 800 images with the tag ‘sign’ to choose from!
     

    An unusual signpost.

    old-man-with-beard-looking-puzzled-about


    Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia 

    wooden-sign-with-latitude-and-longitude-


    And, on the other side of the world, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

    information-board-latitude-and-longitude

     

     

     

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  2. 1 hour ago, Bryan said:

    Times online 11th

     

    Scotland

     

    SALLY ANDERSON/ALAMY Children home schooling in garden - can't find it

     

    Thanks Bryan! Thats

    2BJ48W6 Camptoun, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. 28th Apr, 2020. A community in lockdown: residents in a small rural community are using WhatsApp to share knowledge (eg about local deliveries) and resources by lending each other things they need. Residents show what life in lockdown is like for them. Pictured (L to R): Imogen, Eva and Louisa. Imogen and Louisa are twins aged 11 years in P7. They may miss the normal transition to high school. Eva is in S2 and 13 years old. They are home schooling

     

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  3. 10 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

    I would have thought with the amount of sales you have had it would be much higher!

    In comparison if you are talking about April CTR, mine was 1.04

     

    Yes, my CTR is stubbornly low despite a lot of work culling tags to make them as specific as possible. But I have noticed my images appearing relatively high up on search terms. I think the kernel must be in Alamys’ comment that CTR is only a part of the overall ranking.

    And my CTR has since dropped below 0.60 anyway. I’ve long since given up worrying about it.


  4. 10 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:


    Don’t you mean 200 million?  It’s now up to 201+ million images

    I do indeed. And yes, the numbering is of course for stock as well as live news, but since most people aren’t going out and about as much, either they are taking lots more other kinds of photos (eg indoors) and more than usual (which I doubt), or the real increase is in the ‘news’ opportunities in its widest sense that the current situation offers. A lot of people have commented how important it is to document it, and I agree. I spent yesterday taking photos of my neighbours in a project to document their lives in lockdown. We started using WhatsApp to share knowledge about local businesses that are now doing home deliveries, and more importantly to lend each other things. This has ranged from courgette seeds to window sealant, plus advice about how to fix things. These are mostly people I never usually see. The project has inspired them and they are continuing to come up with some great ideas for photos! The current fine weather helps so I can do it all outdoors at an appropriate distance.

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  5. Alamy recently topped 2 million images. I have noticed the batch number assigned to my live news submissions rising dramatically. I did a rough and ready calculation. On March 23rd - lockdown day - my submission number was 9961426. Today it was 10191947. That means, I think, that there have been 230521 submissions to Live News since lockdown began. And anywhere between 1 and dozens of images in each batch. Lockdown seems to have been a news catalyst.


  6. 7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

    Allan, as you might imagine, there is normally a line of tourists waiting to do snapshots of themselves in front of these statues, even in the rain. The combo of the lockdown and the lovely spring weather is opportubity. But frankly, it's an opportunity I would rather not have. 

     

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    The only way I could get a photo of these guys without tourists in the shot (no matter how long I waited) when I visited Liverpool was to zoom in, but not really what I wanted.


  7. Unfortunately it’s not just the public ‘having a go‘. I was quizzed as to how far I had travelled to take a photo that appeared in a national newspaper by another photographer who also deigned to tell me the ‘rules’, presumably just in case I didn’t know them. The fact that I walked probably less than 200m from my house is irrelevant. Have we really got to the point of a ‘lockdown inquisition’? Please can we be grown ups.

     

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  8. 2 hours ago, Bryan said:

     

    Times online 25th

    Scotland

    SALLY ANDERSON East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. 15th April 2020. UK Weather: In the distance, the mothballed Fred Olsen cruise ships are anchored in the Firth of Forth out of service due to the Covid-19 pandemic

    SALLY ANDERSON  North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. 20th April 2020. UK Weather: Sunshine and a completely clear blue sky in the seaside town but the beautiful beaches are almost deserted with the few people exercising maintaining an appropriate social distance. People walking on the beach - Image ID: 2BG1TN5

     

    Many thanks again Bryan.

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