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  1. Well the photos are now on Alamy. I’ve been told that the person who owns the field had already contacted the police, who apparently came yesterday and moved them to a barn to await the attention of a wildlife officer. Here is one of the photos. Not too gruesome I hope. I realised I did already have a dead animal in my portfolio, which I had forgotten about. It’s a dead chicken hanging as a warning to dog owners to keep them on the lead. Whether dead animals are saleable remains to be seen
  2. However, if they are still marked as 'Not on Sale' then either you've missed putting a caption on or you have fewer than 5 keywords. That is the minimum for them to go on sale, and without those they wont be on sale, even when the system updates in 24 hours.
  3. Agree with all of that. As I have said in other posts before, Alamy doesn’t really provide enough information and examples to help contributors.
  4. Works great. We have had some really dreary dull (we’d call them ‘dreich’ North of the Border) days recently, and today was another. I took a few photos and used the Prolost dehaze (up to +14), and the resulting clarity is brilliant.
  5. Cheers. I’ve emailed both Police Scotland and SNH, and put the photos into QC. Thanks everyone.
  6. yes, poisoning was my thought, and I did wonder about alerting someone - just didnt know who! Thanks for the advice.
  7. Ok, thanks. Might as well, I suppose. They are a little gruesome, but not too bad since their bodies are intact.
  8. On a walk the other day I came across two dead deer, lying about 15 feet apart from each other in a field. No apparent injuries or signs of attack, but their eyes had been pecked out. A mystery how they died, and apparently together. Little deterioration on their bodies. I took some photos, but am not sure whether to upload them. I cant quite see what they might be used for. But there are some photos of dead animals on Alamy, though more typically in relation to road kill. Any thoughts about whether to bother uploading or not?
  9. I dint think the quantity matters, as long as you are happy with your processing skills. After one fail early on, I think I know what not to upload. I uploaded mixed photos to being with, but I found it a messy way to view photos on AIM (though I know you can use search to find photos), so now I tend to upload a group of photos that are coherent, eg taken in the same place or for Live News, regardless of how many there are, or if it’s very large, I will split it into two groups.
  10. Definitely not soda or pop. Probably soft drink, or fizzy drink. Unless it is Irn Bru of course, in which case, it’s “made from girders” i realise that most people won’t have a clue what I am talking about. So here’s a video.
  11. Just tried the Prolost dehaze on a few seaside photos taken today (in Alamy Live News) and it certainly works well. Not as good as a slider, as you have to click on different options to adjust the mount of the dehaze, but it's a lot better than having to change my Adobe License. So thanks again to Justin Case for pointing it out.
  12. Another sale for me this month, which makes it my best month ever so far in my 12th month with Alamy. There was at least one advantage of having seats up in the highest row of Centre Court last year!
  13. Great, thanks. I’ve downloaded Prolost dehaze and will give it a try since I don’t have the CC version of Lightroom. Certainly, a dehaze tool looks very worthwhile.
  14. Good topic. My three: Colin Steel, Scottish Jazz musician Tommy Smith, saxophonist, and Brian Kellock, pianist, both Scottish jazz musicians
  15. On a flight to the US, I was being dripped on by water from the overhead locker. Someone had put something in with ice, which of course melted after a while. Neither the very disinterested Virgin stewardesses (who were more interested in having a good natter with each other than attending to customers), nor the owner, were concerned.
  16. A nice sale today. Third so far this month, the most I’ve had in a week ever.
  17. I’m about halfway through editing my images uploaded over the last year, based on what I’ve learned in this forum, and other reading, about keywords and tagging. However, there is still a lot that is simply guesswork. I feel strongly that we shouldn’t have to guess what works best, or even have to do experiments to find out. I do wish Alamy would give some examples of photos and their suggestions of how best to keyword, though I appreciate that there is not one ‘correct’ answer. For example, how am I supposed to know whether I should use ‘Edinburgh skyline’ or ‘Edinburgh’ and ‘skyline’, or whether it doesn’t matter? What I end up basing it on is the best way to organise my keywords in my Lightroom keyword hierarchy.
  18. I have a similar problem with Scottish versus English words. I have to put both if it’s something in Scotland, but it’s unlikley those words would be known/used by anyone else. eg kirkyard churchyard doocot dovecot I draw the line at using messages for shopping.
  19. Sorry, my maths failed me. It was 500. I am hoping that’s due to having spent many many hours over the last week editing old images. If so, then the time will have been well spent.
  20. Well, having started this thread, I am not sure that I am any the wiser. However, my CTR just shot up over the weekend. Whether that is due to an change in the algorithm ( see other thread) or the fact that I had about 800 views and 8 zooms - the most ever over a weekend, I'm not sure.
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