Richard Laidler

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About Richard Laidler

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    Teesdale, UK

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    26 Jun 2017
  1. Favourite photos uploaded January 2019

    Panoramic view (3 shots) of remains of 12th century Barnard Castle, in the town of the same name, Teesdale, UK
  2. Favourite photos uploaded December 18

    One of my favourite spots in Teesdale - an unnamed waterfall on Ettersgill Beck
  3. Favourite photos uploaded December 18

    Nice one Bryan. Never an easy subject this one as you're almost always shooting into the sun. Good amount of water coming down as well. One of mine taken in summer conditions:
  4. Images sold in December

    First sale! This actually showed up in a search a couple of weeks ago so I was pleasantly surprised to see a sale showing when I checked this morning. On the strength of this, and in anticiption of untold future riches which are undoubtedly heading my way, I have: opened negotiations with a yacht broker in the Bahamas warned Mark Carney of a possible need to adjust UK interest rates ditto Sterling/Dollar exchange rates well - dreaming can't hurt can it! Used in The Guardian online https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/nov/24/mortgage-deal-income-darlington-clydesdale
  5. News about Flickr.

    Until this recently announced change, a free Flickr account came with an incredible amount (1tb!) of space and it seems from comments on their forum that a lot of pople were taking full advantage of it. Thats an awful lot of hi-res video or large tiff files! Can't say I blame them for wanting to prune that right back. To get unlimited space its now going to be US$50 per year for a "Pro" account which seems pretty cheap to me.
  6. Favourite photos in October '18

    Thanks very much Bryan. I quite agree with you, IMO its a much more attractive setting albeit not as dramatic as its bigger sister further upstream. I'm particularly pleased with this one because its actually 3 shots (hand held at that!) on an 18-135 zoom at 18mm, with the camera in the vertical position, merged in Lightroom to create a panorama then post-processed to produce this final result.
  7. Favourite photos in October '18

    Low Force waterfall from the Pennine Way. Bowlees, Teesdale, North Pennines AONB
  8. Favourite photos in October '18

    Cotter Force waterfall, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park Muker, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park Pennine Way track leading to Great Shunner Fell from Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park
  9. Ah - thank you. I'm no longer one of the confused!
  10. We're also always going to have to accept the vaguaries of how people actually use the search tools. For example a search for North Pennines AONB (my colouring for emphasis) produces 928 results, and that search term is an all of the words search. Changing the order of those 3 words (I used AONB Pennines North) produced exactly the same result, i.e. 928 pictures However, put it into quotes "North Pennines AONB" (i.e. exact phrase search) and the number comes down to 467. I also notice that clicking on the options of New, Creative and Relevant changes the search results as well. Using that exact phrase search term and clicking on New, presents the results in date of upload order. However, clicking on Creative or Relevant changes the display order of the search results. I would be interested to learn how the decision as to the order of "creativity" is made, and what is the definition of "creative" anyway? Clicking on Relevant seems to make no difference as to the order of displayed results either.
  11. Favourite Photos in September

    The dramatic Cronkley Scar (left of pic) and remote Widdybank Farm lit by a burst of strong autumn sunshine, on the Pennine Way long distance footpath, Upper Teesdale, UK
  12. Favourite Photos in August

    Pennine Way panorama, Tan Hill to Sleighthome, County Durham Flowering heather, Bowes Moor Oilseed rape harvest
  13. High quality photo greeting card company in UK?

    I think that from your requirements spec, you should maybe be looking at a good quality digital print firm so you can have complete control over the finished product, rather then one of the many web based "send us your picture and choose from the following options" companies. I use this firm and have always found them very good: https://www.imprintservices.co.uk/ They're based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. A few points to ponder when considering what you might want to have printed: Size of finished card. If you stick to a standard size for which envelopes and cello bags are widely available, you can buy those quite cheaply from numerous internet based sources, and with envelopes there is a wide choice of colour and quality, with prices to match, available. In practice that probably means a finished (folded size) of A6, A5, DL and so on. Your images may not exactly match those proportions and might need to be cropped. If so, better you do it. If you want complete control over the text on the back, font, size, positioning, text colour etc, consider doing the layout yourself with a dektop publisher and submitting a file ready for printing. If you decide to go that route, the most important thing is your print file needs to be at a high resolution (300dpi) and use the CMYK colour model. I use Page Plus X3 to set mine out and export the finished result as a PDF to those requirements. If you do decide to do your own publishing, and you want a borderless image on the card face, you will need to lay out your artwork at its finished size, plus a bleed area. This is typically +3mm all round, so an A6 landscape layout would need to have a page size of 303mm wide x 111mm high. If you would like to contact me with your postal address, I'll send you one of mine to have a look at (same offer to you Matt).
  14. National Trust

    English Heritage have the same policy, displayed on notice boards at the entrance to their properties
  15. Upload not working?

    Like Sally, me too. Here, on a good day, with the wind behind, the sail up and good head of steam, I get about 4mb down and 0.4mb up. But, I worked out a really good way to get round it: Get files ready for upload at 5.55pm Sign in to Alamy and start upload Go to pub for a couple of pints When I come back, they've uploaded. Works every time. Biggest batch I've uploaded though is only 10 pics, probably just as well as any more could result in me not being seen alive, or sober, for quite a while