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  1. Ah! Now I remember. Thanks for reminding me. Old mind is just slow these days. Of course, I have learned three other languages and a couple of dialects since I read those old books. Belize was still under British rule back then, and better off if you ask me. That country went to pot when the Queen granted them their independence. The country would have starved to death if it were not for the monthly gift of a ship full of food that the Queen sent them. I just got back from Guyana (formerly British Guyana) and that country is still as poor today as it was when I lasted visited it in 1980 (if not poorer). The Zoo is in pessimal condition. But at least I got to get up close and personal with a huge black Caiman. Always wanted to go to Guyana ever since I read the book "Three Singles to Adventure" by Gerald Durrell. One of my all-time favorite books. You should read it if you have not. Be afraid. Be very afraid!
  2. Hey. I am not from England. What is a "Tuppeth"? I read about 40 Hardy Boys mystery novels written in the Queens English when I was a kid living in Belize back in the 1970s, but I forgot what I a Tuppeth is. 😉
  3. I have no problem accepting people. But I think that since I got SIX red arrows here might suggest that others have a problem accepting me. Just a guess. I could be wrong. I often am.
  4. How am I alive? I would have to say that God is not done with me yet, because I should not be here. As far as staying away from nails, why do you think I got out of construction and trying things like Stock photography. LOL!
  5. Hey Mark. I am new at this and have no advice, but I saw your post and I feel for you man. Hang in there. You will get through this. I have been through the wringer myself, so I can empathize with you. Lost an eye to a nail. Got crushed by a 2000 pound beam and spent six years in a back brace. Got a superinfection in my foot (stinking nail again) that almost most cost my leg and my life and spent a year learning to walk again. And these are not to mention nine bouts of Malaria and a near terminal case of Tuberculosis, among other serious diseases I have endured. I am still here in the fight and you will be too. As I was writing my story, I thought of something that you might try. Have you tried Print on Demand? I do a little of this; but since I have the artistic skill of a rock, I don't do very well at it. I have an account on Zazzle.com and I use my photos to design products that people can order. It is definitely something you could do while you recover, and if you have an artistic skill you could do quite well at it. Here is some of my stuff to give you an idea, but of course, any person with an ounce of talent could do a million times better than me. It's an idea that might work for you. Coffee Mug. Background picture: Black Sands Beach of Jaco, Costa Rica. Sappy Text: ME Outdoor Throw Pillow. Background Image: Wild Aspen Fleabane Daisy
  6. I apologize if the way I am offends you or anyone else. I sincerely do. I am just a matter of fact person. If I ask a question about one issue, I expect people to answer the question about that issue. That is just how I am. I hope you guys can understand and accept me the way I am. I would really appreciate it.
  7. I can see now how I might have left that gate open to misinterpretation and assumptions. I should have made it clearer that I was posting a question that was exclusive to Alamy and I was not talking about any other stock agency. I apologize for failing to make my OP more detailed and clearer.
  8. Thanks for answering my question. I just need to email them and see what they say. Never had a rejection before, so I did not know what to do. Just came here looking for some simple advice from people who had experience with rejections. Thanks to those who answered the question.
  9. So I uploaded 30 pictures from a recent trip to South America that I took with my Sony A6500. Alamy has never rejected a picture taken with this camera before. Because one photo failed the whole batch was rejected. My problem is, Alamy did not tell me WHICH photo failed or why. All the photos just say the standard "One or more photos failed QC. The rest have been rejected without being assessed." There are two images that are blank boxes though and say, "Processing Failed". I take that to mean that the upload was interrupted or something. My question is; How do I find out which photo failed and why?
  10. Let me ask you this. I have a Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro lens, but it fits on Pentax. Can I use this with the A6000? If so, how do you think it will do? I also have a Pentax A SMC 50mm F2 and a Vivitar 100mm 3.5 Macro. Can these be used with the A6000, are they any good with it?
  11. I want to thank everyone for all your valuable advice. It was very much appreciated. After busting my brain, I decided to go with the Sony Alpha A6000 with the kit 16-50mm OSS lens. After comparing camera specs until my brain melted and poured out my ears, dollar for dollar, I could not get into a better camera for my budget. I was able to get a new open boxed one with a 1 year manufacturers warranty for $445, which leaves me a little left to pick another lens for camera once she gets used to it. The 16-50mm lens should keep be enough for a while. Thanks again for all the help.
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