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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
  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 her
  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 whi
  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.
  12. So, have you found a good solution for macros in the Sony APS-C Mirrorless platform? I have never owned one, but they say there are adapters that allows you to put just about any lens you want on that mount
  13. You are absolutely correct, but the inadvertent misunderstanding was useful as I do take a lot of macro shots of insects, so I am very interested if there is a solution for that in an A6000
  14. So, I am tired of lugging my full size DSLR around and want something more compact and lightweight. I would just like to hear some comments from Sony APS-C mirrorless (i.e. A5000 through A6500) users that shoot for Macro stock. I would just like to hear about your triumphs and struggles and why you would or would not buy one macro stock photography? TIA
  15. I normally do not take pictures of man made structures, as I focus on nature and wildlife. But on a rare occasion I might, if I see something that really catches my eye. I am not really clear on what exactly type of picture requires a Property Release and would appreciate some clarification. I mean, if you take a picture the famous New York cityscape, do you have to get permission of every single property owner that falls in the pictures? That would be millions of people. If you take a landscape picture that has a few houses in the background, do you have to get permission from the owner
  16. First, I understand your thinking, and that would apply to a lot of modern people and their opinion of marriage as two people agreeing to live together as long as they agree. My wife and I are different. 35 years married, and worried at how short that times seems. We are two people acting as one and seldom apart. I know a lot of people don;t understand what it like to be ONE with another person, but that does not effect us. Secondly; Legally speaking, if she has ASKED me to upload her photos, then she has Granted my the rights to do it. She is going to get all the money any
  17. What do you think about the Sony Alpha A7 II? It has IBS and better video specs.
  18. The reason I want to go full frame is that I had an entry level Pentax DSLR years ago, and none of the pictures I took with it qualify here on Alamy. I don't want her to take a really nice picture and want me to upload it to my account and have it rejected, because of the camera she is shooting with.
  19. So my wife has finally caught the photo bug. She takes pictures of everything with her phone and thinks she is a photographer. In a moment of craziness I asked her if she would like a real camera and her eyes lit up, and I knew I made a commitment I could not back out of. It's been a really tough year financially, but we have an anniversary coming up, so I got to spend some money anyways, and I already know what she wants. 😉 I want to get her a full frame but I don't want to spend a lot. I have looked around and it seems the best camera I can find around $600 used, are the Sony A7 and the
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