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  1. 1 hour ago, Bryan said:

    Our greenhouse isn't properly insulated, but last year it dawned upon me that the north side of the house, against a fence, wasn't getting any direct light. I therefore used a spare length of the insulation that you use under laminate floors beneath the staging, and stuck heavy duty kitchen foil to the glass above the staging to reflect the light back into the growing space. I guess bubble wrap under the roof space would be the next step.


    Last year I tried to overwinter geraniums by digging them up, removing all of the soil, and storing them in the garage. Total failure, not one survived, while a plant that I left in the soil in a south facing border next to the house made it through the winter, as did the dahlias in the same location.

    Bryan, how did that work out with the foil?.. I bet you had a lot more light as well as the greenhouse being warmer too.


    I always used to dig up my dahlias and store the tubers in a cardboard box in the garage... for the most part, it was successful.  Last year a couple got left in the ground and they came up this year, so I decided I`d leave them all in and mulch heavily over top... it`s getting to be way too much work to be lifting and dividing.  If they don`t survive, so be it, but at one time I had 60 of them.. couldn`t bring myself not to save any.


    I know the roof of the greenhouse would be the most important part to insulate, as that`s where all the heat goes, but I just had enough bubble wrap for the sides... it took me 4 hours to put it in place so was kinda glad I didn`t have any more wrap for the roof... lol.  I also have an incandescent light bulb I turn on when the temperature drops... I use an upside-down clay pot as a lamp shade which radiates a bit of heat.

  2. 15 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

    Actually what you're seeing is that a different page is shown to you depending upon what the browser knows about you. In Chrome I also get the Rights dropdown options but if I open an incognito window to the same image  I get the 'Build a licence' tab instead which just prompts you to phone. I've noticed that sometimes you even get different prices but we're not encouraged to discuss that here.

    Thanks for your response, Harry, but, it doesn`t make sense to me that different browsers would show a different sales page that originate with Alamy. And you mention different pricing too... hmmm... curious...

  3. While doing some research I discovered that when I click on on image in Safari and the same image in Firefox, the sales pages are different.

    A bit disappointing that for Rights Managed in Safari, the customer can`t make up their own mind about the terms of a license, but has to contact Alamy through a supplied phone number or email in a drop down window labelled Build a License to get an instant quote about volume pricing deals... No wonder sales are slow.

  4. My mom was very musical.  She owned and played a baby grand piano and an electronic organ.. the big kind they used to make, not these digital ones that are common today... however, no matter how hard she tried to teach me, I did not have the aptitude for it... I took after my dad I guess... I still have her organ, which I inherited after she passed away... can`t bring myself to get rid of it... they depreciate like cars, so wouldn`t be able to get much for it anyway.

  5. 5 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:


    Sharon, please let us know how this turns out.

    All taken care of... after I initially contacted Alamy, Shelley from Contributors Relations contacted me and said they can un-delete if the images are still in pending deletion.  She asked me for the ID numbers and within hours my images were back... thanks, Shelley! :)

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  6. 1 hour ago, wiskerke said:


    That's a coincidence. I had a dogwood (Cornus kousa) sale as a PU yesterday. Low $$.
    That's a great dogwood and a good photo btw. Mine are in a pot and not at all that happy. I have a China girl and a Dorothy.


    The sale, but not my dogwood. Maybe I should take a photo of the fruit of mine though. Oops 4,181 images of Dogwood fruit already on Alamy. Then I should better make it a pretty good image. Or maybe keyword it different from the rest: Cornus kousa fruit: only 208 images on Alamy.



    Thank you wim... I have a photo of the fruit which licensed awhile ago... :)

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  7. Finally broke my drought.  First license since early May for $. 


    Country: United Kingdom
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Newspaper - national
    Print run: up to 2 million
    Placement: Inside and online
    Image Size: 1/4 page
    Start: 12 June 2021
    End: 13 June 2021
    Any placement in paper and online. One use in a single editorial article used within the print and digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article.

    Cornus kousa `China Girl` Dogwood Stock Photo

  8. 11 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:


    That's very odd. You should e-mail Alamy directly about it.


    It's easy to accidentally erase those check marks when processing large batches of images.

    I`ll keep my eye on it and if I notice any further changes, I will e-mail Alamy directly.. as it is, I`ve edited them for now, but the changes will take 24 hours.  Also, I don`t submit huge batches at a time, so will be fairly easy to check back from time to time.

    Thanks for your response, John.

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  9. I`ve been following this topic with a great deal of interest.  I`m fairly new to stock photography and joined just after the commission rates dropped from 60% to 50%.  Nevertheless, I thought Alamy was special and felt excited to upload to my portfolio.  I`ve always been very careful in ticking the "editorial only" box with images that contained people or subjects with any brand names or logos, even though I also ticked the box indicating I did not have a release.  Just to be on the safe side, I decided to check all my images for the ticks in all the right boxes.  I`m sure glad I did, as a number of images all the restrictions were gone!!!... no boxes ticked!!! and I know they were when I listed them.  Alamy can you please explain this? 

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