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  1. I started such a list when I first started doing stock photography. There were many ideas, from events, locations to still life ideas. Now the lists are in my head. However, if I think of a location I will do some research. Sometimes I use google street view to get a sense of the orientation of things relative to where the sun will be or what are the best angles and subjects based on different weather scenarios. However, when I get to a place sometimes things seem different, and what I thought would be a good photographic opportunity doesn't seem so good after all. Instead I find o
  2. New Scientist 26 February 2021 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269410-what-you-eat-is-influenced-by-the-food-choices-of-people-you-dine-with/ Students at lunch time Wantage Hall Reading University student self service restaurant Contributor: Peter D Noyce / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: C4YA55 New Scientist 25 February 2021 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2269131-woolly-mammoths-were-hit-by-climate-change-but-humans-wiped-them-out/ Wooly Mammoth Contributor: Science Picture Co / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D79R9E
  3. Welcome Kris. I'm on the other side of the continent. It's always nice to see images from all around Australia. All the best for your images on Alamy.
  4. Inside Story 18 February 2021 https://insidestory.org.au/death-taxes-and-the-strange-history-of-rebel-micronations/ Australia, Western Australia, Principality of Hutt River, Nain, the Prince and farmer Leonard George Casley Contributor: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: B9N4C0 Photographer: DOZIER Marc / hemis.fr
  5. Love the GoPro images Gen. The colours are fantastic. Yes it is a shame you can't upload them to Alamy. The story about the sea cucumber and its tenant is hilarious 😂
  6. Thanks for the info Olivier. Being vertically challenged (short) I think I might get squashed in the pit at a big gig 😬 Although, as you say, it is nice if the photographers have got to know and are respectful of one another. I think I'll just practice honing my skills but won't get up to your level of professionalism anytime soon. If I was to be carrying gear around at a festival I would definitely consider the harness. I've seen a bird photographer using a harness before for a telephoto lens. It must be tough if you know you only have 1 to 3 songs to get some decent images and it would make
  7. Your concert images are outstanding Olivier! Sharp and clear with no visible noise and capturing fantastic expressions and actions. It makes you feel part of the action looking at the photo, almost as if you could walk into the image and actually be there. Having had a go at it recently I can really appreciate that it isn't easy to achieve those things in concert situations with often limited light. I can see why the harness is a good idea and having two camera bodies. Great to know about your different lens options for different scenarios. But yes, not much opportunity for this ki
  8. I love your live concert images Olivier. It is something I would like to try more of. Do you have a particular lens that you use most often, such as a 70-200mm? I actually used my Tamron 90mm macro lens to take some recently as it is a fast and sharp lens, but need to do more work to get up to your standard of images. I'm dreaming of a Nikon Z or similar in the future. There is meant to be a very good 70-200mm f2.8 for the Z but also very expensive!
  9. Thanks Allan. I'm sure the surprised expression is him or her seeing their reflection in my camera lens. I took this image 10 years ago. I had been through a very bad time and meeting this owl felt like encountering a guardian angel. Then following my Mum's death last November I had a family of them come and roost here for weeks. One was calling last night so they are still around but the noisy babies have finally grown up and are making adult noises now. They seem to always appear in my life just when I need comforting 🦉
  10. I find I can just pick it up in one tab and then drag it to the other, if that makes sense? So when I first pick it up I'm only looking at the Alamy website. I drag it into the next tab and then put it where the cursor is in the forum post. So you don't have to be seeing both windows simultaneously. You just have to keep your finger on the mouse and then drop it where you want to put it.
  11. Sydney Morning Herald 22 February 2021 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/glistening-beaches-and-luxury-resort-belie-systemic-issues-at-indigenous-bodies-20210221-p574dy.html Coorong National Park, South Australia Contributor: Bart Pro / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BJBPGX
  12. Anand, you have some beautiful wildlife images in there. Three that stand out for me are the two bee eaters, the jungle owlet and the two African elephants fighting. I agree with Steve and Ed's comments. What you could try to do if it interests you is to get some more images of people doing things in non-staged settings such as street scenes, local events, that sort of thing, which seems to fit with the kinds of editorial images that can do well at Alamy. You could have a look at the Images Sold thread which can give an idea of what is selling. Edit: Actually, looking a
  13. Two birdie images I took a while ago but only just got to uploading them. A juvenile Bridled Tern A Southern Boobook Owl
  14. I recognise this spot Gen. Greens Pool in Denmark, Western Australia. It is a beautiful spot and you've captured it really well. Makes me want to go for a swim! Was briefly in Denmark for a day in December but didn't get to Greens Pool unfortunately.
  15. Hi John, I'm not sure the method you are using, but the easiest way for me is to just drag and drop from the Alamy website. However, I do this in Google Chrome. It won't work with Safari. I know there is another way to do it from Safari but have forgotten it, but I'm sure it's in other threads. If you drag and drop, you can enlarge the image first on the Alamy website if you want to display it as large, otherwise you'll get a smaller image. If you want to make sure the image dimensions don't distort, you can click on it in your post and there is a box that appears where you can click to keep t
  16. Australian Geographic 22 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2021/02/the-hunt-is-on-for-australias-most-vulnerable-birds/ Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster), Tasmania, Australia Contributor: Minden Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: H83TRA Photographer: Jan Wegener/ BIA/ Minden Pictures
  17. Great topic and love the images people have posted. A close up of worn detail on a wooden door in the historic Wangdichholing Palace in Jakar, Bhutan The many windows in the early 1960s architecture of the Fremantle Port Authority Building A bungalow at night at Rottnest Island - the light through the open doorway and slats providing a feeling of welcoming warmth in the darkness
  18. Smithsonian Magazine 12 February 2021 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-Fun-Facts-About-Bright-Pink-Animals-180977021/ Hopkins Rose under a snoot, Southern California. Contributor: Stocktrek Images, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KE2MP4 Photographer: Brook Peterson/Stocktrek Images Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) sheltering in seafan (Muricella sp.) Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. Contributor: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: W7WP21 Photographer: Alex Mustard
  19. Australian Geographic 15 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2021/02/the-red-footed-booby-has-a-rainbow-paddle-pop-beak/ A white phased red footed booby (sula sola) on a branch with red coloured feet, Genovesa island, Galapagos national park, Ecuador. Contributor: Sébastien Lecocq / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2AC4T77 Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), brown variant, sitting on branch, Genovesa Island, Tower Island, Galápagos Islands Contributor: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CXR5TW Photogra
  20. It would have been nice cycling around there. I used to live close to Fremantle and my favourite ride was down to Woodman Point and back. I'd sometimes see sea lions in the morning at Woodman Point. But I never cycled all the way to Rockingham. Will get down there for a cycle one day. It was 40 degrees in Perth on the Christmas Day just gone, but I was fortunate enough to be on the south coast in Albany where it was about half that. Hoped to see a white Christmas when I was in Vancouver years ago but alas no snow. It is my only experience of a cold(ish) Christmas.
  21. I've read some interesting articles before about perceptions of colour in different cultures. Not all cultures have colour words, or the same ones as in English. Some might not have a word for blue, for example. In one case I read about the Warlpiri people here in Australia having a word that translates as what a tree branch looks like after it has rained rather than a specific abstract colour word for that. There is a rich language to describe how things look without reference to colour, if that makes sense. It's like what we perceive is enculturated, so what one person sees and what language
  22. Oh wow! I'm guessing you were either living or holidaying there back then? I can imagine it was a peaceful spot to be fishing 10:30 at night. I find it an interesting location for photography as it faces roughly north because of the way the land curves around, whereas in most places in Perth you are looking out west when at the ocean. So I think it would be a good sunrise spot as well because you kind of have the sun rising to your right but casting light across in front of you and potentially colouring any clouds that might be there. I can see you are in North Wales. My highest %
  23. Pleased to make a sale of this one (low $$). It's a jetty at Rockingham in the southern suburbs of Perth (Australia) at sunset. It had been a drizzly winter afternoon and I was down that way with my camera gear. I hoped for a bit of sunset colour and it did show up.
  24. Australian Geographic 1 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2021/02/the-spanish-dancer-is-lovely-and-almost-ludicrously-large/ Female scuba diver look at on Spanish Dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus) swim in night. Red sea, Egypt, Africa Contributor: Andrey Nekrasov / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DPH1TN Emperor Shrimp, Periclimenes imperator,riding on an Spanish Dancer Nudibranch, Hexabranchus sanguineus. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Pacific Ocean. Contributor: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2D97742 P
  25. Thanks Allan. I like the number plate too and you've explained its meaning to me. It's interesting reading about the history of the car. It was originally designed to encourage farmers to motorise who were still relying on horses. I learn something whenever I have to do my keywords.
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