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  1. 2 hours ago, Thiago Trevisan said:

    Hoping for everyone's sales to take off, just like the aircraft and its light trails here :)

     

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    This is a great image Thiago. I love the mix of colours and lights. Hope your sales take off as well!

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  2. Far Out Magazine 21 January 2021

     

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/leonard-cohen-favourite-songs-ever-playlist/

    A portrait of Leonard Cohen in April 1972 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot)

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    A portrait of Leonard Cohen in April 1972 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot) Stock Photo

     

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/joey-ramones-favourite-albums-beatles-motorhead-sex-pistols/

    Joey Ramone singer of The Ramones live on stage at the Paradiso club in Amsterdam. 1989

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    Joey Ramone singer of The Ramones live on stage at the Paradiso club in Amsterdam. 1989 Stock Photo

     

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/why-david-bowie-iggy-pop-went-to-berlin/

    David Bowie and Iggy Pop singers 1977

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    Photographer: Mirrorpix

    David Bowie and Iggy Pop singers 1977 Stock Photo

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  3. 7 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

    ^^^   Sally... I hope you have ‘speculum’ as a keyword…  😀

    No I don't. I will add it in. You have just taught me a new usage for this word that I just looked up:

    ORNITHOLOGY

    "a bright patch of plumage on the wings of certain birds, especially a strip of metallic sheen on the secondary flight feathers of many ducks"

     

    The duck in question is called a Pacific Black Duck, the most common one you see here in much of Australia. I now know their shiny, colourful side feathers have a name. Thank you! 😀

  4. On 20/01/2021 at 01:13, Harry Harrison said:

     

    https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/supporting-the-creative-community/

    Edited Wednesday at 01:15 by Harry Harrison

     

     

    Thanks for letting us know Harry. I was too slow off the mark when they had the previous special. I'm still on a budget and still have a subscription phobia, so I think I will be giving it a go.

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  5. TeaTime Magazine 12 January 2021

    https://www.teatimemagazine.com/dame-julie-andrews/

     

    THE PRINCESS DIARIES (2001) THE PRINCESS OF TRIBECA (ALT) JULIE ANDREWS,HECTOR ELIZONDO PRDI 009

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    JULIE ANDREWS, CHILDREN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 1965

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    Image ID: DT5CP0

     

    John Michael King, Julie Andrews and Cathleen Nesbitt, My Fair Lady, Broadway, New York City, 1956

    Contributor: Glasshouse Images / Alamy Stock Photo 

    Image ID: DJC7XE

    Photographer: JT Vintage

     

    JULIE ANDREWS, MARY POPPINS, 1964

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    Image ID: T03MD4

     

    Original Film Title: MARY POPPINS. English Title: MARY POPPINS. Film Director: ROBERT STEVENSON. Year: 1964. Stars: WALT DISNEY; JULIE ANDREWS. Credit: WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS / Album

    Contributor: Album / Alamy Stock Photo 

    Image ID: P4T26F

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  6. My funny thing today was probably a combination of both funny 'ha ha' and funny 'odd'. I read in the news about a duck who loves to surf. He basically body surfs catching waves while his owners are out surfing with their boards. Apparently when they put on sunscreen he gets super excited and runs around in circles because he knows it means they will be going to the beach for a surf. It is funny given that he can fly if he wants to but he prefers to catch waves. It's also funny given all the things humans do (including surfing) to get a feeling somewhat like flying. There is a video of the duck named 'Duck' surfing here:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-20/surfing-duck-gold-coast-sensation-stephanie-gilmore/13074432

     

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  7. 2 hours ago, gvallee said:

    Righto Sally. I've gone back only to 1st Jan. 2016 because it's rather tedious and I'm not sure it proves anything. I do not photograph people, so as such, I am not a high seller. You will probably do much better than me.

     

    From 01/01/16 to today:

    Total distro sales of Oz images: 56 (out of 95)

    Below is sorted by Sold To country

     

    Sale Date Gross Subject Sold To Usage
    23/10/2018 20.3 Figtree Brazil Book
    14/09/2018 20.06 Insect Brazil Book
    14/07/2017 23.4 River Brazil Book
    16/09/2016 25.62 Outback Brazil Book
    13/05/2016 24.87 Lake Brazil Book
    19/02/2016 23.03 Outback Brazil Book
    14/01/2019 8.75 Seal China Travel Brochures
    31/07/2018 113.92 Wave China Packaging, boxes and containers
    20/01/2020 3.44 Bird Czech Editorial website
    23/04/2018 3.55 Beach Czech General Business Services
    22/02/2018 3.52 Plane Wreck Czech Media, Design, Publishing
    15/09/2017 3.48 Beach Czech Media, Design, Publishing
    13/04/2018 2.37 Wildlife Estonia General Business Services
    8/12/2016 4.15 Spider EU Media, Design, Publishing
    8/12/2016 4.15 Spider EU Media, Design, Publishing
    15/05/2019 37.53 Mission Beach Germany Travel Brochures
    15/05/2019 37.53 Kiama Germany Travel Brochures
    13/03/2019 21.62 Cairns Germany Education
    8/02/2019 10.98 Sunset Germany Magazine
    14/01/2019 8.75 Bird Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 8.75 Bird Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 8.75 Bird Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 8.75 Seal Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 26.24 Cairns Beach Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 26.24 Horizontal Falls Germany Travel Brochures
    14/01/2019 26.24 Kangaroo Island Germany Travel Brochures
    8/10/2018 38.87 Rainforest Germany Book
    8/06/2018 34.1 Bird Germany Magazine
    8/05/2018 40.33 Outback Germany Travel Brochures
    4/05/2018 25.98 Bird Germany Puzzle
    10/04/2018 80.14 Machinery Germany Magazine
    8/03/2018 82.05 Beach Germany Newspaper
    15/01/2018 23.88 Outback Germany Media, Design, Publishing
    8/12/2017 40.62 Croc Germany Packaging/software/CD/Music
    12/04/2017 26.04 Place of Interest Germany Book
    12/04/2017 26.04 Place of Interest Germany Book
    12/04/2017 26.04 RFDS Germany Book
    12/10/2018 15.46 Beach Italy Television
    12/04/2018 21.32 Trees Italy Magazine
    31/07/2018 100.37 Lake Japan Banking and Finance
    10/05/2018 43.18 Lake Japan Book
    8/12/2017 33.44 Bird Japan Book
    9/02/2017 33.03 Ants Japan Book
    9/02/2017 22.3 Outback Japan Book
    20/12/2017 26.69 Rock formations Russia Magazine
    21/07/2020 3.24 Bats Serbia Editorial website
    20/04/2020 3.14 Outback Slovenia Editorial website
    23/03/2017 5.16 Spider Slovenia Media, Design, Publishing
    11/10/2016 31.03 Building South Africa Book
    19/03/2018 7.13 Beach Spain Media, Design, Publishing
    19/03/2018 7.13 Beach Spain Media, Design, Publishing
    19/03/2018 7.13 Beach Spain Media, Design, Publishing
    23/12/2016 26.4 Beach Taiwan Magazine
    19/07/2018 7.8 Lord Howe Turkey Newspaper
    11/04/2018 12.3 Bird Turkey Magazine
    12/05/2017 10.7 Beach Turkey Magazine

     

     

    Hope this helps!!

     

    Wow, thanks Gen! I wasn't expecting so much detail, but thanks for going to that effort! That's very helpful. Lots of nature-based stuff in there which is what I like to photograph. It may be worth me giving distribution a go.

     

    I've wondered about whether buyers, if they really want a particular subject, will find it on Alamy anyway and thus the commission would not be split three ways. But I guess the whole point of distribution is that Alamy have feelers out into markets where there are buyers who may not otherwise access certain subjects via Alamy, and as several have said, any sale is better than no sale.

     

    So I will consider it a bit further and possibly opt in. Many thanks again!

     

    I don't photograph people a lot either (but they do appear in my images here and there), so I'm not sure I'll do better and I also think you have an amazing collection of images. But I love getting out and taking photographs. I love all things rural too, and hope to explore more of regional Australia and capture some rural life, scenery etc.

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  8. 2 hours ago, gvallee said:

    Sally, I know that I had 270 distro sales in total but there is no easy way for me to look at what they were. You have started me on an interesting analysis. Yes, one more spreadsheet. I am on the road today but I will get back to you as soon as I can. No problems sharing my data. Bear with me.

     

    Thanks Gen! Only go to as much trouble as you want and if it's interesting to find out. Happy travels wherever you are right now. I was really impressed by your long exposure image of the power plant at Biloela. I then realised I watched a program on Biloela not that long ago on the ABC show Back Roads. I don't know if you ever watch that but they go to various lesser known Australian towns and get to know the people and place (something you would be doing on a regular basis!). It can be seen on ABC iView, but I'm guessing you may know about it already.

  9. 5 hours ago, gvallee said:

    Don't forget that if, like me, you're opted out of PU, you're also opted out of most distributors. My distro sales have dried up since I opted out of PU. I just couldn't stomach PU mis-uses. Before anyone asks, I did catch a few and Alamy did chase. I once got a $200 'correction' fee. Use was a CD cover.

     

    Hi Gen, I'm wondering how you go with Australian images and distribution sales, or at least how those images went before you opted out of PU and the distro sales dried up? My images are mostly from Western Australia, a tiny amount from Tasmania and South Australia, several from Bhutan and 4 bird images from NZ.

     

    Basically I have imagined distro sales of Australian images would largely be to overseas countries interested in travel/tourism, which is obviously an area with not much happening for the foreseeable future, but I could be wrong in thinking that this is what distro sales are largely about. I guess news stories from Australia may also sell to overseas distributors.

     

    Like you I am opted out of PU and reluctant to opt in. If it restricts distro sales it might not be worth it anyway. If I had a portfolio of images from many parts of the world it seems it might be much more likely to be able to sell through distribution. So was just wondering if many of your Oz images have sold as distro?

     

    P.S. Don't feel you have to reveal specifics about how many Australian images you've sold via distribution. You might not want to do that. I'm just wondering if there is any point in me opting in for distribution with my geographically limited portfolio?

     

  10. New Scientist 18 January 2021

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2265127-australian-lungfish-has-largest-genome-of-any-animal-sequenced-so-far/

    Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri.

    Contributor: Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: K937E4

    Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. It is one of six representatives of the ancient air-breathing Dipnoi Stock Photo

     

    Scientific American 1 January 2021

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/towering-sequoias-are-even-bigger-than-thought-laser-scans-suggest/

    Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), tree canopy, Muir Woods National Park, California, USA

    Contributor: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: FEFPMJ

    Photographer: Moritz Wolf

    Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), tree canopy, Muir Woods National Park, California, USA Stock Photo

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  11. I have several abstract backgrounds of things like light patterns on water, tree bark textures etc. None have licensed on Alamy (though have only been here since September 2019). Previously I was with a microstock agency and I had a number of sales of those kinds of images there. So I think it is definitely more likely to sell on microstock. I did sell one image on Alamy of lichen on tree bark, probably because someone was specifically looking for lichen, but no sales of just tree bark patterns on their own. In general it seems Alamy buyers are looking for a specific thing rather than an abstract background.

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  12. Fine Music Sydney January 2021

    https://finemusicsydney.com/gurrumul/

    Australian Aboriginal blind singer and songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu warms up in an empty room at the Waldorf Astoria.

    Contributor: Trevor Collens / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: FDME03

    Australian Aboriginal blind singer and songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu warms up in an empty room at the Waldorf Stock Photo

     

    Renaissance Tours  - Adelaide Hills Art Trail 2021

    https://renaissancetours.com.au/tours/art/adelaide-hills-art-trail-2021/

    Australia, South Australia, Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, The Cedars, former studio of landscape painter Hans Heysen, interior

    Contributor: mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: JKCPRD

    Photographer: BIBIKOW Walter

    Australia, South Australia, Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, The Cedars, former studio of landscape painter Hans Heysen, Stock Photo

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  13. On 14/01/2021 at 16:07, Colblimp said:

    The only film camera I have is an Olympus Trip, bought purely to look at because it’s pretty.  I won’t be getting rid of it any time soon. 

     

    I recently uploaded a photo of my Mum's 1972 Olympus Trip. I agree, they are pretty. I'm tempted to put some film in it and take it for a spin one day. The fact its light meter and exposure system are solar-powered adds to its charm.

     

    A 1972 model Olympus Trip 35, a fully automatic 35mm film camera. The light meter and automatic exposure system are solar-powered. Stock Photo

     

    I also have two camera's of my Dad's from the 1950s in their original leather cases - an Agfa Ambi Silette and a Braun Nurnberg Gloria. I don't think I could part with these. He used the Agfa well into the 1980s until it started to fail.

     

    Two vintage cameras in their original leather brown casing, an Agfa Ambi Silette and a Braun Nurnberg Gloria Stock Photo

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  14. 16 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

    One person at the fracture unit told me what you just said; total recovery might take a year and it might not be really total. Like everyone now, I'm doing the best I can. I'm not depressed and I'm not feeling sorry for myself. But I am stressed. 

    Take care Ed and sending you best wishes from here in the southern hemisphere to the UK.

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  15. 1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said:

    A nice thing for me is it is just breaking dawn here in Kansas, and I’m seeing beautiful colors painting the sky.

     

    That creates a lovely picture Betty. Here in Western Australia it is 11:30pm at night with an easterly wind blowing which indicates a warm to hot day tomorrow. Amazing to think some of you are just waking now and I'm about to go to bed.

     

    My good thing is finding small, positive healing things. I've had an extremely rough couple of weeks (without going into specifics), and I appreciate small things more than ever that make life bearable - a nice cup of tea, talking to my kind aunty today on the phone etc. I'm thankful too for this thread about good things too and the friendly contributors.

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  16. This is an oldie I took in 2011 with my Nikon D3000 and the kit 55-200mm lens that I just rediscovered.

     

    pink-everlasting-rhodanthe-chlorocephala-rosea-a-wildflower-native-to-western-australia-and-south-australia-2E1XJFH.jpg

     

    And this is a recent one taken with my Sony RX100 of a hot summer's day at the beach. Even though they are small in the frame, I like seeing how the individual people are doing different activities. The turquoise to aquamarine colour in the water is my favourite colour.

     

    people-enjoying-the-ocean-at-watermans-beach-on-a-hot-summers-day-in-the-perth-suburb-of-watermans-bay-western-australia-2E1XJR5.jpg

     

     

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  17. The cover of Nature Genetics Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2021

    https://www.nature.com/ng/volumes/53/issues/1

    Gemini constellation

    Contributor: Angelina Stoykova / Alamy Stock Vector

    Image ID: FX9W3W

    Gemini constellation Stock Vector

     

    New Scientist 7 January 2021

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2264333-meteorites-may-have-brought-water-to-earth-in-the-recent-past/

    Abstract ice meteorite in motion. Beautiful space concept background

    Contributor: Alexander Kovalev / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: 2AME7FX

    Abstract ice meteorite in motion. Beautiful space concept background Stock Photo

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  18. Australian Geographic 11 January 2021

    https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2021/01/the-eastern-great-egret-looks-like-a-proper-christmas-angel/

     

    Contributor: Alexander Trusler / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: R57JDF

    The eastern great egret (Ardea modesta) displaying its breeding plumage is a large heron with all-white plumage. Stock Photo

     

    Contributor: Stephanie Jackson - Australian birds collection / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: EFF585

    Two Australian great egrets, Ardea modesta, male and female in breeding plumage on log in water of wetlands at rookery Stock Photo

     

    Contributor: Michael Lidski / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: DJ7HYK

    White heron nesting, with a chick Ardea modesta J.E. Gray, 1831 Stock Photo

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  19. Science News 8 January 2021

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/light-ages-book-illuminates-science-medieval-dark-ages

    A replica of a medieval astrolabe which is a navigation instrument capable of 43 different astronomical calculations.

    Contributor: Brian Maudsley / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: BWJXME

    A replica of a medieval astrolabe which is a navigation instrument capable of 43 different astronomical calculations. Stock Photo

     

    Eco-Business 8 January 2021

    https://www.eco-business.com/news/how-to-fairly-share-emissions-from-goods-traded-around-the-world/

    Container ship unloading at Napier docks, New Zealand

    Contributor: Paul Thompson Images / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: GBXDFA

    Container ship unloading at Napier docks, New Zealand Stock Photo

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  20. NME 6 January 2021

    https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music/john-butler-to-perform-at-special-film-screening-supporting-was-forests-2849768

    Milan Italy. 28 October 2018. The Australian band JOHN BUTLER TRIO performs live on stage at Alcatraz durinh the "European Tour 2018/19" Credit: Rodolfo Sassano/Alamy Live News

    Contributor: Rodolfo Sassano / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: PYKKJC

    Milan Italy. 28 October 2018. The Australian band JOHN BUTLER TRIO performs live on stage at Alcatraz durinh the "European Tour 2018/19" Credit: Rodolfo Sassano/Alamy Live News Stock Photo

     

    Sydney Morning Herald 31 December 2020

    https://www.smh.com.au/culture/books/the-most-anticipated-books-of-2021-20201226-p56q8d.html

    Colson WHITEHEAD - writer - 22-10-2017 ©Basso CANNARSA/Opale

    Contributor: Agence Opale / Alamy Stock Photo

    Image ID: KEW082

    Colson WHITEHEAD - writer - 22-10-2017 ©Basso CANNARSA/Opale Stock Photo

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