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  1. been awhile

    Stock photography is a professional business. I'm afraid that if you feel that constructive criticism is bullying then you're probably in the wrong business. Alan
  2. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    My distance will probably be AFAAICG. Alan
  3. Royal Wedding - worth the hassle?

    If you look hard enough you surely should be able to find another couple called Harry and Megan getting married on the same day. Alan
  4. Old guy, new stock shooter

    You can get rid of CA with just one click in Lightroom. Occasionally tree branches can show purple fringing against a bright pale sky which is not picked up by the automatic setting in LR, and in that case you need to adjust it manually but it's very simple to do. Alan
  5. May Challenge TWILIGHT

    The Kelpies: Ailsa Craig from Girvan: Canal towpath: Alan
  6. Decentered lenses

    I can't say I've ever noticed this with my 16-50. Alan
  7. Negative Scanner

    I don't think that would explain the artefacts I've seen, which are much more suggestive of the IR being confused by the multi-layer emulsion. Alan
  8. Negative Scanner

    Do they have the same physical architecture as 25 and 64? When I can find a spare moment I'll scan a couple of Kodachromes here with cleaning switched on. As I understand it, IR cleaning works because dirt is on a different plane from the emulsion and it detects the difference. But this doesn't work with Kodachrome because it's a multi-layer emulsion. Alan
  9. Negative Scanner

    Not here it doesn't. Not with Kodachrome anyway. I get exactly the result I would expect to get - unpleasant artefacts. Alan
  10. Negative Scanner

    Do you mean with ICE? If so, I would like to know how. I've always understood that you need the LS-9000 for ICE to work with Kodachrome. Alan
  11. New Tesco

    I think what Mark might mean is the Irish are more willing to blame themselves for their shortcomings rather than always blaming everything on outsiders Alan
  12. Returning

    Hi Steve, good to see you back. Where are Wigan these days...? Alan
  13. IMO?

    I also feel sorry for Lorenza having her gender changed... Alan
  14. Taking shots of a BBC film production.

    Absolutely. In a past life I dealt with quite a few press photographers. Every single one had rhino hide in place of skin. Alan
  15. April 2018 Challenge: On The Water

    I was going to ask about canals because although the water is natural, the canal isn't! Then I saw Bryan has already posted a couple. Does this mean canals are OK Maria? Alan
  16. Saloon or Sedan?

    No, never a cabin. We would usually call it the interior. Alan
  17. Printing photos at home or in the office

    This is why I use Marrutt inks. Set of 8 Epson 13ml cartridges for R1800: £130 Set of 8 Marrutt 125ml bottles with refillable cartridges for R1800: £185 It's an absolute no-brainer. Alan
  18. Printing photos at home or in the office

    I haven't been to Ballydehob since 1993 but I do love West Cork and especially the Beara which is wonderful. But so is Kerry. Alan
  19. Printing photos at home or in the office

    I'd be almost tempted as I Iove that part of the world. But what would my status be in Ireland after Brexit? Alan
  20. Printing photos at home or in the office

    It's worth looking at Marrutt inks for Epson. They do refillable cartridges and the bigger the bottle you buy the more you save. They also have regular discount offers. IIRC the prints last 75 years. Alan
  21. Printing photos at home or in the office

    So far I've only done local cards, and when I started a few years ago I sold them through a local card shop and also on occasional market stalls organised by our local arts group. It's difficult to get an exact idea of cost when you're using bulk inks and only printing every now and then in bursts, but I reckoned it cost me about 50p to print a card and supply an envelope and plastic sleeve. The shop paid me £1.10 and sold them for £2.20. They sold very well on a regular basis for a while but then the owner decided to close the business and since then I've had too many other things on my plate to spend time finding another outlet, so currently I only sell them every month or so at the market. I always intended to sell cards more widely via my website but there's just so much else to do that invariably takes priority. I do plan to produce them to tie in with any exhibitions that feature my photographs prominently (for example I have an ongoing project with a friend who is a poet to produce multi-disciplinary exhibitions and events based around his words and my pictures). Alan
  22. Printing photos at home or in the office

    I've been printing at home for some years now. I do mainly greetings cards and prints for exhibition up to A3. I use an Epson R1800 which I've had for at least 10 years. It produces excellent prints and I can't fault the quality. I use Marrutt bulk inks because they're cheaper than Epson and seem to be just as good, and Tecco paper because I tried lots and found that one suited my work best. There are printer profiles for it which work well in Photoshop. I only have two gripes. Firstly, it doesn't seem to be possible to get a continuous feed system for the R1800. Apparently there used to be one but the printer proved unreliable with it. Secondly, because I print in bursts every couple of months I waste a lot of ink cleaning the heads each time. However, I believe the latter would apply to any printer so it's entirely my own fault for not printing more often. Alan
  23. Local Paper

    BBC Weatherwatchers does this every single day. I wince every time I see a photo on the local news that could have earned money. Alan
  24. Images Sold in March (Max. 1 per day

    First educational book sale for quite a while. Devizes town centre. Alan