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  1. 3 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

     

    Shai, I see your images by clicking on the number next to images.

     

    Steven and Alan, don't you find it odd that Alamy has not readdress the discoverability issue?

     

    I've found this odd for a long time. But then they haven't addressed the uncompressed file size issue in the 13 years I've been here.

     

    Alan

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  2. On 02/10/2021 at 12:30, John Morrison said:

     

    All I have to do is say "Alexa... warm up my bed for me" half an hour before I go 'up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire'...

     

     

    Good heavens, an actual real use for Alexa. Maybe I should have one after all.

     

    I flatly refuse to give energy companies my money before October, but yes on Oct 1st the heating went on. Mind you, I had just arrived home after a week away and was feeling low from the after-effects of toothache. Otherwise I would have probably have just put an extra jumper on.

     

    Alan

  3. 2 minutes ago, Guido Paradisi said:

     

    What I don't understand is that the last part of your speech does not correspond to reality.

     

    The third photo that comes out in the Alamy search, my photo, has never been sold and has not even appeared in the searches

     

     

     

    But that's exactly my point. The photo itself is not ranked so it's irrelevant whether it's been sold or viewed. All your photos together are ranked as a block depending on the contributor's overall performance. Whichever of those photos appears first depends on other factors as I explained in my earlier post.

     

    Alan

  4. 38 minutes ago, Guido Paradisi said:

     

    Returning to the question, what I was trying to understand is why I found myself in such a situation. I would say your explanation is quite plausible. Although I don't understand why the third photo in the first row is there since it hasn't been sold, there are photos uploaded before and photos that have been sold or zoomed in by customers but are at the bottom of the search. Mysteries of Alalmy?

     

     

    Alamy doesn't rank individual photographs, it ranks contributors So if you appear third it simply means you are the third highest contributor for that particular search phrase. Your highest-appearing photo will either be the one whose keywords most closely match the search, or if there are more than one that match, usually the most recent one to go on sale.

     

    Alan

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  5. Oh this was so hard! I asked for the beauty, atmosphere and excitement of being beside the sea, and I got it in spades. I would have liked to choose at least 30 for the shortlist so I will try to give my reasons for selecting each one.

     

    1. Lake Huron in winter by Jill Morgan: the seaside can be just as beautiful in winter.

     

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    2. Children by Michael Ventura: the seaside is all about being a child, whether you're 8 or 80.

     

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    3. Beach in Hawaii by Ed Rooney: Yes, it's a manufactured shot but for me it captures the end of a perfect day by the sea.

     

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    4. Funfair wheel by Avpics: I included excitement in  the brief - how more exciting can you get? (Rather you than me...)

     

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    5. Waiting for sunrise in Bali by cbimages: just beautiful and full of atmosphere.

     

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    6. "Waves" sculpture by TeeCee: an imaginative take on the subject.

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    7. Amorous penguins by meanderingemu: the seaside isn't all about sun, sea and people.

     

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    8. Girls jumping into the water by Colblimp: if this doesn't capture the sheer enjoyment of being at the seaside, I don't know what does.

     

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  6. 7 hours ago, ATJ said:

     

    My fear with example 1 is that if someone was to search on just the genus, Stigmatopora, they wouldn't find my photographs

     

     

     

    My understanding was that each word is still treated as a separate keyword, it's just that if the keywords appear as the same phrase they should come higher up the search. But I haven't put this to the test. Can anyone else confirm?

     

    Alan

  7. 7 hours ago, Jill Morgan said:

     

    These are officially lakeside as opposed to seaside as of course there is no ocean near me.  I do hope these quality.

     

     

     

    I've only been to the Great Lakes once when I took the opportunity of an 8-hour flight stopover in Toronto to explore, and it felt very much like a sea to me!

     

    Alan

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