Articles by Androniques

The beauty of Yorkshire - York, Knaresborough and more...

Hi Dreamers! :)Today I just want to share with you some of the North parts of England,which is the true old England as some would say, because it is the surroundings of York - the ancient capital of Britannia Inferior, as proclaimed by the Emperor Severus. Did you know, btw, that the Emperor Constantius I finished his days here? And then his son Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) was proclaimed the Emperor Augustus in 306 by the troops of Eboracum fortress... continue reading

Buyers! Need to contact contributors? Comment via Tools tab! :)

Hi Dreamers!In a recent discussion in this thread about cropped vs non-cropped pictures of people and such, it appeared that some buyers do not realize that they can "legally" contact contributors, i.e. the authors of those images they want non-cropped versions of. I thought it is an important piece of info deserving a blog article.There are two ways of contacting a contributor.1. You can contact us via admins, i.e. via the DT contact form. Send them the details of your request about... continue reading

Ever changing weather in London - my recent successful trips.

Hi Dreamers!Over the years I have been to London several times, and every time I carefully packed my camera etc, hoping for a great opportunity to take great pictures. To my great regret, until very recently I was mostly unlucky in terms of the weather in London.Usually I had some businesses to take care of first which (again usually) would happen beforeafternoon, just while the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I used to think: What a wonderful day for a photo-session in the City... continue reading

Welcome more sales! - my best day ever here up to now :)

Hi Dreamers!I do not tend to shout about my so-called "milestones", because I do feeland know too well that I am not particularly fast in getting sales. But today (already safe to say yesterday)... err... "words don't come easy to me" It's either the wind changed and started filling my loose sail, or someone somewhere decided suddenly: "O'kay, every dog has his day, so..." Honestly, I even thought that maybe someone helped the visibility of my profile by tweeting or otherwise, hard to guess... continue reading

Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"!

Hi Dreamers!I guess I am not alone tackling the issue of denoising the skies in outdoor shots,especially when it comes to night photography. Even with photos taken at nominal ISO values (ISO-200 for my camera) I found it often frustratingly noise-prone to make the sky brighter and richer by boosting the levels/contrast.Here are a couple of examples, where my first attempts to "improve" the skies led to refusals initially. That time I knew little about the origin of "distorted pixels" and... continue reading

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