First sale and a little story behind the image

Well, looking online this morning I saw that someone has bought one of my photos, which was a great surprise. Of course I'm very happy about this, very happy indeed.

The photo was taken quite recently and was taken as we were on a walk around a small Spanish village called Sedella, which is in the province of Andalucia, Spain. The area is also known as the Axarquia and is a very beautiful part of Spain, having lots of small white painted villages inland, miles of sunny coastline and even mountains! Not huge but definitely and officially mountains.

Anyway, we'd stopped to sit on a bench and look around, soaking up the quiet and the views. It was so peaceful that the time just went and the sun was dropping behind some nearby hills. I took the camera and began taking a few shots, I didn't have a tripod (it was an evening stroll after all) but a very handy wooden post came to the rescue.

I rested the camera on there and took maybe 6 or 7 photos as the sun dropped down and was very surprised with the results when I got back home to look at them on the laptop. They always seem to look so good on the camera viewfinder but can disappoint when viewed on the laptop. From the exif data, the aperture was f/5.6, the exposure time was 1/1250 sec and the ISO was 200. It was one of the few times that I'd been out with the 70-300mm zoom, so I think I was lucky there. It was great to watch the sun go down that way and now doubly so that it's my first sale.

I know it's only one sale but everyone has to start with the first one don't they? So, to the people who are waiting for their first sale, don't give up, keep uploading and it will happen.

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June 26, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks very much Penpossessed. Keep submitting your photos and you'll get there.

June 25, 2017

Penpossessed

Congrats on your first sale! I'm still awaiting my own. Beautiful picture.

June 25, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks Newton.

June 25, 2017

Newtonguarinof

Beautiful picture, congratulations!!!

June 25, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thank you Pet548

June 25, 2017

Pet548

Congratulations and good luck!

June 25, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Many thanks to Pzmphoto, Bographics, Stephendbain, Apers, Bettina, Phillipmorch & Romanotino.

June 25, 2017

Romanotino

Spain got lucky for you!!

June 24, 2017

Philipmorch

Congratulations :-)

June 24, 2017

Bwagner656

Nice photo, congrats!

June 24, 2017

Apers

Nice picture and a nice story!

June 23, 2017

Stephendbain

Wonderful sunset! It's a great feeling when you make your first sale. I can relate to pictures looking great on the camera but not so good on the laptop, it can be frustrating, but the great ones always stand out!

June 23, 2017

Bographics

Good luck with your next sales!

June 23, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thank you Joe.

June 22, 2017

Joe1971

Congratulations

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thank you very much Aurelie.

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Many thanks Hilsdon.

June 22, 2017

Aurelielemoigne

Congrats for your first sale !

June 22, 2017

Hilsdon25

Beautiful photo,Congrat's on your first sale how wonderful!

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks a lot Anuraa.

June 22, 2017

Anuraa30

Congratulations on your first sale

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks very much Brenda.

June 22, 2017

Bdelaney34

Very nice! Congrats on your first sale!

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Thanks to you too Larry, I'm liking the photo the more I see it now.

June 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Many thanks Patrick and much appreciated.

June 22, 2017

Seawatch1

Wonderful! A great photo and it deserves to be out there and I'm glad someone bought it. It will probably sell many more times.
Larry

June 22, 2017

Patrick57

Congratulations TheSlowWalkers! It is a very good photo :)

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Photo credits: S Walker.