This past month has been a great one as I consider myself still new to the game.I had a personal best in terms of sales, including my largest sale yet. This particular photo was a best-seller multiple times this month.Politics must be on everyone's mind. However, my most meaningful sale was one that I had today.It was my very first upload 5 years ago (after which I took a 4 year hiatus and returned to Dreamstime last year).Goes to show that persistence is rewarded and... continue reading
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Last August of 2015 the annual kite fest at Redcliffe in Australia was held. This two day festival showcases amazing kites of different designs and shapes from all around the world. Besides the kite fest itself, there are other activities like the water skiing show, musical bands performing, arts and crafts displays, children's and adults workshops, and many more. These activities are definitely worth visiting for and my family enjoyed it even though visiting the venue for one day.... continue reading
No doubt Pope Francis is the center of attention right now.I was fortunate enough to see the pope in Washington DC on 9/23/15 at D Street as well as Constitution Avenue as he made his way around the Ellipse.This is probably the biggest event to happen in Washington DC in a long time and not likely to happen again for many years.Big crowds assembled at the only non ticketed event to see the Pope.After a wait of about an hour or better the Pope finally arrived on D Street next to DAR Constitution... continue reading
After a long time since 1961 the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC has reopened.It was maintained in previous years but not allowed to fly the Cuban flag until July 20, 2015.I arrived at the Cuban embassy on 16th street in Washington DC in the afternoon and found many people and the media at the gate looking at the Cuban flag as well as the embassy itself.There were many signs protesting the blockade of cuba.It is remarkable that this event took place since Cuba almost started WWIII by installing... continue reading
Hi,This article is about a very lovely species:FIRECREST - REGULUS IGNICAPILLA The common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) also known as the firecrest, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe and northwestern Africa, and is partially migratory, with birds from central Europe wintering to the south and west of their breeding range. Firecrests in the Balearic Islands and north Africa are widely recognised as a separate subspecies, but the... continue reading
Merry Christmas to me.Thanks to Dreamstime, I now have 500 photos in my portfolio and the most exciting part of it is that my 500th photo is of my daughter's expectant belly that has my grandbaby in there, due this spring.How exciting is that??? Here's a few other holiday photos that have helped bring me to this place.A peaceful Christmas Dove A Christmas Butterfly Thank you everyone!Thank you Dreamstime!A very special thank you to my buyers - who encourage... continue reading
Leaving early morning with a group of woodcutters to see the forest workers day through the lens. Weather seems to be promising, so I'm looking forward interesting time outdoors :)I had packed tripod, fast lens, thermos with hot tea and warm clothes. Shooting in the forest could be tricky. If you want morning misty pictures of few light beams, you just need to find good place, put camera on tripod and use longer time ... and you almost done. But lumberjack is fast moving creature, so you have... continue reading
Please give me any advice on how to get stock quality photographs of my grandchildren. We live in the country and sit with the kids about 2 weekends a month. I have many opportunities to photgraph them in great settings.My problem is that they either are too busy to pause even for a second or they see my camera and put on a very wierd smile. I have tried bribery, but they seem to want to sabatoge my photos. Also they get dirty pretty fast, too.Any advice?Thanks, Dee Dee Dixon continue reading
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