Nice to see but….

It is nice to wake up, turn on the computer ( after getting the first cup of tea), go over to the BBC News site and see your one of your own photos on the homepage. On the actual homepage of the BBC – being viewed my millions of people as they also wake up and turn on.

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So where does the ‘but’ come in? All I can say is that I won’t be holding my breath over the fee for this.  One thing is that without a watermark this will be all over the internet on personal blogs and copycat news sites. And the fee for this global coverage? It probably won’t be enough to buy a cup of tea. Sad but all too true.

Early days but it feels good

It feels good to be uploading images ONLY to my website and not sending them off to agencies.  I’m not sure how long this will last but I’m my following my emotions and instinct.

This image is of ‘Golden Indian Bean tree in flower, Catalpa bignonioides Aurea’

I don’t see many others on major stock photo sites so when this ( and others ) are indexed by Google it might attract image users to Geography Photos.

The other thing is that this is going to make me more thoughtful about what and how I photograph and that has to be a positive.

An unwatermarked version of this image, and over 53,000 others, is available free for education use at Geography Photos.  Publishers will find all images priced and available for immediate licensing and download.

Incised meander and river spit River Wye

View north towards Lancaut over incised meander, gorge and river spit, River Wye, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

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This is a few miles upstream from Chepstow. The River Wye flows in a gorge towards the camera position. The meander shape of the river has been cut or incised into the land as a result of a change in sea level – the is called rejuvenation because the river had been made ‘young’ again and eroded vertically once more instead of laterally. The spit in the foreground is a depositional feature on the inside of a meander where the water flows more slowly. The Wye is tidal at the this point hence the high water level.

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial
Media: Editorial website
Industry sector: Media, design & publishing
Image Size: Any size
Start: 01 May 2018
End: 01 May 2023

An unwatermarked version of this image, and over 53,000 others, is available free for education use at Geography Photos.  Publishers will find all images priced and available for immediate licensing and download.

Soil erosion on the Sandlings

Wind causing soil erosion in fields at Sutton Heath, Suffolk Sandlings, England, UK

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The Sandlings are in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB – roughly between the River Deben and Southwold. This used to be heathland but much of it has been converted to farming over the last century or so. The photo shows what happens when there are strong winds and bare soil – large scale erosion.

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Single company – multiple educational editorial use only
Industry sector: Media, design & publishing
Start: 26 June 2018
Duration: Unlimited

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The Green Bridge of Wales

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I have posted a similar image previously. It is quite an old shot and I think I’d straighten the horizon or crop to remove it. Anyway, it was licensed recently presumably for a textbook. It shows the classic sequence of headland erosion – cave, arch, stack, stump.

The Green Bridge of Wales is located in the Castlemartin area of the Pembrokeshire coast national park. The rock along this stretch of coast is carboniferous limestone.

As with all the images posted on this blog an unwatermarked version is available free for education use on the Geography Photos site.

Country: Ireland
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book, print and/or e-book
Print run: up to 50,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 21 June 2018
End: 21 June 2028
print run for 5,000

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Red Poll cattle breed

Young red poll cattle crowded together, Sutton, Suffolk, England, Uk

This herd of youngsters were bellowing so loudly that I heard them from a mile away (literally). We don’t have all that many cows in Suffolk! So I followed the noise and found this mob of boisterous calves milling around and making a racket together. They all came over to have a look at me and this one seemed especially interested.

The Red Poll is a dual-purpose breed developed in England in the latter half of the 19th century. The Red Poll is a cross of the Norfolk Red beef cattle and Suffolk Dun dairy cattle breeds – neither of the parent breeds now exist. The Red Poll breed was established in Australia ( from 1870s), New Zealand ( 1898 and first herd in 1917) and USA ( 1873) – making Red Poll the oldest registered breed of cattle in the United States.

They are naturally ‘polled’ – it means without horns. If you know anything more feel free to post a comment.

At the moment this image is exclusive to Geography Photos but will be on Alamy soon.

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Quaternary industry, Cambridge Science park

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Quaternary industry – the fourth stage of industry – is concerned with advanced technology, research and development.

Napp Pharmaceutical Group is an independent pharmaceutical company that has been developing innovative products for over half a century. This is its prestigious headquarters building ( 1983) housing offices and laboratories at Cambridge Science Park. The science park provides high quality surroundings, is close to the trunk road network, and of course, close to the university and other similar companies.

I have similar shots without the person so presumably that is an important element to the user. It gives scale and a sense of activity and purpose as she strides towards the entrance.

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Marketing package – Small business, Use in marketing materials, worldwide for 5 years (excludes advertising). This license is for small companies – up to 10 people.
Start: 22 June 2018
End: 22 June 2023

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