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Barges, River Thames was uploaded to Flickr

added Lith Slenium/Gold tone in Photoshop

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I took Barges, River Thames on August 06, 2010 at 09:19AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 14, 2015 at 04:43PM

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Traditional Fish & Chips was uploaded to Flickr

London

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I took Traditional Fish & Chips on August 08, 2010 at 01:52PM

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Photo Republished at Family law, adoption and the rights of children – Marilyn Stowe Blog

Doorway to The Royal Courts of Justice

My photo was used to illustrate this post

Sir James Munby only became President of the Family Division in January but he has certainly made his voice heard across legal circles in the eight months since then. In May he warned that people should only be sent to prison for contempt of court in open court. In August he discussed the impact of legal aid cuts, leaving many people caught up in serious family cases reliant on uncertain pro bono representation. … Photo by swanksalot via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

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Photo Republished at Excellent bad advice

Free Advice 

My photo was used to illustrate this post

“Here’s that bad advice you were hoping for” is a Tumblr that picks out letters to advice columns (as well as direct requests from readers) and writes scathing, hilarious responses:… (Image: Free Advice, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from swanksalot’s photostream)

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Business Photography

No You Cannot Use My Photo for Free Part 88

Gate - Buckingham Palace
Gate – Buckingham Palace

While on vacation, I received this email: 

Hi Seth, As with many, I am captivated by the quality of your work!

I am a professor writing an ebook on “Chasing Wisdom” and would like your permission to use your work entitled “Gate – Buckingham Palace” as a photograph in my book.

I propose the following credit line: Photograph used by permission. Copyrighted by Seth Anderson.

Of course, please propose a credit line of your preference if you so choose.

Thank you

 I responded:

Thank you for your consideration. My normal rate is $800 (US) for a one-time usage fee. If this is something you would consider, please send me a purchase order, and I’ll invoice you and send you the image.

Please consider that I am self-employed, and responsible for all my own costs (health insurance, electricity, and so on), and thus am not interested in working without compensation.

I’ve written more on that topic a few times, including here:

www.b12partners.net/wp/2012/05/26/reasons-why-photographers-cannot-work-for-free/

Sincerely

An ebook often has lower costs associated with its creation, perhaps I would consider a lower fee as well, but we shall see if I get a response. Ideally, I would take the time to create a form letter from these various requests, but I never seem to get around to it. 

Parenthetically, the referenced photo is ok, but I wouldn’t call it one of my favorites. I’m sure there are many, many similar photos of the Buckingham Palace Gate taken every day.

 

Part 85

Part 86

Part 87 

 

update:

Thank you very much for your reply. Unfortunately, there is not budget for such permissions. I’ll look for another source.
Best

 
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Food and Drink

Dog and Duck Pub

The Dog and Duck
The Dog and Duck, London

I saw this place in London, and wondered if it was related to one of my favorite Austin drinking establishments. Apparently so…

Dog and Duck might have opened as a British Pub, but it has evolved into something more. We have 42 beer taps, of various Texas, American, and International Brews. A Kitchen which has recently been voted Austin’s Best Pub Grub, and has everything from fish ‘n’ chips to Falafel, and almost anything else you could want. We even have some food that is healthy.

It would be nice to tell you that Dog and Duck is a long established Austin business that people have been going to for generations, but truthfully, it’s not even old enough to drink. Dog and Duck opened up in May of 1990 in it’s current location, it’s well known tin ceilings, slanted wood floor, and fireplace already there. The Building had been around for a long time, and was a restaurant called Mrs. Robinson’s in the 1970’s. In 1991, Dog and Duck sistered with one of The Dog and Duck pubs in London.

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Only took me 2 years to check.

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Photography

London 2010 – a set on Flickr

I finally made a first pass through all my photos from our visit to London last year. There might be a few others, but I found and processed the most obvious “keepers”, in my estimation. If you have a few moments to spare, and want to see a large photo set of one of the most glorious cities in the world, you should click here to view London 2010 – a set on Flickr.

The slideshow version is here (Flash, and thus takes a moment to load).

I was thinking about London in comparison to Chicago. When I moved to Chicago from Austin, I was impressed and intrigued by the diversity and energy of the city. Austin is many things, but it isn’t a very old city, it isn’t really that big, nor overly walkable, and thus there isn’t much history to be discovered while strolling. I love to explore a place simply by walking, discovering beauty and decay partially by chance, partially by design.

London is an even larger multiple of this equation: a vibrant, diverse place with a rich mosaic of history woven into the fabric of the streets. I’ve been in London for less than two weeks, total,1 but it is easily one of my favorite cities. I could never really see myself living in Manhattan, for instance, but living in London would be grand.

A few photos for example:

Michelin-Tyre Co Ltd -Bibendum
Michelin-Tyre Co Ltd -Bibendum

Castles in the Night
Castles in the Night

Crouch Beds
Crouch Beds

Strollers, Green Park
Strollers, Green Park

Sooner or Later One Of Us Will Know
Sooner or Later One Of Us Will Know

Cowgirls on the Prowl in Piccadilly Circus
Cowgirls on the Prowl in Piccadilly Circus

Turn Approaching - TRI-X 400
Turn Approaching – TRI-X 400

Morning Smoke
Morning Smoke

Creative Review - Wardour Street
Creative Review – Wardour Street

Just Biking in the Rain
Just Biking in the Rain

Footnotes:
  1. last summer and in the mid 1990’s []
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Just Biking In the Rain

Just Biking in the Rain

Near Buckingham Palace, on Constitution Road1, in the middle of a fairly hard rain. We were huddled underneath an old, big tree, waiting for the rain to subside, when these ladies whizzed by on a bicycle, laughing hysterically. I was mad at myself that I didn’t get a chance to focus properly, but conversion to black and white (TRI-X 400 emulation) captured the essence of the moment.

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Footnotes:
  1. methinks, I am guessing based on a perusal of Google Maps []
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If It Isn’t Asking Too Much

If It Isn't Asking Too Much

Telephone booths, London, near Marble Arch. Mobile phones haven’t completely taken over Britain. You’d be hard pressed to find this many working public telephones in Chicago.

I’ve added about another 20 photos to my London Flickr set, if you’re interested.

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Music Photography

Busker – Marble Arch Station

Busker - Marble Arch Station
Busker – Marble Arch Station, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Marble Arch, London

Playing either Bob Dylan or Radiohead, can’t remember.

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Marble Arch

Marble Arch

This is Marble Arch

Marble Arch is a white Carrara-marble monument at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road, almost directly opposite Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park in London, England. The arch is on a large traffic island, which also includes a very small park, in the midst of swirling traffic. The traffic island is directly across from the Marble Arch tube station.

The name “Marble Arch” also refers to the locality in west London where the arch is situated, particularly, the southern portion of Edgware Road. Historically, only members of the royal family and the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, have been allowed to pass through the arch in ceremonial procession.

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Ready For You – Fuji Sensia – Cross Processed

Ready For You - Fuji Sensia Cross Processed

somewhere in London (Marble Arch, if I’m not mistaken). One of the rare glimpses of blue sky seen in our visit.

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A Velvia Kiss

A Velvia Kiss

At the Monument Underground station, London. Almost a good shot, but missed by a fraction of second1

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Modified in Photoshop to enhance and tone the enveloping “heart”.

Footnotes:
  1. the guy’s collar blocked their mouths right as I snapped the photo []
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Train Tracks in London

Train Tracks in London
Train Tracks in London, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

with a hint of anti-Cameron graffiti

Better in Lightbox:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/5006815464/lightbox/