Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
One of the things I often do with digital is take photos of signs. It helps me remember where I’ve been. And in this case, it actually gave me a handy (if not detailed) map during my wanderings. Granted, the display on the back of my camera isn’t quite huge, but I did refer to it a few times….
Elk Creek is a very cool spot. Complete with deep woods , grand vistas, and impressive waterfalls. Expect to see more images as I plug through the stack.
I didn't see another person during the couple of hours I spent tromping around (which suits me fine!). I did hear some people shouting when I was headed for the car, sounded like your typical noisy teenagers (I know, I was one once)... I also saw 2 cars arriving when I was leaving. Ah, the importance of getting up and moving in the mornings!
I bring it up, because I just saw that today is the 31st anniversary of the original release. And May 25th, 1977 seems like a long time ago in a (figurative) galaxy far far away.....
Saturday, May 24, 2008
It has been probably 8 years since I made my first trip to SE Washington state, and I’ve made it to this area occasionally over the past few years. And every time, I end up driving past the funky old barn. And it looks worse and worse each time. Not sure hoe much longer it’ll be around.
Friday, May 23, 2008
My ftp site is working again!! I never figured out why it wasn’t working (via several different computers), but decided to check it today, and it loaded right up!! Maybe I can get posting a bit more…. This is from the top of Kamiak Butte, looking north across the Palouse region of SE Washington State. Just playing aound with depth-of-field.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Anyway, here’s a diversion, a little review of my microstock experience. After almost 15 months at Shutterstock (my top performing site), here's a chart of the distribution of sales. First off, 78% of the images have at least 1 sale. That’s a number that has been remarkably consistant over the months, usually between 75% and 80%.
And while the bulk of my sales come from a small percentage of my portfolio, it’s a bit broader than the proverbial 80/20 rule. 80% of my earnings come from 31.5% of my portfolio. On the other hand, the top 5% of my portfolio does account for over 30% of my earnings, so it’s still pretty “top heavy”.
Still having fun, and those quarters do add up. Everybody ought to give it a try!