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Richard Thornton

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  • Birthday 04/06/1936

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    Central California
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    Photography, cycling, reading, flying, and so forth.

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  1. Richard Thornton

    Leica equipment refresh - where?

    One of the old time greats of Leica restoration: https://www.dagcamera.com/store/c2/Leica.html
  2. Richard Thornton

    Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for Canon

    Laurin, I took your suggestion about mpb. I sold them two Nikon lenses (old story: affording Leica). I found their offer to buy exceeded both B & H and KEH amounts by quite a bit. They also, like the others, pay for the shipping costs. The were prompt, courteous and responsive. Thanks for the tip!
  3. Richard Thornton

    Can you sell black and white photo?

    Haruka, your image is almost a silhouette but is sort of halfway between a profile and a normal view with grey values. You should leave no doubt. As others have said, the buildings lack detail. By making the sky totally white and the buildings totally black you would have a silhouette. But . . . silhouettes need a strong central theme and your image seems to have several subjects all competing for attention. Monochrome images do sell but you should have a positive reason for presenting them as opposed to color, which is far more in demand.
  4. Richard Thornton

    Upload problems................................Again

    Ditto. We're all beta testers.
  5. Richard Thornton

    Happy Birthday Laurin

    From one who'll be 82 in a couple of days to one who is reportedly 75, Happy Birthday!! Ah, youth! I've always enjoyed your forum comments.
  6. Richard Thornton

    Web uploader is busted again

    Same. Same. Same.
  7. Richard Thornton

    Not accepting data

    Yep. Me, too, over the last several days. I click the submit button and I'm told to write a description even though one is already in place. Same thing for category. An uploaded image only appeared on the submit page 24 hours after uploading it! How can SS be acruing 1 1/2 million images a week when you can't even upload one?
  8. Richard Thornton

    Bigstockphoto pending photos

    Yeah, I haven't submitted to BS in at least a year. For me, it was not just one issue, but a variety, such as only being able to upload one image at a time. Multiple images just crashed. And that was with at least three different browsers. Anyway, it soon became not worth my time, especially since BS imgaes were probably competing with my higher-priced SS images.
  9. Richard Thornton

    Form 1099 Not Ready

    The Tax Center said 2017 tax forms were ready to download. After completing the process a panel appeared reading " 2017 Tax Forms" but nothing else. No Form 1099.
  10. Richard Thornton

    What Happens to your Account when you Die?

    Yep, ditto for 2006!
  11. Richard Thornton

    What Happens to your Account when you Die?

    That's nice to know, Rudy, but why can't Shutterstock set forth that information? They've codified just about everything else.
  12. Richard Thornton

    What Happens to your Account when you Die?

    It would be nice to hear an actual policy and procedures from SS. They must have already encountered this situation many times.
  13. Richard Thornton

    Reminder: This is a Commercial Marketplace

    Well, I think you're right. SS is a very broad spectrum outfit and has made a business of accomodating all stripes of photographers, from the image mills with studios and models to retired people like me, using SS basically as a means to finance our expensive hobby. I've been here a long time and harken back to an even more distant past when we shipped transparencies to the agencies and sold a few images a year (albeit for much more than 38 cent each). At one time it was an accomplishment just to be accepted by SS. Now, I don't know. It's been a race to the bottom for a long time. If I were just starting out, I wouldn't.
  14. Richard Thornton

    Digitalizing Kodachrome 25 & 64 slides

    I had no idea the Nikon 5000-ED scanner commanded such a high price now. I should have kept it! Back, maybe ten years ago, I digitized a few of my 30,000 Kodachromes. Only a few made it through SS's approval process. Even those that were accepted took a great deal of time to make acceptable. In the end, I decided it was not worth the effort.
  15. Richard Thornton

    Best "Value" Leica M Lenses

    Just like other manufacturers, the 50mm range is the least costly (relatively, in the case of Leica). Although if you can buy a Monochrome you shouldn't sweat the lenses. At the bottom of the price group you can find old screw-mount lenses that can be fitted with an adapter. Then don't overlook the newer M mounts by Voigtlander, which aren't bad at all. (Look up Canera Quest.) The older Summarit is f1.5 and just OK. The f1.4 Summiluxes are very expensive. The best compromise for me would be the f2 Summicrons — none sharper, even the older ones.