Third year in a row, surely that must be considered a tradition? Time to dive deep into the image archive again and dig out some nice photos for the coming budget proposition for the city from The Sweden Democrats (SD). Here’s one of last years selected images.
I refuse to become a guinea pig for the medical companies and their experimental gene therapy! I kneel for no-one and I will NOT comply!
I’ve gotten som “complaints”, apparently I’ve done too few Childhood’s End shots for a while. Pinkie even tried to drown his sorrows not being photographed for an eternity just to learn that you can’t drown them, they can swim…
Finally some nice weather with sun, blue skies and warmth, at last I can get going with the Alphas generating loads of nice imagery to share with the world now that my joints will begin to cooperate a little. The last two days have been filled with excursions together with a friend into some nooks and crannies of the county where I live.
One of the nice places visited today was a small lake called Ljusgrytan where a lot of people ventured out to enjoy the weather and fish for trouts. I got some really good shots while walking all the way around the lake, for instance this strapping young lad trying to hook a nice fish or two.
Finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, I thought. The other week I was approached by an online rock publication about a collaboration with me as a concert photographer. At last something happens and I might have a chance to salvage the sinking ship, sinking because of all those pesky restrictions imposed due to the Chinese affliction.
When I recieved the agreement document they wanted me to sign the light faded instantly. They wanted exclusive rights to the images published by them and that could have been acceptable, but they wanted them without compensating me. They wanted me to provide them with unique concert photos that normally sell for between 2,000 and 5,000 USD each with exclusive rights.
Yeah, no, that ain’t gonna happen!!!
It didn’t stop there though. They wanted me to agree to surrender copyright without compensation if and when they arranged promotional shoots with artists. The usual way is that a publication (or anyone) who is an intermediary for these shoots get a finders fee, a precentage of what the photographer is paid, but the rights to the material remain with the photographer.
Yeah, no, that ain’t gonna happen either!!!
To sum it up, all I can say at this point is HELL NO!!!
Every year Pantone selects which color that is the color of the year which influences purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and graphic design. As a photographer I have to in some extent follow this when adding images to stock image exchanges to increase sales. Last year the chosen color was Classic Blue.
However not all home design companies are aware of these trending colors which I realized when I needed cushions for my kitchen chairs and went to the local store of the Rusta chain. There was absolutely nothing what so ever in the color blue among their home furnishing/design items. So much for me trying to be trendy
The color of the year 2021 is actually two colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Guess it’ll be a lot of sunflowers and dandelions shot this year.
People are becoming scared of the tech companies. Really scared. And they should be. AI is gonna create 60 percent unemployment. They use you and they need you, but they don’t like you anymore. Instagram makes people feel like shit about their lives. Twitter makes them feel reviled. Facebook destroyed democracy.
The problem with the people who run tech companies is that they have too much power and become fanatics, they think they’re Messiahs. The problem with these Messiahs though is that they’re false profets.
Their followers are equally bad. They’re young, arrogant and ignorant while claiming those who actually have life experience are of “the era that doesn’t know”. In fact it is they who are of that era, their era doesn’t know shit. All so f-ing political, all so woke. But they don’t know anything about history, they don’t know anything about art, they don’t know shit about music, they don’t know shit about biology, they don’t know shit about psychology, they don’t know shit about morality. Actually they don’t know shit about politics either and are not woke. They’re not even asleep, they’re comatose.
You can either be a woke sheep or think for yourself, the choice is yours…
Two of the most intelligent people to ever walk this Earth both warned us. Stephen Hawking warned us of trusting AI, it will be the downfall of us, and Isaac Asimov warned us of over confidence in technology, tech is dumbing us all down.
Another print-ready image available for download… https://up-load.io/akzu3sny7qpi
Don’t miss the first one at https://up-load.io/u8xacp3580ah
In the page that loads find the button that says “Free Download”, in the next page, near the bottom, solve the captcha and click “Create your link” to get your personal download link.
I am actually paid for your free downloads, so the more downloads the better…
Starting right now I am making available a new feature of the blog, you can now download preformatted high resolution images ready for print. For FREE!
In the coming days I will set up a separate page linked from the top menu for those downloads, but to kick it all off I already now give you one. In the free downloads you will find not only Childhood’s End shots, there will be all kinds of beautiful print ready images.
Download “Childhood’s End – Drought”
In the page that loads find the button that says “Free Download”, in the next page near the bottom solve the captcha and click “Create your link” to get your personal download link.
This Childhood’s End shot is called Drought, the file is preformatted for printing in the size 21 x 30 cm. Enjoy!
Slightly delayed here is lasts week stats update. The blog has been a non-mover the last two weeks, more or less, which is not a bad thing actually as there has been very few new posts made. To read about the ranking and such I refer you to the previous stats update Stability and move on to other matters. The reason for the few posts is simply the need to make a substantial effort building alternative income streams as not only my economy but the economy of the world in general is going down the drain due to the Chinese affliction.
The last week or so I have been concentrating primarily on building two new crypto currencies and I invite you to join me building a future income you too. We all may have missed out on the Bitcoin revolution, 1 BTC is today worth close $20,000 USD, but let’s make sure we don’t miss out on new crypto currencies.
First it’s Facebook’s very own crypto called Libra (LBR) which is in pre-launch at the moment. With UPLibra you get your own LBR for free, you get 3 LBR on signup and then there is a faucet where you can claim more. After making 50 claims you’ll get a bonus of another 3 LBR, then another 50 claims. For every new person you bring in there you also get 1 LBR. In just over a week I have gathered 27 LBR. At the pre-sale site the cost of 1 LBR is $2.06 USD at the moment and this is going up steadily day by day.
Second it’s a crypto called Big Byte Block (BBB) where you get 1 free node block on signup and then, if you wish, can purchase additional nodes. If not, let the one you get for free mature and re-invest those earnings in additional nodes. These will earn a 400% return on investment so for every node you have secured you can secure another 4 and each blocked node reaching maturity will also give you a BBB coin which you can exchange at the Waves Exchange for other crypto currencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum for instance.
Big Byte Block
Shortly I will be adding advertising opportunities at the blog. With between 7 and 8 thousand unique visitors each week and close to 30,000 hits/week banner advertising on the blog is a most viable option. Of course it will be a low cost advertising opportunity.