Wish Me, Wish Me Wish Me Lots Of Luck!!

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
December 7, 2007 1:33am CST
The one photo agency I sometimes upload my images with is Photographers Direct...so far I haven't had a "nibble" with requested images. Tonight in my email I got this "alert" for water scenics, like oceans, etc. Well I do happen to have some when I went to Miami years ago of the ocean...they are on slides, so I have to scan to digitize, so I'm going to be busy doing that on Friday...but just look at HOW MUCH they are offering for a photo! Yup--$8,000! And Yes this IS legitimate! I'm going for it...oh, oh, oh....wouldn't it be fantastic if they picked on of my images!!! Here is the email alert notification for it __________________________________________ Date : 6th December 2007 Deadline : 11th December 2007 Request No.7074 Request Title: BEAUTY WATERSCAPES Request: I am in search of beautiful waterscapes. I need both freshwater and saltwater scenes. They should have an interesting sky and water and have some kind of drama to them. They may or may not have some topographical feature in the distance (ie a mountain range or shoreline) but they do not have to. They do need to be either an inland lake or the ocean and NOT river or streams. I need a larger body of water to work with. No people or boats should be in the shots or if there are, they are very small and could be taken out. Format : landscape (horizontal) Use : advertising - NO royalty free images Budget Other Usage : US$8000.00 Notes on Budget : I need at least a two year advertising and promotional use in all media, internationally. We will pay up to $8,000 for the right and unique shot. It does need to be exclusive for the two years. Buyer Rating : (no rating) Country : United States You can upload images for this request via the link below. NOTE: *Do not upload images with watermarks across them. *Check the link before selecting images for upload - if the client has enough images they will cancel the request. ___________________ Wish me luck on this!!!! This is a photographer's dream! Heheee
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
7 Dec 07
That's simply great.you must be feeling so excited about the offer.Indeed its any photographer's dream to get such a good offer.Fom the responses you have got I guess you are an excellent photographer.CONGRATULATIONS.You have every reason to feel very proud and happy.All the very best to you now in the future.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Yes it is a wonderful offer...I nearly fell out of my chair when I read how much this company was willing to pay! LOL
• United States
7 Dec 07
Dear Pyewacket, Man! This is the 3rd discussion I've come across today that is an example of what I'm wanting for myself! I've gotten so caught up in the aspects of my situation that I don't like that it is acting like a trap. I believe that what you have your attention on you get more of, so one of the things I've been trying to put my attention on is more money flowing to me. I couldn't even imagine any ways for something like that to happen, and here you come along illustrating it for me! You never know what unexpected opportunity lies around the corner! Of course I wish you luck, although luck doesn't have as much to do with it I think as belief in yourself. You certainly have the talent! I just finished looking at the rest of the photos on your website. What an eye you have for composition and color - and the expertise to capture it on film! I hope you'll post the photos to your website that you're submitting so that we can all see them too. I'm very excited for you! And astrologically speaking the 7th and 8th are two of the best days for this month, so I'd say it was pretty good timing! There is an emphasis on patience and discipline being the keys to success during this time. Hehehe. That reminds me of a story. When I first split up with my boyfriend I left Florida and came up here and my boyfriend went back to California. I planned my trip according to the calculations of my then favorite astrologer... when I heard her saying that a certain 3 or 4 day pocket was the best time to take a long distance trip, especially if it had to do with a family member" (I was coming here to stay with my mother), I decided to leave Florida during that time, and planned my trip accordingly. The entire journey was smoooooooth, and I ended up buying a house here... with no money and no job!!! It was amazing to watch. Well, about a year passed, and since my boyfriend and I were in the habit of breaking up and getting back together, time and distance didn't seem to matter and eventually we were making plans for him to leave California and come and join me here in my own house in the mountains. He was getting his affairs in order and planning to take a train out here. In the meantime I found a pocket of about 5 days that my astrologer had said "if you are planning a long distance trip, especially if it has to do with reuniting with a loved one this is the time to do it"!!!! I could hardly believe my eyes! I told my boyfriend. Well, he pooh-poohed the idea, and ditzed around and missed that pocket of time. He missed the next best pocket too, and finally left California on the very day that was "do NOT even think about traveling on this day". It never gelled. We fought constantly, he ended up shoveling sh!t for a living, and then lost his middle finger to a table saw before he went back to Calif. Now, who knows if it would have happened like that anyway, with or without planets propitiously lined up, but I say it never hurts to have heavenly bodies working in your favor!!! I hope this long post hasn't kept you from your patient and disciplined efforts today!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Hehehe--I'll say I needed patience and discipline today. I had scanned my slide photos at 300ppi which is fairly large enough, tweaked them a bit at photoshop but then when I uploaded them, I get a thing saying the image was too small and had to be at least 500pixels at the longest length...so had to rescan at 600ppi,but then the pixel length was too large so then to reduce the size now, had to save for web at 72ppi and reduced the pixel down to 500 pixels..yeesh --was tearing my hair out. Wow...that was something about the astrology thing with you and your boyfriend..mmm...maybe there really IS something to paying attention to the stars..LOL Tomorrow is the new moon too..they say to bring positives into your life to do it at the new moon to full moon phase..hehe
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Ocean scene at Miami Beach - image of the ocean
Yup I submitted them last night...they still have to be "rated"..checked tonight and they still haven't The idea was that they wanted a scene with a lot of water, like an ocean, so that is exactly what I gave them...so here's one--maybe not the most exciting type of photo, but like I said, gave them what they wanted
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• United States
9 Dec 07
It's beautiful! The blues are fantastic! Yeah, they said 'water and sky'... that is definitely perfect water and sky!! Don't you hate waiting? Hehehe. My son once said to me when he was about 3 or 4, and excitedly waiting for christmas, "Boy I wish somebody would hit me in the head and knock me out so I could wake up and have christmas be here!"
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
7 Dec 07
xxx crossing my fingers for you Pye! Best of luck!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Thank you ElicBxn..mmm...how can you feed your kitties with fingers crossed? Hehee
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
9 Dec 07
I'll let the roomie feed them for a bit. Actually, the babies off the bottle so its no big deal
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
7 Dec 07
hi Pye, of course I wish you luck. the money is perfect for your holiday gift don't you think? after being a great pet owner during difficult times, I feel that this is time that the universe awards you with something. I hope you get some money even though you may not end up with thousands it's still worth it.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank you LittleMel. I uploaded the photos tonight. So now it's a wait and see--I have a few other projects in the wings..they're starting to bounce at me left and right, now if there were only 60 hours in a day!
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
7 Dec 07
Oh I wish you so much luck, I hope it all works out for you, this is so exciting, photography is a joy and if you can make some money out of it then that is so good, best of luck my friend.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank you so much...Did manage to scan my photos..had to tweak them at photoshop a bit..and uploaded them..so now just have to wait
• United States
7 Dec 07
I can't think of anyone I would wish this more for Pye.....Best of Luck to you and I know how much you need this money. I hope your photo's are everything they are looking for and more......take care and I'm sending all the wonderful thoughts and wishes I could muster up for you......."GOOD LUCK, BE BLESSED, BE CHOSEN!"....take care.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank you ever Kashmeresmycat...gee, just think I could get an awful lot of Christmas trees then if my photos are chosen..LOL
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• United States
8 Dec 07
Just think, you could buy a couple acres and then start your own little pine tree farm, lol!...how great would that be!, lol! AND, just thought of something, you could take beautiful pictures of them all with snow dripping down their branches and the moonlight making them all glisten, and sell those, haha....oh, how I dream for people, haha.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Oh that does sound great! :)
• United States
8 Jan 08
That is so cool!! I so hope one of your photos is bought! I also hope I'm not too late either...since it's been a month LOL. I'm just poking around at my mylot emails...pick and choosing without any order to it LOL.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Nah---didn't get the "job"--Oh well, maybe next time right.
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• United States
10 Jan 08
Boo!!! That sucks!
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
7 Dec 07
I wish yu the best of luck !!! It also says UPTO $8,000 So ya might not get the whole amount. But I do hope they pick yours adn you wont be able to show us which ones if they have a contract on them for 2 years .-( for I Would love to see the ones ya pick
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Who cares if the photo will under their contact for two years...the money is REAL good :) I'll see if I can post the ones I sent somewhere soon--maybe profile page?
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
9 Dec 07
So glad the money is real ! and yup profile page might be a good place for us to look at. hugs and good luck!
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
7 Dec 07
well pye i do wish you the best of luck and i hope your dreams come true.photography is great to be in and can be so much fun.god bless and good luck hon! pattie
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank you pattie...worked on the photos and uploaded some...now it's a wait and see
• United States
8 Dec 07
that's great good luck hon!
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@irishmist (3818)
• United States
11 Dec 07
I'm soooo excited for you!!! I hope you land the assignment. I wish you lots and lots of luck!! You work so hard on your pictures and you deserve a big break! I will keep my fingers crossed and say prayers for you.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Well maybe next time I might land a great opportunity..didn't this time :(
@4mymak (1793)
• Malaysia
10 Dec 07
good luck... good luck... good luck.. (want me to write a mantra? =] ) it really pays good money, doesnt it? i really hope you get it... cheers!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Sorry took me so long to answer..nope didn't get the job..oh, well, maybe next time
• United States
10 Dec 07
I wish you luck.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Thank you..alas didn't get picked :(
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Well, good luck with that. It does sound very interesting and I might look into it. Good luck Pye. Hopefully you'll be chosen.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Are you into photography too? And thanks ever for wishing me luck :)
@makingpots (11919)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Hello, pyewacket. I wish you the best of luck on this. What a great opportunity it will be for you. Fingers crossed.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Thank you ever for wishing me luck, makingpots :)
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Wow! 8 grand for a waterscape picture? Wishing you tons and tons of luck on your's being chosen, my friend. With that kind of money, you can get all the real Christmas trees you want.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
I could get a forest with that money..LOL
• United States
8 Dec 07
Awesome! You go with yer bad self, chicka! Here's me wishing you the most of the best luck ever! "Bank phat loot!"
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Thanks so much visitorinvasion...mmm..must ask you about that name..any significance to it??
@GardenGerty (125924)
• United States
8 Dec 07
I will chime in and send you bunches of luck. I am so pleased that you are following up on things that you are trying. I do not do that as much as I should. I said a little prayer, and am thinging good thoughts, I cannot type with crossed fingers, though. It would be so awesome to say that I know someone that succeeded in this way. It would encourage me to get something done as well.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
LOL--no I don't think one can successfully type with fingers crossed..and thanks so very much for wishing me luck..the photo world is rather competitive
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Hopefully this works out for you! You could use the money to buy your Christmas Tree.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Maybe I could buy a forest instead..hehee
@Hart57 (359)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Goodness gracious sakes alive! That's a lot of mula. I wish you massive quantities of luck. Hope that trip to Miami pays off. I didn't know there was so much potential money in photography. Maybe I ought to pick up a camera and brush up on my picture-taking skills. LOL. Get busy scanning! Happy Holidays!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Thank you Hart57. Yes, I nearly fell out of my computer chair when I saw the amount of money...sure beats the microstock agencies where the photographer only gets 25 cents per downloaded image..LOL
• United States
7 Dec 07
well this would certainly help you get your xmas tree!! good luck, and i hope they pick yours!!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Dec 07
Hehee...heck I could buy a forest LOL