My photo from 2011 in use by Virgin Holidays


tigershoot

Link Posted 09/05/2020 - 20:30


Seeing another post on the joys of the 16-45 reminded me of this photo taken with this on a K20D. Back in 2011 we took a trip to Morocco and did a camel ride. As luck would have it I got a perfect position in the camel train, and managed to get this shot while riding a camel for the first time. It has been by far my best selling image and I was delighted to see it used by Virgin, on their worldwide brochure.
I no longer use the 16-45 as I found that I couldn't cope with the flare in certain situations.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 09/05/2020 - 21:31
And fine photo that reminds me why I couldn't part with either the K20D or 16-45 even though neither get much use now. Although the K3 + 16-85 is certainly more versatile, the K20D + 16-45 used within their limitations are capable of producing superb pictures, as you show.

Steve

AlJones2402

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 00:46
That's an excellent image.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 01:01
It is indeed a fine photograph.
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RobL

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 07:32
I hope you received a good price! Was it uploaded to a stock agency, and if so which ones do you use?

stub

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 08:58
Amazing photograph..! Especially when you consider it wasn't exactly the steadiest of shooting positions.. I'm a 16-45 owner, and have to say it also doesn't get much use now. Since getting the K1 and 24-70. But with my K1 awaiting repair. I did take it out this weekend. On a K5II. With some very positive results. You can't beat it for a walk about lens. (local walk. Excercise while on lockdown.)
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tigershoot

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 09:14
Sold on iStockphoto and so I have no idea what it actually sold for, as it could have sold through their subscription plan, or as a normal sale. The actual image is landscape and the designer here has added the extra sky on top to fit the portrait ratio.
What makes the shot work I think, is that the train was turning to the right, and so made a nice curve. The leg position of the leading man, and the fact that his hand is swinging work too. In the original, the dune slopes in a beautiful curve too.
K3ii, K-5, K-x, DA150-450mm, DA16-85WR, DA16-45, DA18-55WR, DA18-135WR, DA35 F2.4, M100mm F4 Macro, DA55-300mm, FA50mm 1.4, AF360 Flash, AF540 Flash

tigershoot

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 09:54
Or, it could have been on Getty Images as some of my photos made it onto there.
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pschlute

Link Posted 10/05/2020 - 11:28
Wonderful image. Well done again.
Peter



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LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/05/2020 - 09:57
That is a great image for that advert
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jvs

Link Posted 12/05/2020 - 15:58
Good for you - it's a great image!
John

thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/05/2020 - 19:55
Big congrats... that's a super shot...

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meehow

Link Posted 14/05/2020 - 00:26
That's a nice image, well done!

Nigelk

Link Posted 14/05/2020 - 07:09
Easy to see why they have used it, it's a cracker!
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