So, I finally managed to get 5 photos approved :) Great day and a boost to my hobby, inspiration-wise. I will describe the experience for people who will try, fail and who will need some support to get going.
I found out DT at Twitter. I was never interested in stock photos or selling photos. I was interested in shooting pictures for fun.
But, KarenKH was so enthusiastic and happy I said to myself:
- Go ahead, boy, you have nothing to lose and maybe....
So, I plunged, I took couple of latest travel stuff and I opened an account. I put it there. I waited.... I waited .... Somebody in this forum wrote, that waiting time is too short on DT?
I had a chance to visit beautiful island of Madagascar. I went there in the end of September, which is the end of dry season, not the best time to come. It was dry and quite hot. May is best. The capital, Antannaarivo is bustling city, with everybody out in the street all the time. People are very poor, but I have never seen hungry children. On the opposite, in every village I visited there was a school, and in some, hospital. More than 50% of inhabitants is younger than 18.
I traveled around 1000 km around the island. I fell in love very quickly. There is no chance to describe hospitality and friendliness of the people, beauty of malagasy women, serenity of the landscape. There is no danger at all, I have met many french people who either visited or owned hotels and restaurants. Do not swim in some...
I have reached 17 photos and for the first time I got some shots approved without any fuss :O I dug out some older shots from last year late winter.
The problem with battery - it was -20 degree Celcius - I am tough guy but my battery was not. I burned 3 lithium batteries in 4-5 hours. There are some tips and tricks to keep them warm, but, I just took 3 and managed to shoot ok.
There was a submission problem with this colorful ratrak. It had a nice grafitti on the red part, but I had to remove it. even if it was not a trademark.
All in all, quite a success with more pictures getting approved just like that :)
A few years ago I had unique chance to travel to Svalbard, beautiful, cold island in the North. Svalbard is above the polar circle, so I had the all-round day, the whole day. I plan to put some more pictures, for now only two. Other wait for scanning.
I experienced couple of hyperactive days, nearly no sleep at all, simply there was no night. And, too much fun as well. The pictures I made from an exploration ship. You canot imagine what garment I had on myself. I looked like a polar bear at least, only orange :)
Also, look at Master Picture, from one of DT best:
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