Simple picture brings great satisfaction

posted on 26th of december, 2010

Imagine my surprise a few days ago when I opened my Dreamstime account and my earnings balance was 180 dollars higher then the previous day! It was not hard to figure out what had happened: it was my first "SR-EL" sale.

The picture I've just sold the rights for presents a red leather wallet with the swiss cross on and some swiss cash inside it.
The story behind it is simple: one day, a friend of my mother from Switzerland came to visit her. I was around as well and, because I had never seen swiss money before, I asked her if she has some to show to me. The next second I thought that those colourful money and the red wallet would make a good picture. And I was right, they did!

I took the picture in my old room, using only the sunlight and a white paper underneath. Few days after, when I had a little spare time, I cropped it using photoshop. Afterwords, I placed it on a white background.

One month later, just before Christmas, this picture brought me 180 dollars.

So, sometimes, the simplest pictures bring great satisfaction.

Comments (15)

Posted by Anhong on December 27, 2010
Posted by Anhong on December 27, 2010
Posted by Thanatonautii on December 27, 2010
Great job! Congratulations!
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on December 27, 2010
If I were you, I'd buy a small gift to your mother's friend!
Posted by Scottysally2 on December 27, 2010
Congratulations! :)
Posted by Joezachs on December 26, 2010
That comes under the category "making the best of it"
Quick thinking.
Good one.
Posted by Arim44 on December 26, 2010
Well done,Congratulations!
Posted by Davulcu on December 26, 2010
Congrats my friend.
Posted by Jonkio4 on December 26, 2010
congrats, Petrina :)
Posted by SakisPagonas on December 26, 2010
Posted by Egomezta on December 26, 2010
Good idea... Congratulations.
Posted by Linqong on December 26, 2010
Congratulations! Petrina:)
It's a Christmas gifts!
Posted by Mary981 on December 26, 2010
wonderful, congrats!!!
Posted by Lindamstyle on December 26, 2010
WOW! Great job! I am very happy for you!
Posted by Jdanne on December 26, 2010

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Photo credits: Petrina Calabalic.

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