$600 Earnings Image

posted on 29th of april, 2012

I received a surprising email from Dreamstime this week that read as follows:

SR-EL sale - ID - Immediate action required

Dear Ian,

This is an automated notification informing you that one of your files has been sold under the Sell the rights license.
The image ID is: 21056216

Note that you have maximum 72 hours for removing this image from all mediums that you may have it available for sale. This includes but is not limited to: stock agencies, personal websites, exhibitions.
The file has already been disabled from our site.


This image (that I cannot show you anymore) is of Big Ben in London at night with double decker bus light trails in the foreground. The image sold for $1,000 and I received $600.

Here is another London image with light trails i took on the same trip

That sure moved my monthly earnings up in a big way and will be very hard to beat in the future!

Happy shooting!

Tags: el rights sale sell sr
Comments (62)

Posted by Iwhitwo on May 02, 2012
Thanks Laura, Enrique and Kingstars11
Posted by Laurasinelle on May 01, 2012
Great!!! Congratulations!
Posted by Egomezta on April 30, 2012
Wow, congratulations, that's great.
Posted by Kingstars11 on April 30, 2012
Posted by Iwhitwo on April 30, 2012
Thank you all very much for taking the time to comment and your kind words Sandra.
Posted by Rigsby8131 on April 30, 2012
Fantastic. Congratulations!!!
Posted by Heathse on April 30, 2012
Congratulations! Great portfolio!
Posted by Celiaak on April 30, 2012
Congratulations, Ian!
Posted by Py2000 on April 30, 2012
Posted by Halilin on April 30, 2012
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on April 30, 2012
Wow, that's awesome, many congrats. K-
Posted by Mary981 on April 30, 2012
Awesome!! Congrats :)
Posted by Sobek85 on April 30, 2012
Well done
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 30, 2012
Congratulations, great result!
Posted by Petin on April 30, 2012
Great message...!
Posted by Jdanne on April 30, 2012
That's really great! Congratulations!
Posted by Nero67 on April 30, 2012
Posted by Cammeraydave on April 29, 2012
Hey that's really good !
Posted by TMarchev on April 29, 2012
Nice! I have SR sale for 500$ before 2 years :)
Posted by Dplett on April 29, 2012
Posted by Racheld32 on April 29, 2012
wow! Congratulations!
Posted by Jonkio4 on April 29, 2012
congratulations Ian :)
Posted by Peanutroaster on April 29, 2012
Awesome! Thanks for sharing the great news!
Posted by Iwhitwo on April 29, 2012
Thanks for the comments, much appreciated and yes, I did price it at $1,000 M4rio1979. Hope all is good with you Trevor.
Posted by Fengai on April 29, 2012
great! I have not had such sales!
Posted by M4rio1979 on April 29, 2012
this is awesome...did you put a price of 1000$ for this image that you sold? I'm asking because i think that default value is 250$ for selling rights.
Posted by Trevorb687 on April 29, 2012
Congratulations Ian !! Fantastic sale !!
Posted by Clearvista on April 29, 2012
Wow, congratulations. that is fantastic for you. :)
Posted by Miele on April 29, 2012
Wooow graet!! Congrats!
Posted by Antoinettew on April 29, 2012
Great! Congratulations

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Photo credits: Ian Whitworth.

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