$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 28, 2012
Thanks Sobek85 and Guarino
Posted by Sobek85 on May 28, 2012
wow well done
Posted by Guarino on May 27, 2012
congratulations :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 24, 2012
Thanks Linqong and yes it was quite exciting Ewapix!
Posted by Ewapix on May 24, 2012
Congratulations - and many more to come! This must have given you a pair of wings! :-)
Posted by Linqong on May 24, 2012
You are so luck!!!!!!
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 23, 2012
Thanks for the comments Hunor83, Effectteam and Yellowind, much appreciated!
Posted by Hunor83 on May 23, 2012
Posted by Effectteam on May 23, 2012
Congratulations, keep more sales in your future time.
Posted by Yellowind on May 23, 2012
hey, amazing.. congratulation :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 23, 2012
Good point Alexandre! I never thought of it that way! Thanks Martingraf, it inspired me too!
Posted by Martingraf on May 23, 2012
congratulations from me too! I love reading stuff like this because it helps you trying to do your very best :)
Posted by Afagundes on May 22, 2012
Congrats Ian!
You have 200 images, so its just selling all of them and you will receive $120.000!!!
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 22, 2012
Thanks Zenonk, I know, it was a big surprise for me!
Posted by Zenonk on May 22, 2012
I'm happy when I sell something for 10$ :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 22, 2012
Thank you Claudio
Posted by Baldas1950 on May 22, 2012
Congratulation for such fantastic result!
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 21, 2012
Thanks Bo!
Posted by Joe1971 on May 21, 2012
Oh!It is great!Congratulations!
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 19, 2012
It definitely was surprising! Thanks for your comment Parkinsonsniper, I appreciate it.
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on May 19, 2012
I'm dreaming out loud at the moment! I take a look at my earnings and it is 12$, I click the refresh with a hope for at least a subscription sale and BOOM it becomes 612$...I probably think "oh there should be a mistake" LOL congratulations from my heart...really happy for you :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 10, 2012
Thank you Dgmate for your comments and also for stoping by my webstite.
Posted by Dgmate on May 09, 2012
Very inspiring!!! Really big congrats!!!
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 09, 2012
Thanks Graham and Fabio
Posted by Famed01 on May 09, 2012
Great Ian. Congratulations!!!
Posted by Gbfoto on May 04, 2012
Congratulations.... well done! :)
Posted by Iwhitwo on May 04, 2012
For sure Calyx22 and thanks Djapart and Arvacsaba
Posted by Calyx22 on May 04, 2012
Oh my, oh my! Congratulations and beyond! You must be over the moon with excitement!! I bet it's going to be used in some sort of Olympics promotional piece. How exciting for you! :) It's a beautiful image, too.
Posted by Djapart on May 04, 2012
wow wow wow,.. amazing.. congratulation:D
Posted by Arvacsaba on May 03, 2012

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