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First sale and a little story behind the image


posted on 22nd of june, 2017

  



Well, looking online this morning I saw that someone has bought one of my photos, which was a great surprise. Of course I'm very happy about this, very happy indeed.

The photo was taken quite recently and was taken as we were on a walk around a small Spanish village called Sedella, which is in the province of Andalucia, Spain. The area is also known as the Axarquia and is a very beautiful part of Spain, having lots of small white painted villages inland, miles of sunny coastline and even mountains! Not huge but definitely and officially mountains.

Anyway, we'd stopped to sit on a bench and look around, soaking up the quiet and the views. It was so peaceful that the time just went and the sun was dropping behind some nearby hills. I took the camera and began taking a few shots, I didn't have a tripod (it was an evening stroll after all) but a very handy wooden post came to the rescue.

I rested the camera on there and took maybe 6 or 7 photos as the sun dropped down and was very surprised with the results when I got back home to look at them on the laptop. They always seem to look so good on the camera viewfinder but can disappoint when viewed on the laptop. From the exif data, the aperture was f/5.6, the exposure time was 1/1250 sec and the ISO was 200. It was one of the few times that I'd been out with the 70-300mm zoom, so I think I was lucky there. It was great to watch the sun go down that way and now doubly so that it's my first sale.

I know it's only one sale but everyone has to start with the first one don't they? So, to the people who are waiting for their first sale, don't give up, keep uploading and it will happen.

Comments (27)

Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 26, 2017
Thanks very much Penpossessed. Keep submitting your photos and you'll get there.
Posted by Penpossessed on June 25, 2017
Congrats on your first sale! I'm still awaiting my own. Beautiful picture.
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 25, 2017
Thanks Newton.
Posted by Newtonguarinof on June 25, 2017
Beautiful picture, congratulations!!!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 25, 2017
Thank you Pet548
Posted by Pet548 on June 25, 2017
Congratulations and good luck!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 25, 2017
Many thanks to Pzmphoto, Bographics, Stephendbain, Apers, Bettina, Phillipmorch & Romanotino.
Posted by Romanotino on June 25, 2017
Spain got lucky for you!!
Posted by Philipmorch on June 24, 2017
Congratulations :-)
Posted by Bwagner656 on June 24, 2017
Nice photo, congrats!
Posted by Apers on June 24, 2017
Nice picture and a nice story!
Posted by Stephendbain on June 23, 2017
Wonderful sunset! It's a great feeling when you make your first sale. I can relate to pictures looking great on the camera but not so good on the laptop, it can be frustrating, but the great ones always stand out!
Posted by Bographics on June 23, 2017
Good luck with your next sales!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 23, 2017
Thank you Joe.
Posted by Joe1971 on June 22, 2017
Congratulations
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Thank you very much Aurelie.
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Many thanks Hilsdon.
Posted by Aurelielemoigne on June 22, 2017
Congrats for your first sale !
Posted by Hilsdon25 on June 22, 2017
Beautiful photo,Congrat's on your first sale how wonderful!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Thanks a lot Anuraa.
Posted by Anuraa30 on June 22, 2017
Congratulations on your first sale
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Thanks very much Brenda.
Posted by Bdelaney34 on June 22, 2017
Very nice! Congrats on your first sale!
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Thanks to you too Larry, I'm liking the photo the more I see it now.
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on June 22, 2017
Many thanks Patrick and much appreciated.
Posted by Seawatch1 on June 22, 2017
Wonderful! A great photo and it deserves to be out there and I'm glad someone bought it. It will probably sell many more times.
Larry
Posted by Patrick57 on June 22, 2017
Congratulations TheSlowWalkers! It is a very good photo :)



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