Free pictures for Download

Here some of my (watermarked) pictures free for download. You can use them as screen background.
The pictures are 1600 pixels at the longest site.
These pictures are for personal use only and watermark should not be removed.

You can find links to the full sized pictures without watermark and with various license options on my site.

breakwaters on the beachin the evening sun  in Domburg Holland Curcuma flowers on black background

Sunflowers in France Traditional boats in port of Sanary-sur-Mer , Var, France

Wild apple blossom Ghent historical centre by night

colorful seashells on the beach in winter sun Nature resort Bourgoyen in Ghent, Belgium

Japanese maple tree  (Acer palmatum) on black Rural scene with the Leye river in Astene, Flanders, Belgium

Nieuwpoort Landrellec, sunset at the beach in Brittany

Ghent historical centre at Christmass Historical centre of Ghent in the evening

Paris view from Pont Alexandre III Landrellec, sunset at the beach in Brittany

Wild mushrooms chestnuts and pumpkin on black Beach in le lavandou  var cote d'azur provence, France

Beach cabines in Domburg, Netherland

New milestone reached. 1000 pictures sold.

Today was very strange. This noon during break I checked my pictures downloaded on the stocksites and I was amazed to see I sold more than 5 pictures in the morning. Normally my average is 1.5 pictures a day. Than I realized I had to check my all times total and indeed the thousand pictures sold milestone was passed. I have to say this is my best day ever, and I dare to suspect my friends to have downloaded them as a late April fool joke, as I never sold that many pictures in one day.

Anyway here are the pictures downloaded today

On Fotolia
1846-minipic 1867-minipic 1858-minipic

On Shutterstock
239-minipic 2933-minipic 586-minipic

On 123RF
190-minipic

And on depositphoto (where I stopped uploading some time ago)
286-minipic

So 8 pictures on one day, it can’t get better.

Dreamstime makes inserting pictures in your blog post a lot easier

Just received an email from dreamstime about a new WordPress plugin they made available that makes it a lot easier for wordpress users to insert pictures from their database. If you already have a dreamstime account blogging will become more fun and for others it’s worth to try it out. Here is the link to their announcement
New WordPress plugin from Dreamstime

When you’ve installed the plugin you will see a new button on the “Edit Post” window in wordpress as you can see on this print screen
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When pressing the button you’ll be able to use a search function
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And finally download the selected picture
DT_s3

That’s all, simple and genius.

Getty gives away your pictures for free

Just started to delete my pictures on Istock or I’ll be screwed too.

Here some more info

and on CNN

Getty is accusing everybody of being a thief.
Just not sure who are the real robbers Getty?

Shutterstock is ways ahead my best agency. Not only because they sell most of my images but mostly because they tell me which pictures are crap and educate me to take better pictures.

They react as real photography professionals

One day later…

The weather is very good here in Belgium.
Had a lot of ideas to compose some new pictures but I really can’t pick up my camera now.
It’s a shame that all these shark companies are profiting of our works without contributing anything themselves.
I go on strike for a while.

Just want to make it clear, although I’m using this picture the embedded way I also bought it from Istock the normal way (with the converted credits I earned before closing my account)

My big toe tells me using this embedded picture is bad because Gettty controls it. Sooner or later they will replace or delete it although I bought the picture legally from Istock. I’ll come back when anything happens.

Some more interesting stuff about using their player. It’s seems to be a great opportunity to get invited to Washington

More about it by Sean (The famous photographer)