I am NEVER playing the Lotto.
Remember how I mentioned that Getty Images asked me to submit a bunch of photos for its Flickr collection?
Did I mention how excited I was when THIS was one of the first images sold from the collection.
It even appeared (briefly) in a video story on FoxNews. (i know ... so fair AND balanced).
Turns out .... two months later ... when the electronic statement was finally posted. No Sale.
It had been canceled. In the same month. But evidently it could have been cancelled in the following month and I would end up owing Getty from future sales if they'd paid me for the cancelled one.
Their answer to my question about how long people have to cancel sales: "It is disappointing to know of a sale then to find it's been cancelled, but any veteran photographer licensing her images will tell you that this comes with the territory."
I can't but think that was adding a little insult to injury ... not to mention not answering the question.
Of course ... I posted the above (Commercial Failure) picture to flickr ... before I knew any of this had taken place.
So ... maybe I should play the Lotto.