It’s time to get underway at last. Here are some deck views from our 184′ ship. Image © Jain Lemos.

Getty Images made a bold industry move to allow the free non-commercial use of a majority of their images, right about the time I was starting to live and breathe all things Caribbean.

Getty’s Craig Peters answered PDN’s questions about their new Embed tool. His response to how this is going to help photographers: “The trend is self-publishing, the trend is online sharing. You can either sit back and let the world pass you by, or you try to innovate and create the opportunity to increase benefit back to content providers.”

It’s a yucky feeling when photographers have to keep fighting the same battles decade after decade. Usage is usage and creators should be compensated. But that doesn’t matter. Apparently free first is required to hook today’s buyers. Sadly, stock photography has stooped to new lows again under pressure to embrace the razor and blades business model.

Maybe Craig should practice a little Zen every now and then.

Our engineer enjoys the top deck for a spell. Image © Jain Lemos.

Blue everywhere.

Blue and white everywhere. Image © Jain Lemos.

We are getting into that water soon! Image © Jain Lemos.

Oh yes, a little trolling, too.

Oh yes, a little trolling will be happening later, too. Image © Jain Lemos.

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