Yup, making a living as a photographer is 80-90% selling, and much less time taking the photos. The big money? is made by the franchise, not the photographer. The Getty sports photographer at the Super Bowl may have a photo sell for $$$$, but it's not his photo, it's Getty's. His salary, and residuals are probably good, but he did not get to go to the Superbowl his first year, maybe his 20th. And his plumber still makes more money than him.
There are exceptions, but photography is a bad way to make a good living. Just like with acting, 99% never quite the day job.
Awesome Photos btw. I'll bet the photographer may have had something to do with that, not just the gear
I am in the same boat. I am told all the time: Dude why don't you go pro? Dude, because i enjoy eating and living under a roof and seeing my kids in shirts and stuff....