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Image credit full name[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I'm a designer with the Beaty Museum here in Vancouver, Canada. As a non-profit, public institution, we're building a collection for display and would like to use a couple of your images for our label information panels. Our policy is to credit a contributer's full name...would you be able to provide that me. In private, if you prefer. Jeff Werner (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:37, 29 September 2010 (UTC).

Three-phase current flow FPC[edit]

Thanks very much! I have added a small note to the nomination. Best regards, — BillC talk 01:43, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Destin Onka save[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:U20-WorldCup2007-Okotie-Onka edit2.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 08:21, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Oregon/Selected panorama[edit]

I created a new section of Portal:Oregon, Portal:Oregon/Selected panorama, specifically for panorama shots. I added all that you had recommended at Portal talk:Oregon, if we add 2 more we'd have an even 10 panorama shots. Any chance you have 2 more? It'd be nice if they pertained to a specific Oregon-related article that we could link to in the bottom right for "More...", and if it's something different not yet used in a previous panorama shot. Beautiful images, great photographic work! Cirt (talk) 04:36, 12 January 2008 (UTC).

Image request[edit]

Please see my Image request, at WP:OREGON. Any chance you could help out with getting some related free-use images for anything I mentioned? Cirt (talk) 09:50, 12 January 2008 (UTC).

Pano help[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I've been enjoying your recent panoramas, the one of Cuzco is awesome. I can only offer limited help but I'll do what I can: What stitcher are you using? If it is PTGui then I think there is an option for setting horizontal line control points. Same with Hugin and Autopano Pro. If it is photomerge on PS then you need to do the horizon correction post stitch using the (Edit > Transform > Warp) or (Edit > Transform > Skew) commands. You need to correct the vignetting on the source files which it looks like went uncorrected. Thats easy in either Camera RAW or (Filter > Distort > Lens Corrections) I can do that bit for you, but I really would have trouble stitching for you about now. See I'm on a old PowerBook G4 and so its sluggish even when I'm stitching things under 12000px. Let me know if you upload one after removing the vignetting. I can probably correct the Horizon well enough. -Fcb981(talk:contribs) 04:00, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Check out this that I found on the ptgui website. Essentially what you were looking for, right? -Fcb981(talk:contribs) 13:11, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that was basically what I was looking for, unfortunately it doesn't work the way the tutorial claims it does. I can manipulate the photos individually, but it won't let me stitch it without optimizing. When I optimize it recreates the curved horizon. I have better luck with PhotoMerge in Photoshop Elements, but the color blending has problems. I might try to make smaller stitches and then stitch those into a larger one. I dunno, I'm running out of options and patience. Thanks for your help though. Cacophony (talk) 23:37, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: Pano Help[edit]

Hi Cacophony,
I could have a shot - but it'd be easier to start from scratch. Could you upload the originals to wiki? Thanks, --Fir0002 21:27, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Cacophony,
Sorry for the delay in responding but I've been pretty busy recently as I've been away in Melbourne. Thanks for the link to smugmug but they have a truly useless interface in downloading the images (also I'm not sure which ones are part of the set) so I'd appreciate it if you could upload them to wiki. If not perhaps try using a service like yousendit --Fir0002 09:50, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Cuzco[edit]

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Your image, Image:Cuzco-Pano edit.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! jjron (talk) 16:39, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Four restaurants[edit]

Could you make a gallery combined image somehow of the four restaurants you took pictures of? Drop me a note on my talk page if/when something like this is possible. Cirt (talk) 06:42, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Any thoughts on this? Cirt (talk) 16:56, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh yeah. Sorry, it slipped my mind. I'll give it a go. Cacophony (talk) 16:57, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Here you go. Cacophony (talk) 17:18, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! And thank you again so much for getting the pics! Cirt (talk) 17:23, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

The Chronic presents...[edit]

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I've noticed that a lot of Portland and Portland-related pics on Wikipedia were taken by you (I'm from Portland, BTW). For your many pics, here's a barnstar. Cheers, The Chronic 04:42, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
My very first barnstar. I'm honored. Thanks, Cacophony (talk) 06:39, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Something for you[edit]

ORCapPioneerBarnstar.jpg WPOR Award: Sponsored in part by the Big Gold Dude.
You are hereby granted this shiny object for all your hard work at WikiProject Oregon!
For all your hard work taking pictures around the state. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:46, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Seatle Pano[edit]

Hi Cacophony,
Sorry for the time it's taken but I've just kind of done it in bits and pieces around other things. I tried a few stitchers and am still not particularly happy with the result but thought I'd let you see it anyway: Image:Seattle pano stitch fir0002.jpg. I've downsized it as I didn't have the RAM/CPU or the patience to do it at full res. The main problem is that your lens seems to have fairly bad vignetting and this creates unseemly dark areas in the sky at the seams. I guess it would be possible but it would be quite tedious as skies are very unforgiving for small mis alignments in the lighting gradient. I noticed you'd got it stitched quite well by someone else already so it may be redundant but I thought you might like to compare anyway. --Fir0002 03:10, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 28, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-03-28. howcheng {chat} 22:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Xeni Jardin[edit]

Your participation would be helpful on the talk page about material you questioned. Ty 01:36, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Le Grand Heron.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 6, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-04-06. howcheng {chat} 00:01, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Four Pulleys[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:U20-WorldCup2007-Okotie-Onka edit2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 21, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-05-21. howcheng {chat} 22:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Cuzco-Pano edit.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 31, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-05-31. howcheng {chat} 18:54, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Your Cusco image[edit]

Hi Cacophony,
Your POTD Cusco image is outstanding. I have included it in the LANSA Flight 502 article, as it happens to completely cover the entire accident flight path. Thank you for creating and providing this work. Crum375 (talk) 20:27, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm glad that it found more than one use! Cacophony (talk) 23:20, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Re NPOV in Firozabad[edit]

Hi, I found that you had contested the neutrality of the article Firozabad. I went through its talk page but could not find a reason. Hope you would elaborate. Cheers. Tarun2k (talk) 21:29, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I put the NPOV tag on there a while ago. At that time the article contained such phrases as:
  • The city suffers from child labour, low literacy, and pollution. Firozabad City, where people breathe not air but glass, where every second vehicle on the road is found fully loaded with glittering bangles of vivid colours. In this city, if you will stay for two days, you will find it very difficult to imagine that, if it had not been for glass, then what this city would have done.
  • The city is also an important market center. It has severe winter and summer seasons. The district is mostly flat and its slope is from north west to south.
  • There are many Eye catching places ..
These have been removed so I guess the tag can be removed. I hadn't been to the page since I added the tag. Thanks, Cacophony (talk) 04:30, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. will remove the tag accordingly. :) Tarun2k (talk) 09:22, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Blue Bridge[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I just spruced up Blue Bridge (Oregon) with a few details, one of which is the geolocation. Could you look at the point I chose and see if that is, in fact, in the middle of the bridge. Judging by your photograph, it looks like the building at the end of the bridge might not be right according to the satellite view, though it's hard to see. —EncMstr (talk) 03:20, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

That looks perfect. Good job on the article as well. Cacophony (talk) 07:00, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, but I didn't do that much of the article. The location is bothering me because the photograph shows the bridge distinctly curving to the left, but on the satellite image it look straight. Which direction did you face? —EncMstr (talk) 07:14, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
It is strange that it dosen't show the curve in the satellite. It does have a change in elevation as well that might affect the perspective from overhead. I was looking to the north when I took that image. You can see the entryway to Bradgon at the right side.


100+ Waterfalls???[edit]

Hello, I saw your name on the list of participants for the wikiproject waterfalls. Currently I am working on an article here at wikipedia.org titled, "List of Waterfalls in Hamilton, Ontario" and we have at least 100 here in town where I'm from. I would like to know if there are any other cities or towns from around the world that you know of that have more than 100 waterfalls like we have here in Hamilton? Thanks!  Nhl4hamilton | Chit-Chat  19:19, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I sure don't. Everybody that I have asked is amazed that there are 100 waterfalls in one city. It must be a beautiful place! Cacophony (talk) 06:50, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Two places come to mind. One is Hana, Hawaii (photo of bottom of it). Depending on how one counts waterfalls, some of those little rivulets might be considered separate waterfalls. The other is near Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls. Again, the photo doesn't do justice. There is quite an extensive set of falls upward for hundreds of feet. This is clearly not in any city though. The only other places coming to mind are remote mountain rivers, such as the North Fork North Fork Breitenbush River (photo) which may have hundreds of falls, but not so much as an unincorporated community for dozens of miles.... —EncMstr (talk) 07:07, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Four pulleys.svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 17, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-10-17. howcheng {chat} 23:58, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Damien Hirst[edit]

I see you have removed images, despite a request to discuss on the talk page. I have opened a discussion at Talk:Damien_Hirst#Removal_of_images. Ty 04:43, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


Burnside photo[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I was wondering if I could have your permission to use your Burnside bridge photo for a Graphic Design project I am working on. Please let me know, as it would be perfect!

thanks very much,

R Oberwiki (talk) 01:14, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Sure thing, go ahead. Cacophony (talk) 05:25, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Great Nadar photo[edit]

I really like the new photo of Nadar (photographer). It's much improved over the old version - it shows much more detail! Thanks, Larrybob (talk) 23:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Congrats[edit]

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Your Valued picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for valued picture status, Image:OregonCoastEcola Edit.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates. Intothewoods29 (talk) 21:16, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Requesting to use a photo for a non-profit fundraising event[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I am working on a non-profit fundraising event in Portland, OR and you have a wonderful photo of White River Falls. I wanted to find out if it is possible for us to use this photo while we tell the story of a hero that saved someone at that location. You would receive full credit on the big screen for this use and it will only be shown one time at this event. Please email me at jessica@spiritmedia.com

Thank you, Jessica —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.111.30.69 (talk) 21:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Interstate Bridge[edit]

I have a question concerning the Interstate Bridge which you created. I know that both bridges have a lift to let boats go by, and the bridges also carries Interstate 5 traffic. Acording to the article, "The lift takes 10 minutes to open and does so between 10 and 20 times per month", so what I am wondering is when the lifts are in operation, what happens to the vehicle traffic? Are there traffic lights? Even though it is an interstate? Or are the lifts defunct? Wonder if you could clear that up. OOODDD (talk) 20:34, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

There are several sets of traffic lights on the bridge and when the bridge opens (it still does every once in a while, not very often though) traffic is backed up for a long time. It is really crazy to think about I-5 shutting down for 10 minutes but it does still happen. Cacophony (talk) 04:30, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Image use[edit]

File:OregonCoastEcola Edit.jpg is at [[1]] (scroll down), http://beaches.uptake.com/blog/beaches_oregon_coast.html and probably others too, no respect for its licence either. Noodle snacks (talk) 09:02, 8 March 2009 (UTC)75.170.127.59 (talk) 21:07, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Just wanted you to know that I attributed this photo at http://almarose.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/bonk/ Didn't I do it right? 75.170.127.59 (talk) 21:07, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Cacophony (talk) 03:02, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Commons:File:Seattle pano stitch fir0002.jpg[edit]

Do you remember whether Commons:File:Seattle pano stitch fir0002.jpg is from Seacrest Park or somewhere else? I've been subdividing Commons:Category:Seattle skylines by where the pictures were taken. - Jmabel | Talk 17:22, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Ditto on Commons:File:SeattleWaterfrontPano.jpg. - Jmabel | Talk 17:31, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Same place on both. I was on Bremerton Ferry heading west. Thanks, Cacophony (talk) 22:36, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Qwest Field[edit]

I know it was a minor edit but wanted to say thanks for right allinging the image. It was great to see someone with image experience tinker with something regardless of how small it was. If you notice anything else not inline with the MOS please fix it!Cptnono (talk) 19:37, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Sure thing. Thanks for all your hard work on that article. Cacophony (talk) 00:27, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


Cloud Gate FAC[edit]

As an editor with over a dozen edits to Cloud Gate, I am notifying you of Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Cloud Gate/archive4.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 14:45, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Your image, File:LandscapeArchPano.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! wadester16 03:12, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Improper usage of one of your pics[edit]

Came across this and noticed they were using one of your pics that is not PD, and doesn't appear to have any attribution. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:18, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Cacophony (talk) 06:36, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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Boz rates the day a Perfect Ten[edit]

Greetings and salutations to members of WikiProject Oregon. We hear bye announce another Collaboration Of The Week. Thanks to anyone who participated in updating any FA articles and for the improvements on FLIR Systems. This week we have two requests: former Blazer Sidney Wicks, and a key historical event with Oregon land fraud scandal. Again, click here to opt out of these messages, or click here to make a suggestion for a future COTW. Aboutmovies (talk) 09:30, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Curious about your criteria[edit]

We are determining if it meets the featured picture criteria not judging it on its artistic merit. It could be the most beautiful shot in the world, but unless it provides a significant contribution to the encyclopedia article, it should not be a featured picture.

A "beautiful" photograph is significant because it fully expresses itself in relation to its topic. Are you using a different definition of beautiful? Beauty is often defined as "an outstanding example of its kind", hence significance or importance is implicit in anything deemed beautiful. I would argue that there is no other essential criteria but beauty. File:Homeless on bench.jpg is one of the most beautiful photographs of homelessness I have ever seen, and the opposes were completely unjustified, with many saying that they wanted a photograph of an entire person. That's not acceptable, because not only would it be wrong to describe someone as homeless and show their face, but an image of just bare feet and legs on a park bench with garbage in the background is more informative to the viewer. The outcome of this vote shows that that the featured picture system is broken. Viriditas (talk) 11:45, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

While I agree that the FPC process isn't perfect, I don't really agree that it is inherently broken nor do I think that you can judge the entire process based on one nom. The most important factor to me is how well the nom illustrates an article. Many beautiful sunset photos have failed FPC because they don't add enough to the encyclopedia, not because they weren't incredibly beautiful. Many ugly images have been promoted because they are technically excellent and highly illustrative. Whatever your opinion may be on specific images everyone gets to determine if the image meets the criteria and it is up to the closer to determine what the consensus is. On commons it is all about artistic merit and the image nomination passed there, so I think the process worked in this case. Cacophony (talk) 06:31, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok, in that case, how does the image in question fail to illustrate the topic of urban poverty? Can you point me to a strong opposing argument? Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 09:58, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
First of all, I think it is a highly reproducible image and therefore should be very close to ideal. For me the ideal image of a homeless person would have to include their face. Granted, the image of a homeless person's feet does a lot to illustrate the condition of homelessness, but I just don't think the best illustration of such a human condition "puts a face on it". This image and this one are closer to what I would be looking for but both noms failed on technical merits in spite of their encyclopedic value. Cacophony (talk) 20:25, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Request for specific use of your Landscape Arch image[edit]

Hi Jason,

I see that you too are interested in bridges! I would like to email you a specific request to use your splendid Landscape Arch image in a book that I have nearly completed and that has a publisher agreed. Full acknowledgements will of course be made and I am seeking only non-exclusive copyright permission. Because of the diffrences between British and US copyright laws, it would be most comfortable if I could email you direct to follow through with this request. I'll watch for your reply here.

Best wishes Dendrotek (talk) 21:20, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm on vacation now but will be returning shortly. Feel free to email me using the link on the left side of the page and we will get it ironed out. Thanks, 86.173.218.19 (talk) 21:07, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Cloud Gate FA thanks[edit]

Cloud Gate has achieved WP:FA status and you have been an active editor of the article. Thank you for your involvement.

--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:28, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

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Troy Polamalu image[edit]

Hi Cacophony. You recently removed an image that you felt was unencyclopedic, and I was just curious as to why you thought so. Thus far, it is the best quality image of Polamalu's hair that we have. His hair is a very distinctive physical feature, so there is a need to illustrate it using a high-quality photo. I tried to look for a guideline/policy that restricts the use of such images, but couldn't find anything--is there one?

I like your pictures, by the way. Great work. BlueAg09 (Talk) 08:48, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Ahhh yeah, I forgot about that. I removed it because of the selective coloring (removal of the green of the field) made into more of an artsy shot than a typical encyclopedia image. I went looking for a better image on Flikr and got sidetracked. I should have re-added it once it became obvious there weren't many good freely licensed images available. Sorry bout that. Cacophony (talk) 22:31, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Andean Man Photo[edit]

Hello Cacophoy, I am wondering if I could use your Andean Man photo as a small part of a poster I'm making up for our travel clinic? Just wondering on how/if you would like attribution done for an offline reuse? Please email me brandon at tmvc dot com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.49.224.210 (talk) 20:57, 14 January 2010 (UTC)


URGENT request to use image of Sockeye Salmon in Book[edit]

Dear Cacophony

I am helping Dorling Kindersley prepare a new book for publication. We'd really like to use your great picture of Sockeye Salmon

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SockeyeSalmonOregonZoo.jpg

Please may I have your permission? Please can you write to me on and I can give you more details. liz[AT] lizm.eclipse.co.uk Looking forward to hearing from you

Regards Liz Moore for Dorling Kindersley —Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.84.211.227 (talk) 14:57, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Haunted hotels[edit]

I started an article on Geiser Grand Hotel and included the photo you took. FYI. ChildofMidnight (talk) 22:21, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Picture candidates[edit]

Previously you voted at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Barack & Michelle Obama. I have nominated it at WP:VPC as well as several other Chicago related candidates that could use some feedback. Please stop by and help us make some decisions.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 22:51, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

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VPC[edit]

— raekyT 00:14, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cacophony,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:LandscapeArchPano.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 4, 2010. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2010-08-04. howcheng {chat} 18:28, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Pulaski Skyway[edit]

As there is a discussion regarding how to define the Pulaski Skyway in light of contradictory information and opinions your input would be appreciated Djflem (talk) 07:27, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations Cacophony! Your image Image:DeadyHallWest.jpg was the Random Picture of the Day! It looked like this:

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Deady Hall on the campus of the University of Oregon
Image credit: Cacophony (talk · contribs)

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FYI[edit]

Commons:Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Lewis&ClarkBridgeSP.jpg :) Steven Walling 03:08, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

FYI Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Lewis and Clark Bridge Panorama --AdmrBoltz 03:15, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

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Image Credit[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I am a graphic designer who is aiding a first-time writer, by designing a cover for his first, self-published novel. Seeing as the setting for the book is Portland, I wanted to use your shot titled: HawthorneBridge-Pano.jpg. for the rear cover. To credit you properly, I would include the phrase "image courtesy of..." You can email me on iaemorrison@elmwood.ac.uk. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akalongman (talkcontribs) 21:31, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your many wonderful images. I'm always delighted to find one of yours when I'm hunting for photos at the Commons. Most recently that includes File:IndianPaintbrush1.jpg and File:PaintedHillsPano4.jpg, which I've added to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Aside from being directly useful in articles, your images are good models for other photographers, including me, to emulate. With respect and admiration, Finetooth (talk) 17:31, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Burton Memorial Tower photo[edit]

Hi. Noticed when adding photos to List of tallest buildings in Detroit, that the Burton Memorial Tower photo (which appears to have been loaded by your user name) is scaled quite large by comparison. Can this photo scale be sized smaller to make it more user friendly when listing with other photos? Thanks. Thomas Paine1776 (talk) 22:07, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

use a image of yours[edit]

Hi, we are doing a story in our TRAVEL Section about places to see in 2012 and Portland OR is one of them. I'd like to use an image or two of yours if that would be OK. We would need your full name for a photo credit as well. Nice images sir. ----

Richard Derk Photo Editor Los Angeles Times 202 W. First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.237.7907 Cell 213.494.5257 richard.derk@latimes.com www.latimes.com/framework also: rderk.lat@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Derkca (talkcontribs) 20:37, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

image credit[edit]

Hi Cacophony, I would like to use your image of Mount Hood from OHSU on a website for an upcoming conference located near Mount Hood. I see that the CC license requires "attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor" but there is nothing that makes it clear to me what you specify. May I use this image for the website, and if you want me to credit it, how should I do so? Thank you very much! Sarah Sarahgid (talk) 00:28, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

You can just put "Photo by Wikipedia user Cacophony" in the caption or on the image itself. Thanks! Cacophony (talk) 00:39, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

photo permission, "oregon city bridge"[edit]

Hello Cacophony, I am contacting you on behalf of Sharon Wood Wortman. She is the author of Big & Awesome, a book being put together by volunteers under the sponsorship of a non-profit. Our goal is to give free books to Portland Public Schools and Vancouver School District third and fourth graders. We would like permission to use your image of the Oregon City Bridge in our book. We would give you a full name credit on the image. (if you provide it) Thanks, Josh — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.145.77.122 (talk) 19:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Wow, I'm honored. I'm the proud owner of the Portland Bridge Book. Yes, you have my permission to use my image of the Oregon City Bridge. You can credit it to Jason Hamm. Thanks! Cacophony (talk) 06:06, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi Jason, I'm Dean, a designer on "The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver" (its full title), and we would like to use part of your "HawthorneBridge-Pano" image for the Hawthorne chapter, if you're still interested. You'll be credited accordingly. Interestingly, I can't find the Oregon City Bridge photo that Josh asked about, and we don't seem to have it, so it may not end up in the book. If you've got any questions or concerns, please email me at dean@deanwilliamsdesign.com. Thanks! --SydneyLexic (talk) 20:50, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi Jason, "The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver" is finally done and printed, and Sharon would love to offer you a copy. We've got a release party happening Saturday, Dec. 13 at PCC Southeast from 1–4, or if you can't make it to that, we can figure something out. Email me if you get a chance, dean@deanwilliamsdesign.com. Cheers! SydneyLexic (talk) 20:47, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Photo Credit for Museum[edit]

Hello Cacophony, I am working to produce content for a new science museum that is opening in Spokane, Washington for an exhibit about the Ice Age Floods. We would like to use one of your photos in the exhibit, and would like to know what your name is so that we can credit the photos. Would you be willing to provide that information? Your photos are wonderful, and have been a great asset to us! Thank you very much! You can also reach me at stephanie@hello-upswell.com.

Best, Stephanie Lanning — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stephanieupswell (talkcontribs) 22:52, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

I replied via email, but I'll do it here for good measure. I'm glad that my photographs have been of use to you and you can credit Jason Hamm. Thanks, Cacophony (talk) 06:10, 4 May 2012 (UTC)


image credit[edit]

Hi there,

I would like to use a photo of a River Otter that you took on our Website about Yukon Mammals. I would be happy to give you full credit if you would like to email your name. Please email carrie.mcclelland@gov.yk.ca.

Cheers Carrie McClelland Wildlife Viewing Biologist Environment Yukon Whitehorse, YT 867-667-8705 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.247.128.35 (talk) 17:58, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


Photographs' quality[edit]

I am AMAZED by the sharpness and overall quality of your Cuzco image. Could you spill the beans about what camera and lens did you use for it? 89.75.180.186 (talk) 23:17, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

It is a little trick that I learned from User:Diliff. I used a Canon 5D with a 50 mm lens and took probably 8-12 photos, overlapping each by about 1/3rd. Then I used image stitching software (PTgui -- but the native photo stitcher in Photoshop is getting really good) to combine the images into one huge image. Then I reduced the size to about 30%, which is what makes it so sharp. A big reduction also serves to reduce noise. Cacophony (talk) 05:18, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Check that, I thought you were talking about this pano: Cuzco-Pano edit.jpg If you meant this one: Iglesia-La-Compania---Cuzco.jpg then I think I used the same setup but took a total of 4 images, stitched them together, then reduced them. Either way the principal is basically the same. Diliff's images are worth checking out because he has really perfected the art of the panorama. Cacophony (talk) 05:49, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

File:BVLogo.png missing description details[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:LithiaMotorsLogo.png[edit]

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Never mind that, I restored it to the article. -Pete (talk) 16:51, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Photo Permission[edit]

Hi Jason, I recently came across your OregonCoastEcola.jpg and would love to use it for my advisor's website and newsletter publications. I just need help understanding the license(s). Does this mean I may use your photo for his website and publication as long as I use the provided attribution and do NOT place any text on top of the picture?

I also noticed you did not put a limit on the amount of publications like some of the other Wiki Common rules. Does this mean I could publish your photo on umpteenth newsletters? If so, how would I give you credit? Any feedback would be great, thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Capricious d (talkcontribs) 19:28, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

You have permission to use it for your website and newsletters making whatever edits/additions that you'd like. Please put "Photo Credit: Wikipedia User:Cacophony. CC BY-SA 3.0" in white at the bottom right. I'd be happy to add this for you if you would like or you can just do it yourself. The reason that I ask this is so others can find the source and freely use it in the same manner that you will. Cheers, Cacophony (talk) 19:31, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:LithiaMotorsLogo.png[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

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In Portland, there are two ways to contribute. One is a photography campaign called "Pride PDX", for pictures related to LGBT culture and history. The Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon will be held on Saturday, June 21 from noon–4pm at Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236 at Portland State University. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and cords.

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Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 13, Portland, Oregon[edit]

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Portland Oregon (March 7, 2015)[edit]

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