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A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
I really appreciate your work for Wikipedia especially photos, keep doing good job! :)

Perfect pictures! Itsyoungrapper (talk) 15:41, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:King's College London Chapel 2, London - Diliff.jpg[edit]

King's College London Chapel 2, London - Diliff.jpg
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King's College London Chapel 3, London - Diliff.jpg
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Confused[edit]

Hello Diliff:

Thanks for your beautiful photos. So, I am developing a commercial product and would like to use one of your photos for it. It would be reproduced many times.

I am unclear from the licenses whether I can pay you to use it? My product would not be free.

We can take discussion to email if you prefer.

Thanks,

Mark in USA

Markapatrick (talk) 12:34, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Corvus corax (Common Raven), Yosemite NP, CA, US - Diliff.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 22, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-07-22. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:08, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Permission[edit]

Hello David. I came across an image of yours of the European Parliament on Creative Comms. I'm a freelance journalist and trainer based in London and I wanted to know if I might use the picture for some training I'm hoping to do on the reporting of parliaments. Essentially it's a democracy-strengthening initiative (I'm former BBC) aimed at journalists in emerging democracies to report on their countries' assemblies - hopefully contributing to improved information around parliaments.....informing the electorate in those countries. I did one such course for Fiji and the Solomon Islands last year co-sponsored by the UNDP and would like to try to kick the training on a little if I could. Might I use the picture on a website? From little acorns etc..... Best, PL Gregory (talk) 11:16, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi PL Gregory, you're welcome to, as long as you credit me as the photographer and mention that it's licensed as CC-BY-SA 3.0. That's all I ask. Thanks for confirming! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:22, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky[edit]

Monastery of St. Nil, 1910
This one, from 1912, appears at Iconostasis

I stumbled across this guy's very early color photography and was impressed. Ever heard of him? Sca (talk) 20:49, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Sca, indeed I have, we've got a number of FPs of his already as yo may have noticed. It's probably the best colour photographs that we have of that era! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:47, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

IP Bridgey person[edit]

I hope I didn't set that off with my CGI comment; don't worry about it though, the IP holds a considerably minority view (that wouldn't be improved by stitching six nearly identical minority views together), and the bridge is going to sail through (or something will sail through it; I forget which). Mwah, Belle (talk) 17:34, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Haha, don't worry about it Belle, not your fault. I don't think you had anything to do with it actually. If Crisco is right, he has an agenda against stitched photos. Hopefully something will sail under the bridge. Through it and we might have a disaster on the Thames. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:49, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Your pictures are in an app![edit]

Washington Monument Dusk Jan 2006.jpg
Hemispheric - Valencia, Spain - Jan 2007.jpg

Hello David,

Your beautiful pictures of the Washington Monument, Salt Lake Temple, the Colosseum, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Windsor Castle, Eureka Tower, Torre Agbar, and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia have been included in the Android app Wonders of the World.

You are credited as "Photo: David Iliff, [license type], [link to Wikimedia Commons photograph]". If you would like to change the attribution in a future version, please let us know.

Thank you very much for your contribution!

Zeuslab (talk) 20:35, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jade Raymond[edit]

Jade Raymond Feb 2012.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:All Saints Margaret Street Interior 1, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

All Saints Margaret Street Interior 1, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Albert Bridge at night, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Albert Bridge at night, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Stockwell Bus Garage 1, London, UK - Diliff.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 11, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-08-11. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:25, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ai-jen Poo[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:St Etheldreda's Church Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

St Etheldreda's Church Interior, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
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Palanga[edit]

FYI, one of your pics here. Sca (talk) 14:48, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Native noise of 5D at ISO 3200[edit]

  • Do you have an example of this? I'm curious, and not having $4k to spend on the body... don't see any full resolution images on the web. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:13, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
    • I'll put together a quick test for you. Four images of the same (whatever's lying around the house or out the window!) taken at ISO 3200.
      1. One taken in RAW and processed with default settings in Lightroom,
      2. one taken in-camera JPG, one taken in RAW but with noise reduction applied to it,
      3. and another with selective noise reduction (I either use noise reduction applied directly in Photoshop, or export two versions from Lightroom, one with strong noise reduction and one with weak noise reduction. I then open them both in Photoshop, and with the strong noise reduction image, create a selection of the areas that don't have much detail to preserve, feather the selection and then paste into the image with weak noise reduction)
    • You'll see what the native output of the 5D Mk iii is and how much noise you can remove. Give me a bit of time and I'll get back to you. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:47, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Potential Sock?[edit]

Sorry to message you, but just noticing a strange pattern on FP which might indicate something not-quite-genuine going on... I'm message you and Crisco as two of the more regular and knowledgeable editors on that page... I've noticed today there has been a lot of nominations by Alborzagros - in itself no MAJOR issue, even though most of them are (IMO) questionable... But under each one pretty much is a support from Rainbow Unicorn (with no reason given) and then a support from Jobas, again with no reason given... Again, no major issue with that, but notice the time stamps...

Just taking Jobas' time stamps they are as follows: Clevedon Pier - 11.22 10.08.15 Väike-Maarja church - 11.23 10.08.15 Taagepera Church - 11.24 10.08.15 3 cent US postage stamp ... - 11.24 10.08.15 Photograph of artist ... - 11.24 10.08.15 Irene Rice Pereira with ... - 11.25 10.08.15 Gillette Mach3 - 11.26 10.08.15 Sherman-Grant note - 11.27 10.08.15

Admitedly not all nominated by Alb, but still... I have the fastest internet connection Virgin Media will give me, but even I can't assess and edit 8 nominations in 5 minutes! Rainbow Unicorn has a similar pattern but I won't go into any further detail for now... Does this seem a little odd to you too? If nothing else, this seems to be someone supporting without actually looking at the pictures (I can't see any opposes from Jobas)... This surely should be a reason for getting all editors to give a verifiable reason when voting?

I appreciate not a lot can be done about this, but just wanted to see what your thoughts were... gazhiley 15:21, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Gaz. Hmm, I see what you mean. I'm not sure it's indicative of a sockpuppet though, although Rainbow Unicorn seems to be quite a new user (which could mean a sockpuppet but could also just mean a bit clueless), with edits to a fairly wide range of articles but mostly articles about people (including porn actresses and glamour models!). Jobas is an older editor and judging by contributions, seems to be heavily involved in Christian, Jewish and Middle Eastern articles (although Alborzagros is from Iran and may have similar interest?) and has been voting on FPs sporadically since at least April this year (I didn't go any further back than that). So with a fairly extensive contribution history with rather different areas of interest, I'd find it difficult to conclude they're sockpuppets, but I agree with you that their voting patterns aren't really showing that they've given the images much evaluation. I suppose there could be reasons for it. Some people might pre-download all the images, view them and then submit their votes all at once. Either way though, I'm not sure we can do much about it other than monitor it and see if we can coax a response out of them if we think their votes are plain wrong. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:12, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Cheers fella - I see what you mean... Thanks for your opinion... Worth watching definitely... I wish it was mandatory to give an opinion! gazhiley 18:38, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
      • I agree. Certainly for new users who haven't yet proven themselves anyway. I almost always give a detailed opinion, it's just courtesy. If you're going to vote, you should be able to justify it! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:59, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
        • Just as a side note, if you don't mind: This pattern is not necessarily problematic—I often open up all the images that I want to vote on, think about them from a while and then vote and close one by one. I'm not saying this happened here, but timestamps alone are thin evidence in my opinion. Cheers, — Julian H.✈ (talk) 19:17, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

License for "File:US Capitol Building at night Jan 2006.jpg"[edit]

Hi Diliff, it looks like your upload File:US Capitol Building at night Jan 2006.jpg is licensed under two different CC licenses: CC-BY and CC-BY-SA. Is this as you intend?

Bradlee (talk) 15:28, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Bradlee. No, I had a look at the history and it seems that I originally licensed it as CC-BY-SA 2.5, but it was migrated by a bot to CC-BY-SA 3.0 with the additional option for CC-BY-SA 2.5. I didn't choose this, but I guess the new 3.0 license is compatible and therefore ok to migrate to. The details of these license decisions sometimes confuse me, so unless it's a significant change that might affect me directly, I tend to let these things just happen! If you don't mind me asking, why did you ask? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:22, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Hi User:Diliff, thanks for the quick reply! CC-BY-SA 2.5 and CC-BY-SA 3.0 are pretty much the same, but I was asking more about the separate CC-BY (i.e., no -SA) license. It's pretty unusual to see CC-BY and CC-BY-SA together, so I thought I'd double-check: I'm hoping to use the photo in a project that can only accept CC-BY materials, not CC-BY-SA, so I wanted to double-check that the CC-BY license (not requiring sharealike) was what you intended. Is CC-BY (we have to give you credit, but don't have to "share alike" our own work) ok with you? Bradlee (talk) 22:24, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
      • Oh I see what you're saying, I hadn't even noticed that it wasn't Share-Alike all along. Sure, happy to grant you the use of the image under CC-BY license. I wonder if it was legal to migrate a license from CC-BY to CC-BY-SA though, which seems to be what the bot has done. What if I didn't actually want it to be Share-Alike? :-) Can those extra rights be forced upon me without my permission? :-) Judging by your user page, you sound like you'd be a good person to ask! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:18, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
        • Good question. I'm not your lawyer, this is not legal advice, disclaimers, etc., however, this is what I think happened. First, you uploaded the image on Feb. 7, 2006, marking it licensed under both GFDL and CC-BY 2.5 (no -SA). Then, sometime around July 19, 2009, wikimedia bots engaged in a widespread license migration effort to re-license images that were under GFDL under CC-BY-SA, which is very (and I mean extremely) similar to GFDL. I didn't know about this license migration process until I looked into this question for you, but it does at least look like they thought things through and offered creators the ability to opt-out if they wanted to. In any event, this resulted in the image being licensed under CC-BY 2.5 (which you originally selected) and CC-BY-SA 3.0 (as a result of the license migration). This is based on readings of a the license migration bot's diff as well as the cumulative diff for the file. To clarify your intentions, at this point, you could remove the CC-BY-SA license if you intend to have it available under CC-BY (which requires attribution but doesn't require share-alike for derivative works, and which is the reason I can use the file in my project). Anyway, thanks for providing a great image, and hopefully this helps you understand the difference among the licenses available to you. Bradlee (talk) 14:27, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
          • Hi again Bradlee. Thanks for your analysis. I suspect you're right. As you know though, once a license has been granted, it can't be taken away because the moment it was granted, it was granted in perpetuity. So I wonder if really I can remove the license. I mean, sure, I can remove the license from the image file, but I can't undo the fact that it was, and forever will be, licensed under CC-BY-SA. If someone was already using the file, they could rightly claim that it was at one point in time released, and they'd even have the diff to prove it. I assume I could rightly argue that someone else, who didn't have the authorisation to represent me as the author, added the additional license and therefore it is invalid. Anyway, I know we're getting firmly into hypotheticals here and I know it will likely be an issue for me personally, but it's interesting (and useful) to know one's rights.
          • On a slightly different subject, did you know that the Creative Commons team have declared (according to their understanding of their own license) that if you release a low resolution version of an image under a CC license, then it also applies to a higher resolution image (and potentially the original file that it was perhaps based on) which was never published under the Creative Commons license. The only way to stop it is to somehow physically or digitally restrict access to the high resolution files in order to prevent the effective legal theft of the image, but this isn't always practical if you want to publish your high resolution images freely with full copyright restrictions. I find this shocking, as do many other photographers on Commons. Even more shocking, because Wikimedia as an organisation has been convincing museums and libraries to release their collections as low(er) resolution images under a Creative Commons license on the basis that they can still maintain control of the higher resolution images. I honestly don't know if anyone really knows for sure where the law stands on this as I assume it hasn't been tested in court. I'm not asking you to investigate this on my behalf by any means, but it's certainly a contentious issue and I'd appreciate your initial thoughts on it if nothing else. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:43, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Annika Beck[edit]

Annika Beck 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:John's Lane Church Exterior, Dublin, Ireland - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Leaning Tower of Pisa SB.jpeg[edit]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa SB.jpeg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Dustin Brown 14, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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Canon EOS 5DS[edit]

Well, its out. Have you tried it? Look at this resolution. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:38, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I know it's out.Diego has been nominating images taken with it on Commons FPC for some time now. I haven't tried it. I'm not that impressed by it though, honestly. The resolution is admittedly very good when paired with a good lens at the right aperture (some of Diego's images have been taken with a fairly poor wide angle lens which has really rubbish edge sharpness), but it's such a fussy camera. For the type of photography I most regularly do (panoramas at 50mm focal length), I'd never be able to achieve good sharpness and good depth of field. The two are just mutually exclusive. Because it's so high resolution, I wouldn't be able to stop down much further than f/8 without nullifying a lot of the resolution advantage it has over my existing camera. And then when you're working at f/8, your depth of field isn't going to be nearly as good as f/13 which I currently use to get focus from a metre or two away to infinity, which is fairly important for good interior shots. I'm not saying I'd turn down the 5Ds if it was given to me as a present. :-) But I'm not remotely interested in paying for it. The sensor noise levels are actually significantly worse than my 3 year old 5D Mk iii. I'm really hoping that Canon releases a 5D Mk iv with significantly improved sensor technology. The 5Ds has the same basic sensor tech as the 5d Mk ii which is a 7 year old camera now. To have not made any advances in technology (apart from resolution obviously) in 7 years is pretty shocking on Canon's part. Nikon/Sony sensors have come along in leaps and bounds since then (notably in dynamic range and noise), so it's pretty frustrating to be stuck on the Canon boat at the moment when they're really offering very little in the 5Ds other than resolution. Nothing wrong with resolution, but I'd much rather have other features! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:51, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Very good points. Sigh... well, I'm not at the point where I can buy such a camera yet. We're planning on buying a plot of land first, and I don't think my wife would approve of me spending so much money on a camera. And I haven't had much chance to go out and shoot anyways. Though I'd probably be willing to go for a 6D mk 2 if the sensor quality improves. The noise on the 60D is still somewhat problematic; both images in Dian HP are less than stellar because of that (nothing but bare 30 watt lightbulbs...). I am pleased with this image of Emha Ainun Nadjib, though. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:38, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Katie Swan 3, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Katie Swan 3, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
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St. Petersburg[edit]

One of four. Sca (talk) 12:39, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Long Room of the Old Library Triptych[edit]

Hello David,

I'd like to use the excellent photo you created of the Long Room as the print for a one-off custom triptych in our living room. My wife and I saw the image and feel that it has much better balance and symmetry than any other picture of the Long Room we've seen.

I wanted to make sure I understood your intent with the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license before going ahead. The prints wouldn't be for resale, just the one-time use in our home. The image would be cropped (sadly!) for aspect ratio and split across three canvases.

1) Is this ok to do? I made a rough example of what it might look like, with an attribution to you and the CC license in the bottom right corner: http://s23.postimg.org/iiiw5tobd/Capture.png

If yes,

2) Would it even be ok to confine the attribution to the rear or edge of each of the three canvases, so that the image is unobscured but the attribution still follows the image at all times? This would be my preference, but certainly it's not my call.

Even if the answer's "no" to both, your work is fantastic and I love it. The effort you put in to get the best image, without crowds inhabiting the scene, really shows.

Thanks,

-Zeke — Preceding unsigned comment added by 139.68.134.1 (talk) 16:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

St. Anne's[edit]

Added your pic to Flamboyant. Sca (talk) 00:37, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Looks like a useful addition, as it's clearly (to my eyes anyway) inspired by the French flamboyant style. Thanks for letting me know. I just visited Rouen Cathedral yesterday and it too has a very flamboyant Gothic west front. Not sure if it directly qualifies, but when I upload some photos of it next week, I'll see if it fits. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:21, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
I've seen several references to Flamboyant Gothic in connection with St. Anne's. If nec., I could find a couple.
On German Wiki, the St. Anne's article says Die Kirche ist ein seltenes Beispiel der Gotik in Litauen, hier sogar im Stil der flammenden Gotik. The latter phrase links to an article called Flamboyant (Stilstufe), which in turn leads to Flamboyant if you punch English under other languages. Sca (talk) 17:42, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Long Room Interior, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Long Room Interior, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland - Diliff.jpg
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Mulberry Street[edit]

Mulberry Street Comparison.PNG

  • Left: The image proposed
  • Right: Library of Congress Original TIFF

I don't think we can reasonably consider this as even a competent levels adjustment. We cannot promote this as the best of our work. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:47, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

  • OK, fair enough. It does look like some loss of detail in the highlights, and perhaps a touch too much saturation. Do you have the patience to restore it from the original TIFF then? :-) The article does deserve a better quality image than the current FP - I suspect we both can agree on that... It's just a matter of getting the most out of the original LoC file. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 17:53, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Sure! It'll take a while, though. Lots of flyspecking. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:57, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Good with the camera...[edit]

... not so much with the templates [1]. :-P Belle (talk) 16:26, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Ha! Nice spot. Thanks for fixing it for me, Nigella Belle. ;-) I'm doing too many things at once. Clicked save and forgot to double check it! Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:33, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
    • Somebody else called me Nigella the other day; I was commenting on the orgasmic qualities of sliced banana with hot chocolate sauce and cream, so I can see how that would happen. Belle (talk) 08:05, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
      • See, it wasn't just my wild imagination. :-) And I suppose there's worse things to be called than Nigella... Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:26, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Duke Humfrey's Library[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Foto Coloseum[edit]

Hallo,

my name is Didem Ozan, I am an editor from Germany, Muenster.

I would like to use your fotograf of the colosseum on wikipedia for a non-commercial magazine. Its a magazine about politics and cities, and it is edited by the greens in Northern-Rhine-Westfalia in Germany. Can we use the foto with this suggested attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0" And can we transform the foto into other colours and style. The foto will be published on the front page.

you can contact me via: ozan@gar-nrw.de

Didem Ozan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Didem muenster (talkcontribs) 15:21, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Looking for pointers[edit]

Hello, Diliff. I'll be taking a trip to the Rocky Mountains this weekend, in hopes of catching the fall colors in their peak brilliance, and I was wondering if you would be willing to give me some pointers on capturing mountain landscape shots. I'll be using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon 24-105mm f/4L, which it seems you know quite well. What are the basic things I should know/do? Thanks! RO(talk) 15:47, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Hmm. Well I wouldn't say I'm an expert on fall colours specifically but I guess I do know your camera and lens combination. What I would say is that you should try to keep the aperture at somewhere between f/7.1 and f/9 for optimal sharpness (less than that is okay too, but depth of field will be smaller and foreground elements may be slightly out of focus). If there are foreground elements nearby, you could bump the aperture to f/11 or so but no higher because it will start getting less sharp. Keep the ISO at 100-200 unless you really really have to go higher (for example inside a forest where not much light gets past the canopy). If you have to go much higher than ISO 200 though, you might actually be better off using a tripod. That kind of attention to detail that most people wouldn't consider bothering with are often what separates the casual shooter from the serious amateur/professional. My personal preference for landscape photography is to shoot panoramas, but I'm not sure if that's something you're interested in. It takes more work (and additional processing when you get home) but the image quality is usually far better, especially if you downsample the images a bit to improve sharpness. As for composition, it's very hard for me to give you any specific advice, except that using the rule of thirds is a good idea to maintain balance in the image. Often that means 2/3 foreground interest, 1/3 sky, or something along those lines. How you apply it to your particular scene is up to you. Try not to shoot with the sun in front of you as it will possibly cause lens flares/low contrast, blown highlights. Check the image after you've taken it and ensure you framed it as you'd like and there are no exposure surprises (underexposure, overexposure). This advice is fairly general and you may or may not already know most of it but it's surprising how many photos from people on Commons have these kinds of flaws. Happy to answer more specific questions if you have them, but for now that all I can think of. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:11, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Diliff. That's just the sort of general advice I needed. But to get more specific, I'd love to get some shots of the sunset behind major peaks. I'll be using a tripod, so what settings should I use as the sun sets? RO(talk) 16:15, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Sunsets are tricky because the sky is so much brighter than the mountains, which would be in shadow. Unless you are talking about the sun setting behind you and lighting up the clouds above the mountains (probably a more successful proposition). For a sunset, I would definitely recommend a tripod because it quickly gets too dark to hold the camera steady. Especially if you decide to dip your toes in HDR. The settings should be the same as for other landscapes, but I would definitely consider trying that for a sunset, to avoid getting blown highlights or too dark shadows which can be common for sunsets where there are strong shadows. I'd recommend using a bracketed exposures of 3 shots with +- 2 or 3EV at ISO 100 (if you're using a tripod, that ISO should be no issue). What I've done with my 5D is set up the 'my menu' with the options that I need for HDR. They are 'number of bracketed shots' and 'exposure compensation/AEB'. That gives me quick access to the two options that I need to work with. If you're not sure how to set up the 'my menu', have a read through the manual. :-) Another thing I've done which, if you do decide to do more HDR photography, is set up the c1, c2 and c3 dials. I have c1 set up as my HDR bracketing setting, so when I switch to c1, it sets the camera to manual exposure and bracketing turned on. Then when I flip back to Av or P mode, it's ready to shoot normal photos again. Something you might want to consider anyway. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:54, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
That's great, Diliff! This is more than enough to keep me busy. I have so much more to learn, but I'm totally jazzed about it to the point that I've abandoned most of my other hobbies. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge with me. RO(talk) 19:49, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
What do you think of this one: File:Mount Chiquita by RO.jpg? RO(talk) 23:51, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Compositionally it's quite nice, although the effect in the sky is troubling. What processing have you done to this image to get a sky looking like that? Also, there seems to be a very course texture to the mountain, more course than I would expect from the 5D Mk III with a decent lens. That may also have been introduced by the processing. Just my initial thoughts at first glance. If you could explain a bit more about what you've done and what software you've used, I might be able to narrow it down a bit. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:57, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm using Photoshop CC. Do you think I put too much contrast and clarity? RO(talk) 00:15, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Do you mean Lightroom CC or Photoshop CC? I don't think Photoshop has a clarity function except in CameraRAW. Globally, I don't think there's too much clarity/contrast, but locally in the sky, there's definitely something weird going on there. I'm not sure if that's just a consequence of the processing or a deliberate 'anti vignette' effect that you were trying to achieve? Also, there's a strange smoothness to the transition between the mountain and the sky, almost like the sky has been pasted into the scene... That's not the case is it? Sorry for being so technical, but it just doesn't have a very natural look to it. Perhaps you could be more specific about what you did in Photoshop/Lightroom. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 00:23, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm using Photoshop CC and editing in CameraRAW. I do use Lightroom, but this file hasn't been there. Looking at the pre-DPP version, I can see that there is some washout of the sky at the edges, and I think I accentuated the darkness in the middle in DPP. RO(talk) 00:29, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Is it worth re-processing for FPC, or do you think the course texture is not something I can overcome? RO(talk) 01:16, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I would have a go at re-processing. The sky is too unnatural for FPC. I don't know if the course texture is inherent in the image or whether it was introduced by processing. The only way to know is to revert all changes made to the image and compare. My guess is that it's the effect of too much sharpening with a large radius, but it's just my guess. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 10:15, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I tried another version of that shot, but I couldn't get even tone in the sky, so I used a different shot: File:Mount Chiquita by RO.jpg. What do you think? It's much less dramatic, but I'm not sure it's FPC material. RO(talk) 16:51, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
What do you think of this shot: File:Trail Ridge Road and Longs Peak by RO.jpg? RO(talk) 21:17, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Dutchess County[edit]

Replying to this here since it would be getting a bit off topic otherwise ...

Ironically, the "duchess" (spelling hadn't been standardized in the late 17th century) in question, Mary of Modena, was Italian (and much closer to where I live, there is a small hamlet named for her also that more directly acknowledges this fact (at least I think she's the source of the name). And totally inadvertently, that spelling also reflects that Dutch settlers, at least along the Hudson, played an important part too.

Loved the Mitchell & Webb sketch, and the mounting absurdities of some of those names (although the British didn't name Greenland; that was (I thought) marketing by Erik the Red. But it did remind me of how, this summer, while rafting in Ivvavik National Park in northwestern Canada (some of those pictures are amazing ... I can't wait to get around to processing and uploading them), we passed through the eastern end of the British Mountains. Daniel Case (talk) 22:35, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I do have a habit of getting a bit off-topic in nominations sometimes. :-) And Belle is a bad influence on me! Looks like Mary of Modena was married into the English nobility though so I assume it was that which donated her name to the NY countryside. The Italians didn't really get involved in the Americas, and certainly not much as a nation anyway - just your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. ;-) Yeah, I don't think Mitchell & Webb were insinuating that Greenland was named by the British - after all, Columbus wasn't British either. ;-) It was just easier to go with the English accents than to pretend to be Italian/Spanish/Vikings. ;-) If you're interested, these skits are very funny too. Plenty more where that came from but it'll give you a good taste anyway, if you can spare the time. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 11:02, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


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POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Diliff,

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Use of Images in Office[edit]

Hello David,

I hope you're well. I just want say that your images are fantastic and I am a keen follower of your work.

I am writing to inquire about the use of a few of your panoramic images. I'm assuming that since these photos have been uploaded online they're alright to use for an office fit out?

If you could email me on em@bds-architecture.com or phone me on 07718578824 to discuss a few things that would be great.

Many thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind Regards Eamonn McCormack

License Question[edit]

Dear David Iliff.

My name is Henry. I am in the process of completing an 11x14 100 page Alice In Wonderland photo book and recently came across your images. I was wondering if it was okay to use a few of your images in my photo book?

This photo book I plan on selling limited quantities, 100 total, and I am self publishing. I am on a very limited budget but can include any copyright information you request which will be included in the copyright linear notes found on page 1 of the photo book.

As well, for any online use such as social media promo, I will watermark any image I use of yours having both my name and yours. If need be, I can send you the final result before I go to print.

I think your work is fantastic! Particularly your photographs of interior chapels. The photographs I had in mind to use for sure are: St_Barnabas_Church and Chapel_Interior_1,_Royal_Holloway.

Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely, Henry henrytarot@gmail.com

POTD notification[edit]

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Palanga[edit]

Hi Diliff, Mind if I use your evening picture of the amber museum in Palanga in a guidebook for Finnish car travellers? Regards, Atameo (talk) 17:24, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your photos are amazing! Saul Grant (talk) 07:22, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/A591 road[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Mont St Michel 3, Brittany, France - July 2011[edit]

Dear David

We are using your photo

Mont St Michel 3, Brittany, France - July 2011

on our page

http://www.hostelman.uk/attractions/france/basse-normandie/le-mont-saint-michel/world-heritage-site/mont-saint-michel-and-its-bay/

I hope that you are agree with this. If not than just send us a short notice and we will delete the photo and the copyright information.

Best regards from Kiev

Joachim

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/St Augustine's, Kilburn[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Kei Nishikori 1, Wimbledon 2013 - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on December 29, 2015. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2015-12-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:07, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Chris, that's a lovely looking albatross but I'm not sure it's a Japanese tennis player. ;-) Just teasing, I know you're busy enough with these things without my trouble-making. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 15:51, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
    • Just checking to see if you were still active on Wiki. ;) Hehe.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:33, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Use of your Melbourne Image[edit]

Hi David,

I work for a magazine in Hong Kong and we have an article on Things to do in Melbourne. I love your image and was wondering if I could include it in the article along with a number of other images? If so, I would of course credit you and wanted to know how best to do this (assuming you were ok with me using the image in the first place)!

My email address is Tessa@ecozine.com

Thanks,

Tessa — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.198.2.226 (talk) 02:50, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

A TIFF of yours[edit]

Hi, Diliff.

¿Can we talk? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 187.190.20.57 (talk) 01:41, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

(Season's Greetings)[edit]

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Wesołych Świąt i
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Linksmų Kalėdų ir
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wikidurable.org[edit]

Hi, just to let you know that we have added your picture https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Landscape#/media/File:Ambleside_&_Waterhead_Panorama,_Cumbria,_England_-_Oct_2009.jpg on the homepage of https://wikidurable.org. Thanks Laurent

POTD notification[edit]

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Your picure licence[edit]

Hello, I saw your picture(Laon Catherdral Interior) in wikimedia. I want to use your picture with licence("Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0" ) I was wondering if you are the author of the picture. Can I use your picture with CCL license? If you respond my question with e-mail, send to tekentag@gmail.com. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.122.242.73 (talk) 07:55, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Made From uses your work without licence[edit]

FYI: Made From is currently using your photo of Windsor Castle without attribution in their article ‘24 of Britain’s Best Castles’. —Benjamin Barenblat (talk) 03:05, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi,

I'm Interested in one of your photos.

Please, could you contact me at eleagoreg@gmail.com ?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.145.25.20 (talk) 12:07, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Your image of Eastbourne[edit]

Hi Diliff, I just thought I'd let you know that I've updated the Eastbourne Wikivoyage banner to your great panorama of the place. Can I just say that it's a great photo? Also, I had to crop the image, so I used Commons:CropTool for that, and the cropped image is at File:Eastbourne (England) banner Panorama.jpg. Thank you again!  Seagull123  Φ  15:08, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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photo Colloseum[edit]

Dear Davic, could we use it for a flyer and a poster? We are a groupt of musicians who plan a concert with teh titel La Notte Italiana. Thanks for answer! Best, Klaus e-mail: ks@holst-sinfonietta.de — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.57.125.166 (talk) 16:30, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Fulking,_West_Sussex,_England_-_May_2010 - Licencing[edit]

Hi David, I work for a post production facility and we are interested in using image Fulking,_West_Sussex,_England_-_May_2010 as part of a commercial we are working on. It is not yet confirmed, and if we were to use it we would like to make some alterations to the image, but thought it best to get in touch. Please could you get back to me on this, as it is unclear what the licence terms are.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by S&M London (talkcontribs) 12:51, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Nevada Falls[edit]

I noticed that this photo had been placed onto this article on English Wikipedia. Because of the conditions of use listed on the photo, particularly, "in using this image or any subsequent derivatives of it...attribution of this image to the author (DAVID ILIFF) is also required, preferably in a prominent location near the image", I have removed the photo from that article. Wikipedia only permits the acknowledgment of photographers who have an article on Wikipedia in its photo captions. All the best. Magnolia677 (talk) 13:09, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Magnolia677, I recommend that you read the license again. The full version. "The credit required by this Section 4(c) may be implemented in any reasonable manner; provided, however, that in the case of a Adaptation or Collection, at a minimum such credit will appear, if a credit for all contributing authors of the Adaptation or Collection appears, then as part of these credits and in a manner at least as prominent as the credits for the other contributing authors." The wording David used is also careful to note that attribution near the image is "preferable", and not required. This allows attribution on the image page, and that is how attribution has generally been understood for images on Wikipedia (similar to how the history page provides attribution for individual text edits). I'm not aware of any specific policies which state this explicitly, but perhaps User:Moonriddengirl is. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:02, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks Crisco, you're absolutely right, it's a request, not a requirement, and should be completely compliant with the CC license. Magnolia677, I've been using this license text on Commons/Wikipedia for nearly ten years. You're not the first, nor will you be the last, to scrutinise it. ;-) There was no need to remove the image from the article without first clarifying if you were actually right or not. Anyway, I see it's back in the article now and was only missing for 20 minutes (prior to Crisco's reply). What changed your mind? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 07:26, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
      • Actually, looking more closely, I can see that you did indeed remove one of the two images on the page. Funnily enough, both of the original images were mine, and both had the same license details, so I'm not sure why you only removed one. Anyway, I've reverted your change because it's unwarranted. Feel free to discuss here further if you want though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 15:00, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Miss use of your image on http://primeportfolio.co.uk[edit]

Miss use of your image on http://primeportfolio.co.uk of the city hall — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.159.75.4 (talk) 00:04, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Thread about one of your images on Reddit[edit]

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4ce4va/300_year_old_library_in_dublin_ireland/

People like this a lot, going by the comments and upvotes, but the lack of attribution annoyed me so I added this comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4ce4va/300_year_old_library_in_dublin_ireland/d1hmlx4

Good luck with your photos in the Picture of the Year competition. They are really awesome and deserve the highest recognition. MartinPoulter (talk) 13:38, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks for letting me know, also shame they couldn't at least link to the original on Commons where it could be seen in its high res glory. We'll see how it goes in POTY. I had high hopes for it in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition last year, but it didn't even make the finalists for Ireland. Instead, these won. I found the winning Irish images to be rather... derivative. All 10 of them are exteriors, 7 out of 10 are ruins/stone monuments and at least half of them have terrible image quality (a technical concern rather than subject matter or composition, but still valid IMO). Anyway, suffice to say, I was unimpressed. ;-) Thanks for letting me know about this, and for doing your bit for correct attribution. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 13:59, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I checked back. BTW, I don't know how familiar you are with Reddit, but 4600+ votes on one post is a lot. The post got to the front page and will have been seen by lots of people who are not subscribed to the /r/pics subreddit. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 13:53, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Photo License Request -- Rose Reading Room NYPL[edit]

Hi David,

Greetings from Boston, I hope this note finds you well.

I own a small postcard company based in Boston that is trying to claw into the NYC market:

www.kittiwakecards.com

I'd like to license your NYPL Rose Reading Room Image.

I'm trying to restore the postcard to its rightful place as an art object & canvas for social commentary.

Kudos on such a wonderful image, I hope you consider licensing it to me.

Best wishes, Tim Gallagher tim@kittiwakecards.com 617.792.3612 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2000:1383:419B:9011:A625:F77D:23F6 (talk) 18:14, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Terraced houses in Bath[edit]

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Farm Street[edit]

  • Hi Diliff, just to let you know I'll be running the Farm Street Church images on 4 May 2016. If you want to check it out, you can see Template:POTD/2016-05-04/1 and subsequent. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:28, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Ringed Teal by David ILIFF[edit]

Hi

Don't know how this works ... but I'll have a go ! My name is Tony Hordern - email: tonyhordern@hotmail.com Surrey Bird Club is producing a new Atlas of Surrey Birds, and I am collating the photos. I am almost complete - just looking for the oddities, escapes and mega rarities. I do not have an image of a Ringed Teal, which is on the Surrey list. Your superb shot of the duck at the WWT Barnes would be perfect. May we use it ? You would of course get a photo credit beside/under the image. I hope you see this !

Thanks in anticipation

Regards

Tony — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.5.65.5 (talk) 16:36, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Permission request for using the image of Peter Turner Bust[edit]

Hello Diliff,

Greetings from Integra!

This is Sabrina and I am contacting you on behalf of Hodder Education, UK.

we would like to use the image of Peter Turner Bust in one of the upcoming editions and we would like to discuss about this detail. So i kindly request you to respond to me as soon as possible.

My contact details are as follows;

Name: Sabrina Email: sabrina.ramesh@integra.co.in

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

regards, Sabrina — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.145.125.100 (talk) 11:57, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 18, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-05-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 00:55, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Saint-Étienne-du-Mont 2[edit]

St-Etienne-du-Mont Interior 2, Paris, France - Diliff.jpg
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Your talent for Beauty[edit]

Hello, my name is Connie I live in the United States the Southern part in the State of Alabama. In the country, I don't get to travel around the world as you do but I kind of do, by looking and staring at your beautiful pictures you have taken. What a treat for us that are not financially able to travel. That's why your beautiful pictures you take and post for others can see, it's the closest I will ever get to all the most beautiful places in the world, I have sat and stared at some of your photos that have left me speechless beautiful is a understatement. So thank you for sharing the positive part of our world it's beauty.:-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.120.37.227 (talk) 03:06, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Your talent for Beauty[edit]

Hello, my name is Connie I live in the United States the Southern part in the State of Alabama. In the country, I don't get to travel around the world as you do but I kind of do, by looking and staring at your beautiful pictures you have taken. What a treat for us that are not financially able to travel. That's why your beautiful pictures you take and post for others can see, it's the closest I will ever get to all the most beautiful places in the world, I have sat and stared at some of your photos that have left me speechless beautiful is a understatement. So thank you for sharing the positive part of our world it's beauty.:-) Of all the places you have travelled can you pick your personal favorite place so far that you have visited  ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.120.37.227 (talk) 03:12, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Hi Connie, as you didn't leave a contact address, I'll have to reply here if that's okay! It's very generous of you to say. It's particularly nice to hear that my photos have touched people. :-) It's very hard to pick a single favourite place. The history and culture of Europe is fascinating, the wild landscapes of the US (Utah and California have some great national parks), the crazy cities of Asia. There's a lot of beauty in the world (both natural and man made) but sometimes it's easy to be lost in the moment and unaware of the significance of your experience at the time. It's only when you get back home and you have a chance to think about what you've seen and done that you appreciate how lucky you were. Sometimes though, looking back, the best thing about travel is simply experiencing something new for the first time - a new culture, interaction with the people, realising that although there are many parts of the world with a very different culture to our own, the majority of us are kind, gentle people who are just as interested in us as we are in them. It's unfortunate that you aren't able to travel for financial reasons. Travel is life lesson that many Americans would benefit greatly from, but unfortunately there's a great wealth divide in the US and with very limited time off for paid holidays for most people each year, I can completely understand how difficult it must be to even consider travelling internationally for many Americans. Luckily for you though, the US is a great country too and full of its own beauty. I've never been to Alabama, but I have seen large parts of your country and there are some amazing landscapes to see there too. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:48, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations on being one of the 2015 Picture of the Year top finalists at #4! It is a well-deserved level of appreciation given by the voters for such a beautiful photograph. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 18:34, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Use of your Picture of the St. Peters Place[edit]

Hello Davis We would like to use your Picture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City#/media/File:St_Peter%27s_Square,_Vatican_City_-_April_2007.jpg for a Newsletter. It would be pretty small, as you can see in older Newsletter here: http://chance-kirchenberufe.ch/171.html Do we have to pay for it or is it enough if we write "Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0"? Thank you in advance for answering me under bazzan@weissgrund.ch Best regards, Vreni Bazzan — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.11.40.182 (talk) 10:21, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi David,

I absolutely love you work. My name is David Peters and I'm producing a documentary on the 500 Anniversary of the Protestant reformation. I would love to use 3 of your images in our film. How would I go about getting the rights to do that.

Have a great day.

Dave Peters globalstory2@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.52.155.7 (talk) 15:00, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Exeter Cathedral Nave, Exeter, UK - Diliff.jpg and two others are scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 10, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-07-10. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:34, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm just checking to see if you saw my last post. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Globalstory2 (talkcontribs) 19:22, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello David! I just came accross to your FB while searching a picture of the cambridge campus Could we use one of your pictures to talk about brexit and studies in UK? I am working for a online newspaper.

We will attach your name of course!!!

Mail me: jessy.asmus@sz.de — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.4.225.4 (talk) 13:36, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Permission[edit]

Dear DAVID ILIFF, I am interested in your photo about the Keble College Dining Hall. Can you contact me to the email costerra1953@gmail.com. Thank you Carlos Santos University of Lisbon, Portugal — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.168.81.163 (talk) 14:58, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Keble College Photo[edit]

Dear Sir I am a Portuguese professor of the University of Lisbon. I have done a research about British public health policy and now I want to publish in a book. My first conversation with the Director of a National Centre that was the focus of my research was done, in 2004, at the Keble College Dining Hal. That why I woukd like to publish in the book a photo of that Dinig Hall and I saw your own photo. So I ask permission to publish it with your authorship of course. My book is a non-profit publication. I hope you can give the honour to publish your photo. Thank you. Carlos Oliveira Santos costerra1953@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.168.84.213 (talk) 14:43, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

St Paul's Cathedral[edit]

Didn't know your work before coming across it on the St Paul's Talkpage. My God, you do take absolutely beautiful photographs! If you ever get the chance to photograph any of William Burges's works, it would be wonderful to add a few to his pages. Best regards. KJP1 (talk) 13:10, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Diliff,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 28, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-07-28. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:48, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Bath, Somerset Panorama - April 2011.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 6, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-06. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:10, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Nils Torvalds MEP, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 7, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-07. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 15:38, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Selwyn College Old Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 12, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 14:35, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Sgùrr nan Gillean from Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 18, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-18. Thank you for all of your contributions!Crisco 1492 mobile (talk) 14:02, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Coventry Cathedral Interior, West Midlands, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 23, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-23. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:58, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Magdalene College Dining Hall, Cambridge, UK - Diliff - sans lens flares.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 29, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-08-29. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:17, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Diliff portrait.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Diliff portrait.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Kelly hi! 11:05, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Falkirk Wheel Timelapse, Scotland - Diliff.webm is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on September 1, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-09-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:33, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

appreciation - sgur nan gilean 160818[edit]

i went up that crag in 1989 - as i recall it is the notoriously dangerous part of the horseshoe because it so loose. Then I discover you have the most brilliant gallery of architectural photos - there's something heavenly in the association of churches and mountain peaks i guess ? Bravo, thanks ! coxfolio dot wordpress — Preceding unsigned comment added by Domskitect (talkcontribs) 08:52, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Ely Cathedral Octagon Lantern 3, Cambridgeshire, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on September 13, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-09-13. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:08, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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My friend, many many thanks from inside of my heart, for share this amazing pictures with us.

Thanks again, carry on. Be well. Shadharon Manush (talk) 01:51, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Worcester Cathedral Cloister, Worcestershire, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on October 5, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-10-05. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:09, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Use of your image for charity brochure[edit]

Dear David I would like to use your image of the Clarendon Building, Oxford, on the cover of a brochure I am designing for the charity 'Reclaim'. The brochure details their research into social mobility and education for working class students.

I would be happy to put your attribution on the inside cover, I am wondering if I need to put the full license disclaimer as well, it would look better if I didn't have to. Please let me know your thoughts.

Regards

Shannon Ribbons

email: shannon@osisdesign.co.uk / tel 07966324533 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.43.255.118 (talk) 10:32, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Permission for Charity Concert Programme[edit]

Hi David, I love your photographs of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and would like to use the exterior and nave photos for an upcoming concert programme. I'm a graphic designer in Bury St Edmunds working for the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band (burystedmundsconcertband.co.uk). Please let me know if this would be ok. Thank you, Nick Burman contact@nickburman.uk — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nickburman (talkcontribs) 10:29, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Farage image[edit]

Hi Diliff. Is there any reliable date for the article image for Farage, which might be used in a caption? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:03, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

TPS That photo is a crop of File:Nigel Farage MEP 1, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg which was taken on 4th February 2014 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg as part of Wiki loves parliament. Nev1 (talk) 12:41, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Nev. 4 February 2014, 12:13:56 it is, then. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:59, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Emmanuel College Front Court, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on November 25, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-11-25. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:02, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey! I'm looking for a perfect shot of Oxford to use on a journal cover. I'd love to just verify with you that the CC BY-SA 3.0 license covers what I need. Please email me at jstriley@cns.org. Thanks! 170.140.247.243 (talk) 16:53, 16 November 2016 (UTC)Jessica

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png I was just admiring your fine picture of Emmanuel College on the main page as I went to Cambridge myself. Your user page says that you live in London so do please come along to a meetup as I'd like to buy you a beer and get some photography tips. Cheers! Andrew D. (talk) 12:32, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi Andrew, thanks for the message and thanks for the virtual beer. Unfortunately it will have to remain a virtual one, as I'm actually moving back to Australia in two weeks, after living in the UK for just over 10 years. Apologies for the timing! You may have noticed that I've taken quite a few photos of Oxford and Cambridge over time, as they're both beautiful cities and perfect for architectural photography. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:39, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
    • Shock! Well, my offer for a beer if you stop in Indonesia is still open.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture set File:St Paul's Cathedral Interior Dome 3, London, UK - Diliff.jpg +5 is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on December 17, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2016-12-17/1 and following. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chapel Royal, Dublin[edit]

Chapel Royal 360x180, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland - Diliff.jpg
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Your image, File:Chapel Royal 360x180, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland - Diliff.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! Godot13 (talk) 23:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Photo of Richmond Plantation[edit]

Dear David,

I'd like to publish this excellent photo in a book on woodland gardening. May I?

Ken Cox, Glendoick Gardens, Scotland. www.glendoick.com

You'll see details on my books and work there.

And you can e mail me via the website.


English: A stream passing through Isabella Plantation during the spring Azalea bloom in Richmond Park, London, UK. Date 7 May 2015 Source Own work Author Diliff Permission (Reusing this file) Summary: In using this image or any subsequent derivatives of it, you are required to release the image under the same license. As such, any reproduction of this image, in any medium, must appear with a copy of, or full URL of the license. Attribution of this image to the author (DAVID ILIFF) is also required, preferably in a prominent location near the image. No other conditions may be added to, or removed from this license without the permission of the author and copyright holder. Suggested attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0" Please review the full license requirements carefully before using this image. If you would like to clarify the terms of the license or negotiate less restrictive commercial licensing outside of the bounds of GFDL/CC-BY-SA, please contact me by email, or if you don't have a Wikipedia account you can either leave a message on my talk page with your contact details and your request, or you can contact me on Facebook. Please also send a 'friend request' to ensure that I am aware of your message. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.142.105.123 (talk) 21:08, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

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Hello, I am writing about the use of one of your images. The company I work for, AEA Consulting, is interested in using your Sydney Opera House image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House#/media/File:Sydney_Opera_House_-_Dec_2008.jpg for a brochure for our company because we have worked on several projects in Sydney.

Please let me know if we have permission to use your image. Our website is www.aeaconsulting.com. My email is kbenson@aeaconsulting.com.

Best regards,

Karlyn

173.220.213.163 (talk) 21:05, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Petra Martic Portrait, Wimbledon 2013 - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on January 19, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-01-19. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:44, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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SnowShoePhil (talk) 16:50, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

upcoming POTD[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Portsmouth Cathedral Nave, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK - Diliff.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on February 6, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-02-06. howcheng {chat} 17:18, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:St James's Church Interior 2, Spanish Place, London, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 26, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-02-26. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:08, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:European Parliament Strasbourg Hemicycle - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 4, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-03-04. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:47, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn Interior During Service, Vilnius, Lithuania - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 12, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-03-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:25, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Salisbury Cathedral Lady Chapel 2, Wiltshire, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 12, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-04-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:16, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos, CA, US - May 2013.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 17, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-04-17. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:00, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

I've made a photo tile mosaic of one of your images[edit]

I have made a zoomable photo tile mosaic of your featured photo of Trinity College's Old Library and tweeted it here, both with attribution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joshuamcgee (talkcontribs) 03:07, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Need your consent to use your image[edit]

Hello,

I have written a post on museums in London on my blog. Soon I am going to publish a book using all these posts.

As you can see here - http://b-young-forever.blogspot.in/2017/04/museums-in-london-atozchallenge.html, I have used an image (British_Museum_Great_Court,_London,_UK_-_Diliff.jpg) from your contributions on my blog, I need your consent to use the same in the final book.

Look forward to getting your consent.

Regards, 14.97.144.180 (talk) 10:43, 3 May 2017 (UTC)Gayatri Gadre gayatri.kedar@gmail.com

POTD notification[edit]

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Image Usage[edit]

Hi,

I would like to use your image of Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorn,_Victoria#/media/File:Glenferrie_road_hawthorn.jpg), in a report I am compiling for a property research piece. Would you be OK with me using it? And if so, what are the licensing/legal requests. The intent is for it to go on the front page, so I would prefer as relaxed/unobtrusive crediting as possible, whilst still respecting your work.

Regards,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.132.76.80 (talk) 04:20, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello> You haven't left any contact information so all I can do is reply here. Yes, you're welcome to use the image - you just need to credit me as the photographer and mention the license. So the credit would look something like "Photo by David Iliff. CC-BY-SA 3.0". Hope that helps. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 18:50, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello my name is Tyler — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.89.41 (talk) 23:33, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:St Christopher's Chapel, Great Ormond St Hospital, London, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 16, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-06-16. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 04:01, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Colorful[edit]

Hi David. Ran across this pic on Flickr and thought of your good work there. Sca (talk) 14:22, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi David,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Selwyn College Chapel 1, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on July 8, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-07-08. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)