English subtitles for clip: File:The Impact of Wikipedia Gideon Digby.webm

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Sometimes I think I'm a bit crazy to

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go out in the rain, or climb a fence or cross a swollen creek, or

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go for a drive for what worked out to be almost a thousand miles,

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to take a photograph of one sign.

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My name is Gideon, and my username is Gnangarra

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In Australia, there's that old fable about the outback.

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and there was a sign for one of the shires I knew I had seen it before.

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And all it says is "Outback starts here."

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So, I drove from Perth up to the sign, took a photo, and drove back home again.

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It all began with the Kangaroo Paw I clicked on the Wikipedia article.

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And it said, this is the floral emblem of Western Australia, or something - and that's it!

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I knew more about the flower than what was there, 

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and I saw the l little button at the top that said edit this page, so I started editing.

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A Wikipedia Photographer is a fantastic world, because you can pick and choose what you realize --

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you can change subjects, so you can go read an article about something,  

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you can go, oh! I know what that is. You only need to go down the road, I'll take a drive.

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And take some photos, and it challenges you to change your styles. When you're looking at architecture, to plants, 

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to full-on scenery. 

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I like shooting the flowers in Western Australia, because there's just so many of them.

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The variety is just going to take you years to shoot every one.

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That's part of the challenge - getting in, and finding some of these flowers when they're in season.

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A lot of them are endangered. A lot of them are in restricted areas where you aren't supposed to go.

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A lot of them -- you know a general location, but you don't know a physical location, 

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so you've got to work that out yourself.

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One plant, it's a banksia -- 

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and to get photos of that, it's in a very small area, 

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it's more or less a swampy ground type thing.

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In the Botanical Gardens, where I originally took a couple of photos of the flower

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they've got one specimen growing there. 

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So, I got some of those, and then as the article was going to featured, 

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I went to actually photograph the species in its location.

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which is the best way to present it anyway.

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So, I went to this place, and it's circled by a 6-foot high cyclone fence with three strands of barbed wire across the top.

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So, up and over I go, and I took my photos -- no problem at all -- 

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and about six months later, a fire goes through the area and absolutely destroys everything - flattens it.

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but that's good for the plant, because the Banksia release their seeds after a fire has gone through.

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And then the seeds germinate in the ash, and grow up from there.

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So, here's this article we're going through, and it's like, OK! 

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I'm going to go back and get some seedling photos in the same area.

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I had to go back over the fence again.

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The ground was a lot wet and soggy, and that makes it interesting to start with.

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I took a photo of the plant and get some leaf photos, show some nice images of the seedlings climbing back over the fence,

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and I get across the drain, and of course, I was protecting my camera, 

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it doesn't matter about anything else.

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I stepped up onto the side - my foot slides. 

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So I got back down into the swamp, into the drain, and climb back out -- boot missing.

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Oh well!

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So yeah, a pair of boots.

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Director: Victor Grigas

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Codirector: David Grossman

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Producer: Zack Exley

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Director of Photography: Pruitt Y. Allen

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Video Photographers: Jack Harris, Adam Parr, Matthew Storck

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Portrait Photographers: Adam Novak, Karen Sayre

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Video Editors: Justine Gendron, Victor Grigas, Jawad Qadir

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Interviewers: Alma Shapa, Jonathan Curiel, Stephen Geer, Corey 
 O'Brien, Frank O'Brien, Jacob Wilson, Dan McSwain

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Production Coordinators: Megan Hernandez, Bryony Jones, Beatrice Springborn

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Production Assistants: Toby Hessenauer, Kristin Rigsby

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Transcription Services: Kate Aleo, Michael Beattie, Karen Callier, Petro Leigh, Mimi 
 Li, Jacqui Pastor, Kristie Robinson, Brittany Turner, Susan Walling

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Makeup: Melissa Klein 

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Titles: Vibha Bamba, Trevor Parscal

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Writer: Desirina Boskovich 

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English Closed Captions: AlanKelly VerbatimIT

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