User:Jmabel

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"Civil Law", sculpture by Alonzo Victor Lewis, 1922. North face of Miller Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Probably my earliest photo that I've uploaded to Commons. I took this in 1966 at the age of 11.
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ca-1 Aquest usuari té un coneixement bàsic de català.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello elementare in italiano.
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fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
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My "real" Wikipedia home page is en:User:Jmabel. I check my user page on both the English Wikipedia and Commons relatively often; I can also be reached by the "Email this user" feature (which does require that you open an account and provide your own email address to Wikimedia Foundation; you don't have to enable the "Email this user" feature for your own account).

As of 25 November 2009, I am an administrator on Commons. However, I try not to spend a lot of my time here on administrative tasks.

Licensing[edit]

Jmabel

Please note: My photos here are licensed under GFDL and CC-BY-SA 3.0 Some (mostly photos of people) are also licensed under CC-BY-2.5. For other non-commercial uses, I'll almost always be willing to let you use my photos if I get an appropriate photo credit, but please contact me and ask.

Photo used in Joyce Anastasia's Seeding Change

If your use is commercial and does not conform to GFDL, CC-BY-SA 3.0 (or other license I have explicitly granted), please do contact me, and I'm sure we can reach a reasonable licensing agreement suitable to your needs.

Among the places my photographs have appeared are the book National Geographic Traveler Romania, Clipper Vacations Magazine, Architectural Glass Concepts (AGC magazine), Haaretz, Salon.com, the film Seeding Change: Participant Persectives (2008), directed by Joyce Anastasia, and as the front cover of a University of Washington course catalog. Apparently, one of my photos is also going to appear in a 2011 French book on fire boats of the world. And I quite like this music video, which sets its mood with my photo of Wesleyan University's Russell House at night.

Useful tool for monitor calibration[edit]

I find this very useful & recommend it highly. w:Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates#Is my monitor calibrated correctly?

Note on uploading video from Flickr[edit]

Uploading video from Flickr is much trickier than uploading still photos. Basically, this is the best I've been able to work out. Credit to User:Sanandros for hints.

  1. Use Firefox extension DownloadHelper to download from Flickr to your own system.
  2. Use Firefox extension FireFogg to convert this to Theora-Ogg Vorbis (.ogv) format.
  3. Upload that in the normal manner. Make sure you indicate the source on Flickr.
  4. Tag the image with {{flickrreview}}. If you are an admin or have review privileges, you can fill out that template.

Some of my photos[edit]

This is by no means comprehensive, but I believe it is representative. Some of these don't do too well this small, please click through to larger images on anything that interests you.

Bucharest[edit]

Piaţa Obor

Opera House, Bucharest[edit]

At the opera

Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest[edit]

Spain[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Trujillo[edit]

Budapest[edit]

Snoqualmie Moondance, 1992[edit]

I finally acquired a decent scanner in 2007, and have been uploading some of my old 35mm photos. These were taken at a festival just east of Snoqualmie Pass, Washington in 1992. These are all quite hi-res; more than on most, I recommend clicking through.

Seattle, Washington[edit]

View from the Alberg Terrace, University of Washington.
View from the Alberg Terrace, University of Washington.
Alki Beach
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Park
Duwamish Waterway, looking upstream toward South Park.
Duwamish Waterway, looking upstream toward South Park.

Golden Gardens Park[edit]

Golden Gardens Park at sunset.
Golden Gardens Park at sunset.

Registered Historic Places[edit]

Seattle - Great Northern Building 04 - cropped.jpg

One of my projects has been to photograph places in Seattle (and thereabouts) that are on the National Register of Historic Places.

(The image above is the frieze of Seattle's Great Northern Building.)

Georgetown PowerPlant Museum[edit]
Georgetown PowerPlant interior pano-resized.jpg

Other landmarks[edit]

... and some official city landmarks that don't have NRHP status

Gas Works Park[edit]

Gas Works Park and a view across Lake Union to Downtown.
Gas Works Park and a view across Lake Union to Downtown.

International District[edit]

Art galleries and artists' studios[edit]

Greg Kucera Gallery
Greg Kucera Gallery

Sand sculpture[edit]

Some much more informal art: sand sculpture at Sandfest in Westlake Park, August 2006.

Kubota Garden[edit]

B. Marcus Priteca[edit]

Some buildings by architect B. Marcus Priteca.

Comet Lodge Cemetery[edit]

1993 Seattle AIDS vigil[edit]

Art[edit]

This stained glass window depicting Moses with the Tablets, now on the western side of the Schoenfeld-Gardner Chapel of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, Washington, U.S. is one of the few surviving elements of the original 1908 Temple De Hirsch, where it was located on the east end over the Ark and Torah. It dates from c. 1908; a text at the bottom says "In memory of Fred Schwabacher the gift of his mother".

Oh, and one more panorama[edit]

I really like this one. There's a tiny flaw at lower right, but otherwise seamless.

Looking east from Ballard Bridge. Seattle Maritime Academy at left.
Looking east from Ballard Bridge. Seattle Maritime Academy at left.

Tacoma, Washington[edit]

Panoramics of two schools, each stitched together with HugIn.

The private Annie Wright School
The private Annie Wright School
The public Stadium High School (at right), originally built as a hotel
The public Stadium High School (at right), originally built as a hotel

Elsewhere in Washington[edit]

Snoqualmie Falls panorama
Snoqualmie Falls panorama


Panoramic view of Westport, Washington from Ocean Shores, Washington, across Grays Harbor. As can be seen here, a long spit and jetty leads from the town to the entrance to Grays Harbor.
Panoramic view of Westport, Washington from Ocean Shores, Washington, across Grays Harbor. As can be seen here, a long spit and jetty leads from the town to the entrance to Grays Harbor.
A roughly 220° view of the Swinomish Channel, near downtown La Conner. Pier 7 can be seen at right.
A roughly 220° view of the Swinomish Channel, near downtown La Conner. Pier 7 can be seen at right.
Upper Falls, Tumwater, Washington. A roughly 160° panorama.
Upper Falls, Tumwater, Washington. A roughly 160° panorama.

San Francisco[edit]

360° panorama of Civic Center, San Francisco.
360° panorama of Civic Center, San Francisco.

Texas[edit]

Dallas, Texas[edit]

Turtle Creek

Fort Worth, Texas[edit]

Austin, Texas[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Meriden[edit]

Middletown[edit]

Wesleyan University[edit]

New York City[edit]

Vancouver, BC[edit]

Seattle and the Orient[edit]

I've been uploading page images (and extracted photographic images) of a rather remarkable 1900 booklet called Seattle and the Orient. Amazing stuff. (The "and the Orient" in the title is mostly a business pitch.)

Other old Seattle stuff[edit]

The Seattle Room at the Seattle Public Library is an another great resource. Among the many things I've found there are:

Olaf E. Caskin[edit]

Looking through the 1909 Tyee (University of Washington yearbook), I came across some remarkably good cartoons and drawings by a man named Olaf E. Caskin, who I gather remained in Seattle and worked mainly as a commercial lithographer. I've uploaded a number of them in Category:Olaf E. Caskin illustrations in 1909 Tyee. Here are a few of the best. And remember, this is 1909: years before Will Eisner.

And some people[edit]

TUSC token: 5efb3857b748e16c063c9872b3908927[edit]

I am now proud owner of a WMFLabs TUSC account!

TUSC token: df07e404c5e72d3a69988ec152080481[edit]

New TUSC token