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Your Camera[edit]

I have noticed that your pictures are really nice quality, I was wondering what camera you use. Please email me your answer at indybird(underscore)halo180(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you, Nick

Nick, firstly several general points: don't put new entries at the top because if you look at the dates below each entry you'll see that new stuff goes at the bottom (so I've moved it to here), also users don't answer by email because other people like to see the answers, and finally NEVER give your email address clearly, disguise it (as I've done for you) because spammers will find it and your email spam could go up a lot. Now to the answer:-
Most of my pics are from an Olympus C750UZ digital compact (takes great pics but is no longer on the market), a few are from a Canon S3 IS digital compact (I'm very unhappy with this camera because of purple fringing) and now my very recent aircraft pics are from a most excellent Nikon D50 digital SLR using a Nikon 18 to 200mm telephoto lens. There's an easy way to tell what camera I used, just click on the pic in the article and it usually says at the bottom (but not always because a degraining program I used to use destroys the EXIF data which contains the make of camera, exposure, shutter speed etc). - Arpingstone 19:21, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Most excellent Britannia image[edit]

Just a word of thanks. Even the outfits on the people in the foreground are noteworthy, IMHO. Maury Markowitz 23:43, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - Arpingstone 18:40, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

London[edit]

Hello! Just saw your photo of London's guard. It's amazing! Your other photos are also really cool! You're fantastical photographer! With best wishes from Ukraine, Dasha

.....and thanks from England - Arpingstone 18:40, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

PIA Boeing 773/Ers and Provincial Tails[edit]

Hi, as you are based at LHR, Pakistan Intl operates its Boeing 773/ERs there and some provincial tail aircraft too (AP-BHX). I was hoping if you could add more PIA photographs to Wiki Commons. Thankyou. --82.44.219.75 01:17, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Caen Hill Locks in Devizes[edit]

Caen Hill Locks

That's a bl**dy nice picture Adrian! Well done. I love it, Regards, Long-dead ex-user 138.37.199.206 22:58, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

I love such nice messages. Bless you - Adrian - Arpingstone 08:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Heh, I just came here to say the same thing! Thankyou for the photo. :) 89.220.9.175 19:38, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:Singapore b747-400 9v-spa arp.jpg[edit]

Hi Arpingstone! (Once again) you uploaded a great picture, however, can you add source and license information? Thanks! --Matt314 19:36, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, as I think you realised the omission was an oversight. Thanks for letting me know - Arpingstone 11:26, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

landing or takeoff?[edit]

landing or takeoff?

Hi Adrian, are you sure this plane is landing. I'm pretty sure this must be a takeoff. --JuergenL 16:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Apologies for the mistake, yes it was taking off. I've corrected the Image Description. I can't imagine how I came to get it wrong! Best Wishes from Adrian - Arpingstone 16:49, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Computer image[edit]

Computer pic

Hello. The image more appears to depict a typical table set up with technology, rather than your "three gigahertz personal computer", most of which is out of the picture at the bottom right of the image. -Mardus 04:04, 11 November 2007 (UTC) (reply at my Talk)

Depends on whether the reader regards "computer" as the entire set up or just the tower, and it depends on the subject of the article the pic is in (none, in this case). So I'm not clear what point you're making. Best Wishes - Arpingstone 23:11, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I referred to the image description, which somewhat appears to misrepresent image contents. Granted, the computer can be seen at the bottom right, but someone who doesn't know anything about computers and who hasn't seen computers before might as well understand the computer to be either of the devices on the table or all of the devices on the table.
On another note, it's really nice that you place your images in the public domain. -Mardus 09:38, 17 November 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for raising the point. I'll change the Image Description to make things clearer - Arpingstone 15:57, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Contrail pic

Contrail photo[edit]

I plan to use your photo of contrails in a textbook I'm writing on atmospheric thermodynamics. I will of course credit it to you .... thanks for putting it in the public domain, which greatly simplifies my job! [| Gpetty ]

It's great when pics of mine can be put to educational use. Thanks a lot for using it - Arpingstone 23:11, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Columbia 400

Colombia picture[edit]

Hi! The Rubicon here, how did that particular Columbia 400 make it across the pond? I live in Oregon, I just fly 172s but oh to fly my states most pretty creation. I know it has a huge range, but did it fly across the pond to England? Or was it shipped?

I came across this aircraft while photographing at an airfield about 20 miles from where I live. So I'm sorry but I don't know its story. Best Wishes - 77.102.247.155 17:59, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Great aviation pictures![edit]

Are you on airliners.net? Jawed 00:27, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Sort of! Years ago I got 7 pics on a.net at:
[1]

but at the time I had only an Olympus compact so I had too many rejections and gave up loading to a.net. Now that I have a Nikon D50 DSLR I still find the a.net standards too high (relative to the amount of time I'm willing to spend on post-processing) so I will have just those 7 for ever. Thanks for asking, Best Wishes - Arpingstone 22:51, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

= Qantas Approaching Heathrow =[edit]

Quote: "A Qantas Boeing 747-400 (registration unknown) approaching runway 23L at London Heathrow Airport, England. The houses are in Myrtle Avenue, at the south east corner of the airport", picture image:qantas b747 over houses arp.jpg.

G'day Adrian.

Runway 23 is now only a taxiway so i am pretty sure you mean runway 27L and the photo of Myrtle street does not match up with the image in Google Earth with only three home's in between the tree and the end of the street, not four.

Looking forward to your reply.....Have a great day, Farceur.

You are right, the runway should have been 27L. I can't imagine how I made the mistake considering that I've been to Heathrow 23 times in the last 5 years (I live 100 miles away). The road is most definitely Myrtle Avenue (not Myrtle Street). I know it very well indeed, so you are viewing Google Earth wrongly somehow. I'm off to Heathrow again in about 10 hours time and, with west winds, there's every chance I'll be at Myrtle! Best Wishes - Arpingstone 22:51, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Cheltenham Town Hall[edit]

Hi Adrian

Thanks for your reply re Devizes (Caen Hill flight). You're very welcome. I do think we need to thank people for excellent work sometimes! :)

I cannot remember if I have asked you this before so please forgive me if it is a duplicate request. (Memory like a sieve.) I "borrowed" your excellent Cheltenham Town Hall image for a piece here:

http://strawberryyog.blogspot.com/2007/07/gig-blog-dvorak-thon-cheltenham-town.html

and did credit you - I hope this is OK? If no, please yell, and if yes, thanks!

With best wishes from a long dead ex-user: 138.37.199.206 11:57, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

I love to see my pics used, so go ahead and use of them as you wish. Best Wishes - Arpingstone 19:18, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
That's great, thank you very much. Best wishes 138.37.199.206 09:58, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

777 crash at LHR[edit]

Hi Arpingstone,

Some crazy event in your very own back yard today. Did you go to take a peek? I wonder what the final determined cause will be. If the double-engine failure (that is the current speculation on A.net) was due to a pure software failure, that would be pretty scary! Jawed 05:07, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it was weird to look at a crash on the TV showing an area of Heathrow I know very well. However, because of the dull weather here, and the probable traffic congestion and closed roads, I decided not to go there. But I have added a pic of a similar B777 (G-YMMD, a -200ER) to the crash article at en:British Airways Flight 38. I'm hoping the cause will be a simultaneous bird strike on both engines but I haven't seen any reports of birds being seen around, so that cause seems unlikely. The preliminary report will be out in a few days. Thanks for writing - Arpingstone 09:52, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


Image:Alitalia md-82 i-dacz planform arp.jpg[edit]

more image area now...

A few things, I saw an aircraft like this over my head a few months ago and had a discussion about how they aren't being used like they were when I was much younger. The photograph is great, and I made it a little bigger (like there is less of a crop). I wanted to let you know in case you would rather revert it.

And in a completely different direction, I was laughing while doing some research for a weed that grows in England. The documentation that was available to me made it sound like the son of the first head botanist at the Oxford Botanical Garden got kind of angry when his dad died and threw a lot of the seeds the dad had been keeping out into the land. In that same document, there was a quote from a later botanist who said that he watched the seeds from the plant I was writing about board the train in Oxford and get off in Tilehurst. It was kind of funny stuff to read in the middle of all of the biology, formal descriptions and stuff. I thought about taking that trip by train myself and linked to the google map in the article: en:Senecio squalidus.

I even put photographs of the train stations into the category with the little invader: Category:Senecio squalidus.

So... I was also wondering if there were any photographers from England who are active and might take a few photographs of this 'garden thug'. It should be blooming from April through November there (maybe even in March).

Mostly, thanks for the photograph and revert it if you think it best to. -- carol 08:07, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your most excellent pic change, I agree that I had clipped it too hard and that yours looks much better.
(this next para is my mistake, please ignore it. I thought you had set a px in the actual article). Incidentally I have removed the 242px in the code, it's now WP policy to not include px values (except in rare cases) so that the reader can set their own value in Prefs, depending on the width of their monitor. For example, my screen is 1680px wide so I need the max pic size available in Prefs which is 300px. Someone with, say, a 1000 pixel wide screen will find that too big. The default if Prefs is not set is 180px.
The only reason that I set the pixels for that thumbnail was because I wanted to trigger a redraw of the thumbnail -- it was purely a mechanically inspired decision. -- carol 01:15, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
I don't know anything about the weed and don't recall seeing it around Bristol where I live, but I will look out for it - Best Wishes, and thanks again, from Adrian - Arpingstone 09:21, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I fully admit to never reading any of the licenses I have been using for the last decade -- what I read on the GFDL-retouched template was that it was for images that had been in the public domain. Another thing that I have noticed here at commons is that several images are licensed with several licenses.
I am curious what you know about licensing or what your concerns/thoughts are or perhaps what your experience is with this. -- carol 01:15, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
First, apologies for the long delay in replying. I understand nothing about licencing simply because I have no need to:-) I'm happy to let the world use my pics in any way whatever so I put the template {{PD-user|Arpingstone}} on the Image Description page and the phrase Photographed by Adrian Pingstone in (insert date here) and placed in the public domain.
That's it. No complications, no worries! Of course, I can only do that because I only use pics taken with my own cameras. If other people's pics or other sites pics are used then that's another matter (about which I wish to know nothing!) Best Wishes from Adrian - Arpingstone 09:32, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I have seen 'a few hours' take more than a week here, so no worries :)
I found another image of yours after I removed it from its position of 'honor' on the English wikipedia page for Senecio. I opted instead for an scan of an old botany page painting of Senecio vulgaris. My goal there was to put images of Senecio that have articles. Also, now that I know your camera points down sometimes.... -- carol 13:26, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Pakistan International Airline Pics[edit]

Hi Arpingstone,

Firstly a big appreciation to all your work on Wiki. You have truly done an amazing job and your photographs are really stunning. I just have a small request, i know someone above has already asked for some above, I was wondering if you could get some of PIA Boeing 777-300 series photographs I could use for the PIA article on Wikipedia. Many Thanks --Fast track 00:27, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your nice comments, much appreciated. I would love to take some PIA pics but whenever I go to Heathrow they don't seem to take off or land. But I'll remember your request and hope a 777 appears next time I go (but that won't be for a month). Best Wishes - Arpingstone 22:02, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
No problem! Keep the LHR pics coming. Ok, I checked the PIA Timetable, here is the general place to see which aircraft PIA is sending into LHR [2]. Scroll down to "London, UK" and you will see the aircraft used. It seems like the Lahore and Islamabad services will be getting regular flights into LHR with B773. --Fast track 02:55, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Your Picture AA[edit]

Hi Arpingstone! Perhaps you're interested in : here's an article [3] in a german daily boulevard-newspaper, decorated with your wonderful picture (Image:American.airlines.b777.arp.jpg). It's about a flight of an AA-plane with only five passengers from Chicago to London.... —waisting fuel—  ;-) Greetings from Bonn, Germany --Sir James 07:50, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

It was thoughtful of you to let me know about the use of my American Airlines pic. Thanks again - Arpingstone 16:16, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Editing my images[edit]

Hi, Arpingstone,
May I please ask you, if you edit my images please upload your edits to new versions and do not overwrite my originals. The thing is that I use my images at my web site and I do not feel it is the right thing to do to use the images, which were edited by somebody else. In any case I'd like to keep my original images for my own record. Thank you.--Mbz1 01:32, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

There's no way of answering if you don't tell me which pictures you are talking about - Arpingstone 15:59, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's one I found
Contrail and tsunami warning sign.jpg
. BTW may I please ask you,if you know how that shape of contrail came about? Thank you.--Mbz1 16:35, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry but although I was an Aerodynamicist (before I retired) my work was on Airbus wing design so I have no knowledge of contrail shapes. On the subject of my modifying your original pictures then you are wrong. I do not ever overwrite the original as you know because you were able to revert my correction of the slope on the contrail pic in the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrail. Had I overwritten the original you could not have done that reversion! Incidentally I find it puzzling you prefer the reader of the Contrail article to see a sloping picture as against an upright picture. There's no shame in accepting a correction, after all you could have made that correction so easily before you did the upload. Best Wishes - Arpingstone 21:20, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
You did change my original image. If one uploads the image with the same name, one gets a warning: A file with this name exists already, please check Image:Contrail and tsunami warning sign.jpg if you are not sure if you want to change it. I reverted your change after I saw it, but for quite some time your edit was displayed at my web site. As I said before I do not care, if my images are edited and I do not care, if these edits are put to the articles instead of my originals, but I would like to keep my originals in my user galleries, if you do not mind. I'd also like to mention that I kind of feel sorry for people, who could see only "amateur-looking slope" in an interesting image. BTW I am an amateur.--Mbz1 21:35, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I am puzzled by your statement that "you did change my original image. If one uploads the image with the same name, one gets a warning: A file with this name exists already, please check Image:Contrail and tsunami warning sign.jpg". Obviously that filename exists because it's WP policy that image re-edits (say for tilt or lack of contrast) should be uploaded under the SAME filename. I haven't time tonight to look for the policy statement but I've read it many times. No harm is done because the previous version remains in the list on the Image Description page. The previous uploader can then, if the edit is disliked, revert (as you have done, in order to restore the tilt). What I am not going to do is go against WP policy and change the filename, there's no point (from my point of view) because the previous version is preserved.
I think you are saying that my version of the pic then appears on this other website because you are taking pics for the other site off Commons. If my changes are appearing on the other website there's nothing I can do. I suppose you'd have to rename your original and use that new name in the website. I'm not going to violate WP policy just for you because I've edited (mostly for tilts) hundreds of pics (I repeat, in strict accordance with WP policy) and have never received a complaint.
Remember that to me it's just a Commons picture, I could not know that you have another site, I have followed WP policy on re-uploaded pictures, and this problem has never arisen in the 5 years I've been working with pictures. Commons does not host your original and my edit, under different names. That might be helpful for you, but it's not policy.
I think only a change of policy to require edited pics to be uploaded under a new name would solve your problem. Apologies if I've misunderstood your problem in anything I've written here. Arpingstone 23:24, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's the quote from the Commons policy:
Taste may differ
Remember that taste between users may differ. What some users consider a an improvement to an image may be considered by some a mutilation. It may therefore sometimes be advisable to upload improvements as separate files instead of overwriting the original and link to the modified version in the other versions field of the description template.

Please also accept my apologies, if I said something wrong. Best regards.--
Mbz1 01:38, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Deep apologies, I had not seen that quote. Nevertheless it still leaves a problem where the other person is using a Commons picture somewhere else but wants their version to appear in that other place. What I can't do is change the filename everytime I edit a picture because it's a longer procedure, and one problem arising in five years is not reason enough to do so. Nevertheless I feel a complete fool for not being aware of that quote and will try to be more aware of the proper policy details in the future. I have just seen your galleries and they are stunning! I promise that I will not alter any picture by you in the future. My very best wishes - Arpingstone 09:26, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
  • There's really no need for any apologies. You just did what you believed was the best for the image and I should have had thank you for doing this.Best wishes.--Mbz1 15:41, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

A380 to LHR[edit]

Hi, will you be at Heathrow on 18 March to catch SQ's A380 touching down for the first. It will be in the afternoon. Terence Ong 05:17, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, it was thoughtful of you. I hope to be there but I won't go if the weather is poor. Best Wishes - 77.102.247.155 18:45, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Hi again, 9V-SKB will be landing at 1444 (UTC), will be leaving in the evening as SQ319. Hope weather is good over there today. It will be operating as SQ322 (into LHR) and SQ317 (ex-LHR) after that. Terence Ong 14:26, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Spitfire.planform.arp.jpg[edit]

Hi!
I used the above mentioned picture to illustrate the Kemble Airfield article (and many thanks for that beautiful underwing). You indicate she may be a Mk.IXc, but according to Military Airshows in the UK and Flightline UK 2004 - Kemble Air Dayabout the Kemble Air Day 2004, she could be a Mk.Vb. Do you have more information about this plane since
Cordially,
✓ Kanġi Oĥanko 22:41, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Regarding the "ludicrous ruling"[edit]

Hi Adrian!

About your post-deletion comments at Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Pompidou centre paris arp,jpg.jpg:

Utterly ludicrous ruling (I took the picture). But sadly there is nothing I can do about it.

I certainly do not doubt, and nor did anyone else, that you took this photo. Unfortunately, there are laws in place in many countries which say that taking a photograph of original architecture creates a derivative work of that copyrighted architecture, and so any photo of it would be a copyright violation. France is among many countries with such (in my view, very absurd) rules, and we're bound to respect the laws of the country in which the photo is taken.

tl;dr it wasn't an absurd ruling on the administrator's part to delete this; we don't get to decide the law, alas. :/

I wonder if it's OK to take pictures in Rhyl, Llandudno, Cowlyn Bay and Chester in June. I hope the architects are not alive!!!!

You're fine here. On this count, Britain has some of the most liberal laws in the world.

Also, don't take any of this personally. For what it's worth, you have much really excellent material here on Commons and you're a huge asset to us. :) So keep up the good work. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 06:27, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Please pardon me, I saw very red and had to sound off. Best Wishes - Arpingstone 20:44, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  • This sounds scary...Sounds like every building in Europe is a military installation! - Mailer diablo 16:43, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

River Avon[edit]

Hi. First off, you have taken some brilliant photographs of Bristol. However, in the blurb for some of them you seem to imply that the floating harbour was a manmade course of the River Avon. Actually, the floating harbour follows the natural path of the river, it is the more direct one along by the Asda in Bedminster that was man-made. Apologies if I'm just reading your comments wrong. -mattbuck (Talk) 23:40, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Apologies, I had always (in error) thought the opposite to what you tell me! I'll look over my pic captions and correct them if necessary. Thanks for letting me know - Arpingstone 16:51, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Oh, and I transwikied Image:Bristol harbour arp 750pix.jpg for you. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Vickers Valiant[edit]

Valiant at Filton. This would have been taken at Filton Air Show June? 1962.

Assuming you are referring to the camouflaged ground pic, I have no note of when I took it and no way of finding out. If you are confident it was 1962 then I'll add that to the picture information and to the pic caption. How confident are you? - Arpingstone (talk) 14:25, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Westminster Cathedral[edit]

dear Sir,

thank you for your contribution Image:Westminster.cathedral.mosaic.london.arp.jpg. Do you have any more images of Westminster Cathedral that you would be willing to share? More uploads would be most welcome, thank you. sincerely Gryffindor (talk) 00:52, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Did you mean just mosaics or any of the cathedral? - Arpingstone (talk) 19:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Awesome[edit]

Hi again. I saw this on the latest files. Just a note to tell you it's an awesome shot. :) Cheers, Lewis Collard! (lol, internet) 17:59, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

That is nice. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:21, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks guys, your comments are very appreciated. That shot was taken at Kemble Airfield, about 25 miles from where I live. The components of the RAF Role Demo did a fly through before they began their display. The E-3 is a sedate aircraft so it was fairly easy to capture a sharp pic. A few moments later the Tornados were flying around flat out and sharp pics got much harder! I'm working (slowly) on adding the Kemble pics, a static Sea Hawk next. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Hillman Imp photo[edit]

Hello
I found this photo you'd taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hillman.imp.arp.750pix.jpg I wonder if you took any other photos on that occasion? Specifically, did you take a photograph of the turquoise Imp next to the main subject? I'm interested because it's an unusual colour and I'm wondering it it's the same car that's been sitting outside my house for the past two years.
Thank you, Freima

Hi Freima! Sorry, I've looked back at my photos from that show and the turquoise Imp does not appear at all. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk)

Bristol Image[edit]

Adrian: I downloaded your Bristol Museum image and would like to use it on my website. I see you put it into the Public Domain. If this is not ok please let me know. Your image will appear at www.giceegalleryprints.com. The site should be active by the weekend.Thanks, Jim Davis
www.jarthurdavisconsulting.com

You are very welcome to use the pic in any way you wish. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 17:50, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Jet and Piston Provost Image at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAC_Jet_Provost[edit]

Adrian,
I am in the process of finishing off a book on the JP and wondered if I may use your splendid photograph, duly credited to you and a free copy? I am on WIKI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Clarke_%28Historian%29
Best wishes Bob

Yes, I would be delighted if you used the photo. I make all my pictures Public Domain so that others can use them freely. I took it at Kemble Airport (used to be called Kemble Airfield but has mysteriously acquired the title Airport although it has no scheduled and no charter services!). I took it at the 2008 Open Day, when they got both aircraft in the air. The two did 2 full circuits of the field so this was not merely one flying past the other! My hobby is aviation photography, I have a low-range Nikon D50 DSLR.
I would love to have a copy of your book so I will email you my address via your personal website. Incidentally I have a connection with the University of Bath, where I note that you lecture. I got a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Bath while the Claverton Down campus was still a building site. So I did my degree studies at Bristol College of Science and Technology (in Muller Road, Horfield) and got my degree in 1966. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 09:42, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Copyright clearance[edit]

Please may we have copyright clearance for the use of the RED ARROWS images outlined above for a BECTA education project. Thank you,
Neil

Yes, go ahead and use any of my images, anywhere you like, in any way you like. They are all Public Domain so I have relinquished my copyright on them. It would be nice if you acknowledged my name but that's not a requirement. Incidentally, there are no "images outlined above" but it doesn't matter. (I have moved your request from the top of this Talk Page to the bottom, where new stuff goes). Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:26, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Photograph of the Lifeguards:[edit]

Regarding this image:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Ceremony.lifeguard.london.arp.jpg
There has been some question on the James Blunt website as to whether he is one of the riders. I notice that Wikipedia states that this photograph was taken in 2005 which would make this impossible. Could you please clarify this for us? On another note I wish to comment on how lovely your photographs are. Thank You!

Thanks for the compliment! I can tell you the exact details of that photo - I took it while on a holiday in London at 1.27pm on June 12th 2005. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:52, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Morris 1100 photo[edit]

Hi from New Zealand. I'm intrigued by your photo at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_1100 called 1966.morris.1100.arp.jpg (the second one down with the lady in it). Was that an Australian Morris 1100? As far as I know only 1100s manufactured in Oz used the over-riders on the bumpers, although it is always possible that the one in your photo had bumpers fitted from a Riley or a Wolsley. As an owner of an Australian made Morris 1100 (originally bought by my grandfather in 1967) I find this interesting. Cheers Minorhistorian (talk) 09:56, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I've discovered that Spanish 1100s had the over-riders as well, which proves that it is possible to learn new things in Wikipedia. Minorhistorian (talk) 21:29, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
Greetings from England. The grey 1100 in the picture was bought by my wife-to-be 5 years before I met her. We met in 1976 and married in 1977. Because I had a car as well (Hillman Avenger) we sold that 1100. She only remembers that she bought it from a dealer here in Bristol so I doubt it could have been Australian. Sorry I can't enlighten you further, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 18:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Winglet picture[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I plan to use your picture of a Boeing 747-400 winglet in my Swedish textbook on aerodynamics for PPL & UL pilots. I will give you credit with your name next to the picture. Thanx for putting it in the public domain !!
/ Fredrik
Update: I'll also use your picture of the Grob TMG. Thanx again !! Second update: I'll also use your p51 Mustang picture. Once again thanx !!

You are very welcome, and thanks for letting me know - Arpingstone (talk) 09:58, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Update 16 feb 2009: I just wanted to tell you that the book is now completed and printed. I gave you the credit by putting your name next to the pictures. The book will be sold through the webshop at www.ksab.net, starting this week. THANK YOU for your 3 pictures.

More photos of an abandoned church in Bristol?[edit]

Do you have any pictures of the abandoned church in the bottom right corner of your River.avon.from.balloon.bristol.arp.jpg picture? I stumbled across the church when I was roaming around Bristol last spring but I didn't have my camera with me. I don't even remember the name of it. Cecelia, Atlanta, GA,US

Yes, I have a good picture of that church (Saint Peters), also taken from a balloon. I can't get the picture ready for you to see at the moment but I'll do so in the next 12 hours. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 09:34, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
OK, here it is, click on it to read more. Note that there is another good pic I took of the church in the Wikipedia article on Bristol (near the bottom) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol

Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 13:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

See Category:St Peter's Church, Bristol - oh, and damn you arpingstone, I thought I'd finished geocoding the churches :p -mattbuck (Talk) 20:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


Thanks Adrian! The pictures are beautiful! -Cecelia

bristol roundabout[edit]

Hi Adrian

I am preparing a technical guidance note on the design of roundabouts with traffic signals and would like to use your excellent image of the Bristol roundabout on the cover. It will have to be cropped to fit. Some of the road markings at that site do not comply with official guidance and I would need to make some minor digital editing to avoid it appearing that non standard practice is being encouraged. I know that you have put the image in the public domain but I would just like your confirmation that this includes making minor changes to the image.

Thanks in advance

David Overton

Thanks for writing, Yes, public domain does mean that you are free to modify that image in any way you like including changing the markings. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 16:09, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Picasso triggerfish in en:Triggerfish article[edit]

Hi Adrian,

I am looking for some pictures for aquarium signs and wondering if I could use your fabulous picture of a picasso triggerfish. Please email me on (email address removed) Thank you Olivia

Hi Olivia!! Yes, you are very welcome to use that pic (part of the Gallery in the article), or any other pic of mine, in any way and anywhere you want. Just right click the largest version of the picture and Save. Two small points: answers are given right here and not in an email because then others can see my reply, which might be useful or interesting to them, also I have removed your email address because spam harvesting programs will be delighted you didn't disguise it! Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 18:59, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Crossed paths[edit]

Hi Adrian,

You might be interested to look at my KB-50 image

KB-50 Refuelling.jpg

which I have recently dug out of my old photos and digitised. I thought: I'll put that up on the en:B-50 Superfortress page, for it's quite fun, only to see your image!

Refuelling.750pix.jpg

It looks as if we were at the same event and I'd guess you clicked the shutter just a few secs after I did, with the Destroyer almost engaged. Of course, it's possible the quartet visited several Battle of Britain Shows that afternoon (I was at Waterbeach and it was 14 Sept 1963). Any recollections of the place? Best.TSRL (talk) 10:46, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Thats interesting!! Sadly, I have no date or place for that photo except that it was southern England. Your picture is VERY superior to mine so do please change mine to yours (and remove the reference to my pic on your Image Description page). Thanks for writing, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 18:34, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Your picture of the helicopter of the Indian Air Force[edit]

Hi Adrian,
I was looking for a nice picture of a helicopter for a April Fools' day joke in our regional magazine (distribution est. 5600). I came across your IAF helicopter and decided to use that. I will show up (in dutch) as well on www.belhaofke.nl from end of March 2009. You are mentioned as the photographer. Cheers, Mark Penders - Maastricht, The Netherlands

Thanks for using the photo and thanks for letting me know. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 20:02, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Swan Photo Clearance[edit]

Hello,

I realize you have released all of your photos into the public domain, but I am interested in using your swan photo in a book I am writing and my publisher refuses to allow me to use it unless you sign a form asserting that you are the photographer of the image. I would also need the highest resolution version of the photo. Would it be possible to speak to you about this further? I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Mattheweg

Sure, please ask me right here - Arpingstone (talk) 15:32, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for responding! I have a form I can send you, and all you would have to do is sign it and email it back to me. I will credit you in the book as well. Please email me at matteier@gmail.com. Thanks again.

Emirates[edit]

Hi Arpingstone
I absoluely love your photographs. You take amazing aircraft photos. I was wondering, is it possible to take photos of Emairates aircraft, preferably an Airbus A340-300 or Airbus A340-500. It would be great if you could. ThanksMoHasanie (talk) 14:52, 7 April 2009 (UTC);

Thanks for your nice comment. Sorry but I don't seem to see Emirates A340s at the airports I frequent (anywhere south of Manchester in England). But if I do photograph an Emirates A340 I will put it on the article. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 15:32, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Life guard[edit]

Hello ! (Sorry for my English). Your picture of Lifeguards File:Ceremony.lifeguard.london.arp.jpg is very beautiful ! I erased the people in the background and made a copy in public domain like you. It's here File:Ceremony.lifeguard.london.arp.new.jpg. Thank you for the original. PRA (talk) 12:12, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Nice work. Why didn't I think of doing that! Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 12:29, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

A possible Featured Image?[edit]

Hi there, I was just wondering if you've ever thought about nominating

Ba b767-300 g-bnwa planform arp.jpg

as a Featured Image? It's beautiful! :-) Colds7ream (talk) 14:58, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for enjoying my picture. I've had several pictures nominated (by other people) for Featured Pictures but they failed so I won't be trying again (it hurts my ego!). If someone else would like to nominate a picture of mine then they are very welcome to do that. Thanks for your interest, and Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 15:19, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Righto, I'll be happy to nominate it! :-) Colds7ream (talk) 13:13, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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File:Iranair.b747.arp.750pix.jpg[edit]

This photo File:Iranair.b747.arp.750pix.jpg, uploaded by User:Denniss has been taged for deletion. Denniss insists it is yours and you have released it in the public domain. Could you please visit this page Commons:Deletion requests/File:Iranair.b747.arp.750pix.jpg and confirm it? Sv1xv (talk) 16:39, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for confirming the status of the picture. I closed the deletion request based on your input. Sv1xv (talk) 17:44, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Concerning your rude behaviour: That is not working. --High Contrast (talk) 08:52, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
What are you trying to say? "Concerning your rude behaviour: That is not working" is not an English sentence, and so tells me nothing! - Arpingstone (talk) 20:55, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing "most peculiar" about that deletion request. The file was uploaded by soneone other than the author, with no verifiable source indicated. This means that Commons needs confirmation for both origin and lincense through a perfectly standard procedure. --Latebird (talk) 11:38, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

FP Nomination[edit]

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From Linda[edit]

Hello There I just wanted to say a very big thank you for giving your pictures for the 'public domain'. Excellent photography, I have been able to use one of your shire horse pictures to complete a booklet on farming life for work with the elderly, this is very much appreciated
Many thanks for your fabulous pictures
Regards Linda

Thank you for your very nice comment. I make all my pictures PD (several thousand of mine are on Wikipedia, I've lost count) for two reasons - I don't understand the other picture licences (!) and I want other people to freely make use of them. Thanks again, Best Wishes from Adrian - Arpingstone (talk) 12:27, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

File:M5_motorway_at_gordano_in_bristol_arp.jpg[edit]

You state that your wife took the image. Can you please update it such that she is credited by name, and that the copyright tag makes it clear that /she/ releases it into the public domain. Cheers, ian13 (talk) 15:52, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

What you ask is not necessary since I passed her my camera, told her what to press, told her when to press the shutter and I prepared and uploaded it to Commons. In no real sense therefore is she the photographer. I have changed the image description to remove mention of her. Thanks for writing - Arpingstone (talk) 17:53, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Renamed image[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

I have just started my own travel news portal and I must say you have contributed alot to my site with your wonderful public domain images. You certainly have a keen eye for good photos.

The site is called boostfly.com if you interested in seeing you images in action )so to speak)

Many thanks again!

New Categories[edit]

Hello Adrian,

first of all I'd like to pay my respect to the amount and quality of pictures you provided to the project. It always shows that equipment is one thing, the major component is the thingy behind the camera. I came across your pictures while adding content to the Category:Aircraft by registration, which has recently been introduced. This is the reason why I contact you. I wanted to draw your focus to this new category and kindly ask, if - in case you upload a new picture, you could add the a/c-registration as a category and, if the category of the registration does not exist yet, create a new category containing as categories Aircraft by registration and the respective name of the airline. Your support would be much appreciated. Thank you. -- Wo st 01 (talk) 22:00, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your nice comments. I'll be pleased to follow your new Category system. Best Wishes, Adrian Arpingstone (talk) 13:38, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thunderbird images[edit]

Aye, as you have uploaded a historic image of a English Electric Thunderbird MK I, you may wish to to see images I've added of those few airframes that were procured to Finland for AA missile familiarization purposes, see Category: English Electric Thunderbird. Regards, --Rayshade (talk) 21:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about those images, most interesting. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 10:58, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Auster XR246[edit]

Evening Adrian, Nice pic as ever. It set me off over the net and also to Wrecks and Relics (G-AZBU not in 2006 ed, I think) and I still don't know if the paint job is genuine, i.e. if G-AZBU was serial XR246 before. One question I can answer. RAE always divided their aircraft into flights, so at Farnborough (which is well recorded in Peter Cooper's book) in the '60s there were: Armament Flight; Structures and Mechanical Engineering Flight; Transport Flight; Instruments and Photographic Flight; and Radio Flight. Cooper has a A.O.P.9 in the Radio Flight (at Farnborough) re "Green Salad" (eh?), but it was XN412. It's not a complete list and does not include Bedford only aircraft. What was the evidence for Bedford?TSRL (talk) 16:55, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Just remembered the Auster site http://www.auster.ukf.net/Auster%20prodn%20list.txt. Seems clear that XR246 did become G-AZBU, not v.v. The CAA registration detail says XR246 a RAE aircraft, though not where.TSRL (talk) 17:16, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for writing and sorry to be so long in replying. I now have no idea where I saw RAE Bedford and unfortunately I don't have time to do the search again. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 21:30, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


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File:Citroen.xsara.bristol.750pix.jpg[edit]

I just changed the license from {{PD}} to {{PD-user|Arpingstone}}. Please correct me if I am wrong. -- Common Good (talk) 19:15, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

You did the right thing. Many thanks - Arpingstone (talk) 20:40, 24 September 2009 (UTC)


Please do not overwrite files[edit]

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Hi, please upload the second version under a different file name! Thanks, --Eusebius (talk) 09:26, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Apologies, I've never done such a thing before and had no idea it was not allowed. Thanks for letting me know - Arpingstone (talk) 09:29, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
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Nice Photo of my Sunbeam Alpine[edit]

Hi Adrian,

I hope this finds you. Nice photo of my Series IV Sunbeam Alpine HMY200B en:File:Sunbeam.alpine.IV.arp.jpg but a small correction - it was taken at Kemble Air Show as I have never attended the Yate Car Show! If you google images "Sunbeam Alpine" this photo is currently coming up first - I feel quite honoured.

It must have been fascinating working with Concorde - you are a lucky man!

Geoff

Thanks for your kind remarks. What a strange error I made, it couldn't be Yate because of the aircraft in the background! I've corrected the writing that you see when you click on the photo, to say Kemble Air Day. Shame the picture isn't better quality but I didn't have the DSLR I have now, just a compact (Olympus C750).
I've inserted a direct link to the photo into your text. Note that your message found me the moment you put it onto Commons because a message comes up on any Wikipedia page I'm working on that something has changed on my Commons Talk Page. Best Wishes, and thanks for writing - Arpingstone (talk) 09:25, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

PR9 XH135 at Kemble[edit]

Hi Adrian

Just wanted to say thanks for posting your photo of XH135 on the Canberra article (en:English Electric Canberra), it's great to see our little corner of Kemble attracts attention and that our cause is recognised.

Once I have gotten the hang of how editing and commenting works here (just signed up today after seeing your photo), may I fill in some details of the project?

Kind regards
Tim Radford, Canberra Projects Team

Thanks for your kind remarks. I hope you didn't mind me adding a link so that others can go straight to the article we are talking about. Yes, you can add material to Wikipedia but be aware that if an experienced editor thinks the material is too long, very badly written, written like an advert or is not relevant to the article's title then it may be removed very soon after you added it. I only say this because people sometimes add thousands of words to an article only to find it removed in minutes or hours! Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:38, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Your Photographs![edit]

Hi, I am looking to sponsor a crane or a scenery of cranes for my dad for his xmas present. He likes cranes, and he's really hard to shop for. Plus, I think this is an original idea. Anyway, just wondered if you could get back to me and let me know of any more info about this picture: ie, where it was taken, the company of the cranes etc. my e-mail is: [removed] Thanks

Thanks for writing. I can't help you at the moment because I have thousands of pictures on Wikipedia but I have no list of them. Tell me the article you looked at and then I can reply. Two points: you put your message in the middle of this Talk Page, I have moved it to the proper place which is the very bottom of this Talk Page. Secondly we don't reply by email because then others can't read replies. Because you are inviting spam by publishing your email openly I have removed it. - Arpingstone (talk) 20:37, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Vulcan ... to be 1, or to be 1A[edit]

Hi Adrian, ref your nice picture of a Vulcan here at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vulcan.filton.arp.750pix.jpg However the captioning is out a little. Vulcan B1s had no fuselage tail extension for ECM kit, so this example is clearly a B1A. I hesitate to jump in with both feet and alter the caption meself when it would be better done by you. Would have also checked the serial # against Tim McLellan's book but see that the aircraft in your pic has neither a serial or roundels. 86.163.210.244 12:11, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Great photo of the Finist[edit]

I really like the picture you took of the Finist at the Battle of Britain weekend (the in-flight picture in the article en:Technoavia SM92 Finist). It is currently based at South Cerney only 4 miles from Kemble, and we frequently drop into Kemble for fuel. Kind Regards, Luke Roberts - Finist Pilot

Thanks for your nice comments - much appreciated. Does that mean that my comment (that you see by clicking the picture) about it being based at Hibaldstow is wrong? I have taken the liberty of adding a direct link to the photo, in your text. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 16:42, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

license change[edit]

I changed the license (from {{PD}} to {{PD-user|Arpingstone}}) fo the following files.

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Brocken spectre from a Caravelle[edit]

Hi! Are you the author of File:Brocken.spectre.arp.750pix.jpg uploaded by User:snowdog in 2005? If so, could you change the permission tag to something that is acceptable to commons administrators now? The image is in use on four pages. It would be a pity to loose older uploads. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 08:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I have added the licence I always use, which is {{PD-user|Arpingstone}} - Arpingstone (talk) 11:34, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Westminster Cathedral[edit]

Dear Arpingstone, we'd love report on Westminster Cathedral on our (non-commercial) website http://www.kirchenbau-dokumentation.de/dokbuero/index.php. Would you allow us to use your picture of westminster cathedral's nave and do you also have a photograph of the building's exterior? Thank you very much C. Kopp

Sorry to be so long in replying. Sadly, I don't have any other pics of the cathedral except those you see on Wikipedia and I don't do text so can't write you a report. You are very welcome to use any of my pics on Wikipedia in any way you wish, I love to see them used. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 10:00, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

English Electric Canberra[edit]

Hi Adrian,

First of all, congratulations on your excellent photography.

I just thought you might like to know that I've included your picture of the Canberra in a post on GeoTopoi [4]

Regards, Graham, 22 January 2010

Schoolwork[edit]

Thank you for the use of the beautiful picture! My son found one of your pictures of the Roman Colosseum and was able to print it off for his notebook for his History lesson in 6th grade.

I love it when someone makes use of my pictures. Thanks for writing, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 09:11, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

image use[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I love the image of catching fish on the Kennet and Avon! I plan to us the image in a new book - you may remember the I SPY books - we are bring them back and it will be in I SPY SPORT under the fishing chapter - thought you would like to know! Best wishes Geoff Watts gwatts@horizonsguides.com

I am delighted you are using one of my pictures. I'll look at that I SPY book in a bookshop when it comes out! Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 18:12, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

image of Lloyd's of London Building with blue cranes and the Gherkin in the background[edit]

I found this picture of yours, and would like to obtain a good copy to present to someone who has worked with the insurance market and in particular with Lloyd's underwriters most of his life. Would you be able to provide an original and what size would be the largest you could do.

await your advices Annabel

Thanks for your request but I'm afraid I keep on my computer the exact same image in size and quality as I upload to Wikipedia. So all you can do is to collect the pic off Wikipedia by left clicking the thumbnail in the article, then left click the pic that results until it won't get any bigger, then right click and choose Save As. Sorry! Arpingstone (talk) 18:29, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Note[edit]

Hello. I just wanted to inform you that I have given you Autopatrolled rights. This does not affect your editing, but makes it easier for users watching Special:RecentChanges to find unhelpful edits. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 13:03, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Just a quick message to say thank you for uploading as many images as you have.

I have to find royalty free images regularly for news stories I write, and your archive of images, particularly in the aviation realm, have been invaluable ;) Thanks again,
Gavin

Thanks for your nice message, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 13:13, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

pictUrE of club med 2[edit]

Please may we have copyright clearance for the use pictUrE of club med 2?

Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Club.med.2.capri.arp.jpg and you will clearly see that I have made it Public Domain. Didn't you know that clicking on a pic will produce such information? - Arpingstone (talk) 16:58, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

You are such a wonderful user Mr. Pingstone. All your images are in public domain, which is really nice, and you're an excellent photographer too. I'm a 19yr old aviation enthusiast and I run www.airlineindustryreview.com . I have often used your images at my blog. Thank you so much for the great images. Feel free to drop me a note at airlineindustryreview.com/contact All the best !

Thanks for your nice remarks! - Arpingstone (talk) 15:27, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kangxi_plate_in_bristol_city_museum_arp.jpg[edit]

Dear Adrian Pingstone, I would like to use your photograph http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kangxi_plate_in_bristol_city_museum_arp.jpg for writing my textbook for Thai dental student in Thai language and publish in my country. Would you please give me a permission for this? Thank you very much for your kindness. Yours sincerely, Boonlert Kukiattrakoon

Yes, you are very welcome to use the picture wherever you wish (but I'm puzzled over the connection to dentistry!) Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 08:45, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Dear Adrian Pingstone, Thank you very much for your kindness. This Kiang-si plate is connected in dentistry by Fathar d'Entrecolles, who wished to revealed a secret of this porcelain. Thank you very much again. Yours sincerely, Boonlert Kukiattrakoon

R/C C130J at Kemble Airfield[edit]

Hi There Arpingstone,
I was admiring you R/C Coast Guard C130J photo and I must say, Well Done. That plane looks fantastic. I to would love to build an R/C C130. May I ask where you got the cowling and the nacelles?

Sorry but I came across that magnificent model at the show and photographed it. I have no information on the builders of it. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 20:04, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

RAF Bentley Priory[edit]

Hi, I dont know if you are the right person to ask, but I am currently translating the article about the Battle of Britain into Norwegian Bokmål/Riksmål with an eye that it is 70 years since. I have also used one of your pictures in the article to show a Hawker Hurricane and given you credit for it. However when I started to translate the article about RAF Bentley Priory I found that we do not have any free picture. It would be very nice to have at least one, if you know anyone that is in a position to shoot one and upload it I would be more than happy about it. Best regards, Ulflarsen (talk) 17:27, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry I took so long to reply. Sorry but I have no way of helping you. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 08:48, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi, thanks anyway for replying and once again thanks for the many good pics you are posting here - it really adds weight to our articles! Keep up the good work! Best wishes - Ulflarsen (talk) 17:55, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Question about " Oxford Street in London"[edit]

Click here to see the picture Hello. I am French, and for a presentation I decided to describe your picture: Oxford Street in London. I described it but I asked myself a question: what is the man who is standing in the middle of the street (and in the center of the image) represents something? Is he a symbol? Do you know why it is in the middle of the road? I do not know if you understand me, anyway, your photos are all very pretty. Here is my e-mail: un-deux-3@hotmail.fr Thank you very much. --82.237.250.11 20:33, 3 November 2010 (UTC)Jennifer.

Hi Jennifer, thank you for writing. Yes, I understand you, your English is very good! Questions are replied to here, not by email. This is because other people want to read the answers and if I used email they would never know my reply to you (which would very annoying for them). The man in the blue pullover had decided to cross the road. He realised it was dangerous and stopped for a moment to decide whether to go on or come back to the pavement. So my picture is a moment in time for him and he might have gone either way (I didn't notice what he finally did). That was a good question, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 22:29, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

RE; Using your pix on CNN Networks[edit]

Hi there, am contacting you from CNN broadcasting Network. We have a producer who would like to use some of your photos posted on Wikimedia for a piece she is doing today. I believe the shots she wishes to use are mainly of concorde. I appreciate you have stated these pictures have been posted for Public Domain and therefore am presuming you would have no objection should we wish to use them.
However for legality reasons I would require a quick e-mail response from you stating that and confirming any fonting credit you would require for your photos.
If you could kindly advise asap as the deadlines are very tight.
Many thanks, Margaret O'Sullivan, Margaret.O'Sullivan@cnn.com or Margaret.Osullivan@turner.com

Gem Animals[edit]

I was looking at your gem animals photo - excellent shot, BTW - and you identified the minerals they were carved of save one: the relatively clear 'dog' surrounded by the malachite elephant and rhino, sodalite hippo and tiger eye pig.

Thanks for writing concerning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gem.animals.arp.750pix.jpg
Well done, you are the first person to notice that the green and purple pig at the front is not identified in the key! It's a fluorite pig, the same rock as the all-green frog. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:40, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Tree Ring Photo[edit]

Dear Adrian,

I would like to use the photo of tree rings at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tree.ring.arp.jpg as an illustration for an article (about age-dating corals by analyzing 14C and counting growth bands)in a newsletter I edit (http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/). I have a question: Is the trunk's diameter = 3 ft, or is 3 ft the width of just the part of the trunk visible in the photo? Thanks! Helen Gibbons

The three feet I refer to is the diameter of the whole trunk, not the size of the bit in the photo. You are, of course, very welcome to use the photo in any publication or website.Thanks for writing. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 22:09, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Monarch[edit]

Hi. Love your Photo of G-OZBU. If you want to know where it was going:

Morning - ZB654 to Malaga Afternoon (About 16:00) - Zb676 to Alicante

Have any more monarch photos? G-OZBR and G-OZBT would be nice.

--MKY661 (talk) 18:36, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank You from PlaneSpotterCards[edit]

Mr. Pingstone, I am a student pilot and high school student in California. As a school project and as a means of generating income to pay for flight lessons I created an aviation collecting cards business called PlaneSpotterCards. I have used two of your public domain photos for two of my cards. To show my gratitude for releasing such fantastic photos into the public domain, I would like to send you a complimentary pack of cards, which includes cards with the aforementioned photos. Would you mind giving me an address to which I may ship the cards?

To learn more about me and my business feel free to visit my website at www.planespottercards.com
My email address is jake@planespottercards.com
Thanks, Jacob Roach

Thanks for using my photos on your cards, I was particularly pleased that you used my Qantas A380 pic. I will send my address in an email. Very good luck in your card business, Best Wishes, Adrian - Arpingstone (talk) 21:52, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

tree ring picture[edit]

Hi Adrian,
You may be interested to know I will be using your tree ring photo in a volcanology book as a comparison to the growth rings we see in crystals. Are you happy for me to quote 'photo by Adrian Pingstone' ?
All the best, Dougal

Yes, that acknowledgement is just fine. Thanks for using the pic, Best Wishes, -Arpingstone (talk) 16:46, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

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Hunter formation[edit]

I've just been admiring File:Farnborough.hunters.arp.jpg - it's stunning; that must have been quite something to see in the flesh, Thanks you for making the picture available as PD. Andy Mabbett (talk) 23:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, your comment is appreciated. Sadly, my poor memory means I have no recall of seeing those Hunters! - Arpingstone (talk) 07:54, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Adrian, I just wanted to say thank you and to let you know that I have used your photograph of an ATR 72 Aer Aran airplane taking off on the following BBC News story: ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14637100
Thank you very much for making your photographs available.
Kind regards, JMcCrossan

I love it when my PD pics are reused, so thanks for writing to tell me - Arpingstone (talk) 07:54, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Mideastjet b767-200 n767ks arp.jpg[edit]

Hi, N767KS is operated by Jet Stream Aviation. Will you please remove Mid East Jet from the title. Thank you

Thanks for your message. Sorry, but I don't change picture filenames after I've loaded a picture onto Commons. This is because there is no need to! That aeroplane did belong to Mid East Jet in 2008 when I took the picture so the file title is correct. Best Wishes - 92.238.220.135 19:19, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Mr. Pingstone-please contact me[edit]

We discovered your photograph of Castle Court in Thornbury (Hanging Baskets) on Wikimedia. My Boss, Dr. Claus Schulz is going to publish a book about summerflowers (annuals) and he is very interested to show your picture in his book. Please inform about your conditions. It goes without saying that you will be mentioned in his book. Hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards,
Birgit Wieschermann
flora et gmbh
Kaiswerstr. 29
D-42329 Wuppertal
email: bPLACE A DOT HEREwieschermannPLACE AN "AT" HEREfloraetPLACE A DOT HEREde

There is no need for an email because people reply here (right next to the question) so that others can see what the reply was. I have disguised your email address so that email harvesters don't find you and drown you in spam.
The answer to your question is that you are very welcome to use any of my pictures on Wikipedia or Wikimedia. I set no conditions whatsoever so publish where you wish. An acknowledgment such as "Photo by Adrian Pingstone" would be good. Thanks for asking, Adrian Pingstone, Bristol, England - Arpingstone (talk) 21:05, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Brixham raft image[edit]

Dear Adrian,

I edit a blog, Popular Logistics, about disaster preparedness and related issues. We're looking at improvised means of responding to floods and found your blue raft image at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raft-brixham-750pix.jpg

We believe the barrels are a commonly available United Nations/U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 50-gallon water barrels. Do you know anything about this raft - or what formulae are used to sort out how many barrels displace how much weight?

Jon Soroko jonathan.soroko@gmail.com

Jsoroko (talk) 22:47, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry but I have no information whatever on that raft. I was walking aling the quayside at Brixham in Devon, England, and saw the raft. Being a person who photographs everything I took the picture and found a place for it on Wikipedia. Sorry I can't help - Arpingstone (talk) 23:10, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Triumph model H[edit]

Hi I would like to use your picture of the Triumph and sidecar in a book I am preparing for the History Press. I have a pic of a similar machine, but yours is better! Hope that's OK?, Cheers,Colin J

Yes you are very welcome. I love it when my pictures are reused, Best Wishes, - Arpingstone (talk) 09:28, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

An Invite to join Aviation WikiProject[edit]

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Hi, you are cordially invited to join the Aviation WikiProject! We're a group of editors working to improve Commons' coverage of aviation. This includes aircraft, airports, airlines and other topics.

We look forward to welcoming you to the project! russavia (talk) 05:28, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank You for Your nice pictures[edit]

Especially your picture of the blue livery on the right:

Lot.b737-45D.sp-llc.750pix.jpg
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 737-400 SP-LLC, golden livery.jpg

Now this plane changed a lot of its look. And it is very nice to see, that You made even several years ago a photo. BTW: Do You known, or are going to London Fireworks New Year Eve? I don't remember, and don't known how good camera is needed, but I maybe heard some plane/helicopter in background of fireworks.

Sorry to be slow in replying. Thank you for your nice comments. I live about 120 miles from London so celebrated New Year here at home in Bristol. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 21:20, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

The Image:Rossiya.tu-154m.ra-85779.arp.jpg is during this week on front page of Estonian Wikipedia in "Did you know that ...?" Thank you for picture! Taivo (talk) 22:38, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Use of your photo[edit]

Dear Arpingstone,
I am writing an article that compares a wooden boat in size to a Boeing 747. In this article, which will be published in a Thai based English magazine called SEA Yachting. May I have your permission to use your picture of the Thai Airways Boeing 747?
Thank you. My name is Colin Yeo and I am based in Singapore.

Yes, you are very welcome to use the picture. I love it when my pictures are reused which is why my pictures are all Public Domain i.e. not copyrighted. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 20:37, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Picture usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used some of your pictures. I found your pictures here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Common.squirrel.monkey.arp.jpg I attributed this picture as described on that website: Adrian Pingstone with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Arpingstone and also added a link to the license: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:public_domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Donkey_1_arp_750px.jpg I attributed this picture as described on that website: Adrian Pingstone with this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arpingstone and also added a link to the license: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:public_domain
I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum
Regards, Garfunkel Jansen
P.S. Thanks for taking the pictures and making them available,
--80.187.106.61 15:10, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know all about your use of my pictures, and particular thanks for letting me know which exact ones they were (most people leave me guessing which one they are talking about among the thousands I have on Wikipedia!). Of course, you are very welcome to use any of my pics. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 16:41, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Use of Isetta pic[edit]

Hi, I'm making a small book about the classic Mini, and have used your picture of the BMW Isetta, I hope this is OK,
Thanks, Stuart

Thanks for letting me know about your use of the Isetta picture. You are welcome to use any picture of mine, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 16:41, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

File:British Transport Police bilingual sign.jpg[edit]

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walrus[edit]

Hi mr. Arpingstone,

Please note your picture of an Opal Walrus is now listed for deletion. I transferred this picture from en: wikipedia many years ago. Below you will see the notice wich was put on my user talk page. Regards, Elly (talk) 13:01, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Opal.walrus.800pix.060203.jpg[edit]

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Usage of image http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bactrian.camel.sideon.arp.jpg?uselang=en[edit]

I have been looking for an image of a bactrian camel that I could use to create a derivative vector silhouette. The silhouette would be used as part of the logo branded into the leather on a camera strap I am designing. If I understand the public domain licensing, this seems to be allowed, but I wanted to seek your permission for use in case you would prefer I not do so.

Camel Picture

Thanks for checking with me. Yes, you are very welcome to use the picture for any purpose (I make all my pictures Public Domain). Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 21:01, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Cessna, Police Heli, C42[edit]

Adrian , thank you for making your wonderful pictures available. I have used 3 in an iPad/iPhone app for pilots to submit a GAR (General Aviation Report) and included an acknowledgement. Cheers Mark (microlight pilot)

WAH-64D ... thanks![edit]

Hi Adrian, I'm writing an e-book (under my real name!) and just wanted to say thanks for your 'advance permission' to use your picture of the WAH-64D. I shall of course acknowledge you by name. --Wally Tharg (talk) 20:09, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

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Congratulations[edit]

Hello, I came across some of your pictures and thought they were amazing, the quality of them is superb. I hope you dont mind but I have nominated some of them for QI awards which as above some have been given the awards already which they rightly deserve. Its such a shame they have not been nominated sooner. Congratulations again on your recent awards. --Danesman1 (talk) 13:39, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

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Undercarriage_b747_arp[edit]

I would like to use this photograph in a book and the publisher requires written permission from the owner. Since the picture has been released to the public domain, I assume obtaining permission is not a problem, but I don't know how to send you the permission form. Thanks!

Hi! Permision is, as you said, automatic for a PD picture. Send me the permission form by email at arpingstone PUT.AT.HERE yahoo PUT.DOT.HERE co PUT.DOT.HERE uk and I'll be happy to sign it. I will then send a scan back to you. If you don't know how to attach an attachment to an email then put your email below and I will email you my address (I don't want to put my address publicly here). Best wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 22:26, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

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Thank You for the Wikipedia Picture[edit]

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yeoman.warder.toweroflondon.arp.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

http://www.freeenglishsite.com/

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: duanerhurst@freeenglishsite.com --75.162.209.2 06:31, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

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Congratulations Arpingstone! Your image Image:London.bankofengland.arp.jpg was the Random Picture of the Day for Wikipedia! Go here to see what it looked like. - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 21:41, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Spitfire mk2a p7350 arp.jpg[edit]

Hello,

We may use your photo of the Spitfire inside our new CD cover to go with our song about women who flew in WW11.

Thank you!

Helen and Sharon

Union Jill

www.unionjill.org

Black Arrows photo[edit]

Hi Adrian,

Just a note to say I believe your photo on the Black Arrows page showing the 16 aircraft is actually a photo of the Blue Diamonds of 92 Squadron, when they displayed at Farnborough in 1961 or 1962.

If you look closely at the wing tips of the aircraft, they have a white tip, which the Black Arrows didn't have but the Blue Diamonds did. Also, the only formation ever flown as a 16 aircraft formation by the Black Arrows was the 16 aircraft roll flown after the 22 aircraft loop in 1958, they never flew such a large formation again. I am in contact with SqnLdr Brian Mercer who lead the Blue Diamonds and he would like the credit for this formation.

BTW I am an A330 captain, for Qantas... Thanks for your work on the wing... It is a beauty.

Regards Mike Glynn
Here is a film of the 62 show, which has 92 sqn at the end - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ywHHR0EJHU&sns=em

Thanks for the information. I accept that I made a labelling mistake on that photo and will correct the error in a day or two. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 16:26, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Strange things happen …[edit]

Hi Arpingstone,

just FYI: Your File:Grob g109b vigilant t1 of raf at riat 2010 arp.jpg went on a journey to defenceimagery.mod.uk and from there (through a mass upload) back to Commons. I already noticed User:Fæ about it, so the duplicate will probably be deleted soon, but I couldn't resist dropping you a line … --El Grafo (talk) 17:09, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the trouble to write and let me know, it's interesting to know these things. How amusing that it was reuploaded to Commons!! Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 17:17, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
No trouble at all ;-) --El Grafo (talk) 08:30, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Irish Guards[edit]

A while back you uploaded an image of the Irish Guards marching at the Cenotaph. I don;t suppose you can recall which band is in background? Thanks for your time. Silent Billy (talk) 03:47, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for writing. I've had a look at File:bearskin.cenotaph.london.arp.jpg. Unfortunately I took no notice at the time of what was in the background and, looking at the picture now, I have no idea who they were. Sorry! - Arpingstone (talk) 08:13, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Lloyd's Building Image[edit]

Hi, I hope this email finds you well. I'm contacting you from Tile Films (www.tilefilms.ie) We have just shot a short 5 minute film about the life and work of structural Engineer Peter Rice.We are looking for images to use in the short film and I was wondering if we could use your image of Lloyd's building(which Peter worked on)?
Many thanks, Rebecca

Yes, you are very welcome to use that picture in the film. I make all my pictures Public Domain and love to see them used. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 15:56, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Added image[edit]

I added image on my website http://privatejetcharter.hostigon.com . I hope that this is OK.

No problem, that's fine, though it would have been nice if you had acknowledged me by adding something like "Picture by Adrian Pingstone" (but not legally required because the picture is Public Domain). Nevertheless, that's not a problem for me. Thanks for writing - Arpingstone (talk) 07:54, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
I will make special page for you , in the name of your kindness. My website is not finished yet. I promise you. You will be satisfied. I wish you all the best, my friend. Thank You !!! Ivan.

Publication of Official Biological Emblems of the World E-Book[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your permission to use your photos in this project to document, sort out and analyse the official biological emblems of the world. The results of this two-year project from 2011 to 2013 can be freely obtained at Raffles Museum Books (http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/raffles_museum_pub/raffles_museum_books.html) under:

Lim, R. C. J., H. H. Tan & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. Official Biological Emblems of the World. Raffles Museum Of Biodiversity Research, National University Singapore, Singapore. 231 pp. Uploaded 7 August 2013. 40.8 MB

Thank you very much again! Cheers,

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Important: This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify us immediately; you should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you.

World's largest photography contest comes to the UK![edit]

Hi Adrian I am emailing in case you might be interested in contributing photographs of their local listed buildings to the international Wiki Loves Monuments competition, which runs throughout the month of September. I am a volunteer with Wikimedia UK. Entries can be images taken specially for the competition, or can be pre-existing images, and will be available for others to use on Wikipedia.

World's largest photography contest comes to the UK! September is the month when summer begins drawing to a close, the football season is in full swing and the leaves begin to change colour. You may not be aware that it's also the month of the world's largest photography competition. Wiki Loves Monuments is a global competition, open to everyone. In the UK the aim is to gather together freely-licensed high quality photographs of the UK's listed buildings for use on Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. And it's open to everybody. Wikipedia has a global audience of over 500 million people every month, making Wiki Loves Monuments a chance for entrants to have their photography potentially reach a very large audience. For example, the article about Hadrian's Wall receives around 700,000 visitors a year while the article about London is viewed around 4.5 million times a year. Aside from being great fun, Wiki Loves Monuments is a way of capturing a snapshot of our nation’s cultural heritage for future generations, documenting our country’s most important historic buildings. Over time, the collections gathered throughout the competition will become an incredibly useful historical resource. Entries can be images taken specially for the competition, or can be pre-existing images. Michael Maggs, volunteer member of the Wiki Loves Monuments UK steering committee and a Wikimedia UK Trustee, said: “The contest is a great way not only to contribute to Wikipedia but also to record and share with the world images of your local historic environment. You don't need to be a professional-quality photographer to upload photos and help make a difference.” Jon Davies, Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, the charity that is helping to support the initiative, said: "Taking part in Wiki Loves Monuments for the first time is very exciting. We’re hoping that the UK will provide a leading contribution to the contest and are calling on photographers, amateur and professional alike, to help to make this happen. We'd love for the global winner to come from the UK." To learn more about the competition and to get involved, visit www.wikilovesmonuments.org.uk. Rodw (talk) 18:01, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

I use some of your photos[edit]

Hello Adrian!

I have use a photo of Neovison vison and other of Anas bahamensis from wikimedia in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia)

You can see directly in the follow links:

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/imagen.php?id=32147

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/imagen.php?id=37918

I have taken the liberty of using the information and the photo of your wikimedia page for your profile page in Animalandia. I hope you like:

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/autor.php?nombre=Adrian%20Pingstone

I want show to my students (and so everybody) that Animalandia is make for "real person", and I can tell them about "generosity", "share" and other similar words that we use very few at this time...

In the future, I use more of your photos, I sure!

Thank you for the licence and, of course, for your splendid photos!! Regards! Fernando Lisón

--Fernando.lison (talk) 11:34, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Broadcast use of image[edit]

Dear Adrian, Just wanted to let you know out of courtesy that we are looking to use your photo of the Donkeys outside Clovelly Post Office on the BBC entertainment programme Room 101. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photography and allowing us to use it. Kind regards, Rowena

Thanks for letting me know about your use of my donkey picture from the Clovelly Wkikipedia article. It's great to know that my pics are being enjoyed by others. Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 19:34, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

DISREGARD THIS MESSAGE Would like to discuss using your Septuagint image in our program ==

Hello,

I am hoping to discuss with you the possibility of using your image of the Septuagint in our program we are producing for Smithsonian Channel.

Unfortunately, our lawyers don't accept the release page from Wikimedia Commons as a release because they feel it is not monitored by the company well enough and would be too easy to fake a release for someone else's work.

Please contact me at m.walkergolden@smithsoniannetworks.com and we can discuss having you sign a release for us.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Marlene Walker-Golden Smithsonian Channel

Handbook[edit]

Dear Adrian, I hope this email finds you well. I’m executive editor in the German publishing house Carl Hanser Verlag Munich. I was responsible for a comprehensive handbook about the technology of aircrafts and helicopters (in German "Handbuch der Luftfahrzeugtechnik"). After a long time of preparing the manuscript now the book is available. In Wikipedia we have found some of your excellent photographs for illustrating the text of this new handbook. We were glad to use these pictures without any restrictions. In January 2014 the Carl Hanser Verlag Munich had published the brandnew "Handbook of Aircraft Technology". You can find it at http://www.hanser-fachbuch.de/buch/Handbuch+der+Luftfahrzeugtechnik/9783446423411. Please contact me at "horn@hanser.de" and give me your address. Gladly I would send you this book as a specimen copy. Many many thanks and best regards Jochen Horn

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the gorgeous picture of the Royal Crescent in Bath! Aarp65 (talk) 22:57, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Letter.posted.in.1894.arp.jpg[edit]

Hi Adrian -

I have a question about the 1894 letter that you scanned and uploaded for the article Cursive. [5]

Do you happen to know the year of the death of the author of that letter? Technically, the author holds the copyright. (I'm guessing that that the author may be your grandfather or another relative, so you may know of his passing.) The year he passed helps determine the appropriate copyright tag for Wikimedia.

Thanks. Infoman99 (talk) 02:06, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Photo usage 2[edit]

Hi, I'm working on an educational videogame with which I'm trying to build a bridge between animal awareness and Pokemon fans among others. It started out as something small and I talked to you before about it, but it's getting bigger and more professional and I'd like to know if you're still ok with me using your pictures. It's regarding these images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Common.squirrel.monkey.arp.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Donkey_1_arp_750px.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Inca_tern_arp.jpg

And I would like your permission to use it under those licenses with the following attribution: Adrian Pingstone, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Arpingstone

Also, because I want to make sure there's no misunderstanding, you are the original photographer correct? It sometimes happens that another person simply takes a picture from somebody else and uploads it to wikipedia with a license to distribute. That is why I'm asking.

There is more information on the game here, including a short video that tells a little bit about the background: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/238178285/animalalbum

I also have a demo version of the game available so you can see for yourself in what way the pictures are presented: http://dromedarydreams.com/index/demo/0-8. Please let me know if I have your permission, if the pictures are yours and if you want a different attribution. With kind regards, Sjors Jansen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Garfunkel_Jansen

Thanks for writing to me. All my pics on Wikipedia are Public Domain (with no exceptions) and all are taken by myself (with no exceptions), so you are free to use any of my Wikipedia pics wherever you wish and to modify the pics as you wish. There is no licence for a PD pic but your suggested acknowledgement is fine with me. Please don't hesitate to ask any further questions, Best Wishes - Arpingstone (talk) 20:13, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'll do my best to turn it into a great game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Garfunkel_Jansen

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Royal High School Bath[edit]

Dear Adrian

Came across your super pic of Royal High taken from balloon

Would you mind my reproducing it on a website I am writing to help parents choose schools which offer the International Baccalaureate in the UK

I do know Royal High very well and asked them if I could use yr pic, upon which they sent me two of their own, but yours gives a better impression of a magnificent school campus


Appreciate a reply to les.webb@educationadvisers.co.uk

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the great pics! Kim for sure (talk) 02:22, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Quiz[edit]

Hey there, I've known your photos from some time and I really enjoy your work. I also like to photograph aircraft but where I live there isn't much traffic and it's always the same aircraft. I also like web developing so I decided to build a nice and simple aircraft quiz with photos for fun and share it with friends, maybe more, and I wonder if it's ok to use some of your photos, with credit of course... Regards! Miguel

Dear Miguel, Thanks for your kind comments. I would be delighted if you used my pictures in any way you wish, just credit them to "Adrian Pingstone, Wikipedia" or something like that. I am lucky to live only 160 km from Heathrow Airport and 60 km from Fairford. To see all my 2000+ pictures on Wikipedia the following should work (it works for me) -

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AListFiles&limit=50&user=arpingstone&sort=img_timestamp&asc=&desc=1 Best Wishes. Adrian - Arpingstone (talk) 19:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, that helps! There isn't any aircraft yet but here's the link to the quiz I mentioned, hope it's ok to post here: http://skyquiz.mnunes.com/ A few more days and it'll be full of boeings and airbuses for a start...