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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Charlesdrakew!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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BotMultichillT 05:43, 27 February 2009 (UTC)


Given your remark at Commons:Deletion requests/File:5th DAN 2.jpg: are there any other images you uploaded that we should delete because of a similar misunderstanding? If so, could you please nominate them for deletion yourself? - Jmabel ! talk 02:23, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

No, everything else is genuine.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 07:43, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

TUSC token 25182c8a0c5c0596e62c394d398c16bd[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! --Charlesdrakew (talk) 12:56, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your pictures 11:02, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Eartham Church plaque[edit]

Hi there. I've been reading and reviewing en:Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and went from there to en:William Huskisson, and from there to Category:William Huskisson, and I noticed that you took the following two pictures in Eartham: File:Eartham Church 14.JPG and File:Eartham Church 15.JPG. Neither of those are directly to do with the William Huskisson that I've been reading about (one is his wife, the other is for a grandson of Huskisson's wife's sister). If you have the chance to go back to this church at some point, I was wondering if you would be able to get a photo of the plaque described here? "(Behind the organ) William Huskisson (d1830) who lived in the parish. He was a statesman and the first man in England to be killed in a rail accident. A plain tablet with a lengthy inscription." Not sure whether "behind the organ" means it is not very accessible (it might be the one on the left in this picture), but I've been searching for a picture of it without success, so thought I'd ask you (I can get to the place myself, but thought I'd ask you first). Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 00:28, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Hi Carcharoth. I think I remember the inscription you refer to but I cannot find any photo of it. Light conditions were difficult when I was there as they often are inside churches. I will drop by there next time I am going that way, hopefully in the next 3-4 weeks. Best wishes for 2011.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 12:42, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Hope the lighting conditions are good and it doesn't snow! Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 05:31, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Got to Eartham today and found the inscription tucked in a dark corner left of the organ. The church has thoughtfully provided a light operated by PIR which comes on as you get close and causes a dreadful glare! Once we had found how to switch off the light I got some decent photos. The best is this one. I also have closeups of the quarters if you need them.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 22:45, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks for this! It was nice to be able to read what Emily had written in memory of her husband. I take pictures of things like this fairly often, and it is annoying that it is often necessary to take the pictures at an angle, or without a flash. The Milbanke memorial is nice. I may add some of those to articles on en-Wikipedia if not already added, if you don't mind me jumping in there. I'll definitely add the Huskisson one, and many thanks again for taking that picture and uploading it. Not sure what you mean by the "quarters". Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 06:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Re. "quarters" I should have explained that I took closeup photos of the inscription in sections for greater detail in case the whole thing in one shot turned out to be too unclear.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 09:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Photo credit[edit]

Hello, Charles.

I am writing a book on British culture for EFL students and want to use Your picture of the wall in Wareham. I realize You put it in the public domain, but I would like to give Your name in the credit. Could You please tell me what Your name is (Charles Drake, perhaps)?

Sincerely, Kim Dammers Kdammers (talk) 05:16, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

You are correct about my name. You are most welcome to use the photo and thanks in advance for the credit.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 08:36, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Use in textbook[edit]

Hello Charles, I am photo researcher for a textbook company and we would like to use your image of Benjamin Jesty's tomb which you have also placed in the public domain. Will the following credit line be acceptable. Courtesy of Charles Drake. Thank you for your time and your support of this project.

Best, Lauren Miller --Lmmiller (talk) 19:27, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes certainly. Please let me know the name of the book if this goes ahead.--Charlesdrakew (talk) 20:23, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Serpent trail disc.JPG[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Serpent trail disc.JPG has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Copyright status: File:Elsing Church font cover3.JPG[edit]

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Uploading to Commons[edit]

Hi, Charles. I also enjoy uploading photos that I've made with my Fuji XF1 digital camera, but so far I've had no luck on Wikimedia Commons. My pictures on Wikipedia have almost exclusively been uploaded through Wikipedia's "File Upload Wizard." What can I do to ensure that I successfully upload to Commons? I have so far tried to do so, following all the required steps, but with no success. Any advice? Davidbena (talk) 18:27, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

I really do not know. I have never had any problems with the upload wizard. I can only refer you to the Help centre or community portal links in the margin.Charlesdrakew (talk) 20:55, 1 July 2015 (UTC)