User talk:Ikluft

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Image:Kluft-photo-Black-Rock-Point-in-mirage-June-2004-Img 1188.jpg[edit]

Hi,Ikluft. Your mirage image looked interesting to me, so I emailed the link to the best mirage specialist Andy Young. Here what he writes about your image:
"You can see that the angular height of the fold line is considerably higher for the mountains in the background than the little strips of miraged grass -- just a few narrow patches -- closer to the camera. Apparently the field is not quite flat, so there are patches a little higher than the rest that stick up above the "vanishing line" (really, a surface that gradually slopes up away from the observer). There are even a few closer patches that present even thinner mirage images just at the fold line. Also the height of the grass is so close to the height of the fold that the mirages in the grass are restricted to a very thin strip just at the fold line; the rest of the inverted image is truncated by the tall grass.Thanks for turning this example up. I probably should make a link to it from somewhere in my mirage discussions. Also, I probably should try to find the photographer's e-mail address and ask some questions about the picture."
So as I could se he has some questions to ask you about the image. May I please ask you to e-mail him or give me your e-mail address that I would send it to him. If you're to respond my message, please respond it here. I'll check on your response myself. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 12:56, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

  • This topic was taken to e-mail. Nice to know the photo was even more interesting than I thought. Ikluft (talk) 16:08, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


Please have a look at our Image Guidelines before nominatng on FPC. Thank you. Lycaon (talk) 08:45, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

  • I had read it. It would be more helpful if you would say specifically what your concern was. I found it, responded on the FPC discussion and uploaded a new version of the photo. Ikluft (talk) 09:54, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Hey, your image of the space launch will probably do better at the wikipedia FPC where the size requirement is less and the encyclopedic value is considered. Muhammad 10:54, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the encouragement. Yeah, I was already getting that impression too. I'm not giving up on Commons yet though. Since the photo documents an historic event and achievement with a wide enough view to share some of what it was like to be there, it's a matter of whether enough editors consider that a mitigating factor for being less than 2 megapixels. Ikluft (talk) 18:35, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Image:Kluft-photo-CSXT-2004-amateur-space-launch.jpg on a commercial website[edit]


Just to request your attention, did you ever notice that your photo is used on two pages of a copyrighted commercial website, without mentioning neither your name nor the license used ?

Diti (talk to the penguin) 15:44, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

I was not aware of that. Thanks for pointing it out. Ikluft (talk) 16:39, 31 October 2008 (UTC)