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Flower[edit]

Jambo. Your Flower is a spider lily or Hymenocallis speciosa. Regards. Lycaon 16:45, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

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Image:Hymenocallis speciosa flower.JPG[edit]

Hi! Are you from Tanzania? It's really great! :) So do you have got Photoshop or simillar program (others using GIMP)? Your photo is near good for QI, but the overexposed can be improved. It's not on the background. It's on the flower, overexpose means the very bright parts on the white flower. If you have a program try find a tool for highlighted areas. Write if you need more help! Best wishes --Beyond silence 22.5px 19:38, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

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Many people thought it is of no value, a few thought it was, I thought it was worth testing to get a definate decision. :-) Tony Wills 10:19, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Question: What is the Elia Complex? A hotel? I am trying to translate the caption in French... --Berru 21:32, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Habari[edit]

It looks like I was wrong. Some research makes me agree with the Hymenocallis narcissiflora identification. Hymenocallis speciosa has smaller and smoother flowers. Cheers. Lycaon 19:04, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Image:Spinning Dancer.gif[edit]

Nice illusion. I know how quickly "change clockwise/anti-clockwise" thinking. Look only at the left foot's shadow (this left foot on this animation) :) or only at the left foot. clockwise - anti-clockwise - clockwise - anti-clockwise. There are two moments, when the left leg change to right leg and vice versa. Regards. Przykuta 15:58, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Hajj images[edit]

Your images of the Hajj -- those are really something. Thanks for making them available. My religion teacher had found a similar image of this that was in a book and held it up for us to see. I read the words that described it and I had a friend who took this journey and described it to me -- neither of those words were as good as the pictures though.

If I remember correctly, even my non-religious friends from the Middle East had a large amount of respect for the people who experienced this Hajj.

Photographs are wonderful things, eh? -- carol 14:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

We will be using the picture of people performing Tawaf for an educational program on Middle East Gulf culture this month. Thanks! Language & Culture Worldwide, Chicago


I really loved your mirror ka'aba image, and wished only to use it as a heading for a post on my blog over at yahoo 360. My email is genura_uriel@yahoo.com. My post is entitled, "What does it mean to revert to Islam?"

Your VIC[edit]

Hi Muhammad, We meet again ;-) Thank you for your test nomination at COM:VIC. I noticed the link to the review page from the nomination list did not work. That was because you had included "Image:" in the subpage name. Yes, I know it differs from FPC in this respect, but I find the "Image:" superfluous, so the templates which link to the page assume that the "Image:" is not there. I have copied your nomination to a new subpage (without the "Image:"), redirected the old one, and now it works. BTW, your image seems to fit very well with what VI is about. i will look more into it later... -- Slaunger 19:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Geocoding. See reply on my talk page. -- Slaunger 14:44, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
You've done right. I've added a heading too. Heading are nice on Google maps and Google earth because they add a little pointer of the direction of the subject relative to camera location. Very useful. -- Slaunger 19:35, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Kaaba[edit]

Hi Muhammad Mahdi Karim,

I a an author for a publishing company in Quebec - Canada. I actually write a student book for the new program Ethic & culture and we talk about Islam. I would be interrested in using your Kaaba mirror image in my book. Would it be possible?

Thank you for your help. If it's possible just send me a short message in wich you specifie the right to use the picture. Of course, we will put your name beside the photo in the book.

Karine karine.sirois@cgocable.ca

permission to use your picture[edit]

Example.jpg I am an author writing a book on the major religions of the world and the difficulty the world communtiy is having with each religion claiming to be the only truth. I would like to use your photo of the Kaaba in my book. Gus Iwasiuk e-mail amigwi@aol.com

Dear Muhammed, I would like to use your picture in my book about the war in Afghanistan in a part where I am explaining the Muslim religion to people. teresa cline bunnyluv1969@hotmail.com




Valued images evaluation[edit]

Dear Muhammad Mahdi Karim,

This is a standard message to the 18 different users who so far have been involved in testing Valued images candidates as either a nominator, reviewer or project editor. We are interested in hearing what you think about the project and what your positive and negative experiences have been. We would be grateful if you would voice your opinion here. Thank you,

-- Slaunger 19:38, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Good afternoon,

I work for a book publishing company in Newfoundland Canada. We hope to use your photo in our book that is being used by the students of Newfoundland and Labrador to learn about different religions. Please contact me if you should have any questions - permissions@ breakwater.nf.net.

All the best to you, Anna Kate MacDonald, Breakwater Books Ltd.

Re:Turtle[edit]

I had the turtle walking over a white piece of paper when I took the picture (it was surprisingly fast for a turtle). I then used the levels tool in Photoshop to brighten the paper and erased all traces of the concrete. I can upload the original photo if you want. This is a nice article where I learned it from (Commons:How to take pictures for Wikimedia Commons). Hope this helps. --Digon3 talk 18:16, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Here is the original photo. Image:Florida Box Turtle Digon3 Unedited.JPG --Digon3 talk 13:48, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Valued images test review phase has ended[edit]

Dear Muhammad,

Thank you for participating in the development of the Valued images project by test nominating one or more candidates. We have used the input from the test reviews to fine-tune the guidelines, process and templates used, hereby hopefully improving the setup.

We have now decided that on June 1, 2008 at 0:00 (UTC), the valued image project will be opened for official nominations. To get ready for the grand opening, we will close down the last remaining open test candidates in a few hours, such that the candidates list pages are emptied and ready.

Since there has been a certain amount of instruction creep over the course of the test review pahse, we have decided that all promoted and declined candidates from the test review phase will be reset to the so-called "undecided" state prior to the opening. This means that test valued image candidate review pages all end up in Category:Undecided valued images candidates and the test sets end up in Category:Undecided valued image set candidates.

The votes from the original test review will be archived in a previous reviews subpage and reset upon renomination.

Although all nominations will be reset, you, as a test nominator, will still have the advantage that each candidate can be re-nominated beginning June 1 0:00 UTC. The votes from the original test review will be archived in a previous reviews subpage and reset upon renomination. Click on the links to the aforementioned categories for instruction on how to renominate.

In addition, the project has decided to re-nominate all candidates, which were test promoted, unless you tell us not to do so on my talk page. Also, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or problems relating to valued images.

I hope, you will also take part in the project once it goes on the air, either as nominator, maintainer and/or reviewer.

Happy editing, -- Slaunger 22:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

VI seal

A bit late...sorry. I hope this answers your question more thorougly. Cheers, -- Slaunger 22:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Photo Use[edit]

We are planning to use your moringa photo. Thanks! American Oil Chemists' Society

Nominations[edit]

Even though I was away from the keyboard when it happened and slept through it, your nomination of the image of the girl which if the two review systems are like looking at the turning of a page, works perfectly right to left or left to right -- that is a lot of words, but it was not lost on me.

I spent a few years with a web site that had in its url an 'unsafe' tagged word and a commercial world which gets an advantage to make that word continue to be unsafe in addition to these last few years where (I think) technology has been abusive to me, personally. There is a challenge to keep systems so that it is safe for children and additionally, older children and adults alike make agreements on new symbolism and words. Then, different cultures as well. I was constantly faced with the challenge to make a web site whose contents were not age discriminating and this is not a self praise thing to my success or an admission to my failure it is a simple statement about the challenge.

The first time I did that was simply in QIC, I was not enjoying my perception of what was going on and some body nominated an image in QIC and also in FPC and I nominated an image of a cat looking into a front loading clothes drying machine to QIC. I can remember the nomination now but not the reason. The assigning of animal images to people is bothersome to me (a good place to mention that here and now), it is fuzzy and not often with the same perception from culture to culture.

In Michigan, where I grew up, the convenience stores were owned by Arabs. I like some stereotypes. Every stereotype has qualities and with an understanding that they don't always work it is also encompasses a little pride in where people come from. Before I left my home, I yelled at a couple of my favorites there at the store which was closest to where I lived. Here is the reason I yelled, they were eating food from home and it was the good food that I had encountered while in the international dormatory at the university. I asked "How much for the food?" in a kind of loud and demanding voice and then expressed my disappointment when they refused to establish a price for the transaction. It is a area of merchants?

Political correctness defies being proud of where people came from. The melting pot is kind of neat but a useless unproud slurry is kind of not so.

Anyways, the photograph of the little girl is very nice. The reviews so far are accurate, but the nomination was not lost on me.

BTW, How much for the food? -- carol (tomes) 04:48, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Valued image promotion[edit]

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Congratulations with your first VI. Well deserved. -- Slaunger 13:45, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Image:Kibaha panorama.jpg[edit]

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Panoramas tips[edit]

Hi Muhammad,

Thanks for your comment. Here are the points I am very careful about when shooting panoramas :

Horizon
if you use a tripod perfectly set (head must be horizontal and rotation axis must be vertical), you'll have no trouble in fixing the horizon. This is useful when a scenery doesn't have an obvious horizon line, like your current nomination on FPC.
Exposure
more difficult on a multi pictures panorama. First, you have to make sure exposure is consistent on all your picture, second you have to choose carefully which area you are setting exposure from. I usually try to spot a moderately lit area. If you have dark and brights area, give priority to the dark. it's easier to fix than blownout parts.
DOF
I usually choose f/8.0 (deep enough for most case).
focus
I usually choose the farthest point (but if you have something of interest closer to you, this doesn't apply !)

Don't forget to get correct setting first, and then freeze them by switching to manual mode :)

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask more. good pano shooting ! Benh (talk) 07:03, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

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Valued Image Promotion[edit]

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Kibaha Pano[edit]

Hey there, I would, but I don't know how that process works :( I'll see if I can figure it out and lend my support. Naerii (talk) 09:54, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Kaaba Image[edit]

Dear Muhammad Mahdi Karim, Hello. I would like to use your image of the Kaaba in a book I am writing. Please contact me ASAP. at melissarossi199@hotmail.com. Thank you. Melissa Rossi.

Panorama[edit]

Hola amigo Muhammad Mahdi Karim: miré tu excelente fotografia panorámica de un valle montañoso y me parecio tan buena que quise anexarla a mi laptop en el escritorio, pero como no hablo inglés, no entendi las especificaciones de la imagen, asi que te hago este comentario para saber si de alguna forma me puedes permitir tomarla para el fin que te he explicado. gracias.--201.153.206.253 00:18, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Yo no hablo español. Desea utilizar mi imagen como papel tapiz del escritorio? Si es así, se le permite. Muhammad 12:23, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I would like to use your Kaaba Cloudy photo on the University of New Hampshire website for our Race, Culture, and Power Minor program. We are offering a course called "Islam in Africa", and I want to use the photo as an illustration of the content of that course. The website is not live yet so I can't show you how it will look. However, I will certainly attribute the photo to you.

Thanks. Susan Dumais Liberal Arts Dean's Office University of New Hampshire susan.dumais@unh.edu

Hello: Just to let you know that I will be posting your photograph of the Kaaba on this blog: http://npirl.blogspot.com Many thanks.

Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Muhammad Mahdi Karim[edit]

Hello,

I closed this RfA out as per your final comment there. Thanks for volunteering, sorry it didn't go your way this time. If you take on board the advice given I'm sure you'll pass in a few months if you try again.

In the meantime, please continue with your excellent contributions; they are extremely valuable for Commons, much more so than anything I do here.

Cheers, —Giggy 07:31, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, :) Muhammad 07:36, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

the FPC Pano[edit]

I have been watching that vote, I have been curious how it goes. It is a beautiful pano. It really is. It is kind of dark in the thumbnail though. I understand that the area is naturally very light and very dark. I was glad to see it go into QI. When I looked this morning, it would need more than my one vote to get accepted (FPC needs two positive votes for every negative vote).

The comment(s) about the photograph being a part of the world which is not represented here photographically very much is where my ideas are. I have been sorting through the images of this whole world....

I saw something interesting the first time I left my continent and saw a different part of the world with people from other parts of the world. We went to Norway. Norway actually felt to me more like home due to its location on the planet than it does where I am now which is a much more mild part of my country -- I come from northern parts of the United States, so the weather and the plants and even the mindset of the Norwegian people seemed familiar to me.

When comparing the photographs of this event that I took with the photographs that were taken by a Czech and an Estonian, in particular some photographs we took from the same boat trip really stood out. The Europeans were excited to see the white fiberglass boats in the scenery and all of their photographs that had boats in them had these kinds of boats. In my home, there are plenty of boats like that so my photographs were all of the old and well-maintained wooden boats which are of different colors. I suspect that our touring of the country was similar to the photographs. That the Europeans went to see the new things that the Norwegians had made recently and the Americans possibly went to see the things that remained that looked like old Europe. While in Bergen, it was difficult to get away from the tourist area by the coast, but it was really beautiful as well.

The media here in the United States about different parts of the world is a problem and is interesting also. When I first learned that it snowed in Iran, my brain stopped working for a maybe a few seconds -- at least that is what it felt like. That part of the world, the desert areas seem to be photographed and written about and well represented. My brain stopped when it encountered this idea that there were areas there that snowed -- it had on a wrong track, perhaps? so the perception of it stopping was maybe that a lot of ideas were being reshuffled and re-examined. I had a similar experience about 15 to 20 years later when I learned that it snowed in Madrid. So much that I do not know and the media (movies, television and books) are actually somewhat responsible for how much I don't know.

So, here it is. I am sorry, I am not going to vote in FPC for your image. It is too dark for the thumbnail which is what probably most people see (I rarely look at the full size version of the images which are on the main pages; I don't know how different I am from others this way). To have an image from that area which is lush and beautiful and not of indigenous suffering people or of well, whatever the hell most of the images from that continent are is the kind of valuable that getting votes for cannot ever express.

Also, my roomate from Yemen -- never saw snow before! That was another something. A smaller experience which was the same kind of was a person I met who had grown up in Southern California and had moved more north who had experienced one ice storm. The beauty of these things cannot be represented in a photograph. Einstein was correct about everyone being in the center of their own little version of the universe; I really really believe this and have experienced much evidence of it.

It should be okay to not have the image Featured? The user Muhammad Mahdi Karim has become a well known commons character to me. I wrote elsewhere about filling in the details before and after images that I look at -- this really happened to me with your hadj photograph. I had a friend who was nicknamed "Hadji" for taking that journey. I later bastardized the word in such an american way to talk about going to one of the retail locations of one of my favorite catalogs. If I actually believed in a wrath of god, I might have problems with that, eh? But the details that surround that photograph, I would be curious to know the photographers experience. -- carol (talk) 13:30, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Personal stuff -- I had a great falafal yesterday and interestingly enough, the special included a banana shake which was artificial banana flavor but I really like artificial banana flavor! I took some "falafal balls" to go; they are really spicy and eh, the rocks? It is like your photograph and to get to the restaurant, it was not unlike passing the waterfall (there are many irrigated lawns in the area). If an image could be like a meal I had, the beauty was similar. I have no idea if I know what real falafal is or not, but I know what I like. Here is something else that is on my mind a lot. There is a species of fish that is being sold here. I read where the fish was developed to be farmed in desert conditions. It was something I read a long time ago (5 or 6 years) and I don't eat this fish because I think that the real problems in the desert areas for the people who live there is not the oil but the water. Oh, the oil makes these areas interesting for other people -- but the real problems are about water? I like the idea of keeping the places where the fish are and were in good shape so that they flourish there. I like this food that fed people before technology started to help. I don't need a handmade falafal, if a machine mixed the ingredients and made the little balls of goodness that is fine -- it is the recipe that is so good. I have some doubts about the ethnic reality of "mideastern" cocktail sauce that comes with it, but it tastes fine together and this is California where, I think, the only thing they have that wasn't imported (even from within their parent country) is avocados.
There is perhaps, a lack of real life for me lately which makes a little thing like getting this good food really stand out. I had a lot of life before this so it hasn't been so bad to endure. My FPC that should have been accepted -- it was not even to be featured, it was to replace a lesser quality version. The failing of the votes has nothing to do with the fact that it is a superior image. I think that mine could be replaced also, I do not think it is the best or final version either. I would not make a negative vote for your image. If it succeeds, that is fine by me, it is a great image both in the big world and in my small world. The voting at FPC is interesting with the two to one.
Too many words? I don't like not filling what is mostly a reasonable request. -- carol (talk) 14:33, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Permission to use Ka'aba Picture[edit]

Dear Mr. Karim:

What an excellent photograph of the Ka'aba. I request your permission to use it in a cultural awareness presentation I am making on Islam. Thank you for your kind consideration.

v/r James Barker

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Hajj Pictures[edit]

Thank you for your pictures of Hajj. I am a teacher and find them very helpful in explaining real Islam (not the media variety) to my students.

You are welcome. It is always a pleasure to know the pictures being appreciated. Muhammad 08:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Berlin 09[edit]

Can you contact me with Email? ralf@roletschek.de --Marcela (talk) 21:47, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Kaaba picture[edit]

I just wonder if i can use your picture of Kaaba in my school project. Please send a mail if it's alright.

My email is herr.morrare@gmail.com

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Panorama again[edit]

Hi Muhammad,

I was reading my talk page (I'm sick today, couldn't go to work) and saw again your question, which I now think I didn't answer correctly. To get a blue sky, you have to be careful with the.. weather :) Looks easy uh ? Actually, I remember I did the same mistakes so...

You have to make sure the subject is well lit and that it's brighter than the sky. This is very important. One mistake I made before is to only look for a blue sky. Sometime, you see a blue sky, but your subject is in a shadow cast by a cloud. That's typically when you'll end up with an overexposed sky. Cloudy skies can give nice and dramatic atmosphere if your subject is lit by a sun ray then, like here

Sometimes, when wind hasn't been here for long, or because of pollution etc. you have dirty atmosphere, and there's not much you can do... I found out that sky was clearer after rain (maybe I'm wrong ?).

two solutions of last resort : getting a polarizer filter might help in certain conditions (but I don't recommend using it for large FOV panoramas). You can also postprocess your pictures and work selectively on the sky. Though I sometimes do this, I don't think this last solution can do miracles. You have to be careful with edges or you'll end up with something like this.

hope this helps and that my explanations are clear despite my bad english... :) Benh (talk) 19:13, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi, i just came across this answer of Benh and want to add something. I have also some hints for you. Daytime and season play a big role for getting good landscape pictures (inluding the sky). Best season is spring and autum because you have low smog and view is clearer and the colours are more vivid. Best daytime is the early morning or the late afternoon, because the sun stands lower and the shadows are longer and the result of this is a better contrast. As Benh allready said taking pictures after a rain is also a good possibility to get rid of the smog --Simonizer (talk) 22:24, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

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Raising the bar[edit]

Hi Muhammad,

You might want take a look at this discussion -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 22:07, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I have left my comments on the page. Muhammad 18:38, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

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Kaba Image[edit]

Hello! I was wondering if I might use your image of the Kaba (located at this address: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Kaaba_mirror_edit_jj.jpg) for my project on Sunni Islam. You can reach me at wesleystuben@yahoo.com. Thanks! 74.77.127.68 19:04, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Permission to use Ka'ba image for School Project[edit]

I am requesting permission to use your image of the Ka'ba in a project I am doing to my World History project on Ibn Battuta and the Islamic World. This image is perfect - many thanks for your contribution. --Mzzyzx (talk) 03:00, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. You may use the image under the license provided. Muhammad 14:10, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

photos[edit]

I wanted to let you know that your photos of Hajj have been useful to me as a teacher of world religions and culture. You may contact me through www.vermande.us if needed.

Thanks for letting me know. Muhammad 13:30, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Is it ok if I use your image Dikdik Looking.JPG in an audio visual sequence I am creating for my club?

Sure, you may use the image with the license provided. Muhammad 12:00, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Use of your photo 800px-Kaaba_mirror_edit_jj[edit]

Dear Muhammed, I would like to use your picture of the Ka'baa in my Culturequest project dipicting the life of Muhammad book. pete berns pberns112@tvcconnect.net

Restitched[edit]

Jambo Muhammad,

The original with the stitching error was deemed good enough for QI, so an improved version surely will. I would just overwrite the QI version with edit2 and then have edit2 deleted by an admin as duplicate. Mark the QI file with a {{retouched}} template or some notice and the original will also be preserved in the history. Cheers. Lycaon (talk) 17:18, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Use of your photo: Kaaba_mirror_edit_jj[edit]

Hi Muhammad, I would like to use your picture of the Kaaba in a mobile learning project on the Middle East. The project will consist of short modules on various aspects of the culture, values, language of the Middle East countries. Hope to get your permission. Thanks. janis_chen@hotmail.com

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Use of banana flower image[edit]

Just wanted to let you know - your banana flower image (cropped) has been used on a new page of the Spider Myths Site, which went live yesterday. Here's the page: [1]


--Rod Crawford, Burke Museum, Seattle, USA
http://staff.washington.edu/tiso/
"Everything you thought you knew about spiders is wrong"

Thanks for informing me, Muhammad 06:40, 13 December 2008 (UTC)