User talk:Wilfredor

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Welcome to my user talk page!

I like to keep discussions in one place, so I will respond on this page to everything left on this page.
If I leave a message on your talk page I will look there for a response.


Fotografia del Halo[edit]

Wilfredo, como conversamos, ya subi la fotografia del halo. Saludos --Jaimeluisgg (talk) 11:17, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Ivian Sarcos 2013 Derivate 000.jpg[edit]

File:Bellas Venezolanas 2013 000.jpg[edit]


FP promotion[edit]

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Hola desde Madrid (Museu Mariá)[edit]

Entonces, cuando se empiezan las clases de português????


Commons Photo Challenge January 2014[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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Valued Image Promotion[edit]

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Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Gunnex (talk) 16:58, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Re-edition of the Photowikimeetup in Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hello Wilfredor! in the case that you are also visiting this year's Wikimania in London, you may be interested in attending the new edition of the photowikimeetup that took place in Hong Kong last year, and where you listed up. As the preparation is not yet settled, you are more than welcomed to take part in the discussion here. All the best, Poco2 17:42, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Realmente es un honor para mi tu invitacion, lamentablemente no ire a Wikimania por cuestiones monerarias --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 18:23, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Featuring the dark sides of society[edit]

Hi Wilfredor,

In continuation of our discussion regarding your attempts to illustrate the darker sides of society in a way such that the photos can become featured, this is a challenge, but a very interesting challenge. "Pretty" pictures are often the easiest to get featured, but there are notable exceptions. For me the best on Commons for this type of photography is Tomascastelazo from Mexico. If you have not already familiarized yourself with his featured peoples photography have a look at his gallery. He has a very good eye for portraying people in an unfortunate situation in a manner which both preserve the dignity of the portrayed people, while showing clearly, e.g., extreme poverty by using good timing and striking and simple compositions. A significant proportion of the photos in Featured pictures of Mexico are his. This may be the easiest ways to find his people FPs. I think we need much of of this kind of photography on Commons. I am terrible at it myself, too "shy" to "intrude" on other people I do not know in public, so I admire those who master this.

I am happy you got that camera donation from Dcoetzee. You have made many good contributions with that camera.

Do not underestimate your own capability! I think you have demonstrated several times already that you have a good eye for peoples photography, such as File:Boy Face from Venezuela.jpg.

Abrazos (Hope that is not a too intimate "regards". That is how I always finish off, when communicating with a distant relative I have in Colombia :-)), --Slaunger (talk) 20:24, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

@Slaunger: First of all, I wish to apologize for the delay, I was looking for the right way to answer without diverting the focus. Again, I want to join my appreciation for your high-value reviews and reviews of other users. The pictures I've taken of Venezuela have a value beyond the image itself. It is a country full of internal conflicts in Venezuela is currently Head through by great social difficulties, political persecution and if I was not out of the country there would be no way I write this message. The state has controlled everything and security has become an extra length of the Cuban government. The social and economic decline go hand in hand and this is evidenced in the photographic work I have done mainly in Maracaibo. I fled Venezuela for that reason so have many more high quality photos, mainly because seemingly normal photos of Venezuela suffer the stress of war photos with common findings clearly without that wow effect. Where I am now, Sao Paulo, I will be able to enjoy peace of mind for the compositions.

Thank you very much for recommending the work of @Tomascastelazo: is an excellent photographer and @Alvesgaspar: with one of my favorites. Many of them open to feedback, open to novice users guide others like me.

I have watched with concern as the section of FP has become a thirst for the amount of photos, competition for the greatest amount of FP possible, rather than competition for the thirst for knowledge, thirst for improvement, the sed to make art.

As I had mentioned earlier, this situational factor such as insecurity, poverty and limited access to certain photos. In FP is simply transparent because there is no objective rule that can be measured. --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 21:51, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

I was searching something to explain you whats happening in Venezuela and I found this --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 17:10, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
I am very sorry to hear that you have had to flee from Venezuela. From what you have written previously, and from your photos it appears to me to me that Venezuela is a country with many beautiful places and many resources. It is a pity to learn that these resources are managed so badly, and that life has become untolerable and dangerous for so many. I am glad that you are now safe. I read the article you linked from Washington Post. Thanks, it was very instructive.
Thanks for your kind words about my reviews, I appreciate the feedback. Smile
Regarding FP, I actually do not think it works very different now from how it has always done as long as I remember at least. In my early days at commons back in 2007 I nominated a very non-pretty image for FP, which I found had a lot of value - for me at least. It had been an eye-opener to the irony of my own cultural values when I (and my two kids, then 7 and 9 years old) witnessed the incident leading to the image. It was not promoted, but from the discussion, I came to the conclusion that we needed another "appreciation" program for the value in images and after some time Commons:Valued images was launched. And thinking more about it, I do not think it would have been good editorial judgement if such a photo got promoted to FP status and some day would appear on the main page as POTD, as it could be a shocking experience for some, for instance kids, depending on cultural values.
If you actively look for this kind of material, it is an entirely different matter of course. So I am no longer as frustrated as I once were if truly valuable images, but perhaps not with the pretty wow, gets declined at FPC. The higher purpose is to make the material available, and properly describe it and categorize it, such that re-users looking for a specific not-FP-worthy theme can search for it and find it. Then the immediate appreciation comes in second. Like seeing after some years how images you have uploaded end up being used on wiki-pages, where you had never envisioned them to appear, such as in a quote from Ernest HemingwayClin.
Now, take care in São Paulo, Wilfredor --Slaunger (talk) 19:29, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for this comment. Right now I will be dedicated to finding a good job in this city. However, the possibilities are endless incredible take photos, so the first thing I do after finding a job is to take some amazing pictures. I have used lately selfishly to wikimedia commons, mainly to back up pictures and secondly, to improve my level using photographic criticism.

In another vein, with the passing of time, I have noticed that the philosophy of Commons to help Wikipedia or other projects, has been lost. They have made a business WMF and chapters is bureaucratic institutions have forgotten that this is not a company, it is an altruistic activity, people feel used when they do these things. --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 23:28, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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