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Commons. Serious business.

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About meEdit

Lens focal length 3149.9651172991 mm?? Was the pineapple orbiting around the earth?

Hai, I'm Lewis Collard. You can email me at or you can find me on Freenode as lc2 (that's a lower-case "L" at the start, not an upper case "i").

The lawEdit

Respect for the law is not merely not doing something negative but is actually doing something positive. Respect for the law is behaving in such a way that you act affirmatively to manifest a respect for the law. Respect means acting with deference and esteem, even awe for the law, and with a sense that the law has value over and above the immediacy of the application of the law in a given situation. It means that we nurture the law, help the law to evolve and in turn allow the law to help us evolve as well. Without law there can be no civilization. Indeed, it is the law that creates civilization.
— Ivan Hoffman, Respect for the Law

And this is why we can't have nice things.


Here's some random spam that I decided should be immortalised, just because spamming a talk page of a long-deleted image with a recipe is such an awesome and selfless thing to do.

Flowers, plants, etcEdit

subset: fields


I liek bridges:



See also here, where I write about some of these in depth.

and lenses:


My dog Sherman is fucking awesome, and yours is too.


Because Commons can never have enough cat photos. Ever.


Other pretty animalsEdit




some 365s:

and some non-365s:

Non-train vehiclesEdit

Land RoversEdit

Norfolk Drift TeamEdit


Train stationsEdit



Where I live:


And so onEdit

Things that aren't any of the above:

Pearson Scott Foresman imagesEdit

moar to come here, it's a great way to kill time:

Other people's stuff I uploadedEdit

Paul Miller photosEdit

See this category for a whole ton of railway photos from the early 70s onwards, kindly donated by Paul Miller.

my favourites by other peopleEdit


I award you the Commons Barnstar for your great work in deleting copyvios. Well Done! Anonymous101 talk 15:56, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your 'tireless' (read: Joyful) and consistent wielding of the mighty deletion spoon. Doubly so when you have to put up with being enslaved by me so I can get stuff done. ^_^ --ShakataGaNai Talk 04:29, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
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Some brains, some humour & some work - not your standard package :) Thanks for the work on Commons --Herby talk thyme 15:52, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Last modified on 15 January 2014, at 21:07