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Featured picture candidates


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Featured picture candidates are images that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured pictures. The picture of the day images are selected from featured pictures.

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and current month.

For another overview of our finest pictures, take a look at our annual picture of the year election.

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

This is a summary of what to look for when submitting and reviewing FP candidates:

  • Licensing - Images licensed with solely "GFDL" or "GFDL and an NC-only license" are not acceptable due the restrictions placed on re-use by these licenses.
  • ResolutionImages (with the exception of animations, videos, and SVGs) of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are 'strong mitigating reasons'. Note that a 1600 × 1200 image has 1.92 Mpx, just less than the 2 million level. A 1920 × 1080 image, commonly known as Full HD, has 2.07 Mpx, just more than the 2 million level.
Graphics on Commons are not only viewed on conventional computer screens. They may be used in high-resolution print versions, and the images may be cropped to focus on portions of the image. See Commons:Why we need high resolution media for more information.
  • Scans – While not official policy, Help:Scanning provides advice on the preparation of various types of images that may be useful.
  • General quality – pictures being nominated should be of high technical quality.
  • Digital manipulations must not deceive the viewer. Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in an image is generally acceptable, provided it is limited, well-done, and not intended to deceive.
    • For photographs, typical acceptable manipulations include cropping, perspective correction, sharpening/blurring, and colour/exposure correction. More extensive manipulations, such as removal of distracting background elements, should be clearly described in the image text, by means of the {{Retouched picture}} template. Undescribed or mis-described manipulations which cause the main subject to be misrepresented are never acceptable.
    • For historic images, acceptable manipulations might include digitally fixing rips, removal of stains, cleanup of dirt, and, for mass-produced artworks such as engravings, removal of flaws inherent to the particular reproduction, such as over-inking. Careful colour adjustments may be used to bring out the original work from the signs of ageing, though care should be taken to restore a natural appearance. The original artistic intent should be considered when deciding whether it is appropriate to make a change. Edits to historic material should be documented in detail within the file description, and an unedited version should be uploaded and cross linked for comparison.
  • Valueour main goal is to feature most valuable pictures from all others. Pictures should be in some way special, so please be aware that:
    • almost all sunsets are aesthetically pleasing, and most such pictures are not in essence different from others,
    • night-shots are pretty but normally more details can be shown on pictures taken at daytime,
    • beautiful does not always mean valuable.


Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolours, paintings, etchings, and various others. Hence, it is difficult to set hard-and-fast guidelines. However, generally speaking, works can be divided into three types: Those that can be scanned, those that must be photographed, and those specifically created to illustrate a subject.

Works that must be photographed include most paintings, sculptures, works too delicate or too unique to allow them to be put on a scanner, and so on. For these, the requirements for photography, below, may be mostly followed; however, it should be noted that photographs which cut off part of the original painting are generally not considered featurable.

Works that may be scanned include most works created by processes that allow for mass distribution. For instance, illustrations published with novels. For these, it is generally accepted that a certain amount of extra manipulation is permissible to remove flaws inherent to one copy of the work, since the particular copy – of which hundreds, or even thousands of copies also exist – is not so important as the work itself.

Works created to serve a purpose include diagrams, scientific illustrations, and demonstrations of contemporary artistic styles. For these, the main requirement is that they serve their purpose well.

Provided the reproduction is of high quality, an artwork generally only needs one of the following four things to be featurable:

  • Notable in its own right: Works by major artists, or works that are otherwise notable, such as the subjects of a controversy.
  • Of high artistic merit: Works which, while not particularly well known, are none the less wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

Digital restorations must also be well documented. An unedited version of the image should be uploaded locally, when possible, and cross-linked from the file hosting page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs

On the technical side, we have focus, exposure, composition, movement control and depth of field.

  • Focus – every important object in the picture should normally be sharp.
  • Exposure refers to the shutter diaphragm combination that renders an image with a tonal curve that ideally is able to represent in acceptable detail shadows and highlights within the image. This is called latitude. Images can be on the low side of the tonal curve (low range), the middle (middle range) or high side (upper range). Digital cameras (or images) have a narrower latitude than film. Lack of shadow detail is not necessarily a negative characteristic. In fact, it can be part of the desired effect. Burned highlights in large areas are a distracting element.
  • Composition refers to the arrangement of the elements within the image. The "Rule of Thirds" is a good guideline for composition and is an inheritance from the painting school. The idea is to divide the image with two imaginary horizontal and two vertical lines, thus dividing the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. Centering the subject is often less interesting than placing the subject in one of the "interest points", the 4 intersection between these horizontal and vertical lines intersect. Horizons should almost never be placed in the middle, where they "cut" the image in half. The upper or lower horizontal line is often a good choice. The main idea is to use space to create a dynamic image.
    • Foreground and background – foreground and background objects may be distracting. You should check that something in front of the subject doesn't hide important elements and that something in background doesn't spoil the composition (for example that the streetlight doesn't "stand" on someone's head).
  • Movement control refers to the manner in which motion is represented in the image. Motion can be frozen or blurred. Neither one is better than the other. It is the intention of representation. Movement is relative within the objects of the image. For example, photographing a race car that appears frozen in relation to the background does not give us a sense of speed or motion, so technique dictates to represent the car in a frozen manner but with a blurred background, thus creating the sense of motion, this is called "panning". On the other hand, representing a basketball player in a high jump frozen in relation to everything else, due to the "unnatural" nature of the pose would be a good photograph.
  • Depth of field (DOF) refers to the area in focus in front of and beyond main subject. Depth of field is chosen according to the specific needs of every picture. Large or small DOF can either way add or subtract to the quality of the image. Low depth of field can be used to bring attention to the main subject, separating it from the general environment. High depth of field can be used to emphasize space. Short focal length lenses (wide angles) yield large DOF, and vice versa, long focal lenses (telephotos) have shallow DOF. Small apertures yield large DOF and conversely, large apertures yield shallow DOF.

On the graphic elements we have shape, volume, colour, texture, perspective, balance, proportion, noise, etc.

  • Shape refers to the contour of the main subjects.
  • Volume refers to the three dimensional quality of the object. This is accomplished using side light. Contrary to general belief, front lighting is not the best light. It tends to flatten subject. Best light of day is early morning or late afternoon.
  • Colour is important. Over saturated colours are not good.
  • Texture refers to the quality of the surface of the subject. It is enhanced by side lighting… it is the "feel" to the touch.
  • Perspective refers to the "angle" accompanied by lines that disappear into a vanishing point that may or may not be inside the image.
  • Balance refers to the arrangement of subjects within the image that can either give equal weight or appear to be heavier on one side.
  • Proportion refers to the relation of size of objects in picture. Generally, we tend to represent small objects small in relation to others, but a good technique is to represent small objects large contrary to natural size relationship. For example, a small flower is given preponderance over a large mountain…. This is called inversion of scales.
Not all elements must be present. Some photographs can be judged on individual characteristics, that is, an image can be about color or texture, or colour AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of colour brightness and quality and can be caused by underexposure. It is not a desirable quality and can be grounds for opposition.
  • Symbolic meaning or relevance … Opinion wars can begin here … A bad picture of a very difficult subject is a better picture than a good picture of an ordinary subject. A good picture of a difficult subject is an extraordinary photograph.
Images can be culturally biased by the photographer and/or the observer. The meaning of the image should be judged according to the cultural context of the image, not by the cultural context of the observer. An image "speaks" to people, and it has the capacity to evoke emotion such as tenderness, rage, rejection, happiness, sadness, etc. Good photographs are not limited to evoking pleasant sensations …

You will maximise the chances of your nominations succeeding if you read the complete guidelines before nominating.

Video and audio

Set nominations

Sets are temporarily disallowed for technical reasons; will reopen soon.

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set.

  • All images should be processed and presented in a similar manner to ensure consistency amongst the set.
  • All images should be linked to all others in the "Other Versions" section of the image summary.
  • If the set of subjects has a limited number of elements, then there should be a complete set of images. This may result in images in this kind of set with no "wow" factor, and perhaps little value on their own. Their value is closely bound to the value of having a complete set of these subjects. The decision to feature should be based on this overall value.
  • If the set of subjects is unlimited, the images should be chosen judiciously. Each image should be sufficiently different to the others to add a great deal of value to the overall set. The majority of images should be able to qualify for FP on their own.
  • All images should be of high technical quality.

Adding a new nomination[edit]

If you believe that you have found or created an image that could be considered valuable, with appropriate image description and licensing, then do the following.

Step 1: copy the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.

All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Foo.jpg/2


Set nominations ONLY

Sets are temporarily disallowed for technical reasons; will reopen soon.

Step 2: follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.

Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Your image filename.jpg}}

Optional: if you are not the creator of the image, please notify him/her using {{subst:FPC-notice}}.

Voting[edit]

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for his/her own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.

You may use following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram voting question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).

You may indicate that the image has no chance of success with the template {{FPX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the image is clearly unacceptable as a FP. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.

A well-written review helps participants (photographers, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a picture. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the image

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

Over time, featured picture standards change. It may be decided that for some pictures which were formerly "good enough", this is no longer the case. This is for listing an image which you believe no longer deserves to be a featured picture. For these, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist It does not deserve to be a featured picture anymore.

This can also be used for cases in which a previous version of an image was promoted to FP, but a newer version of the image has been made and is believed to be superior to the old version, e.g. a newly edited version of a photo or a new scan of a historical image. In particular, it is not intended for replacing older photos of a particular subject with newer photos of the same subject, or in any other case where the current FP and the proposed replacement are essentially different images. For these nominations, vote:

Text to use Displays as Meaning
{{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as an FP.
{{Delistandreplace}} Symbol redirect vote.svg Delist and replace Replace the current FP with the proposed replacement.

If you believe that some picture no longer meets the criteria for FP, you can nominate it for delisting, copying the image name into this box, after the text already present in the box:


In the new delisting nomination page just created you should include:

  • Information on the origin of the image (creator, uploader);
  • A link to the original FP nomination (it will appear under "Links" on the image description page);
  • Your reasons for nominating the image and your username.

After that, you have to manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list.

As a courtesy, leave an informative note on the talk page(s) of the original creator, uploader(s), and nominator with a link to the delisting candidate. {{subst:FPC-notice-removal}} can be used for this purpose.

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

  1. The voting period is 9 complete days counted from the nomination. After the end of this period the result will be determined. Votes added on day 10 and after are not counted.
  2. Nominations by anonymous contributors are welcome
  3. Contributions to discussion by anonymous contributors are welcome
  4. Only registered contributors whose Commons accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Exception: registered users can always vote in their own nominations no matter the account age and number of edits.
  5. Nominations do not count as votes. Support must be explicitly stated.
  6. Nominators and authors can withdraw their nominated pictures at any time. This is done by adding the following template: {{withdraw}} ~~~~
  7. Remember, the goal of the Wikimedia Commons project is to provide a central repository for free images to be used by all Wikimedia projects, including possible future projects. This is not simply a repository for Wikipedia images, so images should not be judged here on their suitability for that project.
  8. Rules of the 5th day based on vote counts on day number 5 (day of nomination + 5)
    1. Pictures are speedy declined if they have no support (apart from the nominator).
    2. Pictures are speedy promoted if they have 10 support votes or more and no oppose votes. (Note that if it takes more than five days to reach this threshold, the picture can be promoted as soon as it is reached.)
    3. Once either speedy criterion is reached, the voting period is considered closed, and no more votes may be added.
  9. Pictures tagged {{FPX}} may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied, provided there are no support votes other than that of the nominator.
  10. Pictures tagged {{FPD}} (FP-Denied) may be removed from the list 24 hours after the tag was applied.
  11. Only two active nominations by the same user (that is, nominations under review and not yet closed) are allowed. The main purpose of this measure is to contribute to a better average quality of nominations, by driving nominators/creators to choose carefully the pictures presented to the forum.

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

A candidate will become a featured picture in compliance with following conditions:

  1. Appropriate license (of course)
  2. At least 7 supporting votes
  3. Ratio of supporting/opposing votes at least 2/1 (a two-thirds majority); same for delist/keep votes
  4. Two different versions of the same picture cannot both be featured, but only the one with higher level of support, as determined by the closer. Whenever the closer is not sure which version has consensus to be featured, he/she should attempt to contact the voters to clarify their opinions if not clear from the nomination page.

The delisting rules are the same as those for FPs, with voting taking place over the same time period. The rule of the 5th day is applied to delisting candidates that have received no votes to delist, other than that of the proposer, by day 5. There is also a limit of two active delisting nominations per user, which is in addition to the limit of two active regular nominations.

The FPCBot handles the vote counting and closing in most cases, current exceptions are candidates containing multiple versions of the image as well as FPXed and withdrawn nominations. Any experienced user may close the requests not handled by the bot. For instructions on how to close nominations, see Commons:Featured picture candidates/What to do after voting is finished. Also note that there is a manual review stage between the bot has counted the votes and before they are finally closed by the bot, this manual review can be done by any user that are familiar with the voting rules.

Above all, be polite[edit]

Please don't forget that the image you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.

Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

List may contain works considered Not Safe for Work (nudity).

Nominators are requested, out of courtesy, to include the {{nsfw}} template with such images. Users may select the gadget in user preferences "Deferred display of images tagged with {{nsfw}} on COM:FPC" to enable the template's effect of hiding the image until selected.

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Marderhund (Nyctereutes procyonoides).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 19:48:35 (UTC)
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Raccoon dog in the Wisentgehege Springe game park

File:ToB 2014 stage 8a - Bradley Morgan 03.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 19:03:26 (UTC)
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2014 Tour of Britain stage 8a time trial - Bradley Morgan
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by KTC - uploaded by KTC - nominated by KTC -- KTC (talk) 19:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 19:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:ToB 2014 stage 8a - Owain Doull 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 19:03:32 (UTC)
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2014 Tour of Britain stage 8a time trial - Owain Doull
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by KTC - uploaded by KTC - nominated by KTC -- KTC (talk) 19:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 19:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Bright red tomato and cross section02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 09:11:33 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
Nuvola apps important yellow.svg
Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because It is licensed with a GFDL and a non-commercial license, which is not acceptable according to the quidelines. Moreover, it is also below 2 Mpixel resolution, also against the guideline. Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

-- Slaunger (talk) 09:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Kirchspiel, Rödder, Mäusescheune -- 2014 -- 2944.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 08:13:36 (UTC)
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Mice barn (early in the morning) in Rödder, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 08:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 08:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support because I would have preferred this or this --Ivar (talk) 08:42, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment May be you're right. My other favorite is this. It's a difficult decision. I think I'll nominate the other one as alternative soon. --XRay talk 13:56, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Well, I prefer this version from a compositional point of view. Very nice light and atmosphere, which shows it sometimes pays off to get up very early in the morning. I have one question though: You have a nice 20 Mpixel camera, why are you only giving us 4.5 Mpixel here (I realize it can't be 20 Mpixel due to the crop, but there is a long way down to 4.5 Mpixels)? Does the HDR processing introduce so much noise that you have to downsample aggressively to get rid of it? -- Slaunger (talk) 14:49, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's simple: I'm using a slow internet connection. The file size of this file take some minutes, that's acceptable. In special cases a larger file can be uploaded - 10 up to 15 minutes each file. --XRay talk 16:54, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • ✓ Uploaded The new image is uploading. With a better resolution. Thanks Slaunger. --XRay talk 18:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Uuh, it is very nice, also with more pixels, thanks! A small, correctable issue: Some red fringing at trunks of trees and a few places at leaves. -- Slaunger (talk) 18:40, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Otus manadensis - Mahawu.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Sep 2014 at 07:21:05 (UTC)
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Sulawesi scops owl
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created/uploaded/nominated by Ariefrahman (talk) 07:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Sulawesi scops owl at Mount Mahawu, North Sulawesi

  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as creator -- Ariefrahman (talk) 07:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but the flash light kills it for me. The branch the owl is sitting on becomes too prominent and the light on the owl is harsh and uneven. Moreover, I find the crop is too tight. -- Slaunger (talk) 14:52, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Wrinkled Chevrolet.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 23:02:37 (UTC)
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Old Chevrolet
Usually not my type of photo/subject but I couldn't resist to that one. More info in the file's description. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 23:02, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 23:02, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment My immediate thought was: 1. The crop is too tight. 2. This seems more like a topic for 500px or so. My afterthought was: OK, the whole point is that the car is crammed into a very narrow space, this justifies the very tight crop. And secondly it has wow, and it may be claimed it has educational value too. So, I am ready to support, almost. Please elaborate on the categorization on the file page first.Smile -- Slaunger (talk) 14:58, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow for me --LivioAndronico talk 15:46, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Woodlands Lake.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 22:19:46 (UTC)
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Woodlands Lake in Greenburgh, New York.

Woodlands Lake in Greenburgh, New York.

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- PointsofNoReturn (talk) 22:19, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry. Too much noise and CAs at the top right.--XRay talk 08:22, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Pole uprawne w Raszkowie.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 21:33:55 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Wheat cultivation in Raszków, all by --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:33, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:33, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 21:50, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Beautiful scene, but looks overprocessed, pixelation on clouds+sky, a pity --A.Savin 21:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice image, but: IMO it looks oversharpened.--XRay talk 08:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:European Brown Bear.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 18:14:06 (UTC)
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European Brown Bear, Ursus arctos arctos, at Whipsnade Zoo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info European Brown Bear, Ursus arctos arctos, at Whipsnade Zoo. Created, uploaded and nominated by me, -- Baresi F (talk) 18:14, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Baresi F (talk) 18:14, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is a great zoo shot in the sense that it is not at all evident that it has been taken in a zoo. Good pose and high quality. Nice texture of the fur. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:27, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 08:20, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Good shot. Alphama (talk) 12:22, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice! Great expression and posture -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Lots of strange artefacts on the coat. Overcategorization (fixed). --A.Savin 13:25, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above, certainly a bit oversharpened -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:44, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:31, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Facade of Colonial Building in São Paulo.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 16:46:40 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Wilfredor - nominated by Arion -- ArionEstar (talk) 16:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArionEstar (talk) 16:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The upper part of the photo is rather unsharp. The statues could use a little brightening of the shadows to make them stand out better. I accept, that these are the colors, which have been chosen for the facade and curtain, but, oh my, it is a really ugly color combination in my opinion (of course the photographer is not to blame for the latter), sorry. The thing about the colors may also be a cultural preference 'thing' and subjective, I do not know for sure. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:33, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Slaunger. And the categorization is not accurate. "Category: Sao Paulo" and that's all ? Come on !--Jebulon (talk) 22:36, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I am sorry but this picture is unsharp, IMHO. Additionally low perspective is not to my taste --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 17:14, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Selwyn College Chapel 1, Cambridge, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Sep 2014 at 14:34:10 (UTC)
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Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 14:34, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 14:34, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wow! ArionEstar (talk) 16:50, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I prefer the "facing west" version... (Of course this is not an oppose!)--Jebulon (talk) 19:50, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I like them both, but I figured it wouldn't be so interesting to nominate two images of the same subject. :-) Diliff (talk) 20:10, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of course. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
    • But it would be preferable if you could add the Photo information you have added recently for your new uploads to the file page. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:36, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 08:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 08:19, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DXR (talk) 10:59, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Chrumps (talk) 13:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:St Mary Aldermary Church, London, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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St Mary Aldermary Church in London, England.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 14:30, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 14:30, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Just before anyone asks (I know you will), the reason why the rear stained glass and ceiling appears to be tilted is because it's not facing the camera, it's angled away slightly (I think because of the tight spaces that the church is built around in central London). Diliff (talk) 14:40, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Please add technical details about the shot on the file page. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:38, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 21:38, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:31, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Travelling irrigation sprinkler 3 2014-05-29.jpg[edit]

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Travelling irrigation sprinkler system
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Something different. The subject is quite ordinary I know, but I like very much the way the evening light works on the wet surfaces of the slightly corroded irrigation sprinkler system. And the timing of the 'splash'. Created, uploaded and nominated by Slaunger -- Slaunger (talk) 10:47, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 10:47, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I like it, but it feels just a little bit unsharp. Diliff (talk) 15:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @Diliff: You are right, it is not so sharp. It is a handheld telephoto, 131 mm with crop sensor. I opened the aperture as much as my lens allowed (f/5) to get as much light as possible. Still I had to use ISO 500 and a shutter time of 1/250 s. Maybe my hand was not steady enough? I also went easy with sharpening as at ISO 500 I quickly introduce noise when sharpening. I have now tried to do some selective sharpening of the sprinkler system in a new upload. I am not sure, it is really an improvement, but please have a look. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Tele2 Arena September 2014 09.jpg[edit]

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Tele2 Arena September 2014 09.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Tele2 Arena in Stockholm at night. Created, uploaded annd nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 09:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 09:25, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Quite good and of good resolution. I should be careful to judge the technical quality too hard in full resolution as the pixelage is quite high, but there is some quite notable green fringing, and there is a washed-out/ghost like appearance of some of the letters. Its not terribly important, but a little distracting. You have not suffered from shutter snap during the exposure? I am saying this because it looks similar to some recent problems I have had, where I believe it was due to shutter snap. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:22, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment New version uploaded Slaunger, all green fringing is removed.
Only some electronic signs have small ghosts, everything else is sharp. Probably because of the signs (small movement). No shutter snap, and I used exposure delay mode who allways have been enough (and took 20+ different photos of the arena). Imo, high quality even when compared to other full resolution FP wide-angle images.--ArildV (talk) 11:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral That helped, thanks, and your other explanations makes sense regarding the technical quality. I think there is too much of the photo which is black for me to fully support. I think it would have been better a little earlier when there was still a bit more dusk light avaiable to see the details in between the lights. --Slaunger (talk) 21:20, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
I disagree with the concept that all evening / night images must be taken during the blue hour. However, nothing is black here (the sky is dark blue and no details are lost because of the darkness in the foreground. But since the foreground is quite uninteresting, and the background just sky I think it is perfect conditions to get the arena to stand out.--ArildV (talk) 07:31, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support May be another crop at the bottom is recommended.--XRay talk 08:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done Thank you I think its a improvement--ArildV (talk) 10:31, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 11:47, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Sala Westminster, Palacio de Westminster, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-07, DD 015.JPG[edit]

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Equestrian statue of Richard I "Cœur de Lion" (Carlo Marochetti, 1856) in front of Westminster Hall, London, England. Richard I (1157 – 1199), who had a reputation as a great military leader and warrior, was King of England from 1189 until his death. The Westminster Hall, erected in 1097, is the oldest existing part of the Palace of Westminster, and was the largest hall in Europe back then.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Equestrian statue of Richard I "Cœur de Lion" (Carlo Marochetti, 1856) in front of Westminster Hall, London, England. Richard I (1157 – 1199), who had a reputation as a great military leader and warrior, was King of England from 1189 until his death. The Westminster Hall, erected in 1097, is the oldest existing part of the Palace of Westminster, and was the largest hall in Europe back then. All by me, Poco2 09:04, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 09:04, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. My first thoughts when seeing this image is that the sky is overprocessed. Some of the blues are a bit too deep (yes it's possible, but I've rarely seen it in London!). And the car on the side is unfortunate. I'm sure it's hard to get a good photo without them in the way though. Diliff (talk) 08:16, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry to oppose again, the shadowed horse and bulding on the right make it too dark on the right. However good and nice. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:29, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Christian Ferrer.--Jebulon (talk) 17:39, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Crocodile Feast AdF.jpg[edit]

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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) feeding on a dead Wildebeest, during the Great Migration, in the Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I feel a bit like a caveman submitting this image, compared with all these amazing and elevated church interiors... but I hope you will appreciate the intensity of the situation and the natural behaviour. I have cropped a third of the image, to the right, it was a tad too gory. All by me -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk) 07:43, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk) 07:43, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And it is nice to have it bigger. :) Jee 08:10, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose How many times?. --Yikrazuul (talk) 16:20, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This image is 50% bigger (3000px vs 2000px) than the initial submission. When I submitted the initial one I was not aware that max res is a key factor for FP candidates.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 13:58, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:23, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Mural na Catedral da Sé.jpg[edit]

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File:Dom St. Peter und Paul (Brandenburg an der Havel) 01 (MK).jpg[edit]

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East nave of Brandenburg Cathedral St. Peter and Paul
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The east nave of the Cathedral St. Peter and Paul in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. The whole interior painting is fresh restored and the interior of the cathedreal was just reopened at 14th Aug 2014.
At this one I´ve tried to implement the tips given at my last nom of a church inetrior. Which means I´ve tried to give more attention for managing the lights and the composition... c/u/n by me, mathias K 15:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- mathias K 15:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info -- Not in the best center? Can you fix? Alphama (talk) 18:13, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but I think there is not much room for fixing. Sadly the big cross, the altarpiece and the stained glass aren't aligned perfect so there cant be a much better symmetrie... --mathias K 21:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • It's sadly a common problem. The people who arrange the chairs just aren't thinking of us architectural photographers. ;-) Diliff (talk) 07:37, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support And good exposure control. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:09, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now. Personally, I think it's lacking some contrast. I'd like to see the white/cream walls of the church a bit brighter. just my opinion though, since I wasn't there and can't be sure how they are supposed to look. Also, the white balance looks a bit wrong - too warm/red tinted. Again, I wasn't there, it does seem that the white walls are getting some reflected red from the bricks which makes them pink? Diliff (talk) 07:37, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I've uploaded a new version with a better WB with less reddish tint and a bit more contrast. I think Diliff was right again, even If he wasn`t there, but now it looks better to me... ;-) Thanks for the review! Slaunger could you please have a look again if you still like it?!--mathias K 08:39, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Much better, well done. The top of the white walls are close to real white, whereas the bottom which is receiving reflected light from the bricks is still pink-tinted. This is how it should be, to me. Diliff (talk) 09:33, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm fine with this version too. -- Slaunger (talk) 10:26, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:26, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded & nominated by NahidSultan -- ~ Nahid Talk 09:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ~ Nahid Talk 09:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like you image, but IMO it's too unsharp.--XRay talk 11:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The wow is there and I like the red color of the plane and its contrast to the ice. But the detail level is too low, it is somewhat noisy and the blue color of the ice looks unnatural and overprocessed. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Amsterdam - Harpist - 0882.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Jorgeroyan - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 07:39, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 07:39, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It is a refreshing nomination concerning the subject and the composition, which is rather eye-catching. I find the crop to the left of the cap unfortunate, which is why I do not support. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:36, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose – I like the moment but find the ~60 degrees tilt distracting, along with the crop issue mentioned by Slaunger --Kreuzschnabel 04:55, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:View from Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala.jpg[edit]

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View from Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala
I know that lens flares are usually not accepted but just checking if the rest of the photo can gain the upper hand. In the worst case, I'm always happy to receive constructive feedbacks. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 01:49, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 01:49, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 06:10, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like the lights and the subject --LivioAndronico talk 06:42, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit wider would have been even better, but still impressive. --DXR (talk) 18:05, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I do not mind the flare. Quite interesting composition and good wow. I think the color noise could be reduced without sacrificing details (as there aren't really that many details). I am wondering if it would work better if you cropped the sky a bit more to follow the rule of thirds? It is pretty, but I am concerned it has too low educational/informational value to be FP. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

This photo was taken from the Pacaya volcano in nearly the west direction (280 degrees) and the alignment of volcanoes is due to be on the Central American Volcanic Arc in the northern portion of this arc (belt) which belongs to Caribbean Plate.(additional information in the photo description) -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 13:36, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Bojnice (Bojnitz) Castle (by Pudelek).jpg[edit]

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Bojnice (Bojnitz) Castle, Slovakia

File:Mikulov (Nikolsburg) - zámek.jpg[edit]

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Mikulov castle, Moravia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Pudelek -- Pudelek (talk) 23:13, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Pudelek (talk) 23:13, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good, but not among our very best IMO. Light a little dull, field of view is so large that the "perspective correction" leads to unfortunate geometrical distortions in the upper corners of the building. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:48, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Slaunger. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:28, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Lophozia silvicola leaf cells.webm[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Optical sectioning of leaf cells of the liverwort Lophozia silvicola, showing chloroplasts (green) and oil bodies (pellucid). The fine-scale movement of the oil bodies is the result of Brownian motion - created by Des Callaghan - uploaded by Des Callaghan - nominated by User:Des Callaghan -- Des Callaghan (talk) 18:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Des Callaghan (talk) 18:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great, I would remove the noise (sound noise) -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 21:34, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thankyou for your support Lauro. The audio is now removed, which was accidentally included beforehand. Des Callaghan
  • I thank you, is good to see details on the cellular scale -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:45, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Paks Margareeta ja Stoltingi torn.jpg[edit]

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Fat Margaret and Stolting tower, defensive towers in the old town of Tallinn
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Fat Margaret and Stolting tower. Created/uploaded/nominated by Ivar (talk) 18:11, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 18:11, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose darkness and shadows are dominating this image and sadly not a high dynamic range --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:37, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:40, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too dark. -- -donald- (talk) 06:13, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:00, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 11:33, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 18:56, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too dark and too many obstructions by trees. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:40, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above. --Chrumps (talk) 13:20, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Grimmia montana.jpg[edit]

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Grimmia montana
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Des Callaghan - The mosses Grimmia montana and Grimmia decipiens on the igneous volcanic rock (trachyte) of Traprain Law, Scotland - uploaded by Des Callaghan - nominated by Des Callaghan (talk) 09:47, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Des Callaghan (talk) 09:47, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Looks a bit overexposed to me (many white details blown), and the lighting is somehow dull and not favourable at all (maybe better with less blue in it to get the colours warmer). I tend to oppose but let’s see if the overexposure can be fixed. --Kreuzschnabel 04:13, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Clipped whites on the right and the focus point is too far (the foreground and the begining of the fist right plant are a bit too much blurred IMO). -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:45, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thankyou for your comments. Yes, I had made an aweful mess of the image processing. Here is now Version 2, which should have better colour and no unbearable clipping. The focus plane (from f11) does indeed mean that the nearer part of the right moss cushion is out of focus, but if I had chosen to keep that area in focus then the middle (further) moss cushion would have been out of focus, which is a more important element of the image. Focus stacking would have been a way around this problem, but that wasn't possible at the time. Maybe next time! Thanks again for your valuable comments. Des Callaghan
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ariefrahman (talk) 07:29, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Schloss Hohenheim 2013 06 dawn panini pan.jpg[edit]

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Schloss Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by me. I used panino as a compromise between curved edges (cylindrical) and far too heavy distortion (rectilinear). — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 08:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 08:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose shadows are disturbing here strongly --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I would have brightened the shadows just a little bit maybe. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:37, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:01, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I looked several times on the photo and finally decided to oppose: Surely, we have very nice light here - the photo transports nice morning mood. Shadows are no general problem for me if they are not on important parts of the main object. In the case here the very strong shadows on the roof and on the left part of the facade are very disturbing. The roof and its structure is imho important. I am also not fully convinced of the perspective. Due to the strong side perspective the left part of the building is overemphasized. If you take a look on the thumb you can get the impression that the edges of the building are slightly curved - I know from own stitchings that this problem is diffucult to avoid but in the case here it is visible due to the clear structure of the building. Probably you can provide some background information regarding shooting time and perspective - I guess centered perspective at 12:00 on the same date had been better. Or in the noon at 15:30 from your shooting position - strong shadows had been avoided. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Wladyslaw, Christian Ferrer, Tuxyso: Thank you for the detailed reviews.
    Regarding the shadows: I wanted to show (as you recognised) the morning mood here, and decided to not shoot the building at a later time to avoid relatively flat and boring light. I agree that the shadow right in the center of the image is not ideal, I have now tried to brighten the shadows in general and this one in particular some more. I think the central section of the roof is also much more visible now. Did this improve the image?
    Regarding the perspective: I also liked that the trees on the right created a shadow on the grass that highlights the position of the building on a hill. A symmetrical shot would not be able to show that, but would of course represent the building itself slightly better. The symmetrical shot I took a little earlier is quite boring in my opinion (apart from quality problems). So I decided to accept the slight curvature here. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 11:20, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
A very little brightening of the shadows will not change a lot the image. A good thing when we bright an image is to increase a bit the saturation (or maybe the vibrance) to keep the nice mood. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 11:26, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I brightened the shadows a lot in the last edit, and did increase saturation a little in the process (even though the thumbnails don't seem to update). — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:20, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Good IMO, thank you. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 16:59, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I prefer your centered image :) A few hours later had been perfect regarding shadows. In your nomination important (symmetrical) characteristics of the building come not out well. --Tuxyso (talk) 11:47, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I guess I'll have to live with that. :) Maybe I should sometimes ignore how much I like the look of morning grass in the Sun. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:20, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose sorry, but for me too distorted and too shadowed. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:29, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 16:50, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Stiftskirche Melk Deckenfresken 01.JPG[edit]

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Total view of the ceiling of Melk Abbey Church with the frescos by Johann Michael Rottmayr (1716-22)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Total view of the ceiling of Melk Abbey Church with the frescos by Johann Michael Rottmayr, painted between 1716 and 1722. Photographed, uploaded, and nominated by Uoaei1 -- Uoaei1 (talk) 06:27, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uoaei1 (talk) 06:27, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I lost my pictures of Melk (and Austria), but I didn't take this one anyway, I think it's well done because it wasn't that easy, big ceiling. --Kadellar (talk) 08:53, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 10:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I respect the technical quality of the photography and the mastery required to architect/paint such a ceiling but I'm not sure how you guys can look at this photo without feeling oppressed? I find the abundant light harassing and the whole being like a spam of details to look at without any exit point for the eyes... I'm feeling trapped inside a maze. I even feel like it's going to fall on my head—I didn't think I would be that sensitive to a bunch of pixels but it litterally gives me difficulties to breathe. And from a more technical point if view, it seems to be a bit blurry. That was the useless point of view from someone who don't know how to appreciate church architecture/painting in general (and even more than that). -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 13:41, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info It is true but I feel good to be able to enjoy every detail of the frescos, especially the upper half portion. It would fall would be a happy death, just a joke (divine grace). -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 22:32, 18 September 2014 (UTC) (whoops unsig)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info My intention was to give an overview of all the ceiling frescos. I understand that viewing the result can be overwhelming, and I feel this effect is stronger in this compact view in one image than standing in the church with about 60 meters length and watching its ceiling. And I suppose that it was the intention of the painter - as a theological message - to show a crowded heaven. If you feel that details are a bit blurred, please keep in mind that the painting itself is intended to be watched from a distance of at least 20 meters (the height of the church). --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:06, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the info! Regarding the blurriness, I actually noticed it on the golden ornaments on each side of the picture—maybe due to a slight movement when taking the photo? (which might easily happen with a 1/2s exposure time, regardless if using a tripod or not) -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 13:59, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Christopher Crouzet: It is a refreshing viewpoint. You are articulating some of the same feelings I get when seeing the photo, although I would not have managed myself to express it like you do here. -- Slaunger (talk) 23:01, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great, and the brightness was nice IMO -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 22:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 11:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice. Great document. It is a bit crowded but if the original work of art is crowded, the photographic rendition should be, too... --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)

File:Jielbeaumadier belle-dame 4 calvi 2009.jpeg[edit]

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Painted Lady butterfly (vanessa cardui) on a flower near the pine forest of Calvi, Corsica.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by, uploaded by, nominated by Jiel (talk) 21:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Noisy, poor detail regarding the small size, crop too tight --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 04:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The idea was good and the composition (apart from the thigh crop), as well, but I think that the problem is also that you got the wrong side of the butterfly, the one in the shadow Poco2 10:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Basel - Basler Münster - Westfassade.jpg[edit]

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Minster of Basel, Switzerland
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 20:42, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 20:42, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 08:50, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Some parts of the image (mainly the sky) seem a little bit flat (lacking in contrast and saturation) but otherwise very well done technically. Diliff (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Quality is good but looking at it I have the impression that spines are leaning out to each side (overcorrected?), the tourists, the roof on the right, the top of the shadow in the middle or the motorbikes are not helping, either, but that could pass. Poco2 11:00, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Color is not beautiful. Picture should not have motorbikes on the left corner. I don't feel anything highlights in this picture. Alphama (talk) 12:40, 18 September 2014 (UTC) [2]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like the quality and the building, but I think that the angle of your photo that is shown on the dewiki article is better and not so extreme (I would definitely support that one). The construction works are also a bit distracting. --DXR (talk) 13:18, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question As a totally novice and in architecture, I'm genuinely wondering where is the wow factor here? The light is flat, the point of view has nothing special, and the building itself with its non-appealing colors is not so sexy visually speaking even though I'm sure it has plenty of merits from an architectural/historical point of view. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 13:54, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I have reworked the image totally and corrected the perspective to avoid the impression of overcorrecting. Now we have also a bit different crop so that the roof on the right edge is not disturbing anymore. Further I have corrected a bit the curves. Kadellar and David: please have a look if you support the image with this changes too. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:18, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, it is better now. --Kadellar (talk) 21:15, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Quality (details) and light are nice, but the composition is imho imbalanced. I wished more space at the front. Usually it looks better to have more space on the front than on the sky part, see for example Thyssen-Krupp-Quartier-Essen-Q1-2013.jpg. Noch mal auf Deutsch: Die Qualität (insbesondere die Details) und das Licht sind sehr gut. Allerdings wirkt die Komposition auf mich unausgewogen. Meist sieht es gefälliger aus, wenn Vorne etwas mehr Platz gelassen wird und nicht identisch mit dem Himmel zugeschnitten wird, s. z.B. Thyssen-Krupp-Quartier-Essen-Q1-2013.jpg. BTW: Questioning voting eligibility in the case of unwanted votes as done above is debatable. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:48, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Dein Vergleichsbild hinkt ein wenig weil im Falle von Thyssen-Krupp der Vordergrund Wasser ist, was mit der Spiegelung einen zusätzlichen fotografischen Mehrwert schafft, was im Falle des Münstersplatzes mit seinem Kopfsteinpflaster nicht der Fall ist. Ich lasse generell auch gerne Raum, habe mich aber hier zu diesem Beschnitt entschieden weil der vordere Teil des Platzes im Schatten liegt, keinen informativen Mehrwert hat und nach meinem subjektiven Empfinden der Bildkomposition nicht dient. Aber generell habe ich genug Reserve diverse Beschnitte zu machen. Erschwertend kommt hier hinzu: dadurch dass man aufgrund der Bebauung links und rechts stark limitiert ist würde bei noch mehr Vordergrund das Bild ein unüblich hohes Format erhalten. --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:54, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Ich verstehe deine Argumentation. Um zu beurteilen, ob ein weiterer Beschnitt vorne evtl. doch besser ist, bräuche man in der Tat ein Vergleichsbild. --Tuxyso (talk) 09:21, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
In der Versionsgeschichte der Bilddatei findest du die Vorversion mit mehr Sicht auf den Platz. Generell habe ich noch deutlich mehr Reserven (mein Originalbild auf dem Rechner hat über 280 Megapixel) aber es zeigt eben nur schattigen Platz, immerhin ohne Passanten oder irgendwelchen Objekten. --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:25, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I prefer the version with more space at the front. I guess you also had problems with surronding building on your current nom, didn't you? Have stamped out something (a good idea here)? Probably you can add {{Photo}}-template and {{Panorama}}-template and add some background information to your shooting technique. Number of images, panoramic hardware (I guess you used a pano head here), focal length of the single shots, panoramic software, for an example see File:Panorama Egmond aan Zee Leuchtturm 2014.jpg. --Tuxyso (talk) 09:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I promoted it on QIC, but as I see this was a different version. The resolution of the current one is much higher, yet there seem to be some perspective issues now which wasn't the case in the previous version. That was technically correct, very sharp and with a resolution I still cannot produce, but without unnecessarily bloated size like now. I prefer the previous version. --A.Savin 09:18, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
A higher resolution creats a higher file size. We have here perspective issues? Can you explain. This image is still very sharp IMO but I have no problem whith downsizing --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:22, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I agree: it looks curious, but it is a single shoot (this image is a single shot) and definitly NO stitching error.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Perspective issues, church towers are not vertical, one stitching error (note added), retouching marks on the right. --Ivar (talk) 11:11, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
The question is: what is better: the impression of overcorrecting perspective or acceptable incorrectnes of vertical and horizontal lines? The minor stitching error and marks are corrected easily. I guess I start a 2nd candidate. --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Limburg Cathedral, Nave 20140917 1.jpg[edit]

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Nave of Limburg Cathedral
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info c/u/n by me, -- DXR (talk) 19:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The nave of Limburg Cathedral, usual technique. Unfortunately my position was not quite centered (small differences of a few cm become apparent if you take panos), but I still think that the result is quite pleasing. The cathedral was crowded most of the time and so I had to be very quick to get an image without major ghosts etc.-- DXR (talk) 19:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Haha, you're experiencing all the problems I have with my panoramas, I see. Yeah, it only takes a few cm of misalignment and things like arches lose their apparent symmetry. And of course creating the illusion of an empty cathedral by being selective about when you take each frame... I usually try to wait until everyone is out of the image, but it's not always possible. I've learned to be patient though. At least, I appear patient, but I'm throwing daggers at them in my head. ;-) Diliff (talk) 20:09, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Yeah, it's driving me mad and often enough, the benches are not a very good indication either. Personally, I don't mind people sitting in the benches since most actually pray/meditate, which of course is the main purpose of a church. Those who wander about aimlessly are far more dangerous ;-). --DXR (talk) 20:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
        • True. I've just spent a week in Lithuania and one of the churches in Vilnius was full of brainless tourists. I don't expect people to always avoid walking in front of my camera (since it takes 5-10 minutes to shoot a full panorama), but these people were just standing right in front of the camera all the time. They could stand anywhere, but they didn't care that they were ruining my photos. It took 45 minutes of waiting to complete one panorama. Grrr! Anyway, I finally got it, and it was a really beautiful baroque church so maybe you'll see it here in a few weeks. :-) Diliff (talk) 21:02, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Could very easily have been one of my photos. It has all the same signatures... Diliff (talk) 20:09, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support even the same lense like Diliff :) --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:47, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:04, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 08:35, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 08:50, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support because of the missing symmetry but also the subject itself, pretty, but not an outstanding motif Poco2 11:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice! Great quality!! --mathias K 06:23, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--ArildV (talk) 10:41, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 19:05, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:11, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Cayambe, your support is much appreciated, but twice is a bit too much ;-) --DXR (talk) 19:39, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok,thanks for noticing :-) --Cayambe (talk) 12:13, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:31, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 19:32, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Allébron September 2014.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by ArildV - uploaded by ArildV| - nominated by Villy Fink Isaksen -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really creatively and very successful -- Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 19:10, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain as creator. Thank you Villy!--ArildV (talk) 20:07, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 20:55, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose Beautiful and striking as it is, I still cannot tell just from looking at it what it's supposed to be a picture of (I know, I read the description, and it's a tram ... but still), and I am further missing any idea of its encyclopedic value, save perhaps to illustrate some concept in visual aesthetics. Daniel Case (talk) 21:02, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Daniel Case, this is not en:wp. There is no requirement on Commons FP for "encyclopaedic" value (i.e. for it to be suitable to illustrate an article). There is a core "educational" requirment for material on Commons but this is very loosely interpreted. Outside of an encyclopaedia, educational media (web sites, magazines, books) require images to catch the readers eye (eye candy), to break up large slabs of text (giving the eye/mind a rest) and to engage more senses and parts of the mind than just those processing text/language. This isn't just gratuitous decoration, but actually helps the reader/learning experience. Many of those images are not standard encyclopeadic shots of "something" but may simply be lovely images with a loose connection to the subject. One may remember a fact supplied alongside a memorable image far better than if presented in plain text. The fact that this image is real, rather than just some Photoshop montage, is valuable. -- Colin (talk) 09:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
      • So, you couldn't figure out what it was supposed to be either without looking at the description? Face-smile.svg Daniel Case (talk) 13:24, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree with Colin. About encyclopedic value, the picture could easily be used in these articles: Motion blur, Long-exposure photography and may be in Fine-art photography. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 11:36, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
        • To be honest, though, I don't think the argument that an image has EV due to the photographic technique used (or photographic mistake, even) is particularly compelling for Commons. And I'm less keen on extremely contrived images such as the Picture Of The Year lightbulbs (but I'm clearly in the minority on those!) -- Colin (talk) 12:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Daniel Case -- Jiel (talk) 21:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support fantastic --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:05, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Love it. --Kadellar (talk) 08:48, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wonderful. More like this please. Let's celebrate creativity, not stifle it. -- Colin (talk) 09:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Colin --DXR (talk) 09:19, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really inspiring! Poco2 11:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 08:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong Symbol support vote.svg Support Fantastic!! Intriguing, conceptual, thought-provoking... The fact that one's mind has to make an effort to understand the image is a plus, not a minus. A cubist tram.... :-) --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Maire (talk) 11:19, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I somewhat agree with Daniel Case, but well... the image is just so great and there definetly is some use for it :) Kruusamägi (talk) 21:55, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Sedov (ship, 1921) and Kruzenshtern (ship, 1926), Sète, France.jpg[edit]

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Sedov (ship, 1921) and Kruzenshtern (ship, 1926)

Category proposed : Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Previously nominate. But the image is so different after reworking that I give it a second chance. I hope that the new edition will lead to you forget the backgound issues of the first nomination. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:38, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support nice ! -- Jiel (talk) 21:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As much as I'm a fan of the soft golden hour and the overall composition, it simply doesn't work here. The boat is extremely rich visually with a lot of little details here and there that get entirely lost with the overly complex background. Even the overall silouhette of the boat is not necessarily easy to grasp depending on the resolution of the image being looked at. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 14:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Too dark overall. If the whites would be blown out by increasing the exposure, then you can do some selective lightening that preserves the highlights. --King of ♠ 08:28, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Jiel, Christopher Crouzet, King of Hearts
✓ Done Less dark, thanks. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 11:01, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I think the contrast is a little too high now. Perhaps the whites should not be so bright. --King of ♠ 02:08, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done King of Hearts, new version, but it is a fact that the whites on the boat are a bit clipped and I can't do much more...however the image is improved, thank you for you useful help. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:43, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Rynek Starego Miasta - 01.jpg[edit]

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Mermaid at the centre of the Old Town Market Square, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Mermaid (symbol of the city) at the centre of the Old Town Market Square of Warsaw, Poland. It is impossible to have all facades vertical, because they're not perfectly straight. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Kadellar (talk) 13:05, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kadellar (talk) 13:05, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Maire (talk) 16:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC) Nice pic, though I'd advise renaming the file to sth that includes the name of the city. The current file name might actually refer to numerous places in Poland. Maire (talk) 16:30, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, I should have probably added "w Warszawie", but I think it's not so necessary now because it's written on the description, thanks for the review (and the nomination!) --Kadellar (talk) 08:40, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Motive and light is nice, but I cannot really make friends with the centered composition. The direction of view of the statue implies imho a decentered composition where the statue is set more to the left. --Tuxyso (talk) 16:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Centered composition is what a wanted here, as if the mermaid was leading the city; thanks for your comments, I understand your point of view. --Kadellar (talk) 08:40, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agree though with Tuxyso, a special place for me btw, Poco2 11:05, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very charged visually—the statue would have been more nicely highlighted if it was detached from the background through a depth of field. The composition is not optimal neither. I know that the concrete block supporting the statue is not the sexiest but the lower crop gives the feeling that a bit of the statue itself is missing. I maybe would have tried to put some more space on the top as well to make the picture breathe. Now, would have it better with a portrait format to follow the vertical line of the subject? Even if the previous points were improved, I don't think it would have been enough to bring me a wow—it's just a normal photo of a statue, took from a normal point of view like millions must have done before. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 14:44, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Most pictures here have been taken before by someone else, and even better. Check the category in Commons and you'll see this one is different from all the rest. --Kadellar (talk) 19:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • You're right, it's indeed a different angle of view than the others photos in the same category. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 19:45, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • You say that as if it was strictly forbidden. --Kadellar (talk) 19:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
It is not a requirement, however, it is good practice. IMHO --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 19:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:01, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This juxtaposition doesn't work for me, sorry. Also, centered composition. --King of ♠ 08:27, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Gran Vía - 01.jpg[edit]

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Gran Vía Street, Madrid, Spain.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Gran Vía Street (Madrid, Spain) is one of the main streets of the city. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Kadellar (talk) 13:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kadellar (talk) 13:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:19, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ariadacapo (talk) 10:08, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per QIC, really nice. Where were you standing? Poco2 11:06, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I thought you would know. It is El Corte Inglés, 9th floor, write it down for your next visit! --Kadellar (talk) 11:29, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Hehe, I was wondering too about where you were standing :-) Jiel (talk) 20:06, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I would have preferred an horizontal image like this to avoid the cut bulding and it's shadows in foreground. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 04:34, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • There are two reasons for this composition: I couldn't take the one you say (it is a kind of restaurant, and only one table has those views, it was occupied for veeery long, when I thought they were about to go, they just bought two more bottles of champagne); I also think a vertical composition gives more sense of depth and distance. Actually what I wanted to do is taking your picture, including the building at right, in a vertical composition, but I don't know if it is possible. Thanks for your comment anyway. --Kadellar (talk) 10:25, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agreed, a vertical composition is better, gives more depth. I would have liked less strong shadows, and a slightly more saturated sky... Is that restaurant open at dusk? :-) --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Yes, I think so, until midnight. Thanks for the review. --Kadellar (talk) 11:53, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --///EuroCarGT 20:49, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice view, but I think the wow is too low, primarily due to the midday light and strong shadows. Sorry. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:47, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Alcazaba 1, Almeria, Spain.jpg[edit]

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Alcazaba of Almeria
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 19:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The Alcazaba (meaning : the fortress in arab) and part of city walls, from San Cristobal hill, Almería, Spain. Alboran Sea in background.-- Jebulon (talk) 19:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good work --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:35, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting view. --Kadellar (talk) 12:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Maire (talk) 16:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It looked a bit boring at the first glance (thumb) but it is really nice in full monitor width and/or 100% view. Nice work (composition, light, motive). --Tuxyso (talk) 16:26, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I agree with Tuxyso. Nice work, perhaps a bit tight in the lower right corner. --DXR (talk) 20:01, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:19, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 04:30, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but for me it looks slightly tilted, probably because of the coast line in the background. --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:31, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Tuxyso --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Slight tilt in cw direction? Poco2 11:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for support. See Uoaei's comment for explanation: there is no "free" horizon, but a coast line in the background.--Jebulon (talk) 21:40, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 15:33, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 18:23, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:50, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2013 Longines Global Champions - Lausanne - 14-09-2013 - Kara Chad et Alberto II 2.jpg[edit]

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2013 Longines Global Champions - Lausanne - 14-09-2013 - Kara Chad et Alberto II
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Pleclown - uploaded by Pleclown - nominated by Pleclown -- Pleclown (talk) 12:09, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kara Chad and Alberto II during the CSI2* Final 1.45 m at the 2013 Longines Global Champions Lausanne event on the 14th of september 2013 (Renomination as the first one was cancelled due to the two active nominations restriction) -- Pleclown (talk) 12:09, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment One man, two votes, Pleclown :) --Tuxyso (talk) 12:13, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    I don't see what you're talking about :) (c/c error) Pleclown (talk) 12:15, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KTC (talk) 08:08, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ArionEstar (talk) 15:49, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Junge Silbermöve im Flug bei Texel 02 2014.jpg, featured[edit]

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Juvenile European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in fast flight
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Juvenile European herring gull (Larus argentatus) in fast flight
    all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 22:44, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 22:44, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- H. Krisp (talk) 06:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 11:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impressively high-resolution image for a bird -- many of our bird-in-flight FPs are much lower than this. -- Colin (talk) 12:09, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Colin. Jee 12:40, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Colin -Pugilist (talk) 13:57, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support also per Colin. Nicely captured. Diliff (talk) 14:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hockei (talk) 15:26, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Arcalino (talk) 16:07, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Do you have another frame where the nictitating membrane is not half closed? --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:12, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Up to now I did not know what the nictitating membrane is :) Unfortunately I have no other (sharp) photo where the eyes are sufficiently visible. With the bird here the nictitating membrane is imho quite transparent thus the eyes are still quite visible - with a lot of other in-flight shots you often only see a pure black eye socket. --Tuxyso (talk) 19:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:30, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 19:07, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --57.250.245.249 19:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC) IP voting invalid. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support perfect! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not bad! :P Congratulations!! --Kadellar (talk) 12:41, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice photo and, as Colin mentioned, impressively large res. --DXR (talk) 20:23, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great image -- Jiel (talk) 21:19, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow and great accomplishment. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:52, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 02:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, especially given Colin's observation. Daniel Case (talk) 04:16, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice servo focus feature and moment Poco2 11:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 18:23, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --King of ♠ 08:25, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Confirmed results:
Result: 21 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
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File:Geranoaetus melanoleucus, Hawk Conservancy.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Lewis Hulbert -- Lewis Hulbert (talk) 16:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Lewis Hulbert (talk) 16:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad but too noisy considering the small size. There’s a focus problem too, the plumage on the neck being distinctly sharper than the face. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 04:12, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
I can probably remove the noise by reworking it, I never applied any noise removal. Would the sharpness alone still be too much of an issue? --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 06:20, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too dark, unfortunate light. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:13, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info reworked the image from RAW, I don't know if that's any better. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 23:08, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Definitely better than before, I strike my opposing vote. But the quality reaches imho no FP bar compared to other bird of prey --Tuxyso (talk) 16:32, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Turbinhuset September 2014 04.jpg[edit]

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Historic turbine house
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Historic turbine house in Västerås, Sweden. This small hydro power built 1891 plant is probably one of the most important buildings in the history of Västerås. In the neighboring town of Arboga was an electric company who was looking for opportunities to expand. To get the company to move to Västerås the Västerås municipality put up with land, capital, and electric power. Västerås Municipality built the turbine house and and rented it out to the company. In 1891 the company moved and changed its name to ASEA (today the ABB Group and soon grew into a multinational empire and Västerås grew into the fifth largest city in Sweden. ASEA rented the building until 1902. (when Sweden had already started to build huge hydroelectric plant in northern Sweden, of course, with technology from ASEA). The building is now a museum, located in the very center between the castle and the City Hall. I really like the early autumn light and the beautiful colors here, the composition is also chosen to include only the older buildings.
  • Created, uploaded and nominated by -- ArildV (talk) 13:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 13:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Too much in shade. I'd like to see more of the water on the right and less of the grassy slope (I appreciate this may no be practical without being in the water). Btw, why is the roof so flat and the eaves stick out so far? It looks like someone has taken a taller building and squashed it. -- Colin (talk) 12:30, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I understand your point Colin although I personally think that the tree shadow on the facade is beautiful. Regarding the architecture; the architect is unknown. The house has been described as a stylish mixture of Gothic and Neo-classical styles. The municipality wanted a representative building of course, located next to the historic medieval castle. A local national romantic architect interested in history (but not necessarily very knowledgeable) maybe?--ArildV (talk) 12:57, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support the foliage at top left is more disturbing than the shadow IMO; beautiful indeed. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:50, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Colin; the shade is very distracting. Daniel Case (talk) 21:03, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:20, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, ArildV, but the shadow kills it for me too. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support we can't have light without shadows, main parts of the objects are not in shadow but are shown in good lighting conditions and the parts which are in shadows are clearly visible and not disturbing. The shadow-yelling is getting me s.th. on my nerves. --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose pity, a shadow image. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:49, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Schwetzingen BW 2014-07-22 17-04-02.jpg[edit]

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Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Schwetzingen castle, colonnade of the "mosque"
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by -- Berthold Werner (talk) 10:46, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 10:46, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The image lacks detail but this is compensated by the great composition and colors, good job! Poco2 11:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Guter Blick für eine ganz besondere Perspektive. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem gelungenen Foto! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:24, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bottom part is very unsharp, cobblesones look washed. --Mile (talk) 15:08, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tolle Komposition mit guter Nutzung wiederholter Elemente. Level of detail and sharpness is not very good, but with Poco. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:15, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image lacks detail and this is not compensated by the great composition and colors. Tourists are disturbing. And per Mile. Sorry.--Jebulon (talk) 07:54, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose lacking quality/sharpness is not acceptable for a FP, particularly for such more or less easy objects --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:13, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 11:03, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Arcalino (talk) 16:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Maybe focus should have been on the first arch to avoid the unfocused cobblestones on the foreground, but I think it is good enough as it is. --Kadellar (talk) 12:43, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above -- Jiel (talk</99span>) 21:26, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, it lacks clarity and sharpness imo, and I don't find the subject to be too striking. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 08:30, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Soft, but I like it a lot --Uoaei1 (talk) 16:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 08:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose die Bildqualität ist nicht OK, leider zu unscharf. Ansonsten ein tolles Bild! --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:48, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Huge wow and great composition. Unfortunately, it cannot quite mitigate for the rather poor image quality in my opinion. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:56, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support - soft, but great composition --Pudelek (talk) 11:02, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Refugio Militar Capitan Cobo - Pico Veleta - Sierra Nevada - 2014-08-07.jpg[edit]

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Refugio militar Capitán Cobo
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Slaunger -- Slaunger (talk) 06:21, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Refugio militar Capitán Cobo are barracks used by the Special Operations Command of Spain (Mando de Operaciones Especiales) for high altitude training. The barracks are located at an altitude of 2550 m in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The road A-395 in front shows the last public section of the 38 km long access road from Granada leading to Pico del Veleta, the second highest mountain in Sierra Nevada (3394 m). This is also the highest paved road in Europe. A special thanks to Jebulon for showing me this place, and many thanks to Kadellar and Poco a poco for figuring out what was the purpose of the building. For quite some time, I thought it was a youth hostel, LOL! Smile. -- Slaunger (talk) 06:21, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 06:21, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • some parts of the building are good and sharp, others are soft and not really sharp. what has happend here? --Wladyslaw (talk) 07:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Wladyslaw: It is a stitch of four images. My kit lenses are not as good as I would like, and they produce soft results at image borders for certain focal lengths and apertures. (A prime lens is on my wish list). That results in an uneven image quality. The pic is close to 15 Mpixels, and I think the pixel quality is sufficient for FP given the pixelage. -- Slaunger (talk) 07:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
      • I am in the process of restitching, and I notice that the ueven sharpness is due to not all images having perfect focus. Luckily, there is a big overlap between images, and by using masking in PTGui, I can see that I can achieve a better technical result (and I should stop blaming my glass all the time, it is actually not that bad, when used correctly). -- Slaunger (talk) 21:31, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I like it very much and was ready to support but I got a bit disappointed by the fact that reading the "Todo por la Patria" is pretty annoying. Is there a way to combine those 4 frames to fix it? Poco2 11:20, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @Poco a poco: I understand what you say, (I think). The first time I zoomed in I also thought: what an ugly stitching/blending error! Until I realized that the letters are suspended in a frame with space to the wall behind. And since the setting sun is coming in from quite an angle (thus the nice light elsewhere), the shadows gives the impression of ghost letters. See also the 'other version' linked to from the file page, which is a normal single shot photo. I think it would be wrong to clone put the shadows. Don't you agree?-- Slaunger (talk) 17:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Jebulon has pointed out a stitching error on the file page. I would like to try and make a complete rework this evening, since I have acquired Lightroom since I made this stitch, and I would like to try my new LR plus PTGui workflow on this. --Slaunger (talk) 17:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Taxiarchos228:, Poco a poco, Jebulon. I have reworked the image completely in a Lightroom + PTGui workflow. Two (upper right and lower left) of four sources images are not perfectly sharp. Using masking in PTGui, the use of these images is now minimized, the three texts are now entirely clear. There is still some residual softness in lower left and upper right corners. I think it is not so bad, but understand if you find it unacceptable for FP. I did not quite get the same white balance in this process and have ended up with slightly more vivid colors of the roof and a darker sky, to be honest I am not sure, which one is closest to the truth. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:44, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not quite sure it is FP overall, but wow that was a massive improvement in quality, well done! --DXR (talk) 05:23, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support FP to me Poco2 07:31, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment small error(s) - a note i s addede. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 10:39, 16 September 2014 (UTC) I must have had a look at an old cached, sorry, the note i deleted. Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 13:06, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Far much better, once old cache eliminated. You are not far from truth regarding the light if I remember well.--Jebulon (talk) 16:38, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the light and the composition very much. --Kadellar (talk) 12:45, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I preferred the colors of the previous versions, but FP anyway IMHO -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:33, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Symbol support vote.svg Support I really like the composition, the lightning, the soft colors, and it might possibly be atypical enough to be a wow. I note some weird blurriness on the stones below the sign "refugio militar", is it due to the sitching? -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 15:03, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @Christopher Crouzet:: Thanks for your positive comments and also your observation about blurriness. I agree there is softness under that sign. If you read some lines above, I think I have also acknowledged this problem in my newest revision and explained the origin: It is not due to the stitch in itself, but is caused by the fact that not all source images have perfect focus. In the newest revision I have tried to minimize the presence of these soft areas, but they are not entirely gone, and it annoys me too. I had chosen autofocus, but should have gone for manual focus instead. -- Slaunger (talk) 19:01, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I didn't read all the comments in depth, my bad. I find the picture more interesting than many other featured buildings out there, so no reasons to oppose. Thanks for your efforts! -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 19:35, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, Christopher Crouzet you did not oppose, but voted neutral, which was very understandable given the actual quality issue you have observed. But I am of course happy you have chosen to reconsider and change to support. Thanks! - Slaunger (talk) 19:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed, I meant to say “no reason to not support”! :) -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 19:56, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Building 54 CEF Ottawa.jpg[edit]

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The Heritage House (Building 54) at Central Experimantal Farm in Ottawa, this is a National Historic Place of Canada
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The rear view of Heritage House (Building 54) at Central Experimantal Farm in Ottawa. It's built in the Queen Anne Revival style and used to be a home for senior farm staff. This building is a National Historic Place of Canada.

If you have ideas or advice, how to make it better, I'm happy to hear about it. Created by MB-one - uploaded by MB-one - nominated by MB-one -- MB-one (talk) 02:59, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's a nice subject, but the trees in the background are too dark to make the difference between the house and the background. Try at another daylight. -- -donald- (talk) 06:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. I like the image, but a new image with -donald-'s suggestion might be better. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 16:29, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the advice. I reworked the shadows to achieve better contrast between trees and building. --MB-one (talk) 18:27, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
That looks better imo, struck out weak. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 19:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Important parts of the building are in shadow. IMHO that not really helps for a good overall impression of the photo. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The picture has a great atmosphere -- Jiel (talk) 21:31, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Nysa, Bazylika św. Jakuba i św. Agnieszki, witraż.jpg[edit]

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File:Baños Romanos, Bath, Inglaterra, 2014-08-12, DD 39-41 HDR.JPG[edit]

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View of the Great Bath, part of the Roman Baths complex, a site of historical interest in the city of Bath, England. The baths, based on the local hot springs, were built during the Roman occupation of Britain and has become a major touristic site.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info View of the Great Bath, part of the Roman Baths complex, a site of historical interest in the city of Bath, England. The baths, based on the local hot springs, were built during the Roman occupation of Britain and has become a major touristic site. Note that this picture is a HDR needed to increase the range due to tricky lighting conditions. All by me, Poco2 21:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 21:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I'm not sure if I like this angle that much as the water loses its colour because of the reflections, but it's well captured. Especially as you managed to get a view of it without any tourists in the view! Amazing. I've been there 3 or 4 times now and it's always been extremely crowded. Is the timestamp correct or did you forget to change it when you were in the UK? :-) I didn't know it was open so late. Diliff (talk) 05:55, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    The time stamp is correct. There were a bunch of tourists, but probably very few in comparison to the normal visiting hours, since nobody expects that it's open then. We also got late to Bath and were surprised that you could get in until 9 pm and stay until 10 pm! as you can see here. The problem about going late is the lighting combined with the fact that they will not let you use a tripod, so you have to be imaginative about how to solve that :) Regarding the POV I have to say that before getting there the shot from this angle was my favourite and after taking photographs everywhere in the site I think that I was not mistaken. Poco2 08:26, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for letting me know. I prefer the view from the upper level because the Georgian side of the baths and of course the Abbey is visible (I think it adds to the atmosphere), but fair enough. :-) Your image shows a better perspective of the Roman side. I've seen some really lovely images of steam coming off the water (I guess taken in colder weather) which is also great for the atmosphere. Diliff (talk) 08:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
    Well, in this shot my intention was to show the Roman Baths as far as I can show them the way the used to be, without having any other architectural elements built 1000 years later (like the abbey). The combination of the abbey and the baths is also nice and for that I have different pictures, but here I wanted to keep it roman, show lots of water as symbol of the bath and play with the reflexion. I am convinced that the place has lots of potential for great shots like the one you mention with steam. I will probably have to come back for that and at the same time I encourage everybody to visit Bath, the city, not only the Baths, is amazing and full of interesting spots to capture. Poco2 10:26, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment First of all category has to be corrected ;-) --Berthold Werner (talk) 06:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    ✓ Done, thanks for the hint! Poco2 08:26, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 09:09, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition and colors. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Arcalino (talk) 16:54, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 19:00, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 08:27, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Probably the best pic of the series. --Kadellar (talk) 12:48, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Maire (talk) 16:19, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:32, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good --· Favalli ⟡ 02:17, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose visible unsharpness on both sides of the image, the colours look very strange and washed out to me, for me n.th. outstanding --Wladyslaw (talk) 04:41, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support not 100% symetric, but ok. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:44, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
    I made a slight crop on the left to improve symmetry Poco2 10:57, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:View of Angers on the Maine river from the castle.jpg[edit]

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View of Angers on the river Maine in France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Moroder - uploaded by Moroder - nominated by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:01, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 22:01, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 22:09, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • nice view, but not really sharp --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose due to the lack of sharpness which could not be compensated with a stricking composition (the wall in the foreground is disturbing). I wonder whether it would have been possible to the picture further to the left to have a better view of the river and even show a nicer perspective a bit for of the scenery on the left Poco2 11:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • There Is nothing wrong with the sharpness of the photo even if you can't read the number plates of the cars. Technically speaking there is no blur, the focus is correct the aperture is good (f/9), the exposition time is 1//500. I can't comment on the composition, mostly a matter of taste--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 21:06, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Sorry Wolfgang, but I agree with Wladyslaw. It may not be a focus problem but it’s so soft for its 12 mpix I wouldn’t even call it a QI. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 04:19, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Et plus que l'air marin la douceur angevine (Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560). Yes, but too soft for me too.--Jebulon (talk) 16:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I might be a bad looser but u are pixel nerds ;-))

--Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 20:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:32, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Acqueduct arch, Alcazaba gardens, Almeria, Spain.jpg[edit]

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arch, alcazaba gardens, Almeria, Spain
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 16:33, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In the gardens of the Alcazaba of Almeria, Andalusia, Spain. The arch is a remain of an ancient arab aqueduct-- Jebulon (talk) 16:33, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Seems underexposed, and I really am not excited by the composition. Daniel Case (talk) 19:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose With Daniel. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose maybe I have missed s.th, but this is a partial visibel ordinary gate covered with plants and grass, see n.th. special in the object or composition. --Wladyslaw (talk) 08:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
    • @ Tuxyso: Clin --Jebulon (talk) 13:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Jebulon: may you comment also the other oppose-votings or am I s.th. very special? --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
        • The question is to answer it. But you are s.b., not s.th. --Jebulon (talk) 15:55, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
          • you seem to need some coaching: please make a difference between "to be s.th. special," but: "to be s.b." thx --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:30, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. Certainly a nicde moment having been captured but the pic is by no means outstanding. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 10:44, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 11:06, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Tallinn Toompea Upper Old Town 2013.jpg[edit]

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Tallinn Toompea Upper Old Town
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created/uploaded/nominated by Ivar (talk) 19:47, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 19:47, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 20:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 07:58, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:12, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:33, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Northamerica1000 (talk) 14:02, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love that this is a moonrise photo. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 19:19, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pugilist (talk) 19:29, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 19:47, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Xicotencatl (talk) 22:30, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice POV of the old town. Looking at it I almost have the impression that it is in the middle of a forest isolated of the civilization Poco2 11:25, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very nice light, good view, high quality. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 13:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose "The composition isn't very compelling, with the tree obscuring the most interesting part of the scene." Jee 02:57, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 08:25, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beautiful! --Kadellar (talk) 12:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 21:33, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:40, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support just wow. Kruusamägi (talk) 21:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

File:GandM Purist-Grace match cricket balls.jpg[edit]

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GandM Purist-Grace match cricket balls.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Jastrow - uploaded by Jastrow - nominated by kasir -- Kasir (talk) 18:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kasir (talk) 18:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Perfectly executed image, a great illustration of the particularities of these balls. Ariadacapo (talk) 08:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - High quality, nice composition and a useful image. Pugilist (talk) 09:49, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 04:20, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Wow, a French photographer taking photos of a cricket ball? I've never seen such a crazy thing. ;-) Diliff (talk) 09:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nikhil B (talk) 01:50, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Panorama Egmond aan Zee Leuchtturm 2014.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view over Egmond aan Zee with J.C.J. van Speijk lighthouse
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 14:26, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 14:26, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very nice stitch and very impressive resolution and overall quality. The Leuchtturm is leaning a bit to the right. Is it leaning in reality also? (difficult to find good vertical alignment points on the conically shaped mast). -- Slaunger (talk) 14:38, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    • IMHO OK as it is. If you draw a vertical line through the red top the line reaches exactly the middle of the lighthouse. I've vertically aligned to the buildings at the background and the pano head was perfectly adjusted. --Tuxyso (talk) 14:43, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Weird, it does not reach the exact middle on my monitor.Smile First I got, an impression of leaning by just seeing it in thumb. Then I thought it could be some kind of perceived leaning, so I checked by panning over an approximate 50% view and look at the edges of the base of the tower and where the corresponding vertical lines intersected the top. The intersection points are not symmetrical, which I think they should be. I will try to indicate with an annotation, although it is hard to get sufficient precision in drawing the box. -- Slaunger (talk) 14:49, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree that the remaining building like the church have very good vertical alignment, but the lighthouse protudes much higher and it is really not possible to properly insert vertical alignment points as there are no vertical lines in the lighthouse to align with, and it is my experience that this can easily lead to extrapolation errors although the base align well vertically. Its difficult, its difficult. -- Slaunger (talk) 14:59, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
        • Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed, Slaunger. It took me a lot of time but you had been right, something was wrong there. The problem is that near the light house there are only very few (and short) vertical lines in the background. The solution was to manually add a vertical line with manually estimated coordinates (without having such a long vertical line there). IMHO it is better now, please take another look. --Tuxyso (talk) 21:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
          • Symbol support vote.svg Support Well done! I send you a mail shortly after my initial comment offering to send a crop showing it, but you found out yourself. It was subtle to see, I agree.-- Slaunger (talk) 21:17, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very little barrel distortion, the sea at the edges is at a higher elevation. I agree that the lighthouse seems leaning. But all the others verticals are straight, so for me it is leaning in reality. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:27, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not sure if it is barrel distortion, but I have now fixed the sea level at both sides. Please take another look, Christian (if you have time) and give me a feedback if the elevation issued is fixed for you. --Tuxyso (talk) 21:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
At full resolution I moved the cursor of the window from a side to the other : The sea at right is straight but is higher than the sea of the left. The level of the sea at left is more straight than the first version but is always a bit leaning especially near the land. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 06:12, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done It had been only a few pixels, Christian - should now finally corrected. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:18, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Perfectly straight, however the right is always a bit higher than the left... -- Christian Ferrer Talk 07:54, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
IMHO only pixels, with regard to the size of the pano neglectable. Probably a rounding error in Hugin :) --Tuxyso (talk) 08:05, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 20:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Something I forgot to ask, when I got distracted by the lighthouse leaning, which is now fixed... The sky alternates between blue and more white: Did you use a polarization filter? -- Slaunger (talk) 08:21, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Slaunger, using a polarizing filter with Panos is a no-go. If you take a look on the EXIF data you can see that the angle of view is very wide - about 270° - the setting sun is left to the left edge, and right to the right edge thus this is the explanation for the alternating brightness. Exposure time was identical with all shots, light situation did not change during the shot. The brighter areas in the middle are imho due to the opposing sun. Don't expect a 100% homogeneous sky with such a wide view. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:27, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
      • (ec) I agree completely. I had actually looked for FOV information but overlooked it in the EXIF. I just wanted to be sure it was not due to using a polarization filter as that could have given such an effect with smaller FOV. With a FOV of 270° the effect as shown here is as expected and is unavoidable. -- Slaunger (talk) 08:34, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
      • (EC) Add: If you take a look on this 360° pano by Böhringer you can observe a similiar effect: You have two bright spots: The direct sun (and the areas around there) and a brighter area exactly opposed to the direct sun (180° to the direct sun). In my pano the brighter areas around the direct sun are visible at the left and right border, the area 180° from the direct sun is visible in the middle of my pano. All in all I see no problem there. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:39, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
so ist es --Böhringer (talk) 19:45, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 13:04, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:28, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 19:21, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Böhringer (talk) 19:45, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Frankly, I'm sorry but I'm not sure this ordinary (IMO) landscape deserves a so huge work. The technical performance is probably very high, but I feel no wow in any way (and I prefer remain silent about sharpness...).--Jebulon (talk) 20:08, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Every motive deserves huge work, but time is often limited, Jebulon. If you are on vacation you can take the time, wait for golden hour light and make a highres pano of an (imho) not ordinary landscape. BTW: A panorama of a similiar position with overexposed sky and bad light was sold in the local shops for 300 euros :) Now a much better pano is freely available. Isn't it a benefit? I do not understand your last sentence: "and I prefer remain silent about sharpness". If you see seriously problems with sharpness I can answer: The pano shown here is an unscaled (!!) sensor resolution version - imho the optical performance of the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 I've used here is impressive. Normally panoramic views (also all of my former panos) are normally downscaled (default setting in Hugin is e.g. 70%) thus they look surely sharper at 100% view. --Tuxyso (talk) 20:43, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Tuxyso, I think, on sharpness, that Jebulon's comment is saying he would prefer not to engage in yet another FPC discussion over "pixel-peeping" reviews and whether to downsize for FP. Let's agree to disagree on that one and move on. [but I agree with you that the picture is impressively sharp for a non-downscaled pano] -- Colin (talk) 12:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
        • Thanks, Colin, got the point now. --Tuxyso (talk) 12:08, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
          • Thanks, Colin, that is exactly what I meant (sorry Tuxyso for the misunderstanding, actualy this part of my comment was not for you)--Jebulon (talk) 13:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 22:29, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --· Favalli ⟡ 00:26, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 11:40, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose n.th. featureable --Wladyslaw (talk) 07:39, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Colin (talk) 12:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laitche (talk) 13:50, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent. Alphama (talk) 15:31, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:39, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Lüdinghausen, Burg Lüdinghausen -- 2014 -- 5502.jpg[edit]

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Burg Lüdinghausen in Lüdinghausen (Germany) at the blue hour
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by XRay - uploaded by XRay - nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 06:14, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 06:14, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very nice composition and sky. The photo appears to be exposure fused from more than one image as there are ghosts on the right hand side from vegetation being placed differently in different captures. Also, the glare from the sidelamps on the path to the building are disturbing, sorry. --Slaunger (talk) 09:50, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your review. A small remark: It's a tone mapped image from a HDR image. IMO it's nearly impossible to take a HDR image of branches in the nature without movements. But the branches are not illuminated and IMO they are not disturbing.--XRay talk 10:24, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • OK, HDR mapped and not exposure fused:) Anyway, the same effect regarding the ghosts. I agree you cannot avoid such effects unless you are in conditions of no or very low wind, and I also agree this aspect is not that important. I would also not have opposed due to that little detail in itself. For me the biggest issue is the glare from the lamps. --Slaunger (talk) 14:19, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Perspective looks strange Jiel (talk) 11:31, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment There is nothing special. There is a long bridge in front of the castle. It's the normal view.--XRay talk 05:25, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice idea and well done. The glares could be a bit less dominating but that doesn’t impair the image too much. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 10:09, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:38, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 13:24, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Hockei (talk) 15:32, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Slaunger, sorry. + halos along the roof (oversharpening ?), and green CA near the right chimney. The sky looks unnatural to me. Excellent composition though, and very nice place.--Jebulon (talk) 20:19, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Green CAs are reduced/removed. Thanks for your advice.--XRay talk 15:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support For the nice atmosphere and interesting subject and in spite of quality flaws and a centered corridor (would have preferred that the POV is not in the middle of the corridor bridge) Poco2 12:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 12:53, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great job, good proportion, rich colors. Alphama (talk) 10:46, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:37, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:View from Imperia Tower Moscow 04-2014 img12.jpg[edit]

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Mercury City Tower

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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 05:25, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 11:32, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks for nominating. Yes, there is going to be FoP in Russia from October 1, yes it is also retroactive, and yes it does not require taking the photo from the street. --A.Savin 13:25, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question There is a section (see annotation) in the middle, which looks "weird" to me (but not necessarily "wrong"). What is it? Is the image a crop or have you downsampled? -- Slaunger (talk) 14:29, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    Hi. See note. I'm not sure. The only big modifications I did was the removal of some glass reflections. --A.Savin 14:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks for the reply. It is good. Regarding FoP: Should we just pretend it is October 1 now? The sun does rise sooner as compared to my location, but I did not know you were days ahead:) -- Slaunger (talk) 14:55, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Regarding the FoP question, I had of course the option to wait with the uploading, but other views I took then were all general cityscapes and with this single one I didn't want to delay several months. Again, FoP is retroactive; even if the file was deleted, it had to be undeleted after 10-01. Regarding the nomination, I'm not the nominator and I would have waited of course; but there are few days left, so in the end it's just a hairsplitting. --A.Savin 15:51, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment – The image description should identify the dominant subject (Mercury City Tower?), not just where it was taken from (Imperial Tower). Quality image of half a building. --Kbh3rdtalk 14:59, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Done. --A.Savin 15:51, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 20:35, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:35, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent, maybe the horizon in the middle is not a perfect illustration of the rule of thirds. But let's celebrate the new FoP in Russia ! (The strange thing annotated appears on many other pictures -see Google- of this skyscraper, there is no wrong manipulation or so).--Jebulon (talk) 20:44, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose, at least for now, due to the bottom crop, it's too abrupt for my taste. The building has for sure FP potential, actually some pictures on the web are pretty amazing. Do you have a way to show more of it at the bottom? If not, why? Poco2 11:57, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
It was taken from a glazed visitor's deck; the lower part is not visible there. --A.Savin 16:55, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
That's too bad, the crop ruins it for me Poco2 09:40, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

File:2014-09-07 10-57-15 Le-sculpteur.jpg[edit]

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Le sculpteur.

File:2014-09-07 10-37-55 La-Resurrection.jpg[edit]

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La Résurrection.

File:DFC Sete v FNC Douai Coupe de la Ligue 2014 t140222.jpg[edit]

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DFC Sète's Dražen Kujačić dribbles the ball in their quarter-final against FNC Douai of the 2014 League Cup at the Georges Vallerey swimming pool in Paris.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Jastrow - uploaded by Jastrow - nominated by Pleclown -- Pleclown (talk) 17:20, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Really nice picture with a high educational value and good dynamic -- Pleclown (talk) 17:20, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 05:55, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support There is allways something special in Jastrows photographs. -- Smial (talk) 06:25, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great image ! -- Jiel (talk) 11:33, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 14:23, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support indeed great sport action (by @Jastrow: again!) --PierreSelim (talk) 05:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Smial.--Jebulon (talk) 19:26, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Could anyone please explain me what's special in this photograph? I'm definitely not the best at interpreting things in photographs and all I can see here is a guy swimming with a ball in front of him and I don't feel much intensity like I would have expected. Isn't it a "common" shot that could be taken in any water polo game? The composition also buggers me a bit, I wished the picture was centered differently and a bit more stretched horizontally to emphasize better the horizontal line created by the subject. -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 14:09, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Puente Pulteney, Bath, Inglaterra, 2014-08-12, DD 51.JPG[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Poco a poco - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 14:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 14:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Hey, nice finding! :) Thanks Tomer Poco2 14:22, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ArildV (talk) 15:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- 1bumer (talk) 16:29, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 17:58, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 05:55, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 07:00, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I'll ignore the clipping and Symbol support vote.svg Support. :) — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 09:21, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 11:34, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose For me a good photo with a good composition, but I find the light rather dull, and there is something artificial looking with the texture of the brick surface of the Puente. Not among the very best IMO. Maybe too aggressive luminance noise reduction? -- Slaunger (talk) 15:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    No aggresive denoising was applied here. I see your point, but making out of it an oppose is pretty tough Poco2 19:26, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for info. The light is for me the biggest issue. -- Slaunger (talk) 19:29, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 21:47, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But I prefer pictures 52 and 53. --Kadellar (talk) 12:56, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Schwetzingen BW 2014-07-24 10-50-59.jpg[edit]

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Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Schwetzingen castle
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by -- Berthold Werner (talk) 13:40, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 13:40, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A bit soft regarding the relatively small size but well composed and lit. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 18:55, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 05:55, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Good, but only a half bush at the right. And only a small Wow.--XRay talk 06:59, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 11:34, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Looks underexposed to me. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 11:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good QI, but not outstanding enough for me. --DXR (talk) 15:03, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I have to agree with DXR, sorry, Poco2 12:27, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support not 100% symetric, but ok for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Bubo September 2014-4a.jpg, not featured[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info An European Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) in a falconry centre, Portugal. All by Alvesgaspar (talk) 22:24, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 22:24, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Tricky. It’s certainly not bad but there are some issues I dont approve of: 1. crop (too much space on top, too little on right); 2. perspective (seen from above makes the bird look smallish and a bit funny); 3. motion blur in plumage. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 18:59, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
    • You are quite right about the crop. I have nominated an alternative version below. Alvesgaspar (talk) 19:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The quality is impressive, getting sharp feathers at this resolution is really something. That being said, I also dislike the point of view from above. It's essentially a portrait, and taking it from significantly above eye level doesn't work in my opinion. The background is a little distracting (but not too much), the light is ok. For the crop, I would probably prefer it if the bird would be looking into the picture (i.e. more space on the right than on the left). — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 09:12, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support impressive indeed, but per others for the crop : just a little more space at right, the not croppoed version is not enough cropped at left IMO. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:45, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Alternative version[edit]

Bubo September 2014-4.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info - Same picture as above, not cropped. Alvesgaspar (talk) 19:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 19:57, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I’d still crop a bit off on the left and top to de-center the subject and make it look into the image. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 08:39, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose too much empry space (especially at left). -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:45, 17 September 2014 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 0 oppose, 2 neutral → not featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 20:06, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Tue 16 Sep → Sun 21 Sep
Wed 17 Sep → Mon 22 Sep
Thu 18 Sep → Tue 23 Sep
Fri 19 Sep → Wed 24 Sep
Sat 20 Sep → Thu 25 Sep
Sun 21 Sep → Fri 26 Sep

Timetable (day 9 after nomination, last day of voting)[edit]

Fri 12 Sep → Sun 21 Sep
Sat 13 Sep → Mon 22 Sep
Sun 14 Sep → Tue 23 Sep
Mon 15 Sep → Wed 24 Sep
Tue 16 Sep → Thu 25 Sep
Wed 17 Sep → Fri 26 Sep
Thu 18 Sep → Sat 27 Sep
Fri 19 Sep → Sun 28 Sep
Sat 20 Sep → Mon 29 Sep
Sun 21 Sep → Tue 30 Sep

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

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Closing a delisting request[edit]

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