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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.

Contents

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Cemitério da Consolação 232.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 10 Sep 2014 at 00:09:24 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:El Hemisférico, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, España, 2014-06-29, DD 71.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Sep 2014 at 17:16:03 (UTC)
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The Hemispheric, City of Arts and Sciences
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Diego Delso - nominated by Ivar (talk) 17:16, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, maybe a 16:9 crop would make it even better. -- Ivar (talk) 17:16, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Valencia is a photographer's gem. A wonderful mix of old and new. This image brilliantly capturing one aspect of the new. I wish I had seen it when open like this. Saffron Blaze (talk) 18:14, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thanks Ivar! ...and here you are, 16:9 format version Poco2 19:15, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support well done! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:31, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not bad, but I definitely prefer this one, though it's still not as good as this one. --A.Savin 21:46, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • That oppose is rather harsh. Those are stunning too, but neither features the interior of the building. Moreover, this not being en:FP, it is not a sin to have more than one FP of a subject. Saffron Blaze (talk) 22:21, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I like those other photos, also, but this one deserves to be judged on its own merits. Far from being redundant, it presents quite a different view than the others. --Kbh3rdtalk 02:35, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - That is a stunner! Nikhil (talk) 02:40, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 04:51, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Barque abandonnée Île aux Moines, Morbihan, France.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Sep 2014 at 17:07:40 (UTC)
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Rowboat Île aux Moines
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 17:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support An abandoned rowboat in Île-aux-Moines, Morbihan, France.-- Jebulon (talk) 17:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. The patchwork of colors on the boat makes this photo look like an oil painting. --Kbh3rdtalk 02:03, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Focus issue – the near side of the boat is unsharp, while the next boat beyond is sharper. Not much wow for me anyway. Does not reach FP level --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 06:37, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Porto Covo August 2014-5b.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Sep 2014 at 11:31:27 (UTC)
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Praia Grande, Porto Covo

File:Nile Croc eating AdF.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Sep 2014 at 07:51:15 (UTC)
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High action image of a huge Nile Crocodile nibbling on a dead wildebeest, in the Mara river, Masai Mara, Kenya.

File:Gentoo Penguin AdF.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 9 Sep 2014 at 07:32:46 (UTC)
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Gentoo Penguins using a "penguin highway" in Antarctica. These highways, that connect their nesting areas and the sea, are carved in the ice by hundreds of thousands of penguin feet.

File:Pentatoma rufipes at a cherry leaf.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Sep 2014 at 19:16:15 (UTC)
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a forest bug
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me: Alchemist-hp -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info ups, sorry, but your PC, pad, smartphone etc. is now bugged ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 19:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose DoF too shallow (legs ooF), unfortunate harsh light (green dot washed out) --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 20:51, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting info.svg Info "DoF too shallow (legs ooF)" --> I think no, because f/16 in the maximum for a single shoot from a living animal. Only a focus stack can show you a better DOF, but not from a living bug. I used: Canon MP-E65mm.jpg. But "unfortunate harsh light" is as argument accepted. Thanks for your review. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:13, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:53, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support IMHO, enough DOF for a live specimen in dorsal view. Jee 16:11, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 16:27, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:2014.05.31.-02-See Pfingstberg Mannheim-Rheinau-Wilde Malve.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Sep 2014 at 18:37:03 (UTC)
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Wilde Malve - Malva sylvestris

File:Commemorative stele at the Lido de Thau 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Sep 2014 at 17:33:46 (UTC)
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Commemorative stele at the Lido de Thau
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For the no french speakers, there is a an english translation of the stele text in the file description. I don't aspire that there is any value here. Maybe there is, maybe not. For that I know there is COM:VI. This nomination is for the picture itself and only for it. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment No sir, sorry, you are wrong about the purpose of COM:VI, and "value" is one of the criteria in FPC.--Jebulon (talk) 19:29, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    for the answer see Jebulon talk page, sorry in french :)-- Christian Ferrer Talk 20:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the composition! --A.Savin 18:02, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support me too! User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 18:52, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Thanks A.Savin, I added notes on the files... :). -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:11, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 19:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but the composition does not appeal to me at all. Would prefer it un-centered. Furthermore, I can’t make anything out of the shadow on the lower right, and would like to see more of the water beyond. It’s not a bad picture but does not reach FP level for me. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 20:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    • You want to see more water?!? Shit!! And me who I stretched out on the grass specially to be lower. :( Clin -- Christian Ferrer Talk 21:11, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Thirsty :-) no, honestly: it’s the composition. Too much horizontal lines keeping my eye from wandering about. A diagonal coastline would make a difference. Nothing special on this picture for me, sorry. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 05:17, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 20:58, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 08:14, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but per Kreuzschnabel --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:34, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel. The centering compo is a bit boring IMO. The shadow in the right corner below is too disturbing. Great emotional and historical value though. Nice picture, but not a FP to me.--Jebulon (talk) 20:52, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Kaltenbronn 1.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Sep 2014 at 17:03:56 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Las Guevaras Sunset, Margarita Island.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 8 Sep 2014 at 15:42:41 (UTC)
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Las Guevaras Sunset, Margarita Island.jpg
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by myselft -- Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 15:42, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good meteorology and clouds! User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 17:30, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Nice composition but ugly cloning accidents (see annotations). Please fix. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 20:59, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done Let me know if you think that problem is solved. Thank Kreuzschnabel --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 21:22, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Not yet. Lots of smearing in the sky right to the cactus. Seems as if some power line has been cloned out, the fragments of which are now scattered all over the area. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 05:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
    • ✓ Done now ? :) --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 11:27, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, the area right of the cactus still looks severely smeared while in othere places the sky is quiet and even. Even in preview mode it looks like a dust or smoke cloud rising from the horizon. Why remove the power line at all? --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 06:44, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Cristo Redentor - Rio de Janeiro RJ.jpg[edit]

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View to the sky of the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado, 709 meters above sea level.
@Wilfredo: I respect your opinion, but it is justifiable. That's just a view to the sky of a monument, the composition would be composed only the monument itself and the clouds (if any), which are not significant in the sky. User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 18:11, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not wow for me Jiel (talk) 10:26, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 00:10, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Catedral de Puebla, México, 2013-10-11, DD 12.JPG[edit]

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Blue-hour shot of the spectacular catholic Puebla Cathedral, build in 1649 and of Herrerian style, Puebla, Mexico.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Blue-hour shot of the spectacular catholic Puebla Cathedral, build in 1649 and of Herrerian style, Puebla, Mexico. All by me, Poco2 08:52, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 08:52, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. But isn't this your third active nomination? I do think that perhaps the maximum of two should be raised to perhaps 3 or 4 though. Diliff (talk) 11:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    No, it isn't. Just before starting this one I withdrew the other one of the Puebla Cathedral. Poco2 11:13, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    Ah, sorry then. :-) Diliff (talk) 11:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 11:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but I think it would look better with a bit less of perspective correction. --Kadellar (talk) 11:35, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    Kadellar: thanks for your comment. I tried it before the nomination but the result was not convincing, because the dome in the top far left was leaning in too much. Actually the wall and that dome are not aligned. This version is a kind of compromise. Poco2 14:15, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the perspective correction looks to bad for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:10, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    Alchemist-hp: I've uploaded a new version reworking the perspective, what do you think? Poco2 18:11, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    Not really. I think it is better to take a pano from 2-4 images, correct the perspektive and crop it. Now it looks still unnatural for me. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:39, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    I usually find this to be the case also. The control over perspective from software like Hugin or PTGui is more powerful than simple perspective transforms in Photoshop (and has the added benefit of greater resolution or less obvious distortion at the edges if you downsample). Diliff (talk) 20:05, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Alchemist-hp, especially at left.--Jebulon (talk) 19:35, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 08:15, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support – great motif, composition, detail and atmosphere making up for the perspective distortion IMHO --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 06:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Chrysopidae 01 (MK).jpg[edit]

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Green lacewing Chrysopa sp
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A very tiny (body ~ 10mm long) Green lacewing Chrysopa sp. I know that the dof is pretty narrow but I think that resolution, sharpness and the given details (especially on the head and the wings) are pretty nice, so I give this one a try. The Rest is up to you... ;-) c/u/n by me, mathias K 08:46, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- mathias K 08:46, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow! User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 12:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support because the area in focus could be wider with the camera sensor parallel to the longitudinal axle of the animal Poco2 16:15, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support WOW :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:11, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 21:02, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 08:01, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 10:25, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:54, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support We need more Neuroptera FPs! (This group may be able to identify it to species level.) Jee 16:19, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 16:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm not very happy with the overall sharpness (tail, wings), and with the identification, sorry.--Jebulon (talk) 21:11, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Nippocryptus vittatorius - botanischer Garten Schönbrunn.jpg[edit]

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Nippocryptus vittatorius
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Spacebirdy - uploaded by Spacebirdy - nominated by -- Christian Ferrer Talk 05:30, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 05:30, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support creepy... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 16:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Icky bug! But very well done. --Kbh3rdtalk 18:02, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 06:09, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --mathias K 08:49, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:16, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Is there a way to lighten up a bit the are in the right? both, subject and background, are pretty dark and therefore the insect does not stands out that much. Poco2 16:17, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Light is a bit harsh, some minor areas blown, but altogether very good. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 21:03, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice ! Jiel (talk) 10:25, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:54, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jee 16:22, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Lincoln Cathedral Nave 1, Lincolnshire, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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The nave of Lincoln Cathedral, England.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff -- Diliff (talk) 22:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 22:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Not too bad. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 04:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support pfft, nothing extraordinary... just the usual Diliff awesomeness! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Berthold Werner (talk) 06:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very small compared to our normal standard here, 75 individual images is never never enough. Nonetheless, I must admit that the picture is not bad.--ArildV (talk) 07:11, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of course. One question though, how do you decide between 35mm and 50mm? Is it a matter of DoF or time? Or has the 50mm replaced the 35mm for better quality/higher res? --DXR (talk) 09:08, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Good question. The Sigma 50mm has replaced the 35mm for most of my stitching now, but I sometimes go for 35mm when I need wider depth of field. 50mm provides only just enough DOF in many of my panoramas (even when using the hyperfocal distance to maximise DOF) and sometimes I need to go all the way to f/16 (the smallest aperture on both the 35mm and 50mm lenses). At this aperture, diffraction is a problem and starts to eat away at the detail advantage of 50mm. Also, 50mm requires more individual photos to capture the same scene. So basically, I use 35mm when I am not as concerned with quality/high res, and when there are objects very close to the camera that would be out of focus with my 50mm lens. But for most stitched architectural photography, 50mm is the 'sweet spot' for me and if the scene is worth a bracketed and stitched image, it's probably also worth spending an extra minute or two to capture it with the 50mm lens. ;-) Diliff (talk) 09:30, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Thanks, that seems similar to my experience using a 24-70 at different focal lengths... --DXR (talk) 12:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:18, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting explanation about 35-50mm, thanks. One question from me as well, do you remove people from the scene before stitching or the other way round? Removing first, right? You'll have to organize a workshop! ;) --Kadellar (talk) 11:08, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Actually, I very rarely need to use Photoshop to remove people, I just wait very patiently until people are not in the frame. ;-) It's a bit easier because of the stitching though. For example, If they are on the right side, I can take all the photos of the left side (and all the photos of the ceiling). I just have to keep a mental picture of which sections still need to be taken, and then I wait until people decide to move away. Sometimes it doesn't take long, sometimes I wait for 15+ minutes and one person leaves just as another person arrives. It can be very frustrating. Sometimes I just give up and leave them in the photo, but it's rare. Maybe the looks I give these people while I wait is enough to make them disappear! ;-) Diliff (talk) 11:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support French gothic cathedrals need you too ! (please see note. Maybe -I repeat, maybe- I've found something a little wrong)--Jebulon (talk) 14:18, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
    • The slight tilt in the ceiling ribs is probably because I wasn't perfectly centred (or the ceiling isn't perfectly in line with the floor tiles). The problem with these old cathedrals is that you would assume that the middle of the central floor tiles is the middle, but not always... Even if you are away from the true centre by just a one centimetre, that can be enough to be very obvious in a photo like this. Lines deviate more when the angle of view is very wide. Diliff (talk) 16:09, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Oh, and I would love to spend some time in the French cathedrals. My wife is from Picardie but we usually just spend all our time in France with her family... I was surprised to learn that there are six cathedrals in Picardie! Beauvais, Amiens, Noyon, Senlis, Soissons and Laon. There are a lot more cathedrals in France than in England... It would take a long time to visit them all. Diliff (talk) 16:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
        • My favorite is Laon. Not very far, Reims is very nice too, and very historical (kings coronations took place there). Paris... Chartres... What a photographical tour for you !--Jebulon (talk) 21:56, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
          • I was lucky enough to be approved for a grant through Wikimedia UK to cover the costs (fuel mostly) of visiting these English cathedrals... I wonder if Wikimedia France would consider a similar arrangement for me to photograph the French cathedrals... ;-) Diliff (talk) 10:25, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 16:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. I suppose the distortion in the nearer light fixtures and the capitals above them is an unavoidable consequence of perspective correction/projection? Impressive nonetheless. --Kbh3rdtalk 16:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately yes. it's a very wide angle of view and the distortion is unavoidable (only choice is to have a more narrow field of view). Diliff (talk) 16:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:15, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Absolutely nothing that could have been done any better than it was. Daniel Case (talk) 05:32, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Of course!! --mathias K 08:49, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 11:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Magistral. I will try to do the same in the Sé Cathedral of São Paulo, please, it would be a pleasure to hear your suggestions respect to metodology. I have a 35mm 1.8 nikon d300. Thanks --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 15:47, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    • The key item to do this properly is a panoramic head. This will let you rotate the camera without introducing parallax errors. If you don't have this, it will not be possible to replicate my methodology. I can explain the rest of it in more detail if you'd like though. I've been asked a lot of similar questions recently, I might put together a page with as much details as I can. Diliff (talk) 17:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thank you very much for your immediate response. Unfortunately I only count on a tripod, however, I am interested to know your technique for shooting even in my imagination --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 17:32, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Southwell Minster West Window, Nottinghamshire, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

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West window of Southwell Minster, England.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Diliff - uploaded by Diliff - nominated by Diliff. For me, the wow is in the detail of the stained glass and the control of the exposure. -- Diliff (talk) 22:08, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Diliff (talk) 22:08, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Agreed. Yann (talk) 02:30, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support wouldn't it be easier if every nomination by Diliff got my supporting vote automatically? Too bad there's no bot for this job. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:06, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:19, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Beau. Simplement beau.--Jebulon (talk) 14:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 15:51, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 16:23, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Kbh3rdtalk 16:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cayambe (talk) 19:17, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 05:40, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Stunning! --mathias K 08:49, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 09:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 16:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 15:22, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Cemitério da Consolação, São Paulo.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Wilfredor - nominated by ArionEstar -- User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 21:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I liked the chapel at the end of the path. -- User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 21:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Interesting photo, but the sky looks strange (perhaps due to heavy processing, due to large contrasts in the picture).--ArildV (talk) 08:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done I'm flattered by this nomination, thank ArionEstar very much. This is another version reconstructed from RAW with more color and details information. I correct the perspective and I tried to correct a problem can not be corrected, the photograph was taken to inadequate time, however, the process for obtaining permits to take pictures took all the entire morning. I think that is much better --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 00:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Edited version[edit]

Cemitério da Consolação, São Paulo (edited version).jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Edited version of the picture. User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 18:47, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Isidorovskaya Church SPB 01.jpg[edit]

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St. Isidor Church in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Florstein - nominated by A.Savin 21:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 21:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Not convinced of the composition. I think a few metres to the right would have been a better vantage point, showing more of the river bank and less of the rather uninteresting street on the right. The railing in the foreground is distracting. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 05:00, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:40, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Ayuntamiento, Kassel, Alemania, 2013-10-19, DD 02.JPG[edit]

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Ayuntamiento, Kassel, Alemania, 2013-10-19, DD 02.JPG

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Ayuntamiento, Kassel, Alemania, 2013-10-19, DD 02.JPG edit
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Alternative with different WB, different right crop and reduce of clipping Poco2 20:39, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 20:42, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose better WB but always clipping on the main subject -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Palacio de Comunicaciones - 47.jpg[edit]

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Palace of Communications, Madrid, Spain.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Palace of Communications (now also city hall), Madrid, Spain. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Kadellar (talk) 14:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kadellar (talk) 14:27, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I guess it never exists without the buses, so useless to require anything else. Already excellent this way. --A.Savin 15:38, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    • There are ways to remove cars/people from scenes though. Just takes a bit of patience and Photoshop. Diliff (talk) 23:02, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the link; as far as I understand it would require a series of tripod shots, which is probably not the case here, and unlike the scene with the people who move around quickly we have here a scene with buses which - I guess - stop for a relatively long time, so that I doubt that an otherwise homogenous series would have been possible. There is of course always a possibility to apply PS cloning, but in this case with relatively big parts of street and facade obscured by the buses, it will probably not really work, or just with visible retouching traces, which I certainly would not prefer. --A.Savin 10:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the link too. I had heard about that, but I don't usually take my tripod with daylight, I prefer (by now) single shots, though I'd like to learn how to stitch pictures like you do. However this is one of the busiest places in Madrid and one of the main bus stops (even at 3am) and you have to wait for the sequence of traffic lights to have no cars in the foreground, waiting for a chance to have no buses and no cars would take forever (I understood the technique, but imo some parts would always be obscured, it is very busy), to have some good takes it took me about 20 minutes and I was starting to be sun-burnt haha; in this one less than half a second later a few motorbikes would appear in the picture coming from the left. I also think buses are somehow part of the place, so it's not so disturbing. As Alexandr says, cloning would also be difficult, and I don't master photoshop. --Kadellar (talk) 10:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
        • That's fair, I wasn't arguing that you must remove the cars and buses anyway. :-) I was just saying it is technically possible. It's fine when they are in the background and not obscuring much of the subject. Diliff (talk) 18:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
          • I know, thanks. I will surely try someday in Madrid. --Kadellar (talk) 11:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 17:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 18:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ArildV (talk) 07:14, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice building. Someone must like flags there. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -donald- (talk) 13:31, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 16:21, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:45, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 16:20, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:32, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Emscherkunst Tanzender Strommast Zauberlehrling 04 Crop.jpg[edit]

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Iron sculpture Zauberlehrling (sorcerer's apprentice) looking like a power pole, photographed at sunset. Created for EMSCHERKUNST, an art exhibition in the public space.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Iron sculpture Zauberlehrling (sorcerer's apprentice) looking like a deformed and dancing power pole, photographed at sunset. The huge sculpture war built for EMSCHERKUNST, an art exhibition in the public space.
    all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 10:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 10:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support yes, very good! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:24, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 13:14, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Does an installment which is scheduled to be dismantled after a certain period of time (here: 2020, as far as I understand from the wiki article), qualify for the permamence criterion of FoP-Germany? --A.Savin 13:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    @A.Savin: As far as I understand the article, there is a Emscherkunst exhibition every year until 2020. Some of the works will be dismantled, some will stay. This seems to be a permanent installment, see emscherkunst.de: „Der "Zauberlehrling" gehört zu den permanenten Arbeiten der EMSCHERKUNST.2013 und ist auch nach Ausstellungsende jederzeit in Oberhausen nahe Haus Ripshorst frei zugänglich.“ Therefore there should be no problem regarding the freedom of panorama. ireas (talk) 14:03, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    (edit conflict) A.Savin, intersting question. I am not a lawyer - but for such a long period one can say that the installation is permantely in the public space and thus qualifies for FoP. There was a judgement in Germany regarding the covering of the Reichstag (Christo covered the German Reichstag for a few weeks) which said that photographs of Christo's installation does not fall under FoP. The period here is MUCH longer thus I do not think we have problems here (BTW: Is it an FPC concern??). As you can read on this official homepage of EMSCHERKUNST the exhibition is administrated until 2020 but I find no indication that the Zauberlehrling is destroyed afterwards. --Tuxyso (talk) 14:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    OK. --A.Savin 14:11, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • If the scultpures are dismantled when done and not re-installed elsewhere they qualify as permananet much in the same way as it would be for ephemeral art like Ice Sculptures.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support despite some distortion at the sculpture :P I think backlighting is very good idea here to show the shape. --Kadellar (talk) 14:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 14:31, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Excatly that was my idea with this backlight photo. I also made some other daylight shots - but the shape of the sculpture is much better accentuated on the photo I've nominated here. --Tuxyso (talk) 14:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 15:36, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support In spite of some slight sharpening white lines along the steel, maybe. Anyway, all is excellent here (IMO): the subject, the backlight, the composition. Different and funny, congratulations ! I like it very much ! --Jebulon (talk) 15:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 15:51, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It has some similarity to a starfish --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 15:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 16:21, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ArildV (talk) 07:21, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --DXR (talk) 09:11, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:47, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice one, good exposure! --mathias K 08:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support but still miss the shadow :( Poco2 16:29, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Svartifoss July 2014.JPG[edit]

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Svartifoss is a southeastern Icelandic waterfall located in Vatnajökull National Park
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Svartifoss is a southeastern Icelandic waterfall located in Vatnajökull National Park and famous for its base of basalt columns. All by myself, --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose -- It is a very interesting subject. However in this image the shadows are too dark, and the color balance does not seem quite right. There are details in the shadows that could be brought out – I tried some adjustments in a local copy and was able to improve it somewhat. I don't know if it could be made FP worth, though. --Kbh3rdtalk 01:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Would also require perspective correction of the leaning rock wall on the left --Uoaei1 (talk) 05:25, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment You should have used ND filter instead of f/22 (details are lost because of Lens Diffraction). --Ivar (talk) 05:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Kbh3rd Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed - new version; @Uoaei1 I know it looks funny but the rock wall is actually like this; @Ivar Yep... and a tripod, both of which were - unfortunately - not an option when taking the picture. I had to improvise at bit... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support The leaning walls are amazing, but image quality is not optimal. --Uoaei1 (talk) 15:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

File:30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow - 20140202 - Cartier vs Ralph Lauren 18.jpg[edit]

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A Cartier player during the Cartier vs Ralph Lauren match during the 30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on snow on the 02/02/2014
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by, uploaded by, nominated by Pleclown -- Pleclown (talk) 11:54, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This picture was taken during the one of the matches of the 30th St. Moritz Polo World Cup on snow, a Snow polo competition in en:St. Moritz. The horse's tail is clipped, braided and wrapped for safety reasons. The player is sporting a red polo outfit, marked with the Cartier logo, Cartier being the sponsor of one the team. -- Pleclown (talk) 11:54, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Difficult conditions, but nice moment and EV. --Kadellar (talk) 12:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 16:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this picture! :) User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 16:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 17:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 17:36, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kbh3rdtalk 04:02, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Finally a polo shot worthy of FP. Daniel Case (talk) 05:53, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:25, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:28, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But still prefer this one Poco2 16:36, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Бескрајност,бр.3.jpg[edit]

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Rock in the Lake Ohrid near the village Trpejca, Macedonia.

File:Cannon Street station Mars 2014.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Cannon Street station, view from Bankside, London. Some of the City skyscrapers in the background. From left Tower 42, Heron Tower, 122 Leadenhall Street, 30 St Mary Axe, and 20 Fenchurch Street. Created, uploaded and nominated by -- Arild Vågen (talk) 07:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- ArildV (talk) 07:57, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Colors of the sky look so strange Jiel (talk) 09:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    • They might look strange but I don't think they are unnatural. At this time of the evening, with some light clouds, I often get similar looking clouds which are orange or red because of the glow from street lights. Diliff (talk) 11:33, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support But I think some of the sky could be cropped down for balance. Daniel Case (talk) 05:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 05:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 11:33, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a good and quality shot but does not meet FP level to me. The bridge itself is not a very appealing subject (with poor lighting) and cuts of the nicer buildings (especially the walkie-talkie building) in the background. The street lamp in the middle is also pretty disturbing. A higher POV would have been probably more interesting. Poco2 17:18, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
    I decided to nominate the picture when I saw that it was used to illustrate a talk by Peter Wynne Rees (the chief planner of the City of London from 1985). London is not Paris or Florence, it is a much more chaotic urban landscape (not as harmonious and beautiful, but perhaps more exciting). The picture captures the urban landscape with typical elements for London. The River Thames, one of many railway bridges, all generations of the skyscrapers in city, the typical mix of old and new. I do not care if the bridge is not appealing, the bridge is IMO an interesting and important part of the urban landscape.--ArildV (talk) 17:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Dettifoss July 2014.JPG, not featured[edit]

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Dettifoss is a northern Icelandic waterfall situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Dettifoss, a northern Icelandic waterfall situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, has a width of 100m and a drop of 45m, making it Europe's most powerful waterfall with an average flow of 193m3/s. Its enormous dimensions can be measured using the group of people on the left bank as scale. What I like about the picture is the barren and yet powerful, almost primeval mood it conveys. All by myself, --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, exposure too long for my taste. It looks more like sand than water (In my opinion...). Sorry. A very nice place, and in interesting natural phenomenon, anyway.--Jebulon (talk) 16:12, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As I so rarely visit this candidates page, I don't want to vote, but I would agree that Dettifoss looks somewhat strange in this photo, just too smooth and static through the long exposure - much smoother than the actual impression is (I have actually seen this waterfall a few years ago). In my opinion, images like File:Iceland Dettifoss 1972.jpg (already a featured picture) or File:Dettifoss TimBekaert.JPG better convey the actual "Dettifoss feel". Gestumblindi (talk) 19:30, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Long exposure kills the mood here and with this image the waterfall height doesn't come out very well. --Ivar (talk) 06:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others above. --El Grafo (talk) 09:58, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I agree that the waterfall is not helped by the long exposure in this case. I find that around 1/10 to 1/2 seconds is the ideal exposure length for waterfalls to achieve a sense of movement and flow, but without completely removing the texture of the water. It's also very monochromatic, although I guess this is just the reality of the landscape. Diliff (talk) 11:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Interesting, I really thought this picture would meet with a more positive response. Anyway, thanks for your reviews. And yes, Diliff, the reality of the landscape up there is in fact rather "monochromatic", with overcast skies, rocks of all sorts and sizes, and muddy water. Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 12:04, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    • It's not a bad photo at all, but I don't think the exposure length and the position of the camera is ideal, I also don't get a sense of the scale of the waterfall, except when I notice how small the people are on the other side. It's better when the picture can speak to you without having to look at the little details like that to understand it. I don't like to tell people where they should have taken a photo from because I don't know what options were available, but it would have been nice to see it either from closer to the edge or from further away and along the cliff edge so that you can see the waterfall's drop better. Or from higher above it, but I guess that is not possible! :-) Diliff (talk) 13:11, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 1 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /— TintoMeches, 13:54, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Harrow and Wealdstone station MMB 08 350121.jpg[edit]

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London Midland 350121 at Harrow & Wealdstone station.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Mattbuck - uploaded by Mattbuck - nominated by Mattbuck -- -mattbuck (Talk) 21:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- -mattbuck (Talk) 21:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Striking composition and that sky! :)-- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:15, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I find this image much more appealing if the bottom third or half of the foreground below the train is cropped off. The focus is the train and that impressive sky. The broadening platform that dominates the foreground is boring and detracts from those elements. --Kbh3rdtalk 00:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Dark clouds doesn't develope featured pictures and I see nothing special about this picture. A dramatic sky may be a good choise for landscape/nature images but here I have the impression the station was just pictured during a bad weather period. --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:42, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. As per the vote on the alternative, I don't find the composition compelling. Diliff (talk) 09:50, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Crop as suggested by Kbh3rd.
  • I have uploaded an alternate version at File:Harrow and Wealdstone station MMB 08C 350121.jpg. -mattbuck (Talk) 14:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support this version is more striking -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment the sunlight with this kind of sky is beautifull -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
    It was quite a stunning few minutes certainly - this and the few I took around then are some of my favourite railway photos. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose like above --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice. Yann (talk) 08:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:42, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ivar (talk) 09:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 11:38, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 12:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good quality, but no wow for me --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose A train station under a dark sky is not a featurable subject for my eyes, sorry. I fail to find something "special" here. Technically very good however. It is only a "no-wow" problem.--Jebulon (talk) 16:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 16:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm not bothered by the sky at all ... this is England we're talking about, after all, a country about whose skies native Douglas Adams once described as having the "natural colour ... [of] a rancid dishrag." Yes, it was rather pleasant during Wikimania, but we had to cancel the Friday evening photo meetup (or at least the outside portion) because of skies like these and the weather they portended.

    I would, however, agree that a tighter bottom crop is called for, probably flush with the junction of the rail and the image edge on the bottom right. Oops, I see now that's been done. Daniel Case (talk) 20:19, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

    • Well, you didn't have to cancel. About 10 of us still went on the photo meet up and suffered through the drowning rain! And apparently another 10 more Spaniards who got separated from us were just behind! ;-) Diliff (talk) 09:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, I didn't know that ... we all got separated, the natives decided to go home or to the pub, and the more I thought about it the better that idea sounded. Daniel Case (talk) 05:41, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. I don't think the composition is very good, and for a static image like this with little wow (for those not into trains, that is), I would expect the composition to be almost perfect. Diliff (talk) 09:47, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Jebulon and specially per Diliff --LivioAndronico talk 11:35, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Dalian Liaoning China Two-Chinese-at-Xinghai-Bay-01.jpg[edit]

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Dalian, Liaoning, China: Two elderly Chinese guys enjoying the sea at Xinghai Bay
两个中国老人坐在星海湾码头 (engl.: Two elderly Chinese sitting on the dock of Xinghai Bay) --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 12:04, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Xylena (Lithomoia) solidaginis caterpillar, Niitvälja bog.jpg[edit]

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Xylena (Lithomoia) solidaginis caterpillar
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created/uploaded/nominated by Ivar (talk) 15:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ivar (talk) 15:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:53, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alex Florstein (talk) 15:47, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 09:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 08:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 17:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ras67 (talk) 21:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --mathias K 08:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sharpness improvable but very nice moment! Poco2 17:26, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sharpness not enough IMO. I don't like the cut. Below could be more cropped and top left it is too tight around the head. I miss the lead room. --Hockei (talk) 20:52, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Rana temporaria in nature park Trhoň in 2014 (2).jpg[edit]

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Rana temporaria in nature park Trhoň, Czech Republic
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by -- Chmee2 (talk) 09:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Chmee2 (talk) 09:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not sharp enough (probably due to long exposure time), mouth is partly hidden by some plant. --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Very good composition, good colours, sharp enough for me. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 16:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The wow compensates the lack of anything else. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Could be better but compo and habitat-colors make it. --Mile (talk) 08:15, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Lothar and others. --El Grafo (talk) 10:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tlusťa (talk) 11:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Uoaei1 --Hockei (talk) 14:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 16:28, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Focus is a bit behind the eyes but FP overall imo, very good lighting. --Kadellar (talk) 14:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 17:27, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Złota Stupa w klasztorze Erdene Dzuu 01.jpg[edit]

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Golden Stupa in the Erdene Zuu Monastery. Kharkhorin, Övörkhangai Province, Mongolia.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me Halavar -- Halavar (talk) 21:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Halavar (talk) 21:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 23:50, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:06, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support - sharpness could be better --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:29, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not sharp enough, in spite of the very nice blur of the sky. Too tight crop, left and right. Anyway, a stunning, unusual and very interesting building.--Jebulon (talk) 09:31, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kikos (talk) 20:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose harsh light on the white areas and the most important : crop too tight at left and especially at right, sorry. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ю. Данилевский (talk) 08:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Clipped whites and missing sharpness (noise reduction?), polarized sky a bit dark imo, also per Christian. --Kadellar (talk) 12:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The sky looks overprocessed (did you use a Gaussian filter?) and that right crop is not really good, especially that table with the blue cloth (can you clone that out?). I would support if both issues are corrected because the subject has wow to me in spite of the missing sharpness Poco2 17:30, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info According to some suggestions, I uploaded new version. Hope it's better now:) Please take a look again, especially Users: Uoaei1, Jebulon, Christian Ferrer, Kadellar and Poco_a_poco — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halavar (talk • contribs)
    Right crop acceptable to me now, the sky needs IMHO still some more realistic view Poco2 10:35, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
    New look taken, sorry still not convinced. Thanks for rework anyway.--Jebulon (talk) 23:27, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't know how to make it more realistic. There was a very interesting sky on that day (see my other images from that place from that day) and I didn't do other things about that sky except adding more light (it was too dark) and noise reduction. --Halavar (talk) 11:40, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

File:2014 Zakład przyrodoleczniczy "Wojciech" w Lądku-Zdroju.jpg[edit]

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Wojciech Sanatorium in Lądek-Zdrój
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I loaded new version file without haloes --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:02, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:56, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Good shot, interesting building but lack of wow to me, maybe also as a result of the centered composition Poco2 17:32, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Mallorca - Kathedrale von Palma1.jpg[edit]

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Palma Cathedral, Majorca
It's definitly not. The building was indeed illuminated by the sun. Maybe this impression accures because of jagged front. --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:12, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for now. Very harsh light. Can you make it softer? --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
It's rather paradox. You think the light is harsh, Alchemist means the church is partially in shadow. I think the light shows the cathedral in a good and interessting way. --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very impressive view, composition, and size (I did not find any stitching error). Some "rework" in the sky is visible -artefacts- (I know how it is difficult to manage this). The contrasts of some parts of the building and vegetation are not the same everywhere (some parts look like "dusty" and pale). But it can be corrected and we already have promoted worst pictures than this one, IMO...--Jebulon (talk) 09:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
The few "dusty" areals are no fault of the stitching or a sign of bad processing. The sun was shing very strong this day and there are some interference. This phenomenon you can find also in my single shots of this church (e.g. File:Mallorca - Kathedrale von Palma6.jpg). I understand if you oppose because of this but I don't think it's thatmost disturbing. A similar physical effect you can see on this image File:Toronto - ON - Schaft des CN Tower.jpg which is for sure actually interessting. So: nothing correctable here because it's just nature. --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Retouching marks on the sky, unnatural low contrast areas. --Ivar (talk) 16:35, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
As there wasn't any retouching on the sky the are for sure no retouching marks. No need to invent reason. If you don't like it just oppose. --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, but iifar is right, it may be retouching marks or colour banding but the problem is in the end the same. There were similar issues on one of your FPC's some weeks ago, I set image notes, but you ignored. --A.Savin 09:13, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
There wasn't any retouching. Thank you. --Wladyslaw (talk) 10:47, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Alchemist, the sun seems to be on your right and not behind you, it would even be better on the left later during the day. And per Ivar, the shadowed areas in the upper parts are not very dark (low contrast areas) -- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:12, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
As I already wrote. This are not low contrast areas but this is nature. --Wladyslaw (talk) 04:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ю. Данилевский (talk) 08:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great impressive motif. The light is not perfect but not too bad either. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 20:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Maybe there was no retouching but there is pixelation in the sky with ares abruptly darker. I also agree with the comments regarding improvable lighting and lack of contrast, but both are still acceptable to me. Will support if the problems in the sky are addressed. Poco2 17:37, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Yellow boat in Conleau, gulf of Morbihan, France.jpg[edit]

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yellow boat, Morbihan, France
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me -- Jebulon (talk) 17:20, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Minimalism. A lonely yellow breton boat, waiting high tide under breton sky, Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany, France. -- Jebulon (talk) 17:20, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 16:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Pity that the mast visually ties the foreground to the trees across the flats. --Kbh3rdtalk 00:11, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Sorry, as a non native english speaker, I don't understand what you mean.--Jebulon (talk) 08:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
      • IMHO he means, that the mast destroys the depth between the foreground boat, the water area and the background trees. --Ras67 (talk) 13:43, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Impessive minimalism! --Ras67 (talk) 13:43, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Colors are harsh on my eyes and the lighting is rather "flat". The mast brings emphasis to the dark and contrasted background. Nice composition though. Ariadacapo (talk) 10:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --JLPC (talk) 08:33, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Beautiful but no Wow for me. --LivioAndronico talk 11:38, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:AnoushehAnsari.jpg[edit]

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Anousheh Ansari
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NASA - uploaded by nominated by User:Alborzagros -- Alborzagros (talk) 14:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Alborzagros (talk) 14:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Striking portrait, but high JPEG compression. --Ras67 (talk) 17:25, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not good enough for a portrait taken under studio conditions, imho: 1) Crop should be either wider or more tight (arms cut off just above the hands, part of her left shoulder is missing). 2) The suit is already very "busy", so I'd prefer a calm, neutral background – that color gradient plus the flag is just too much. 3) Heavy JPEG compression artifacts on the background. --El Grafo (talk) 09:00, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Prismas Basálticos, Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, México, 2013-10-10, DD 25.JPG[edit]

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Comprehensive view of the waterfalls over the Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla, Huasca de Ocampo, State of Hidalgo, Mexico.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Comprehensive view of the waterfalls over the Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla, Huasca de Ocampo, State of Hidalgo, Mexico. All by me, Poco2 11:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 11:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice place, high geological interest and value ! But you were not lucky with the weather, and the long exposure has consequences: a disturbing ghost crossing the bridge...--Jebulon (talk) 10:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
    ✓ Done Ghost removed. Poco2 19:01, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks. Have you tried a crop out of the sky, and an increasing of the vibrance ?--Jebulon (talk) 16:16, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
      • I have tried it and created the alternative below with the result. The "bad weather issue" is gone but the result is pretty different to the former one. Poco2 21:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
        • Thanks again for your efforts... I don't know what to think now...--Jebulon (talk) 16:23, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I played with boosting the saturation in a local copy of this image, and I think it helped, but I would exclude that bright patch of grass behind the trees in the upper right from the process. I also think a shift of the view slightly to the left could help -- remove that fragment of a road from the right side and move the left end of the footbridge a little farther from the left edge of the image, though I cannot say what that would then bring into the picture. I don't know whether these changes would make it FP, though. --Kbh3rdtalk 17:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
    ✓ Done I increased saturation, chose a warmer WB and cropped the road on the right. Poco2 19:01, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Good and well composed (centered), it's a pity for the weather. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 22:31, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ю. Данилевский (talk) 08:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 19:58, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Wow for me. Another giant's causeway! --Kadellar (talk) 12:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great catch in every way. --Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 20:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Alternative
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Alternative with a different top crop and higher vibrance setting Poco2 21:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 21:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I believe the sky weigh a little (bit) unfavorable, but without it the image (in the first contact) is devoid of depth IMO. --Lauro Sirgadocontribs 14:05, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:2014-08-21 16-51-25 Impatiens-glandulifera.jpg[edit]

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Impatiens glandulifera

File:Vitebsky Rail Terminal Vestibule 1.jpg[edit]

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Station hall of Vitebsky Railway Terminal in Saint Petersburg, Russia

File:Before Sunrise at the Salar of Uyuni, Bolivia.jpg[edit]

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Moments before sunrise at the Salar of Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Christopher Crouzet - uploaded by Christopher Crouzet - nominated by Christopher Crouzet -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 14:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 14:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like symmetries, reflections and simple compositions (less is more), and the nominated candidate is pretty, has a very simple composition, is pleasant to the eye and also have some wow. But we also have in our guidelines that the value is the main goal, and I am sorry, but for this almost featureless photo, I think the value is too limited. To quote from the guideline: "Beautiful does not always mean valuable". Sorry, --Slaunger (talk) 21:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment For example, this upload of yours is for me much more valuable and interesting:) If it is FP I am not sure, but I like it. --Slaunger (talk) 21:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 12:29, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:18, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think this is one of the rare cases where beauty trumps value. --El Grafo (talk) 12:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The quality is not outsanding and if however the mood is nice when I look at it I think too much at a psychological test because of the symmetry. And most of the image is too much empty. Really sorry. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 16:45, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • It sometimes makes me think of a Mandelbrot fractal! :) -- Christopher Crouzet (talk) 20:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above Jiel (talk) 09:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It's a beautiful photo and definitely has some "wow" to it, but IMO it's still too plain to be worthy of FP status. --Graphium 14:36, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Image:07-17-2012 - Emborio - Emporio - Santorini - Greece - 11.jpg[edit]

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Old town of Emporeio, Santorini, Greece.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Old town of Emporeio, Santorini, Greece. Photo created, uploaded and nominated by Norbert Nagel (talk) 08:33, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 08:33, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 14:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Famberhorst (talk) 15:59, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Caecilius Mauß (talk) 18:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Eye-catching composition with many different shapes and lines and a nice framing of the scenary. --Slaunger (talk) 21:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 00:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the framing. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Slaunger. Feels different from our usual submissions. Daniel Case (talk) 04:51, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nothing special for me. --Yikrazuul (talk) 10:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 09:02, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Slaunger and Daniel Case. Excellent management of the light, "driving" the eyes to the bell tower. Really good.--Jebulon (talk) 10:13, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support sehr gute Arbeit! --Berthold Werner (talk) 17:00, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice composition --Kadellar (talk) 12:44, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 17:43, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support perfectly composed --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 06:55, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Halde Haniel Amphitheater 2014.jpg[edit]

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Mining waste tip (Halde Haniel) in Bottrop with Amphitheater
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Mining waste tip (Halde Haniel) in Bottrop with Amphitheater (for events)
    all by me -- Tuxyso (talk) 07:37, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tuxyso (talk) 07:37, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rjcastillo (talk) 14:15, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 14:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Caecilius Mauß (talk) 18:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 21:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 00:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 12:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose for sure a remarkable place for an amphitheater, but photographical nothing special for me. Above all the background is extremly overexposed/washed out --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I like the composition and motive very much, that was the reason for nomination - photographically special enough for me :) But you are wrong with the background - there is nothing overexposed. It was a very foggy (and windy) day thus the landscapes is hidden behind fog. For me the the naturally washed out background is a good contrast to the remarkable mining waste tip. I have also a b/w development of this photo where this contrast is even more accentuated and looks great imho. --Tuxyso (talk) 19:48, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
In this image we have also strongly fog File:Los Angeles Pollution.jpg (even more than in yours) but we have not a washed out impression. I belive that there was fog, but this image is nevertheless not well done. You have made the exposure on the main object and have forgotten the background. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 22:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Like often quality is here, the value also is here, but the weather make the image very sad. However the main subject occupies almost all of the image and save it from the sad mood. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 16:29, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Chmee2 (talk) 11:49, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kadellar (talk) 12:43, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 11:40, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support due to improvable sharpness, lighting and lack of "tension" in the picture. I'd have prefered another POV with a different angle Poco2 17:42, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Wed 27 Aug → Mon 01 Sep
Thu 28 Aug → Tue 02 Sep
Fri 29 Aug → Wed 03 Sep
Sat 30 Aug → Thu 04 Sep
Sun 31 Aug → Fri 05 Sep
Mon 01 Sep → Sat 06 Sep

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

Sat 23 Aug → Mon 01 Sep
Sun 24 Aug → Tue 02 Sep
Mon 25 Aug → Wed 03 Sep
Tue 26 Aug → Thu 04 Sep
Wed 27 Aug → Fri 05 Sep
Thu 28 Aug → Sat 06 Sep
Fri 29 Aug → Sun 07 Sep
Sat 30 Aug → Mon 08 Sep
Sun 31 Aug → Tue 09 Sep
Mon 01 Sep → Wed 10 Sep

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FPCBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below. However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:The Bridge (August 2013).jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured pictures, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the picture to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images.
    • Add the template {{Featured picture}} or {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
      • If the image is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessements template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
    • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==

{{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.

  1. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not), open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/September 2014), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting request[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate image template and add after the image tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/September 2014.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.