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Dies sind die Kandidaten für die exzellenten Bilder. Beachte, dass es sich hierbei nicht um das Bild des Tages handelt.

Formalien[edit]

Nominierung[edit]

Leitsätze für die Nominierung[edit]

Bitte lies alle Leitsätze (Englisch) vor der Nominierung.

Dies ist eine Zusammenfassung von Kriterien, auf die du bei der Einreichung und Bewertung von Exzellenz-Kandidaten achten solltest:

  • AuflösungFotografien mit einer Auflösung unter 2 Millionen Pixel werden in der Regel abgelehnt, außer unter „stark mildernden Umständen“. Beachte, dass ein 1600 x 1200 großes Foto 1,93 Megapixel hat und damit weniger als 2 Millionen.
Grafiken auf Commons können auch in anderen Weisen als zur Anzeige auf einen herkömmlichen Computerbildschirm verwendet werden. Sie können auch als Ausdruck oder zur Anzeige auf hochauflösenden Bildschirmen verwendet werden. Man kann nicht vorhersagen, welche Geräte in Zukunft Anwendung finden, deshalb ist es wichtig, dass die nominierten Bilder die höchstmögliche Auflösung haben.
  • Eingescannte Bilder – solange es keine offizielle Richtlinie gibt, findet man unter Help:Scannen für verschiedene Typen von Bildern Hinweise für die Vorbereitung, die hilfreich sein können.
  • Fokus – jedes wichtige Objekt im Bild sollte normalerweise scharf sein.
  • Vordergrund und Hintergrund – Objekte im Vorder- und Hintergrund können stören. Kontrolliere, ob etwas vor dem Motiv des Bildes wichtige Elemente verdeckt. Auch soll nichts im Hintergrund die Komposition verderben, zum Beispiel eine Straßenlampe, die über dem Kopf einer abgebildeten Person „steht“.
  • Allgemeine Qualität – nominierte Bilder sollten von hoher technischer Qualität sein.
  • Digitale Manipulationen betrügen nicht in jedem Fall den Betrachter. Digitale Nachbearbeitungen, um Fehler von Fotografien zu korrigieren, sind allgemein akzeptiert, vorausgesetzt, sie sind begrenzt und gut gemacht, ohne dabei betrügen zu wollen. Akzeptiert werden normalerweise Beschneiden, perspektivische Korrekturen, Schärfen und Verwischen sowie Farb- und Belichtungskorrekturen. Umfangreichere Korrekturen wie das Entfernen von störenden Hintergrundobjekten sollten in der Bildbeschreibung mit Hilfe der Vorlage {{Retouched picture}} klar beschrieben werden. Nicht oder falsch beschriebenen Manipulationen, die dazu führen, dass das Hauptmotiv falsch dargestellt wird, sind unter keinen Umständen akzeptabel.
  • Wertunser Hauptziel ist das Hervorheben der wertvollsten Bilder von allen anderen. Bilder sollten irgendwie etwas Besonderes sein. Darum sei dir bewusst, dass:
    • nahezu jeder Sonnenuntergang ästhetisch ansprechend ist und die meisten keinen wesentlichen Unterschied aufweisen zu anderen,
    • Nachtaufnahmen hübsch sind, aber dass man normalerweise mit Aufnahmen bei Tag mehr Details zeigen kann,
    • schön nicht immer wertvoll bedeuten muss.

Auf der fachlichen Seite gibt es die Belichtung, die Komposition, die Bewegungskontrolle und die Fokustiefe zu beachten.

  • Belichtung bezieht sich auf die Verschluss-Blende-Kombination, die ein Bild mit einer Tonkurve wiedergibt. Idealerweise bildet diese Tonkurve in akzeptabler Genauigkeit Schatten- und Spitzlichtbereiche im Bild ab. Dies nennt man „Belichtungsspielraum“. Bilder können im niedrigen Teil der Tonkurve (unterer Bereich), im mittleren (mittlerer Bereich) oder hohen Teil (oberer Bereich) liegen. Digitale Kameras (oder Bilder) haben einen engeren Belichtungsspielraum als Fotofilme. Fehlende Genauigkeit im Schattenbereich ist nicht unbedingt ein Nachteil. Tatsächlich kann dies ein gewünschter Effekt sein. Eingebrannte Spitzenlichter sind dagegen ein störendes Element.
  • Komposition bezieht sich auf die Anordnung der Elemente im Bild selbst. Die „Drittel-Regel“ ist ein guter Grundsatz für die Komposition und ein Erbe der Gemäldemalerei. Die Idee ist, das Bild mit jeweils zwei horizontalen und zwei vertikalen Linien zu teilen. Dadurch wird das Bild in horizontale und vertikale Drittel geteilt. Das Motiv im Zentrum des Bildes zu platzieren, ist oft weniger interessant, als es auf einem der vier Schnittpunkte der horizontalen und vertikalen Schnittlinien zu platzieren. Der Horizont sollte eigentlich niemals in der Mitte des Bildes liegen, wo er das Bild in zwei Hälften „teilt“. Die obere oder untere horizontale Linie ist oft eine gute Wahl. Der Hauptgedanke ist, den Raum zu nutzen, um ein dynamisches Bild zu schaffen.
  • Bewegungskontrolle bezieht sich auf die Weise, wie die Bewegung im Bild abgebildet wird. Die Bewegung kann stillstehend oder verschwommen sein. Weder das eine noch das andere ist besser; es kommt auf den Zweck der Aufnahme an. Bewegung ist relativ innerhalb der Objekte des Bildes. Zum Beispiel vermittelt uns das Fotografieren eines relativ zum Hintergrund stillstehenden Rennwagens kein Gefühl für das Tempo oder die Bewegung. Also zwingt uns die Fototechnik, das Motiv stillstehend vor verschwommenem Hintergrund abzubilden, wodurch ein Gefühl für die Bewegung entsteht. Dies nennt man „Schwenken“. Andererseits kann eine Aufnahme eines im Vergleich zur Umgebung stillstehenden Basketballspielers während eines hohen Sprunges das „Unnatürliche“ der Natur dieser Pose sichtbar machen.
  • Fokustiefe (DOF – Depth Of Field) bezieht sich auf den Fokusbereich vor und hinter dem Hauptmotiv. Die Fokustiefe wird abhängig von den spezifischen Erfordernissen jedes Bildes gewählt. Große oder kleine Fokustiefe kann auf die eine oder andere Weise die Qualität der Aufnahme vergrößern oder schmälern. Geringe Fokustiefe kann die Aufmerksamkeit auf das Hauptmotiv des Bildes lenken, das Hauptmotiv erscheint dadurch von seiner Umgebung gelöst. Hohe Fokustiefe bringt Abstände zwischen Motiven zur Geltung. Objektive mit kurzer Brennweite (Weitwinkel) ergeben eine hohe Fokustiefe, umgekehrt haben Objektive mit langer Brennweite (Teleobjektive) eine flache Fokustiefe. Kleine Blendenöffnungen bringen große Fokustiefe, und umgekehrt große Blendenöffnungen bringen flache Fokustiefen.

Bei den grafischen Elementen gibt es Form, Volumen, Farbe, Struktur, Perspektive, Balance, Proportion, usw.

  • Form bezieht sich auf den Umriss des Hauptmotivs.
  • Volumen bezieht sich die dreidimensionale Qualität des Motivs. Diese wird durch Seitenlicht herausgebildet. Im Gegenteil zum allgemeinen Glauben ist Frontbeleuchtung nicht die beste Wahl. Frontbeleuchtung lässt das Motiv abflachen. Das beste Tageslicht hat man am frühen Morgen oder nachmittags.
  • Farbe ist wichtig. Übersättigte Farben sind nicht gut.
  • Struktur bezieht sich auf die Oberflächenqualität des Motivs. Diese wird durch Seitenbeleuchtung verbessert.
  • Perspektive bezieht sich auf den „Grad“ zusammen mit Linien, die in einen Fluchtpunkt innerhalb oder außerhalb des Bildes enden.
  • Balance bezieht sich auf die Anordnung der Motive innerhalb des Bildes, die entweder das scheinbar gleiche Gewicht haben oder schwerer auf einer Seite erscheinen.
  • Proportion bezieht sich auf die Größenunterschiede der Objekte im Bild. Normalerweise tendieren wir dazu, kleine Gegenstände klein im Vergleich zu anderen darzustellen. Eine gute Methode kann aber sein, kleine Objekte groß im Gegensatz zu wirklichen Größenverhältnissen abzubilden. Zum Beispiel: Eine kleine Blume überwiegt gegenüber einem großen Berg. Dies nennt man Maßstabsinversion.
Nicht alle Elemente müssen berücksichtigt werden. Einige Fotografien können anhand individueller Eigenschaften beurteilt werden. Für ein Bild kann die Farbe oder die Struktur wichtig sein, oder Farbe und Strukur, usw.
  • Symbolische Aussage oder Relevanz…. Der Meinungskrieg kann hier beginnen…. Ein schlechtes Bild von einem sehr schwierigen Motiv ist ein besseres Bild als ein gutes Bild von einem gewöhnlichen Motiv. Ein gutes Bild von einem schwierigen Motiv ist ein außergewöhnliches Foto.
Bilder können kulturell beeinflusst sein durch den Fotografen und/oder den Betrachter. Die Bedeutung des Bildes sollte vor dem kulturellen Hintergrund des Bildes beurteilt werden, nicht durch den kulturellen Hintergrund des Betrachters. Ein Bild „spricht“ zu Menschen und hat die Möglichkeit, Emotionen auszulösen, wie zum Beispiel Zärtlichkeit, Zorn, Ablehnung, Heiterkeit, Traurigkeit usw. Gute Fotografen sind nicht darauf beschränkt, gefällige Emotionen zu provozieren.

Um die Chancen für einen Erfolg deiner Nominierung zu erhöhen, lies vor der Nominierung alle Leitsätze.

Eine neue Nominierung aufstellen[edit]

Wenn du glaubst, ein Bild mit passender Bildbeschreibung und Lizenz gefunden oder geschaffen zu haben, das als wertvoll erachtet werden könnte, folge der anschließenden Anleitung.

Schritt 1: Kopiere den Bildnamen in dieses Textfeld (einschließlich des Zusatzes Image:), hinter den schon im Feld stehenden Text, zum Beispiel „Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:DEIN-BILD-DATEINAME.JPG“. Danach klicke auf die Schaltfäche mit der Aufschrift „neue Nominierung aufstellen“.


Schritt 2: Folge den Anweisungen der geöffneten Seite, und sichere sie.

Schritt 3: Füge manuell einen Link zu der erstellten Seite oben auf der Seite mit der Kandidatenliste ein: Hier klicken, und füge folgende Zeile OBEN bei der Nominierungslist ein:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:DEIN-BILD-DATEINAME.JPG}}

Abstimmung[edit]

Du kannst folgende Vorlagen benutzen:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support) (Stimme zur Unterstützung des Exzellenz-Status'),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose) (Stimme gegen den Exzellenz-Status),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral) (neutrale Meinung, keine Stimme),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment) (es folgt ein Kommentar, keine Stimme),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info) (es folgen Informationen, keine Stimme),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram voting question.svg Question) (es folgt eine Frage, keine Stimme)

Du kannst angeben, dass das Bild keine Chance für eine erfogreiche Kandidatur hat. Benutze die Vorlage {{FPX|reason}}, wobei reason angibt, warum das nominierte Bild klar unakzeptabel für die exzellenten Bilder ist.

Weitere Vorlagen gibt es hier.

Bitte füge ein paar Worte an, warum dir das Bild gefällt oder nicht gefällt, insbesondere wenn du dagegen stimmst. Bitte denke auch daran, zu unterschreiben (~~~~). Anonyme Stimmen sind nicht zugelassen.

Abwahlkandidaten der exzellenten Bilder aufstellen[edit]

Mit der Zeit ändern sich die Standards für die Exzellenten Bilder. Es kann entschieden werden, dass Bilder, die vorher „gut genug“ für die Exzellenten waren, es nicht mehr sind. Dies ist zum Aufstellen eines Bildes, welches deiner Meinung nach es nicht mehr verdient, exzellent zu sein. Dazu wähle mit

  • {{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep (das Bild verdient es, exzellent zu sein) oder mit
  • {{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg Delist (das Bild verdient es nicht, exzellent zu sein).

Wenn du denkst, dass ein Bild nicht mehr den Exzellenz-Kriterien entspricht, kannst du es für die Abwahl nominieren, indem du den Bildnamen in dieses Textfeld (einschließlich des Zusatzes Image:) hinter den bereits stehenden Text im Feld kopierst:


In der eben erstellten neuen Seite für die Nomination des Abwahlkandidaten solltest du einfügen:

  • Informationen über den Ursprung des Bildes (Ersteller, Uploader),
  • Einen Link zur originalen Exzellenz-Kandidatur-Seite (es erscheint unter „Links“ auf der Beschreibungsseite),
  • Deine Begründung für die Nominierung und dein Benutzername.

Danach musst du einen Link zu der erstellten Seite oben auf der Seite mit der Liste der Abwahlkandidaten manuell einfügen.

Richtlinien für Exzellenz-Kandidaten[edit]

Allgemeine Regeln[edit]

  1. Nach dem Ende des Abstimmungs-Zeitraumes wird das Ergebnis am Tag 10 nach der Nominierung festgestellt (im Zeitplan weiter unten gezeigt). Also dauert der Abstimmungs-Zeitraum 9 Tage, plus die Stunden bis zum Ende von Tag 9. Stimmen, die an Tag 10 oder danach abgeben wurden, werden nicht gezählt.
  2. Nominierungen von anonymen Mitwirkenden sind erwünscht.
  3. Mitwirken bei Diskussionen von anonymen Mitwirkenden sind erwünscht.
  4. Nur Nutzer mit einem commons-account, der mindestens 10 Tage alt ist und 50 Beiträge hat, können wählen. Ausnahme: Die eigene Nominierung kann gewählt werden, unabhängig von Alter und Beiträge.
  5. Die Nominierung zählt nicht als Stimme. Unterstützung muss explizit angegeben werden.
  6. Nominierungen können vom Einsteller jederzeit zurückgezogen werden. Dies geschieht einfach durch das Schreiben von „I withdraw my nomination“ (eng. Ich ziehe meine Nominierung zurück)
    oder durch Hinzufügen von {{withdraw|~~~~}}.
  7. Denke daran, das Ziel von Wikimedia Commons ist es, einen zentralen Speicher für freie Bilder, genutzt von allen Wikimedia-Projekten, bereitzustellen, einschließlich für mögliche zukünftige Projekte. Dies ist nicht einfach ein Speicher für Wikipedia-Bilder, deshalb sollten hier die Bilder nicht danach beurteilt werden, ob sie zu diesem Projekt passen.
  8. Bilder können vorzeitig am Tag 5 (fünfter Tag nach der Nominierung) von der Abstimmungsliste genommen werden („Regel des 5. Tages“):
    1. Wenn sie keine Unterstützung erhalten, die Einsteller nicht mitgezählt.
    2. Wenn sie 10 oder mehr Pro und kein Kontra erhalten haben.
  9. Bilder, welche durch die Vorlage {{FPX}} markiert wurden, können 48 Stunden, nachdem die Vorlage gesetzt wurde, von der Liste entfernt werden, vorausgesetzt, das Bild hat außer von den Einstellern keine positiven Stimmen (Unterstützung) erhalten.
  10. Bilder, welche durch die Vorlage {{FPD}} (FP denied) markiert wurden, können 48 Stunden, nachdem die Vorlage gesetzt wurde, von der Liste entfernt werden.
  11. Es dürfen von einem Benutzer maximal 2 Nominierungen gleichzeitig platziert werden.

Regeln zur Wahl und Abwahl[edit]

Ein Kandidat wird in die Galerie der exzellenten Bilder aufgenommen, wenn folgende Bedingungen erfüllt sind:

  1. Passende Lizenz (selbstverständlich)
  2. Mindestens 7 positive Stimmen (Pro-Stimmen)
  3. Das Verhältnis von unterstützenden zu ablehnenden Stimmen ist mindestens 2/1 (eine Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit)
  4. Zwei verschiedene Versionen desselben Bildes können nicht beide exzellent werden, sondern nur das mit der höheren Zahl an Stimmen.

Die Abwahl-Regeln sind dieselben wie zur Wahl der exzellenten Bilder bei gleichbleibenden Abstimmungs-Zeitraum. Die Regel des 5. Tages gilt für Abwahlkandidaten, die keine Stimme für die Aberkennung des Exzellenz-Status' bis zum Tag 5 erhalten haben, außer die des Antragstellers.

Ein erfahrener Nutzer kann die Anfrage beenden. Wie man eine Anfrage beendet, siehe unter Commons:Kandidaten für exzellente Bilder/Was tun, wenn der Abstimmungszeitraum zu Ende ist.

Vor allem sei freundlich[edit]

Bitte bedenke, dass das Bild, das du beurteilst, das wohlüberlegte Werk von jemandem ist. Vermeide Phrasen wie „it looks terrible“ (eng. sieht schrecklich aus) oder „I hate it“ (eng. Ich hasse es). Wenn du dagegen Stellung nehmen musst, tu dies bitte mit Rücksichtnahme. Bedenke außerdem, dass deine Englischkenntnisse nicht die gleichen sein müssen wie die eines anderen. Wähle deine Worte sorgfältig.

Viel Spaß beim Bewerten …, und denke daran: Alle Regeln können gebrochen werden.

Siehe auch[edit]


Inhaltsübersicht[edit]

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Exzellenz-Kandidaten[edit]

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

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

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Nippocryptus vittatorius

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)
  • 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)

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)

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)

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

Alternative[edit]

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)
  • 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)

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)

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)

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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  • 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)

File:Sympetrum striolatum - Eisenstadt.jpg[edit]

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Sympetrum striolatum
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Spacebirdy - uploaded by Spacebirdy - nominated by -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 18:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Most parts of the dragonfly are blur and the cluttered background is distracting. --Graphium 14:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - The narrow DoF that so often helps pictures of this kind doesn't work here with the orientation of the critter taking most of its body out of focus. Compare to this bug where there is just a bit of softening at the end of the tail and one wing. There is encyclopedic value here in the fine detail visible in the head, face, and upper thorax. But one's eye expects to be able to see the entire creature just as well. --Kbh3rdtalk 16:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:33, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Venice - Gondolas - 3833.jpg[edit]

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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 17:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice idea compositionally but the sky is overprocessed and noisy. Daniel Case (talk) 05:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Externsteine am Wiembecke-Teich.JPG[edit]

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Externsteine am Wiembecke-Teich
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 16:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 16:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Looks definitely oversharpened to me, sorry. Rock edges against the sky look unnatural. Or maybe the sky has been hard-edge selected and modified. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 15:58, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I agree with Kreuzschnabel, it looks almost posterized. Would expect that to be easy to reduce a bit though. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 16:50, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Dettifoss July 2014.JPG[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)

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)
  • 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)

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:2014.04.12.-09-Kirschgartshaeuser Schlaege Mannheim-Landkaertchen erste Generation.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. -- Hockei (talk) 15:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Hockei (talk) 15:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Fine composition and colours, but butterfly not really in focus, a pity. --A.Savin 11:42, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Angle from which the butterfly was shot results in some parts being out of focus. --Graphium 14:33, 27 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)

File:Sarcophagus door in Consolata Cemetery.jpg[edit]

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Sarcophagus door in Consolata Cemetery
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by myself -- Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 11:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow, distracting shadows of trees, crop too tight. This can be QI for sure (although noise is quite high), but for me this is not FP. --Uoaei1 (talk) 14:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Shadowns of trees could be interesting, I think so. --Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 15:57, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Indeed nice mood with the light and the shadows, however the crop is too tight at left and at bottom. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 22:33, 25 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)

File:Niterói Contemporary Art Museum 2011a.jpg[edit]

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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Rosino - uploaded and nominated by Arion -- User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 23:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 23:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The composition is not bad however the image lacks of qualities, sorry. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:22, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination In the other nomination I will modify the contrast of this image. User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 21:33, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Niterói Contemporary Art Museum 2011.jpg[edit]

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@Christian Ferrer: I respect your opinion, but I think if there wasn't a predominance of the museum, almost nobody would appreciate/understand the architecture of the museum. Greetings! ;) User:ArionEstarArionEstar (talk) 00:15, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:46, 27 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)

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)

File:2014 Kanał Młynówka i mury miejskie w Kłodzku.jpg[edit]

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Młynówka chanel and defensive walls in Kłodzko
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Jacek Halicki - uploaded by Jacek Halicki - nominated by Jacek Halicki -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jacek Halicki (talk) 21:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose good idea of composition however too much predominant of the shadowded bridge. This kind of very contrasted image is a hard challenge and I think HDR can be a solution or maybe the use of some filters. -- Christian Ferrer Talk 23:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:46, 27 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)

File:Weil am Rhein - Vitra Slide Tower2.jpg[edit]

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Vitra Slide Tower, observation deck and clock
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Wladyslaw -- Wladyslaw (talk) 19:35, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wladyslaw (talk) 19:35, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - This is a very sharp, clear photograph. But I don't know if the composition is best – I don't see the purpose of all the empty space on the left/upper-left. I suspect that a more dramatic photograph of this is possible under different lighting conditions. --Kbh3rdtalk 02:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
    • The subject has a sparse, minimalist design. I see how perhaps the composition with all that empty space mimics that. The color of the sky works well with the luster of the metal, also. --Kbh3rdtalk 05:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There is already a FP of this tower: File:Weil am Rhein - Vitra Slide Tower16.jpg, which is much better than this one. --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
(1) This is a detail shot and has also a different purpose! (2) There is no limitation about objects that have to be FP . --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Neither motive nor composition appeals to me. What is special here? What are your reasons for nomination? Probably I oversee something. Multiple FPs of one object are imho no problem in general. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:19, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
We see the observation platform and the clock. A legitimately detail shot of this observation tower. ~The reson for nomination is because I think this is a very uncommon and interessting tower. --Wladyslaw (talk) 07:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
This is FP, not FT, meaning we feature pictures for their excellence, not towers. While the tower may be very interesting, this picture isn’t. It shows high quality but nothing special to me – no wow. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 14:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Some like special objects in pictures, some not. So what, Kreuzschnabel? No need for snotty commentary. I just anwserd a question of a other user. So stay calm. --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I am perfectly calm, don’t worry (it takes much more to upset me). My "snotty commentary", as you called it (not entirely unsnottily, if I may say so), was a reaction on your statement "The reson for nomination is because I think this is a very uncommon and interessting tower". I agree – it certainly is. But that does not automatically make any picture of it as uncommon and interesting, too. We feature uncommon and interesting pictures here, and not necessarily pictures of uncommon and interesting things. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 20:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
For sure an interessting object makes not always an interessting picture. It would be much more helpfull if you could argue why. --Wladyslaw (talk) 04:39, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
It’s not always easy to say why a picture does not rise fascination. There’s nothing really wrong with this picture, it’s just not looking that special. Composition is one issue as already touched by others: too much sky, too little tower. Anyway, I am not obliged to justify my vote. I just answered to your reason for nominating being the uncommonness of the object, instead of the picture. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 07:46, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't find the composition particularly striking either, and that sky is just not right. Daniel Case (talk) 04:57, 26 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)

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:Catedral de Puebla, México, 2013-10-11, DD 15.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 10:49, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 10:49, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose (for now) Impressive colors! I don't know, but the left tower just doesn't seem right. It appears way too massive, maybe due to an overly extreme correction of perspective distortion? I wouldn't mind some degree of converging lines... --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 06:16, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Martin Falbisoner: looks overcorrected perspective-wise (though I must admit that this looks like a rather difficult perspective to get right). --El Grafo (talk) 12:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above Jiel (talk) 09:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Alternative.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Alternative in landscape format Poco2 20:39, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Poco2 15:43, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above Jiel (talk) 09:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think the perspective is ok, and the quality is very good. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 12:21, 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:Pont de la Victoire, Sète, Hérault 03.jpg[edit]

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Pont de la Victoire, Sète

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)

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)

File:Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet at take off Danish Air Show 2014-06-22 aligned.jpg[edit]

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Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet taking off at Danish Air Show 2014
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by --Slaunger (talk) 18:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info A Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet taking off at Danish Air Show 2014. The F-18 is a seldom guest in Denmark, the last time it landed in the country was in 2009. This year it showed up at the Danish Air Show 2014 held at Air Base Karup with over 120,000 spectators (2% of the population). Probably because it is a candidate for a replacement of the existing fleet of 30 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The two other candidates are the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. --Slaunger (talk) 18:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Slaunger (talk) 18:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good, but I would stamp out two spots (birds or whatever it is, see note). All in all the surface of the plane looks relatively soft. Did you apply some NR or is it due to shooting conditions (speed, Mitzieher)? --Tuxyso (talk) 07:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Very good shot. I also find that it looks like the noise reduction was very strong. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 09:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Tuxyso: and @Julian Herzog:: Thanks for taking your time to scrutinize my nomination. Concerning the two spots, I have checked with other shots taken in fast sequence, and I found that the largest one was an OOF mast and the other one is a small could (which looks a little like a bird). I have now cloned them out and updated the file. Concerning the processing of the photo and your comments about possibly too aggressive noise reduction, I have now documented the editing process in great details on the file page. I always do noise reduction in the raw converter, and here the default settings are one for luminance and two for the chroma noise (range 0-20 for both settings). I have incremented the chroma noise reduction by one to three in the oploaded file. I still would not call that aggressive at all though as the maximum is 20. Initally I had problems with blown areas on the white sun-exposed landing gear and a dark "belly" of the aircraft as it is in shadows in early afternoon strong sunlight. To counteract that I have gone down 1/3 in exposure, reduced highlights almost as much as possible and boosted shadows as much as possible in the raw editor prior to jpeg conversion to get out the details of the belly. Since it is ISO 100, this did not lead to too much noise in the shadows. I think that a modest DOF combined with a bit of motion blur from panning (not much though as the shutter speed of 1/400 s is still relatively fast) gives the washed out effect of the foreground and a little less pronounced in the background.. For me it helps separate the main subject from background and foreground. And it also gives a feeling of action. --Slaunger (talk) 15:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Probably you can try selective (only for shadow parts) noise reduction techniques for future shots. --Tuxyso (talk) 09:37, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
      • @Tuxyso: Thanks for the suggestion. I have a slight practical problem with doing selective noise reduction using my existing tools. The NR in my Canon raw converter works only on the entire image, and for my postprocessing editing tools (GIMP) there are no tools out of the box (as far as I know), except for selective Gaussian blur, which is a too primitive algorithm. I have read there are some GIMP plugins around for doing more sophisticated NR, e.g., separating between luminance and chroma NR using sophisticated algorithm. It appears they are not so easy to use, but maybe I should just 'bite the bullet' and learn how to use them. --Slaunger (talk) 15:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
        • The easiest and best solution for selective NR I found yet is the tool Dfine from the Nik-Tools (no surreptitious advertising, I really like it). By manual setting of control points you can include / exclude similiar image areas from noise reduction. Example: Without selective NR this photo would have excessive noise on the sky or the main motive had not been sharp. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
          • Thanks for the advice, Tuxyso. It is a very remarkable photo you are referencing to, and the tutorial was very instructive and impressive to see. I am currently considering a significant upgrade of my editing tools and gear, and this is valuable input in my considerations. --Slaunger (talk) 16:17, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yes, makes sense. The large resolution is also slightly misleading. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 16:22, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good shot! --Halavar (talk) 22:11, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --LivioAndronico talk 20:04, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Jacek Halicki (talk) 08:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Graphium 14:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Moni Preveli Cat 01.JPG[edit]

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Sleeping cat in Preveli Monastery (Moni Preveli), Crete
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Uoaei1 -- Uoaei1 (talk) 17:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Uoaei1 (talk) 17:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice, but no wow (neither meeow) for me, nothing special. The object being in shadow doesn’t help. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 23:58, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Beautiful and technical faultless. There I need no "wow" to say very good. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 17:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral - Being in the shade does help with the even light, and the exposure is excellent. Nice color cooperation between the subject and its surroundings. Excellent sharpness in the face and tail, but the DoF drops off a bit too quickly on its back. A very nice image even if not purr-fect. --Kbh3rdtalk 17:46, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Kreuzschnabel -- Jiel (talk) 09:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Juvenile buteo lineatus elegans, Presidio.jpg[edit]

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Juvenile red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus elegans) at the Presidio, San Francisco, California.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Frank Schulenburg – uploaded by Frank Schulenburg – nominated by Frank Schulenburg --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 17:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 07:25, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rjcastillo (talk) 14:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support great shot BeBo86 (talk) 15:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Famberhorst (talk) 16:05, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry to interrupt the support streak, but I really don’t like the background cutting the main object in halves, even less since it’s a similar colour as the bird. --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 23:59, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Kreuzschnabel and low res. --Yikrazuul (talk) 10:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The res is certainly not low (and I doubt that Yikrazuul is a Hasselblad user, to have that high expectations on resolution...), but the background here nonetheless spoils the composition for me. --A.Savin 10:50, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 22:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Kreuzschnabel. A very fine picture with technical excellence in terms of lighting and sharpness. Too bad about the background. --Kbh3rdtalk 22:31, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not as sharp as it could be, IMO. And the background...--Jebulon (talk) 16:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Jiel (talk) 09:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Johnnie Walker Splash.JPG[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created & uploaded by Böhringer - nominated by Tomer T -- Tomer T (talk) 12:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomer T (talk) 12:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- excellent photograph (possible trademark rights infractions (?) ignored) --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very good! You could increase the eductational value if you describe in-detail (on the file description page) how the photograph was created. --Tuxyso (talk) 07:54, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rjcastillo (talk) 14:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support vielen Dank für die Nominierung Tomer :-) --Böhringer (talk) 20:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 21:45, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Michael Gäbler (talk) 00:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I bet they use it in their ads. Very slight CA on the upper drops but that's being way too picky. I added an English translation of your description. Daniel Case (talk) 04:45, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice, but too bright. --Yikrazuul (talk) 10:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 12:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great shot! --Halavar (talk) 22:05, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose not wow for me, just a glass Jiel (talk) 09:52, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:The combine John Deere W540 in the barley harvest.jpg[edit]

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The combine John Deere W540 in the barley harvest.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Michael Gäbler - uploaded by Michael Gäbler - nominated by Michael Gäbler -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 20:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Michael Gäbler (talk) 20:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the photo, which has a good composition, nice light and mood. The wow is limited though for me, it is more a good QI for me, sorry. --Slaunger (talk) 17:31, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Interesting enough for me. --Tuxyso (talk) 08:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:26, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Halavar (talk) 22:02, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not enough wow for me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 10:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol support vote.svg Support Perfect colours, balanced composition, you almost see the harvester turn to the left now, and the dust cloud is the icing on the cake. Pity it’s a bit small (cropped from a larger exposure I fancy). --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 08:10, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Mont Saint-Michel at night - BeBo86.jpg[edit]

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Mont Saint-Michel at dusk/night
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by BeBo86 - uploaded by BeBo86 - nominated by BeBo86 -- BeBo86 (talk) 13:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- BeBo86 (talk) 13:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Brackenheim (talk) 18:09, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • weak Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Wow - awesome picture. But: sharpness issues, unfortunately. Anything you can do? Did you take another shot? --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • @Martin Falbisoner: thanks for your comment. In this case, one big problem was tourists crossing the new built bridge, so all shots were a bit shaky. (Note: I have downsampled it a bit now, as a consequence of perspective correction.) Level of detail is comparable to the existing FP of Mont Saint-Michel BeBo86 (talk) 13:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
      • @BeBo86:: Hmm, well, what the heck... I really like your image and I do understand how difficult night shots are. The photo does look better now, and though downsampling as such is never a good solution... I'll change my vote to weak Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Sharpness is OK for me (night shot). Composition and motive is very nice. I will support the image if you correct the verticals (take a look at the very left building) --Tuxyso (talk) 07:52, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • @Tuxyso: THANKS a lot and you are right!!! ✓ Done BeBo86 (talk) 13:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Much bigger than the other FP of it I'm aware of ;) So could have been a nice replacement (I would have seen no reason to keep both which are similar). But the sharpness issue largely nullifies this improvement. Composition wise I don't see why the mount is not centered (the empty space on the right adds no value). Not a fan of the scaffoldings either. - Benh (talk) 09:37, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • @Benh: Compared to the other file, level of detail is close to equal - yes. "Improvements" could be: less overexposed areas (thanks to exposure bracketing), more pleasing colors, more interesting sky (which gives the picture depth), and corrected perspective (thanks to Tuxyso) which the other file has not. I like the composition as it is, because a) I like the blurred clouds b) the composition doesn't look too centered and c) the result is a nice 16:9 picture :-) The scaffoldings are a pity but they simply are there BeBo86 (talk) 13:09, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I wonder why the image wasn't taken a bit earlier. Were the lights only switched on by then? Personally, I would like more light, both in the sky and on the darker parts of the rock. --DXR (talk) 13:42, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This was also because of tourists crossing the bridge (and the picture). This was the first moment with no tourist crossing my view (but you can see bicycles with lights coming from the left ;-) The alternative was to shoot from the handrail on the other side of the bridge, but on this side there was kind of a dam which didn't look good in the foreground (currently there's a building site!). BeBo86 (talk) 15:02, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, even though I would probably have tried to combine shots to remove the tourists but fair enough. Looking at suncalc, the sun would have been quite a bit to the left so that would have worked, probably. BTW: Imho it's not good to remove the EXIF with a later upload. --DXR (talk) 15:28, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • just to mention I faced the exact same problem on my own shot (to a lesser extent, it was taken at winter time). Mont Saint-Michel is one of the busiest site in France. About using several shots to remove people, I'm a bit skeptical ; light decreases fast. Not sure it would be so easy to used empty parts from other pictures (possible to adjust exposure but depending on the number of people to erase, could drive one crazy ;) ). - Benh (talk) 22:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, for sure it isn't easy, but we are talking FP here, and if it takes a few hours in PS, it does. But granted, that's a bit academic now. --DXR (talk) 23:24, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like the photo as it is (also the decentered composition with the links from the street going through the picture). Level of detail / sharpness is sufficient for me. Regarding the shooting time: I guess the sun sets at the very left part of the photo. If BeBo86 had shot earlier there had been problems with backlight. --Tuxyso (talk) 15:05, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
the sun is much farther on the left, so "backlight" is not really an issue here. The people, on the other hand... - Benh (talk) 22:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support. I like the dark blueish background and the lightning is good - a few places some minor problems with exposure control, but is is quite difficult to avoid in such kinds of photos. I especially like the mood of the lower buildings to the right. My biggest problem is the per-pixel quality for a 3.6 Mpixel image. I would have opposed if it was daylight. At these conditions it is harder, and for me it just passes the FP bar quality-wise.--Slaunger (talk) 20:29, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, but per above. Yes, it is an iconic location and I understand the choice of time, but in my opinion the quality just is not good enough to be the best of commons --DXR (talk) 23:24, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

File:A butterfly feeding on the tears of a turtle in Ecuador.jpg[edit]

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Two Julia Butterflies drinking the tears from the turtles in Ecuador
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Ama la Vida TV - uploaded by User:Russavia - nominated by Russavia -- russavia (talk) 12:07, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- russavia (talk) 12:07, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Not resting at all. It obviously feeds on the turtle's tears. Gidip (talk) 13:02, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
    • @Gidip: Should I withdraw the nomination out of respect for the turtle? We can't have a FP showing an unhappy living thing. russavia (talk) 13:19, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks Gidip for the info. Jee 16:00, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The crop is not ideal but the moment is very nice and so is the quality. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 15:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Alex Florstein (talk) 16:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Kbh3rd (talk) 01:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Dman41689 (talk) 06:07, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Technical quality is not perfect, but this image has great wow for me. --Uoaei1 (talk) 06:22, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The focus is not where it should be, there are some really distracting bugs in the background, but yes, it's a thing I wasn't aware of, and it's big wow for me as well. - Benh (talk) 07:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 07:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The photo would benefit from cloning out the dark spot left of the butterfly (another insect) and perhaps by cropping out the blurry stem (see my annotation). For now too obvious photographic flaws for me, but can be easily enhanced. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:28, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Fabulous photo, regardless the high JPEG compression. --Ras67 (talk) 14:34, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Brackenheim (talk) 18:10, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting, and striking photo. --Slaunger (talk) 20:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --ComputerHotline (talk) 10:54, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As long as my adressed photographic issues are not resolved. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 11:38, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • My understanding is that all those flying insects are same butterfly. Sometimes, such realities (why and how those butterflies are attracted to reptile tears) have more educational value than artistic perfection. Jee 16:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting. Great shot! --Halavar (talk) 21:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jiel (talk) 09:53, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Nymphaea in Červený Újezd.JPG[edit]

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Nymphaea (Nuphar pumila)  in Červený Újezd Castle, Červený Újezd, Prague-West District, Czech Republic
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info: created by Yalagch - uploaded by Yalagch - nominated by Yalagch.--Yalagch (talk) 14:54, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Central part of the flower overexposed, background heavily noisy. The species needs to be identified (and categorized). Please, try Quality Images first. --Cayambe (talk) 19:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cayambe. I would like to add though, that I think the composition is good. --Slaunger (talk) 20:35, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--Yalagch (talk) 21:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Alternative[edit]

Nymphaea in Červený Újezd Remix.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Remix from original - Nymphaea in Červený Újezd by Yalagch. Please dear Yalagch evaluate this alternative, I liked the picture and I think this might be useful. If you do not agree please comment that I remove this alternative. Cleaned, partial fix bg noise, fix overexposure and a bit intensified colors. Thank you -- Lauro Sirgadocontribs 00:50, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--Yalagch (talk) 21:14, 22 August 2014 (UTC)


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