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

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and current month.

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

Formal things[edit]

Nominating[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

Please read the complete guidelines before nominating.

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

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


Artworks, illustrations, and historical documents

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

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

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

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

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

  • Notable in its own right: Works by major artists, or works that are otherwise notable, such as the subjects of a controversy.
  • Of high artistic merit: Works which, while not particularly well known, are nonetheless wonderful examples of their particular type or school of art.
  • Of high historic merit: The historical method values very early illustrations of scenes and events over later ones. Hence, a work of poor quality depicting a contemporaneous historical event can be nonetheless important, even if the artistic merit is relatively low. Likewise, scans or photographs of important documents – which may not be at all artistic – nonetheless may be highly valuable if the documents are historically significant. The reason for the image's historical importance should be briefly stated in the nomination, for those reviewers unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Of high illustrative merit: Works that illustrate or help explain notable subjects, for instance, illustrations of books, scientific subjects, or technical processes. The amount of artistic merit required for these will vary by subject, but, for instance, an illustration that makes the working of a complicated piece of machinery very clear need not be notable as a piece of artwork as well, whereas an illustration for a book might well be expected to reach much higher artistic standards.

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

Photographs

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

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

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

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

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

Video and audio

Set nominations

If a group of images are thematically connected in a direct and obvious way, they can be nominated together as a set. A set should fall under one of the following types:

  • Faithful digital reproductions of works notable in their own right, which the original author clearly intended to be viewed as a set. Examples: pages in a pamphlet, crops (puzzle pieces) of a prohibitively large scan, a pair of pendant paintings. Not acceptable: Arbitrary selection of sample works by an artist.
  • A sequence of images showing the passage of time. They could depict frames of a moving/changing object or a static object during different times of day or different seasons. Examples: diagrams illustrating a process, steps of a dance, metamorphosis of an insect, maps/drawings/photos of the same subject over the years (frame of view should be more or less the same).
  • A group of images depicting the same subject from different viewpoints, preferably taken under the same lighting conditions when possible. Examples: Exterior and interior of a building, different facades of a building, different interior views, obverse and inverse of a banknote/coin. Not acceptable: A selection of different rooms in a skyscraper, the facade of a church plus an organ, any images of fundamentally different scopes.
  • A group of images which show all possible variations of a particular class of object. Examples: Male and female versions of an animal (preferably in the same setting), all known species of a genus. Not acceptable: A few breeds of cats (unless they share a defining characteristic and represent all possible examples of that).

Adding a new nomination[edit]

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

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

All single files:

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

All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured picture candidates/Set/My Nomination".


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

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

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

Recommended: Please add a category from the list at COM:FP.

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

Voting[edit]

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

You may use following templates:

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

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

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

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

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

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

Featured picture delisting candidates[edit]

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Featured picture candidate policy[edit]

General rules[edit]

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

Featuring and delisting rules[edit]

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

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

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

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

Above all, be polite[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

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

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

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Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Mausoleo de Emir Ali, Shiraz, Irán, 2016-09-24, DD 24-26 HDR.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Aug 2018 at 18:56:11 (UTC)
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Dome of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Dome of Mausoleum of Emir Ali, Shiraz, Iran. The current temple was built in the 19th century to replace the former one damaged over the centuries due to earthquakes. In this site rest the remains of Ali Ibn Hamz, niece of shah of Cheragh. Poco2 18:56, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 18:56, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --XRay talk 19:02, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The crop doesn't suit me - the chandelier (or whatever it is that hangs down from the ceiling) is cut too abruptly. It's a tricky building to photograph, I guess... Oh and notice those air-condition vents! Those are crazy. --GeXeS (talk) 20:19, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Caldera de las Cañadas 03.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Aug 2018 at 18:11:59 (UTC)
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Roques de García, Roque Cinchado, and Mount Teide, Tenerife

File:Wandeling over het Hulshorsterzand 020.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Aug 2018 at 17:44:53 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured_pictures/Places/Natural #Netherlands Living sand drift.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Group of trees on the Hulshorsterzand. A living sand drift in the Netherlands. ALL by -- Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 17:44, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 17:44, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but I'm not seeing what's featurable here. It's "just" a group of trees.--Peulle (talk) 18:24, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Peulle says. I love trees, but this picture isn't very interesting. --GeXeS (talk) 20:11, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Rathaus der Stadt Wanfried, Hessen, Deutschland IMG 6238-HDR edit.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Aug 2018 at 16:53:27 (UTC)
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Wanfried town hall

File:Feu d'artifice 2016-07-14 Loire Tours 2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Aug 2018 at 08:08:29 (UTC)
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Fireworks for Bastille Day 2016 in Tours

File:Fleeting moment at Cantina Hussong, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Aug 2018 at 23:08:06 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Hosta 'Grand Slam'. (d.j.b.) 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Aug 2018 at 16:54:26 (UTC)
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Hosta 'Grand Slam'

File:Jëuf de Crespëina Cir Chedul Parc Naturel Puez.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Aug 2018 at 09:26:49 (UTC)
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The Crespëina pass with the Val de Chedul on the left and the Puez mountains on the right. The Puez-Geisler Nature Park, Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site.

File:Hotel 3 Nagas with old red Citroen at blue hour in Luang Prabang.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Aug 2018 at 01:42:46 (UTC)
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Hotel 3 Nagas with old red Citroen at blue hour in Luang Prabang
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Laos
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Basile Morin -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:42, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:42, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The NMI User (talk) 03:47, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Crop is a little tight on the right, but a charming photo. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:10, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great mood and composition. Looks a little bit oversharpened (sharpening halos almost everywhere) but that's a minor flaw IMO. --Code (talk) 05:48, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 07:07, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cart (talk) 09:00, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sure, --Podzemnik (talk) 09:53, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Lovely light. Good control of the noise level.--Peulle (talk) 10:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:10, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Benh (talk) 12:24, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 12:55, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice compo --Poco2 17:59, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 18:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:57, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose What is this picture of? An empty restaurant? A well lit building? A beautiful old car in a no contrast zone? --Tomascastelazo (talk) 21:07, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Seriously Cart, what does the image advance in the way of culture, knowledge? It is beautifully exposed, but 35% of the image area is unusable. The great car is lost in a no contrast zone, it could have been moved to the front of the building to great effect. So besides good exposure in the afternoon, I really do not find any redeeming encyclopedic value. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 18:49, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes Tomas, I'm very serious. Commons is a collection of all kind of pictures, not only encyclopedic ones. If you look at the rules on COM:FPC, you can see that is says: "7. Remember, the goal of the Wikimedia Commons project is to provide a central repository for free images to be used by all Wikimedia projects, including possible future projects. This is not simply a repository for Wikipedia images, so images should not be judged here on their suitability for that project." That means that all sorts of beautiful, artistic and outstanding photos are very welcome here. I'm sure that a skilled photographer like you have plenty of photos that could come into consideration. I would love to see some of your non-encyclopedic photos nominated here. They will be preserved for all those Wikimedia Projects we have no idea about yet. Excellent encyclopedic photos are easy to take, non-encyclopedic are much harder, that is why we see so few of them here. As you can see, the rest of the voters know this and that is why so many users have voted for this. --Cart (talk) 19:04, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Btw, did you know that there is already a Wiki-project called Wikibooks? This is the sort of image that would make a beautiful book cover if someone made a book there about moods or any other subject that needs a calm classic blue hour photo. Or if Wikivoyage (a Wiki travel guide) needs a nice photo of this hotel. Only your imagination will set the limits for where a photo can be used. --Cart (talk) 19:28, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Ranularia sarcostoma 01.JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Aug 2018 at 00:13:29 (UTC)
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Ranularia sarcostoma

File:Cantina Hussong in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Aug 2018 at 17:36:11 (UTC)
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Cantina Hussong in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Oh yes! So a late night indoors grainy photo, but who cares! Guys, this is art. The crowd in the photo emulates the painting in the background and it brings to mind all those murals in Los Angeles of celebrities like [1] or even paintings in the style of Nighthawks. I just love it! I also see that Ensenada is still as swinging as when I was there back in the 70s. :) --Cart (talk) 18:28, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support absolutely per Cart --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 18:55, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ezarateesteban 00:37, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The NMI User (talk) 03:47, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Technically the lens is not adapted, and artistically the photographer is intrusive. This telephoto zoom lens is not made for interior shots. At f/4, the image is blurry because 1/40s handheld is too long. Canon sells fixed focal lenses specially designed for this kind of photography, like the 50mm f/1.4 for example, providing much better results with less noise and more sharpness in the same lighting conditions. Here the people are moving and the lady wearing glasses is really ghostly. The photographer is highly visible in the mirror and drawing attention of two other people in the foreground, becomes distracting. Not everybody care, but at least the lady in black and the bearded man seem to wonder "What's happening here with a camera ? Does one want my face in picture ? -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:54, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't think the photographer is distracting here. He's well hidden behind his camera so you can't see his eyes or face, in this photo he's a nobody. Yes, people are aware they are being photographed, could probably have said something if they were uncomfortable about it and we would not see this photo here. It's not like the photographer is skulking with his mobile in a sly way. If you dress up for a night out today, you are aware that there are cameras everywhere. I also think that the wow and artistry overcomes all technical nitpicking here. It's an impressionist photo. For some strange reason we even create blurs of water or panning blur, but anything else moving is intolerable. --Cart (talk) 10:39, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The main subject of this photograph is the photographer. All the action is centered here, around this camera. "What's this photographer doing ?" is the main question coming before we understand there's a mirror behind. So "not distracting" and "well hidden" couldn't be more wrong, IMO.The fact that there are cameras everywhere today is absolutely not relevant to justify the intrusion here, and I wish these cameras can take better pictures Face-grin.svg. 6400 ISO is far too noisy, and in the context the level of blurriness suggests a drunk operator -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:38, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Please do not make assumptions about the state of the operator/photographer, keep it factual without personal attacks. You should know the rules better by now. --Cart (talk) 12:14, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes I think this is an obvious feeling you normally have when you see a photographer taking part of the party and shooting among so many bottles. I'm not saying this is the reality and I don't Face-surprise.svg "attack" anyone. I specified "in the context", since here the technical problem of this lens opening at f/4, creating noise & blur, gives this feeling. Even if the operator has only drunk water, that's the natural thought coming in mind unfortunately -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:33, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • You have a very active and vivid imagination, it makes for great photos but it can sometimes be less good when put into text on this forum. --Cart (talk) 13:02, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Not sure this is my imagination to suppose the photographer came here to get a drink. But that can be discussed -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:14, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Doesn't work for me. Basile putting into words my thoughts better than I ever can. -- KTC (talk) 11:43, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Reducing this image to its technical shortcomings doesn't do it justice. Unlike most static architecture or landscape shots this scene can't be easily re-created. While most images that make it to FP are of outstanding technical quality, very few of them tell a story. And I think that's an achievement of its own right. At first I was opposed to the idea of the photographer being part of the image. On second thought Tomas' incidental self portrait helps the viewer to understand that the scence was taken against a mirror. I'd also like to point out that I wholeheartedly disagree with Basile's unnecessary personal attack. This kind of behaviour is unfitting of a frequent contributor to COM:FPC. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 13:08, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg  If you don't understand the idea I explain, it's not complicated. Imagine a picture from a boat with the horizon tilted. What do you guess ? The photographer is sick or the boat induces this tilt ? The second solution probably. So that's the same here, except that the problem is created by the equipment -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:23, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm not really wowed by the scene, I'm afraid. The left crop bothers me, as does the sharp light at the top.--Peulle (talk) 14:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others, although I give Cart a lot of credit for her vigorous defense of the image. Daniel Case (talk) 19:12, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support like a movie still --Neptuul (talk) 22:31, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The idea is good, but I don't think the execution is at the FP level: the colors are off, the left crop is too short (painting and woman cut), the flare is disturbing, etc. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:43, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Ciudad del Cabo desde Cabeza de León, Sudáfrica, 2018-07-22, DD 20-23 PAN.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view of Cape Town viewed from Lion's Head, South Africa
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Cityscapes
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Panoramic view of Cape Town viewed from Lion's Head, South Africa. All by me, Poco2 13:51, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 13:51, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I´m not sure about horizon alignment. It's too straight considering that the mountains in the distance seem actually to become higher from left to right.--Milseburg (talk) 19:13, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
    I'm not sure about your comment, Milseburg, looking at the bottom half of the images buildings look fine. Do you expect more inclination of the horizon? should the left are be higher or lower? I haven't edited the image after the stitching --Poco2 07:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    I would expect the horizon to increase from left to right in the distance with the mountains. At present, the distant mountains in the middle part of the picture appear at the same elevation as the lower mountains on the left. In this picture, the course of the horizon is more natural for me. On the other hand, in this one the horizon looks similary arched. --Milseburg (talk) 10:11, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    Ok, I understand what you talk about now, Milseburg, but I don't believe that this is a problem. The image that you say looks good is a portion of the others and in that area the mountains in the back are actually higher that those being closer. But that does not apply (and it is consistent) to the mountains in the area over Signal hill and further to the left. I'm always willing to improve my pictures but to be honest I don't think there is any problem here. I checked other panoramic views from that spot in the Internet and I cannot see a problem comparing to this or this one. --Poco2 14:50, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
    The quality of the other panos you mentioned are out of question, but a FP need a correct horizon. See here, how it is calculated by peakfinder. In comparison, the horizon in your pano is bent slightly down to the right. By the way it would be nice, if you could add the coordinates and direction of viewing to your image. --Milseburg (talk) 18:57, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Weak support I wondered how long it would be after Wikimania before we started seeing pictures like this (I've uploaded some too, so far from the hotel roof). I'll reserve judgement on the horizon question, and it's wonderfully detailed; I think I can find my hotel (the other one, not the conference hotel). However, I do wish that distracting shadow of Lion's Head itself weren't there. Daniel Case (talk) 05:49, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 18:03, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Dülmen, Dülmener Sommer, Open-Air-Konzert -- 2018 -- 9316-18.jpg[edit]

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Preparations for the open-air concert of the Dülmen Summer at Wiesmann Sports Cars, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded and nominated by XRay -- XRay talk 13:44, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- XRay talk 13:44, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For your information: It isn't monochrom. It's a tone-mapped HDRI with a algorithm for a realistic illustration, the building is illuminated inside with different color. --XRay talk 17:06, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support dramatic "monochrome". Plus yellow. Works --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:01, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
BTW: It is natural, not colorkey. So it looks like monochrom, but it isn't. --XRay talk 17:03, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oops, I did not intend to imply that. It's obvious that the image is not really monochrome: there's shades of red in the sky, a red traffic sign, the blueish roof, etc. Face-smile.svg --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 17:27, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks sort of ... alien. :) --Cart (talk) 18:57, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Impressive. Do you have a few pixels left on the far right? A small piece of the wood construction seems to be missing. --Milseburg (talk) 19:21, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very impressive. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:32, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- King of ♠ 02:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:08, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The NMI User (talk) 03:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral The highlights in the spaces between the lower clouds are blown, or almost ... is it possible this could be addressed? Daniel Case (talk) 05:40, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done I've improved this (a little bit). Thank you for your advice. --XRay talk 05:49, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support now. I know it's not perfect, and probably can't ever be, but those areas aren't the subject of the image, and they're very small. Daniel Case (talk) 19:10, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Code (talk) 05:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Very interesting picture, though I'd second Milseburg's question. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:19, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Gamebird (27147095490).jpg[edit]

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Narrowboat Gamebird
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Tim Green on Flickr - uploaded by INeverCry - nominated by Gbawden -- Gbawden (talk) 09:40, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Gbawden (talk) 09:40, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While it is a pleasant landscape photo, I think the sharpness and technical quality of it is below what I would like in an FP. The gray plastic storm cover also looks rather ugly as a main feature in a photo of a nice traditional canal boat. --Cart (talk) 10:39, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Very gray, composition not IMO great. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:28, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others; also overexposed-looking even given the fast ISO. Daniel Case (talk) 03:30, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Cart, Ikan Kekek, and Daniel Case --The NMI User (talk) 03:45, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Daikanransha.jpg[edit]

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Detail of Daikanransha, Ferris wheel in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded and nominated by Gzzz -- Gzzz zz 20:36, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- Gzzz zz 20:36, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support You have to wonder what's going on with No 8. :) --Cart (talk) 21:19, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
    • You're right ! I had seen the curtain, but not the bloody hand marks ! Gzzz zz 21:42, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • There's another crazy car in this photo of the wheel. Intriguing. :) --Cart (talk) 21:59, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • It's just a full glazed (and air conditioned !) car. There are 4 of that kind on the wheel and the ride is more expensive ! Gzzz zz 22:14, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:ET Amhara asv2018-02 img068 Lake Tana at Bahir Dar.jpg[edit]

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Two hippos at Lake Tana

File:Sailor directs an EA-18G during snow storm in Japan (8367035559).jpg[edit]

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File:PAL118773 Basis Joigny.jpg[edit]

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Joigny and the banks of the Yonne river, France
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Robert Palomba - uploaded by Locaboat holidays - nominated by Dmottl -- Dmitry A. Mottl (talk) 08:01, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Dmitry A. Mottl (talk) 08:01, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'm not sure about the policy here. This and a bunch of other photos of these boats seems to have been uploaded by the boat company, perhaps to get some publicity. At the very least the user name Locaboat holidays, is not according to COM:UPOL#Inappropriate usernames since it is a company name. --Cart (talk) 09:54, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm not really wowed by this; the light is fairly ordinary and it just looks like a normal tourist shot someone took while walking along the marina. Nothing spectacular.--Peulle (talk) 11:25, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - I agree. And the town is a lot more interesting and a lot prettier than the boats. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:25, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose because while I actually like the image, the metadata attributes the copyright not to the company that uploaded it but the photographer it hired. I don't know how this work for hire thing works in France but there is enough doubt here as to whether this is truly a free image. Daniel Case (talk) 18:27, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle, Ikan Kekek, and Daniel Case --The NMI User (talk) 03:43, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 07:15, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:University Of Oxford The Bridge Of Sighs.jpg[edit]

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University Of Oxford The Bridge Of Sighs

File:Brügge (B), St.-Salvator-Kathedrale -- 2018 -- 8559.jpg[edit]

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St. Salvator's Cathedral, Brügge, Belgium
  • ✓ Done Sorry, forgotten. I just added the information. It's the ceiling over the altar. --XRay talk 05:13, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Boy plowing with a tractor at sunset in Don Det, Laos.jpg[edit]

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Boy plowing at sunset with a tractor
Well, as they say in Manchester, there's the team everybody there supports, and then there's those bastards in red. Face-smile.svg Daniel Case (talk) 02:08, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
COYS! :D--Peulle (talk) 13:43, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
support your local team! Face-smile.svgMartin Falbisoner (talk) 07:26, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Grutte Griene, eiland in het natuurreservaat “Sneekermeer”. (d.j.b.) 04.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Industry Windmill.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Maybe this picture is too simple for FP. It is a simple metal mill which dominates the water level of Grutte Griene, island in the nature reserve "Sneekermeer". I personally like this picture because of its simplicity. All by -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 17:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 01:57, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry, not enough wow for me.--Peulle (talk) 12:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Ezarateesteban 17:21, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Σπάρτακος (talk) 18:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:06, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Good QI but doesn't do enough for me for FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:23, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Per Ikan.--Ermell (talk) 07:41, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Alternative, another version[edit]

Grutte Griene, eiland in het natuurreservaat “Sneekermeer”. (d.j.b.) 05.jpg

File:Alligator mississippiensis - Loro Parque 01.jpg, featured[edit]

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Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1802) (American alligator), Loro Parque, Tenerife
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 13:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 13:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I saw this in small size and really liked it, but looking at the full size there are just too many artefacts for me to go along with it as an FP, sorry.--Peulle (talk) 13:35, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I made a completely new version from RAW, I think, it is better now --Llez (talk) 15:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It is, actually. :) --Peulle (talk) 19:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 15 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:02, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Siem Reap, Victory Gate.jpg[edit]

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Angkor Thom, South gate
  • ✓ Done centered shot without any vehicles in the background, thank you for your advice. Regards.--Pierre André (talk) 19:41, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Washed-out sky, lots of purple fringing and generally static composition. I know it wasn't taken with a DP/S but it reminds me of so many of my earlier pictures for Wikimedia when I used one. Daniel Case (talk) 21:55, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Daniel Case --The NMI User (talk) 03:38, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:PIA07763 Rhea full globe5.jpg[edit]

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Cassini mosaic of Saturn's moon Rhea
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - The bottom doesn't look fixed to me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done Try to make a little bit darker instead of fixing borders. --The NMI User (talk) 10:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Why are you avoiding fixing the borders? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Detail of the Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 01.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Canada
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by me. I like the play of the sun and shadows here together with the reflection of unusual construction of the glass roof. -- Podzemnik (talk) 04:34, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Excellent. I was making a similar comment before reading the line above -- Basile Morin (talk) 06:58, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support truly excellent --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Basotxerri (talk) 14:45, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Nice rule of thirds execution. Interesting use of shadows, highlights, reflections and structure in a single shot. Well done. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 15:54, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Martin -- P999 (talk) 16:40, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Really interesting to look at. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Dirty glasses, muddy reflections. I don't see anything interesting. Not the FP for me. --KSK (talk) 04:41, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The image seems to be finding some order it cannot explain to us in its chaotic rectilinearity. Daniel Case (talk) 18:47, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Granite cliff with feldspar crystals in Loddebo 2.jpg[edit]

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Granite cliff with feldspar crystals in Loddebo
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info For some strange reason I think the portrait orientation creates more drama here than landscape. At first I wasn't too happy about the old handrail, but then I realized it provides size reference. All by me, -- Cart (talk) 20:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Cart (talk) 20:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:33, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This one works really well. Patterns, lines, clouds, colours. Very well done! --Code (talk) 21:29, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Mild Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Very good subject, but I demur on the composition, as I don't think the sky is helping. Either a purely blue sky or a sky with something going on in the upper left corner would probably help the composition more, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:28, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Crispy. Good light and colors. I also like the composition with the clouds. Positive impression at first sight with the thumbnail, then confirmed at full size -- Basile Morin (talk) 01:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:47, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:31, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Code -- P999 (talk) 20:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Per Basile Poco2 19:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A nice juxtaposition of the orange granite and the cool blue sky. Daniel Case (talk) 15:18, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Llez (talk) 16:07, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:27, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Ледяные парусники.jpg[edit]

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Before sunrise on Lake Baikal
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  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created and uploaded by Discoverynn - nominated by SKas -- KSK (talk) 10:40, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- KSK (talk) 10:40, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Resolution could be better, but very nice composition. --XRay talk 11:41, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Resolution is too low for me; 6 megapixels from a 36MP camera. Images should not be downsized and I can't see a good reason why this one should be. There's also the adage that "all sunsets are beautiful", so while this is a pretty picture in itself, there are so many pretty sunsets on Commons that an FP must give us something extra special. This doesn't, since it's so small.--Peulle (talk) 11:54, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Peulle and others. The full size is uploaded. 34 megapixels are enough? Please, look at the bigger size. --KSK (talk) 10:24, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Still not quite sure. I'll go with Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral.--Peulle (talk) 14:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle. It's a very nice idea but the execution of it plus processing could be better. --Cart (talk) 20:25, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per XRay, but mostly per Peulle. Gerifalte Del Sabana 23:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Peulle --The NMI User (talk) 08:57, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
    @The NMI User. The full size is uploaded. Please, look at the bigger size. --KSK (talk) 09:20, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Regretful oppose per others; it's a great image that unfortunately falls apart technically at the edges. Daniel Case (talk) 04:26, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I love Baikal lake. - Benh (talk) 06:38, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Good size now but it still doesn't wow me. Btw, it looks tilted to me. Ok, we have no real horizon, but the opposite shoreline is far enough to be used as level gauge. --Cart (talk) 09:33, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
    ✓ Done--KSK (talk) 12:09, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • KSK, I Symbol support vote.svg Support, conditional on your fixing one dust spot that's on the right in the sky a bit above the lake. Otherwise, the photo with the ice forms is beautiful and special. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:12, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
    ✓ Done Dust spot removed.--KSK (talk) 09:20, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support A lot of wow, and good quality. Yann (talk) 13:30, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The motif is outstanding, but die technical quality is below FP requirement, I guess especially regarding the loss of sharpness towards the edges. --Milseburg (talk) 16:20, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Good work.--Naturephotographers (talk) 17:01, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:29, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Rathaus der Stadt Wanfried, Hessen, Deutschland IMG 5932-1 edit.jpg[edit]

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Wanfried town hall.

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Wanfried town hall.

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info @Basotxerri, Peulle: Here you go.
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christoph Braun (talk) 20:46, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral OK, the technical quality is better now. --Basotxerri (talk) 08:28, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support very pleasant --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:52, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The NMI User (talk) 09:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Not a great composition, IMO, though the motif is nice. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:29, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It still doesn't quite give me the wow feeling. Cleanup of the purple CA might also be a suggestion.--Peulle (talk) 20:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral My first thought was, wow, those must be really big rats Face-smile.svg. However, I've noticed that in other pictures of these buildings the half-timbering is red, almost scarlet, whereas here they seem more like red velvet cake. Is this something that could be addressed? Daniel Case (talk) 23:09, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Most of the images you'll find online are dated and the paint is not as saturated as it used to be. Although the lighting might be a more decisive factor. The timberframing will look entirely different on an overcast day. For this particular image, I wouldn't consider nudging the colors though. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 14:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Weak oppose per Ikan -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:17, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Etangs de Bassies.jpg[edit]

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Étangs de Bassiès in commune of Auzat, Ariège, France

File:Obernberger See -BT- 09.jpg[edit]

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Colour gradient of green water at Obernberger See. Obernberg am Brenner, Tyrol, Austria
  • No problem, thank you for your opinion! --Basotxerri (talk) 14:32, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Hmmmm --Podzemnik (talk) 17:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like it. The sharpness could be better. --XRay talk 11:45, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Artistic. This aquatic blue and green vegetation is unusual and behind some trees it makes the composition successful in my view -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:16, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per Basile -- P999 (talk) 18:13, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Cart (talk) 20:19, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Ermell (talk) 20:38, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --The NMI User (talk) 09:01, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 12:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Very weak oppose An interesting idea that I don't think quite works. The trees are complex enough to be distracting, and the highlights near the bottom are almost blown. Daniel Case (talk) 18:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you Daniel. This might have been a nice application for a polarizer to get rid of the reflections, I think. --Basotxerri (talk) 07:14, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:IglesiaConsolación-puertaprincipal-00903.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture/Religious buildings
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by me --Ezarateesteban 22:45, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ezarateesteban 22:45, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Since this hasn't gotten any !votes yet, I will venture to suggest that there's a featurable image still to be found here. First, the slight pincushion distortion needs to be corrected. Second, I think it would do better with the walls, and possibly even the trim above, cropped out, to leave just a square picture of the doors themselves.Symbol support vote.svg Support now. Daniel Case (talk) 02:32, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Look now, Daniel. thanks!!! Ezarateesteban 12:05, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - That did it. Very satisfying picture, IMO. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Parque estatal Chugach, Alaska, Estados Unidos, 2017-08-22, DD 109-121 PAN.jpg, not featured[edit]

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360 degrees panorama in the Chugach State Park, Alaska, United States
  • Yes, that was a stitching issue, Peulle, the only one I actually saw and fixed, just forgot to upload the corrected version, which just happened, thanks. --Poco2 20:51, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Fix confirmed. Symbol support vote.svg Support now, it's an impressive view.--Peulle (talk) 22:22, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:56, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Not particularly beautiful nor interesting in my view. The light is also too hard -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:45, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support That's a no-brainer support. :) ― Gerifalte Del Sabana 12:33, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Blown clouds are distracting, per Basile. Daniel Case (talk) 04:04, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    Daniel, I've reworked the curves and reduced the highlights but in a 360 degrees pano the sun will have to be somewhere. --Poco2 07:36, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I propose to cut off the (about) upper third just above the top of the dense clouds at the left. So you get rid of the parts of the overexposed region with the sun and it remains just enough sky --Llez (talk) 12:02, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 18:10, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 5 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:02, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Polinices aurantius 01.JPG, featured[edit]

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A Golden Moon Snail, Polinices aurantius joppensis from the Philippines
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Animals/Bones, shells and fossils
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Llez - uploaded by Llez - nominated by Llez -- Llez (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Llez (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Right now you're probably thinking: "What? He's voting against one of Llez' shell pics? Is that even possible?" I know, I usually support these too, so let me explain my reasoning. It's simple, really. It's the shells. Their colours are fairly uniform, just a slight variation between light yellow and white, not with some of the exciting stripes or patterns we have become used to seeing in these nominations. As such, they are less exciting. Less impressive, less "wow-y" than the photos I've become accustomed to seeing. That's all.--Peulle (talk) 15:46, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment To make photos of such uniform shells (without overexposing) and showing however all details is much more difficult than a photo of shell with various different colours and "with some of the exciting stripes or patterns". --Llez (talk) 20:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Sure, but there's a problem with inflation; so many great shell pics raises the standard since I get used to seeing better ones.--Peulle (talk) 20:17, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Each shell is a masterpiece of nature. I do not dare to differentiate between better and worse shells. In my opinion they all are aestetic, independent the colour and shape they have. Just such shells as the shell above are a challenge for photographers. --Llez (talk) 20:51, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Great job...your shells will never detach me --Σπάρτακος (talk) 23:08, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMeiræ 23:59, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 01:59, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Christian Ferrer (talk) 06:17, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportMartin Falbisoner (talk) 08:37, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 14:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 16:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:01, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Podzemnik (talk) 17:55, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I'm sorry but I must agree with Peulle (and I have, I think, !voted against one of these other collections—can't remember which). It is not to say that Llez shouldn't have taken it, or even nominated it; it is certainly an image we should have on Commons, and possibly even a QI. But Peulle is right that the nature of these shells makes it difficult to get out of them much of what has made other shell sets featurable—ironically, to me, that is in part because so much care was taken in photographing them. Daniel Case (talk) 03:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
    • Only a Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question: "...shell sets featurable...".Do we feature shells or do we feature pictures? Do we have featured picture candidates or featured shell candidates? --Llez (talk) 05:23, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • The subject is of course relevant. A photo can be technically excellent, but if the subject doesn't wow people, there's still a chance they won't vote for it in FPC. --Peulle (talk) 12:07, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


Unconfirmed results: (info)
Result: 11 support, 2 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /FPCBot (talk) 21:03, 19 August 2018 (UTC)


Timetable (day 5 after nomination)[edit]

Tue 14 Aug → Sun 19 Aug
Wed 15 Aug → Mon 20 Aug
Thu 16 Aug → Tue 21 Aug
Fri 17 Aug → Wed 22 Aug
Sat 18 Aug → Thu 23 Aug
Sun 19 Aug → Fri 24 Aug

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

Fri 10 Aug → Sun 19 Aug
Sat 11 Aug → Mon 20 Aug
Sun 12 Aug → Tue 21 Aug
Mon 13 Aug → Wed 22 Aug
Tue 14 Aug → Thu 23 Aug
Wed 15 Aug → Fri 24 Aug
Thu 16 Aug → Sat 25 Aug
Fri 17 Aug → Sun 26 Aug
Sat 18 Aug → Mon 27 Aug
Sun 19 Aug → Tue 28 Aug

Closing a featured picture promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

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

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:The Bridge (August 2013).jpg). See also {{FPC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the picture to the list of the four most recently featured pictures of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured pictures, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the picture to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured pictures, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four images.
    • Add the template {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the image description page.
      • If it was an alternative image, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
      • If the image is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessments template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
      • Add the picture to the chronological list of featured pictures. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first image nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==
      {{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.
    • Add on the file page its respective categories for Featured pictures of... like Category:Featured pictures of objects, Category:Featured pictures of landscapes, of people, of Germany, of Paris, etc. This is the only part of the process that needs a human user to complete it.
  5. As the last step (whether the image is featured or not; including {{FPX}}ed, {{FPD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/August 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting request[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate image template and add after the image tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/August 2018.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the picture from Commons:Featured pictures, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured picture}} on the image description page by {{Delisted picture}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured picture processes). Also, remove the image from all categories like Featured pictures of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured pictures in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The picture in the gallery is not removed.
  5. If this is a Delist and Replace, the delisting and promotion must both be done manually. To do the promotion, follow the steps in the above section. Note that the assessment tag on the file page and the promotion tag on the nominator's talk page won't pick up the /replace subpage that these nominations use.

Archiving a withdrawn nomination[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate image, then [edit].
    In the purpose that the FPCbot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured picture candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FPC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|category=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate image template and add after the image tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured picture candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/August 2018), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.