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Featured picture candidates


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, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 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.
  • Resolution – Raster images of lower resolution than 2 million pixels (pixels, not bytes) are typically rejected unless there are strong mitigating reasons. This does not apply to vector graphics (SVGs).
    • 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 color/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 color 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[edit]

There are many different types of non-photographic media, including engravings, watercolors, 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 description page. Edit notes should be specified in detail, such as "Rotated and cropped. Dirt, scratches, and stains removed. Histogram adjusted and colors balanced."

Photographs[edit]

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). 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, color, 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.
  • Color is important. Oversaturated colors 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 color AND texture, etc.
  • Noise refers to unwanted corruption of color 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 better 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[edit]

Please nominate videos, sounds, music, etc. at Commons:Featured media candidates.

Set nominations[edit]

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).

Simple tutorial for new users[edit]

Tutorial: Nominate on COM:FPC
How to nominate in 8 simple steps

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NOTE: You don't need to worry if you are not sure, other users will try their best to help you.


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}}

Galleries and FP categories: Please add a gallery page and section heading from the list at Commons FP galleries. Write the code as Page name#Section heading. For example: Commons:Featured pictures/Sports#Individual sports An image will only appear ONE time in the galleries. After a successful nomination, the image can be placed in several of the Featured pictures categories.

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

Note: Do not add an 'Alternative' image when you create a nomination. Selecting the best image is part of the nomination process. Alternatives are for a different crop or post-processing of the original image, or a closely related image from the same photo session (limited to 1 per nomination), if they are suggested by voters.

Voting[edit]

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

You may use the following templates:

  • {{Support}} ( Support),
  • {{Oppose}} ( Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} ( Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} ( Comment),
  • {{Info}} ( Info),
  • {{Question}} ( Question),
  • {{Request}} ( 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}}  Keep It deserves to remain a featured picture
{{Delist}}  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}}  Keep Do not replace the old image with the new image as a FP.
{{Delistandreplace}}  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 fewer than two support votes.
    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.) This does not apply to nominations containing at least one ‘Alternative’ image – because it is possible that another image can overtake the one in the lead during the last days, such nominations are never closed early.
    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  Support votes (or 7  Delist votes for a delist) 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, they 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 when the bot has counted the votes and before the nomination is finally closed by the bot; this manual review can be done by any user 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.

Refresh page for new nominations: purge this page's cache

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Les Joueurs de cartes, par Paul Cézanne.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Apr 2024 at 11:46:16 (UTC)
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Paul Cézanne: Card Players

File:Mosaïque Façade de la porte de la mosaïque d sidi-el-haloui.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2024 at 23:13:22 (UTC)
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Mosque in Tlemcen (Algeria)

File:Parc Culturel De l'Ahaggar (91).JPG[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2024 at 21:55:46 (UTC)
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Sands of the Cultural Park of Ahaggar in the Algerian desert.

File:Sawpit Gorge, Ord River.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2024 at 12:15:50 (UTC)
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Ord River, WA, AU

File:Campbell water tower, aerial view.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Apr 2024 at 07:18:34 (UTC)
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Campbell water tower

File:Tribu Laarim, Kimotong, Sudán del Sur, 2024-01-24, DD 33.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2024 at 20:51:17 (UTC)
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Portrait of young woman from the Laarim Tribe, Kimotong, Kapoeta State, South Sudan.

File:Île d'Orléans 048.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2024 at 16:28:30 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION
Thank you! That was kind of you. --Cart (talk) 20:12, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Wilfredor (talk) 20:16, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Tangentially, why is {{WTFPL}} even a template? While I myself have no problem with "Permission is granted to do what the fuck you want to with this document under the terms of the WTF Public License, Version 2." (and take it very lightheartedly), Commons is a multilingual wiki and not everyone (especially non-native English speakers) will perceive it that way. --SHB2000 (talk) 09:15, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The reason why I asked Wilfredor to remove it was simply because I think we owe it to readers and the people re-using our photos to be met with a civilized tone when they view our best pictures. The bitter aftermath from recent licensing discussions should not spill over to the more "official" part of Commons. Imagine an 8 year-old looking for a picture of an old Canadian house for their school project and be met with that wording. Personally and IRL, I swear a lot, in several languages (you should hear me in Spanish!), but there is a time and place for everything. This is not about how much crude language we editors are comfortable with, but how we present Commons to the rest of the world. I think we could add FPs to the quote. ;-) Regarding the template, since there is an article about it, I guess someone thought it was a good joke to create the template. Templates can be used for so many things, not just for Commons official things. There are plenty of personal and other minor templates. --Cart (talk) 10:09, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I casually swear a lot in English IRL (sometimes even on-wiki when appropriate), but agreed that this is not the place for it. --SHB2000 (talk) 12:13, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Is this just an ordinary house? I think it's a good picture anyway, and I think a well-lit, well-composed photo of an ordinary house ought to be a possible subject for an FP. Cmao20 (talk) 01:25, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Atmospheric and well composed photo of an old but working house. You could argue about the two cropped chairs (that actually mirrors each other), but testing cropping them out makes it looks like a museum. Now you get the sense that this interior continues throughout the house. I'm glad to see that you brought your skill for photographing inside houses with you, all the way from Venezuela to Canada. --Cart (talk) 14:30, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    This house brings back good memories for me. It's located in a secluded area of a rural zone on the island of Orleans, Quebec. A picturesque place surrounded by gardens of vegetables and fruits around the house, and close by, a stable with goats, egg-laying hens, and further away, a wheat plantation with a beautiful old barn that, in the afternoon light, seemed as if the roof was honey-colored. Nearby, a small stream flows. My wife and I went to this place to spend much of her pregnancy there, which brought her peace and tranquility, although soon after came the most difficult event of my life: the loss of our baby at 4 months of gestation, which among other things ended our years-long relationship. I mention all this because I took a photo in front of that house where she was sitting in an old rocking chair, holding her belly with a smile and her eyes closed—probably the most beautiful featured image I ever took, but I had to delete it because keeping it would be torture. Moreover, she and I are no longer together. I know this has nothing to do with this photo but I wanted to provide some context. Behind every photo, there's an additional story. I don't care if this photo is featured or not, this is not a chatgpt speech to manipulate anything. Wilfredor (talk) 18:05, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
We understand. No ChatGPT could sound so sad. Sometimes you just need to say things to lighten the burden of carrying it. --Cart (talk) 23:12, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Celastrus scandens fruit.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2024 at 14:52:11 (UTC)
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American bittersweet

File:Tunisian tortoise (Testudo graeca nabeulensis) male Cap Bon 2.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2024 at 09:05:56 (UTC)
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Tunisian tortoise (,,Testudo graeca nabeulensis,,) male, Cap Bon in Tunisia

File:Trier, 07-12-2023 (actm.) 01.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2024 at 04:19:39 (UTC)
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SHORT DESCRIPTION

File:Yerevan, Brandy barrels, Armenia.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2024 at 20:57:20 (UTC)
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Brandy barrels with old wine distillates to produce an aged liquor, Yerevan, Armenia
Yann, I’ve reduced the color temperature (-200 kelvin on the Lightroom scale). I believe 3600K is very close the ambient lighting of the scene. --Argenberg (talk) 13:44, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I’ve learned to appreciate fine luminance noise, here it blends organically into the oak wood fiber, but OK, here’s a version with more noise control. --Argenberg (talk) 13:14, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Seaside Sanatorium (40873p).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2024 at 20:09:43 (UTC)
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The Seaside Sanatorium

File:Yellow-rumped warbler singing (41612).jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2024 at 20:00:14 (UTC)
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Male yellow-rumped warbler singing

File:Lamp maker, Medina of Marrakech.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2024 at 14:35:49 (UTC)
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Lamp maker, Medina of Marrakech

File:Münstertal 04.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Apr 2024 at 08:28:00 (UTC)
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Town hall, Münstertal, Black Forest, Germany

File:Aigle royal Tlemcen.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 23:35:03 (UTC)
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Royal Eagle in Algeria

 I withdraw my nomination Riad Salih (talk) 21:42, 18 April 2024 (UTC).[reply]

File:068 Mountain gorilla close-up at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 22:18:08 (UTC)
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Mountain gorilla close-up at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

File:Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Salvador Bahia Fitas do Senhor do Bonfim 2021-7107.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 20:44:56 (UTC)
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File:Fiestas de San Juan Bautista (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela) 06.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 19:10:23 (UTC)
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Fiestas de San Juan Bautista (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)

File:Honor guard at Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 09:43:45 (UTC)
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Honor guard at Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Rabat

File:Catania Cathedral from the Abbey of St Agatha1.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 05:13:23 (UTC)
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Catania Cathedral

File:Boehmeria nivea. 31-03-2024 (d.j.b.) 02.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 04:32:50 (UTC)
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Red emerging young shoot of a Boehmeria nivea

File:Perth (AU), View from Kings Park -- 2019 -- 0525-30.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Apr 2024 at 01:32:10 (UTC)
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Perth skyline

File:Tribu Laarim, Kimotong, Sudán del Sur, 2024-01-25, DD 19.jpg[edit]

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Kid of the Laarim Tribe drinking goat milk, Kimotong, South Sudan.

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Pillars of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr (Mosque)

 I withdraw my nomination Riad Salih (talk) 21:42, 18 April 2024 (UTC).[reply]

File:Fatima BW 2018-10-05 21-52-30.jpg[edit]

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File:Stuor Dáhtá lake along the Kungsleden trail during golden hour in Kvikkjokk-Kabla fjällurskog (DSCF2557).jpg[edit]

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No way! Just take a look at the Cart's work! 00:58, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
✓ Done, thank you. I couldn't get the exact same development because software evolves but I tried to get as close as possible while leveraging some improvements. --Trougnouf (talk) 11:49, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Cabinet card of William Howard Taft by Pach Brothers - Cropped to image.jpg[edit]

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William Howard Taft

File:CH.ZH.Langnau-am-Albis Langenberg-Wildlife-Park 2022-02-12 7587 16x9-R 5K.jpg[edit]

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File:Sydney Spiny Crayfish 4239.jpg[edit]

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  •  Oppose Detail is not that good. Much processing and the head-on view gives little DoF. Reflections on the right hand side are distracting. Surely it is a staged image? More than happy to apologise to John if it isn't. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:12, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Comment Charlesjsharp & Poco a poco: this specimen is standing in the water! Nevertheless, Euastacus species have the tendency to leave the water and walk about on land. Not knowing any background and adding a comment like Surely it is a staged image is imo very narrow-minded. -- Ivar (talk) 10:40, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That is true for several species of crayfish. My neighbor on Gotland had a big pond with crayfish, and I would often see them on the road as they went in search of new wet areas. That way they populated a nearby small stream. --Cart (talk) 19:38, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Neutral Nice, but the unfocused reflections on the right side of the picture bother me a lot. 12:29, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Weak oppose I'm not sure it has enough depth of field to be FPC and I suspect JJ would not have chosen to nominate this one. It's QI but not one of his best. Cmao20 (talk) 14:55, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Certainly not a good illustration for an identification book. The fancy bokeh seems to indicate that this time JJ Harrison was after something else: the photo makes the crayfish look like a creature from another planet. This is indeed important and useful. When you want to fire laymen and laywomen for nature conservation etc., you must astonish them and help them to realize how many and diverse are the plants and animals of this world. For that purpose we need photos like this one. (It may seem unbelievable, but I am sure this photo is much more appealing for many “normal” people than our finest crayfish mugshots ;–). – Aristeas (talk) 15:57, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Oppose Unfortunately little DoF, I feel sad to have to downvote because I feel it's a good photo --Wilfredor (talk) 22:31, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support per Aristeas. Also I noticed another animal just below him under the water, is it a prey or a baby crayfish ? -- Giles Laurent (talk) 08:30, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Neutral - This will sound superficial, but my eyes cannot move past that bright blue area in the bottom-right. It's the brightest thing in the frame, and so different that it's where my eyes naturally rest. The detail on the face of the crawfish is excellent, and I'd probably support if I could just look past the blue speckles. — Rhododendrites talk20:36, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 20:18, 18 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Visitors of Louvre and Nike of Samothrace.jpg[edit]

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Visitors of Louvre and Nike of Samothrace

File:ORTH Anostostomidae Deinacrida rugosa in habitat.png[edit]

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Pen illustration of giant wētā Deinacrida rugosa by Des Helmore

File:Gustave Le Gray - An Effect of the Sun, Normandy - 1987.54 - Cleveland Museum of Art.jpg[edit]

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Gustave Le Gray - An Effect of the Sun, Normandy
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured pictures/Photo techniques/Composites and Montages#Composites (Multiple images merged into one)
  •  Info created by Gustave Le Gray, uploaded and nominated by Yann
  •  Info Exploring the dramatic effects of sunlight, clouds, and water, Gustave Le Gray gained immediate recognition for his landmark photographs of the Mediterranean Sea and the English Channel taken between 1856 and 1858. At this time photographic emulsions were not equally sensitive to all colors of the spectrum, making it impossible to achieve a proper exposure for both sea and sky in a single image. Thus, for may of his seascapes Le Gray printed two negatives on a single sheet of paper, a technique called combination printing. One negative was taken of the water and the other of the sky. The overlap often apparent in such multiple negative images is not visible in this skillfully executed print. This picture is mentioned in several books about history of photography.
  •  Support 1856 example of what we call now HDR. -- Yann (talk) 21:45, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Support Cmao20 (talk) 01:49, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  •  Question Was vignetting an inherent part of the process or could it be avoided? Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:44, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • But if you look at photos from the same period here on Commons, for example Category:19th-century photographs of France in the Cleveland Museum of Art where this comes from, there is a mix of with or without vignetting. In those days, just like today, the quality of the photo depended a lot on the quality of the camera. It seems that this photographer had a slightly inferior camera that produced vignetting. If you look at old photos, they are sometimes cut as circles or ovals to remove some of this effect, as it was often inevitable. However, the vignetting also matched the practice of doing oval paintings, especially portraits that predated photography (some examples), so it was sometimes a desired effect. Vignetting has a long history of being a way of emphasizing a subject in paintings (Goya liked it a lot and even old Doré comes to mind), as well as photos, and still is. Commons FPC is one of the very, very few places where it is frowned upon or questioned. --Cart (talk) 17:39, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • My question was technical Cart, not artistic. Was vignetting an inherent part of the process? You clearly know that some cameras of the period produced vignetting. Thank you for that fact. If accurate, it answers my question. Charlesjsharp (talk) 20:44, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • In this case it looks like the technical and artistic reasons coincided, so I tried to cover both to answer you question as thoroughly as possible. The more in-depth technical part of vignetting is that for old cameras, it occurs when the diameter of the hole made by the iris in the lens approaches the thickness of the material the iris is made of. So a small iris hole (high f-number) for bright light and an iris made from thick material will give you more vignetting. Old cameras didn't have the thin sophisticated iris blades we have now, sometimes it was just a hole in a plate for the light to pass through. In simple terms you could say that the vignetting is the "shadow" of the hole's wall when the light passes through it. Imperfect lenses also added to this, and they hadn't discovered petal lens hoods yet. But people liked this, and if the effect wasn't strong enough naturally, it could also be added in the darkroom by the photographer. "Photoshopping" is as old as photography. ;-) --Cart (talk) 20:55, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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Perhaps this would be better received if you used the Commons:Featured pictures/Photo techniques/Styles and Techniques#Texture photography instead? It's up to you. --Cart (talk) 18:03, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm still considering to replace it. Let's wait a bit. 10:50, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

File:Tsitsikamma National Park (ZA), Kanus an der Küste -- 2024 -- 1990.jpg[edit]

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Canoes on the coast, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Euclid’s view of the Horsehead Nebula

File:001 Olive-bellied Sunbird starting to fly at Kibale National Park Photo by Giles Laurent.jpg[edit]

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Olive-bellied Sunbird starting to fly at Kibale National Park

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