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The Freedom Monument is a memorial honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920) located in Riga, capital of Latvia. The 42m high monument is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. It was unveiled in 1935 and is made of granite, travertine and copper.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The Freedom Monument is a memorial honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920) located in Riga, capital of Latvia. The 42m high monument is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. It was unveiled in 1935 and is made of granite, travertine and copper. This is a re-nomination (see first one here) after having addressed the mentioned issues back then. All by me, Poco2 19:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Poco2 19:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It's a fine image and I'm happy to support editors who make the effort to upload their images. I do get all that stuff about saturation and frankly I don't give give a damn. And that sky is gorgeous. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 00:17, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment How about FoP in this case? Latvia is not the "FoPest" place on Earth :) --Kikos (talk) 04:49, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    We are lucky in this case. Kārlis Zāle, the author of the work, died in 1942, and therefore more than 70 years ago (see section 36 of the latvian copyright law) Poco2 08:48, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request @Poco a poco: could you please note that for future reference somewhere at the file description page (+ maybe at the main category)? Thanks, --El Grafo (talk) 12:45, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
    Good idea, ✓ Done Poco2 21:54, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --A.Savin 14:40, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Christian Ferrer Talk 10:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice colours/light but not especially detailed of the statue itself and the composition not better that tourist shot. (Please can you save the file in sRGB colourspace). -- Colin (talk) 12:31, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
    @Colin: I don't know how to make the composition better than a tourist shot. I don't think that everybody would be as patient I was to wait until there was nobody in the square in one of the most crowded corners in Riga. Can you please elaborate that comment? Poco2 16:18, 13 July 2014 (UTC) PD: The version nominated here was exported in sRGB (olders maybe not).
    • I mean the arrangement of the subject and other components seems arbitrary and not rewarding. The tree on the right is particularly disturbing as it is so blurred and bright: it keeps attracting my eye. It upsets the balance of the image. Cropping out the right (including the Costa Coffee building) is an improvement. Your File:Monumento a la Libertad, Riga, Letonia, 2012-08-07, DD 18.JPG is better balanced, framed and considerably sharper (making it clear how blurred this one is). In that, both the trees and the perspective on the buildings lead the eye towards the monument. I'd support that one, despite the ghosting. -- Colin (talk) 17:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the detailed response Colin. I understand what you say but removing the tree on the right and the Costa Coffe building would result in cropping out all buildings on the right, and I am not convinced about that since then I'd believe that the picture is then unbalanced. I do also like the alternative picture (ghosting there is though and issue to me), but I tried to provide in this one some perspective of the monument and of the square. Poco2 10:57, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
        • Try the crop and see. The tall vertical monument balances the horizontal trees. It isn't symmetrical but has a different balance imo. But it is your pic :-). Shame about the tourists. I don't suppose you've got a picture of the same scene where the people were in a different place, and you could eliminate them with some Photoshop. -- Colin (talk) 11:27, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
          • I did, it is interesting, but different and not what I was targeting. Unfortunately I don't have either a second shot of the other version to get rid of the ghosts. Thanks anyhow. Poco2 21:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--ℳ₪Zaplotnikcontribs 09:21, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 09:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems that one vote was still missing for this beautiful image, but here is it! --Uoaei1 (talk) 19:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Kruusamägi (talk) 14:16, 17 July 2014 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 1 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /Jee 03:57, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Objects