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File:Times Square Ball from above.jpg, featured[edit]

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A of the staging area for the ball atop One Times Square in New York City, used for its New Year's Eve celebrations.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Anthony Quintano on Flickr - uploaded and nominated by ViperSnake151 - tweaks by Hic et nunc ViperSnake151 (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- I tried nominating this image once before (after being suggested to by the graphics lab so we could find out what needed to be tweaked.) Since then, it has been de-noised, and the white balance has been tweaked. I still stand by my previous argument: this is a very rare shot we got here, and the fact that its also been freely licensed is also quite a rare feat too (since getting the necessary privilege to go up here might be a bit tricky if you're not a member of the press). ViperSnake151 (talk) 23:05, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Yann (talk) 09:11, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Sure there's noise, but it's not like you could just set up a tripod up there. --King of ♠ 10:08, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Peter23 (talk) 10:54, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very poor quality. Nothing to warrant mitigation.  B.p. 18:29, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
    This is a full frame camera. A tripod would probably not fit, even if it could, this is an ultrawide fisheye, and for a camera facing down it's inevitable that some part of the photographer and/or his gear would be visible. Would you rather be looking down at human legs or tripod legs? --King of ♠ 21:42, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
    In case it wasn't clear, I'm basically saying that there's no possible way to achieve better quality. --King of ♠ 21:44, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Canoe1967 (talk) 23:34, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I like the idea and the composition but the quality is just below the FP (and QI) threshold. I would have chosen an earlier time with more natural light, increased a bit the shutter time and reduced the f-number. There was play room to do so, and so reduce the ISO to 800, where the 5D Mark II provides a much better quality Poco a poco (talk) 12:27, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I personally do not like this fisheye look. Due to fisheye the spoiling feet of the photographer are inside the photo. The quality (noise, level of detail) is not really good, and could have been better with other camera parameters than (1/125 sec / ISO 1250 @ 15mm) --Tuxyso (talk) 11:03, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Comment.
Times Square Ball from above 180.jpg
I rotated it 180 degrees for a better vertigo effect. Should we see if the graphics lab can remove the feet? I had brought up both of these modifications there before.--Canoe1967 (talk) 21:17, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as it is. This is a rare opportunity while he is assisting in setting up a robotic camera just above the 3 in "2013". So I can't understand suggestions like choosing a different time or equipment. JKadavoor Jee 07:19, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Arcalino (talk) 09:35, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Tomer T (talk) 16:27, 17 February 2013 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 8 support, 3 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /A.Savin 21:21, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Places/Architecture