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Image:2006-01-15 coin on water.jpg - featured[edit]

coin floating on the water
  • Description: A Hungarian coin was carefully put on the surface of the water in a glass and photographed while it floated because of the water's surface tension. The colour is due to the wooden environment.
  • Nomination and Symbol support vote.svg Support by the photographer Roger McLassus 12:07, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral its a good picture, imho i think a lower angle showing more of the edge of the coin Gnangarra 14:28, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
    • On the same occasion I made (and later deleted) dozens of pictures from all possible angles. None of them showed the edge of the coin, because it was always hidden behind the curve of the meniscus. The coin does not lie flatly on the water, it dips in, so that the coin's upper side is deeper than the surface of the water outside. Roger McLassus 14:47, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral It is kind of low resolution. Do you have a larger image? Miskatonic 15:50, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Unfortunately I have no larger image. This is the reason why I've hesitated for more than two months before I decided to nominate the picture. Due to my camera's limited depth of focus at macro range I had to take the picture from quite a distance to get everything sharp. After cropping away the superfluous surrounding the remaining picture has now a rather limited resolution. Roger McLassus 16:21, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. How did you do it? - MPF 15:56, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
    • It was not easy. I held the coin in a horizontal position between the nails of thumb and forefinger and carefully put in on the surface of the water. I have some training in doing so (having done it occasionally since decades) but nevertheless it took me quite a lot of unseccessful trials before it worked. Roger McLassus 16:29, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Ygrek 19:32, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose the main subject, the coin, is way too small. Most of the picture just shows a glass of water. --Dschwen 21:30, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
    • The coin itself is not the subject of the picture, but the effect that surface tension prevents it from sinking. So the coin's details are irrelevant. The glass, however, is important, since it makes clear what is underneath the coin. Furthermore it provides an optical environment that makes the meniscus better visible. Roger McLassus 05:46, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
      • This is just nitpicking, I agree the details of the coin are not relevant, but the size of the meniscus around it is of the same order of magnitute, and that is just too small. Also The lighting could be way better. The shadows in the glass clutter the image and distract more from the floating coin rather than helping. --Dschwen 09:31, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ack Dschwen -- Lycaon 23:51, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ack Dschwen, I cannot see what kind of articles etc this can illustrate.. - Minto 01:04, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
    • It is now illustrating the articles about surface tension in the English and German Wikipedia. Roger McLassus 05:38, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Pictures on commons should be judged independently from any potential articles on their own pohtographic merit. This is not en:FPC. --Dschwen 07:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
      • But keep in mind: Usability for other wikimedia projects is the key point of the commons. norro 12:21, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Oonagh 07:21, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Francisco M. Marzoa 08:35, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral Subject is good, but resoluton is low. Gordo 08:48, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I think it's a great picture. And it does illustrate the problem of floating currencies in an excellent way;) MartinD 11:08, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Briseis 12:07, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Mayamaxima 17:21, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral -- skINMATE 19:23, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral image subject is good, but quality can be improved / Fred Chess 09:03, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I like this display of the phenomenon and the colouring. It is rather difficult to be done. Kessa Ligerro 10:25, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose ACK Dschwen. I think the tones of the picture should better be blue than yellow. norro 12:21, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Blue is not the natural colour of water, which in fact has no colour. Water is only blue if reflecting a blue sky. But there was no blue sky above this glass of water. All its surrounding consisted of light-coloured wood. So there is no reason for any other colour to show up. Roger McLassus 18:19, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
      • This is not exactly true. Water being colorless is a common misconception which may hold for the tiny amounts we usually handle. A closer look at the absorption spectrum of water shows a comparatively high absorption in the near-infrared to red range, yielding to a faint blue appearance. Well, but in any case this would not matter for the conditions the photo was taken in :-) --Dschwen 20:51, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - loved the pic! Bertilvidet 16:31, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support rad -Quasipalm 20:22, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Friday 13:12, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Thryduulf 16:58, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Pumbaa 15:19, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - visually unappealing, harsh refelctions. --Wikimol 22:24, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Greycard 08:38, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As a student of physics, I really appreciate this. Beautiful shot, but do wish it were higher res. NPPyzixBlan 17:27, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Hein 18:37, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Zimbres 00:18, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Nuvola apps package favorite.svgSymbol support vote.svg Support Ss181292 19:00, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose While I really like the idea and the picture for my taste there are two flaws for a real FP: The background should be in a neutral (white or gray) color and the shout should be more close to the interesting object. So I would love if you would be able to borrow a camara with macro features and put the glass onto a white sheet of paper or something like that. Andreas Tille 15:35, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
18 support, 7 oppose, 5 neutral --> Featured Roger McLassus 04:37, 12 April 2006 (UTC)