Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/December 2004

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This is an archive for Commons:Featured picture candidates page debates and voting.
The debates are closed and should not be edited.


Image:Christmas tree.jpg not featured[edit]

A Christmas tree in a german home

A christmas tree made by Magnus Manske

  • Support: It would be interesting to have this picture featured the 25 december... Xillimiandus 18:03, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Just not such a good image compared to some. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 21:59, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose: not high resolution, poor colors. I think it's possible to do much better on this topic! David.Monniaux 08:38, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Good topic, but not a good picture. Very poor contrast and colors. Quistnix 19:56, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Thomas G. Graf 19:30, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Darkone (¿!) 20:07, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- Henryart 22:21, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Sandiego skyline at night.JPG featured[edit]

The skyline of San Diego, CA USA, by night

The skyline of San Diego CA by night, seen from Coronado. Author: myself. Nominated by Whoismanu 21:03, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC). Another shameless self-nomination.

  • Neutral. On the one hand, this is a good photograph of an American skyline. On the other hand, this one skyline lacks some composition... it's just some kind of horizontal line of tall buildings. This is not a criticism on the photographer, it's just that some other American cities have more interesting skylines, I think. David.Monniaux 21:20, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. It is a good photo, and I am sure the inhabitants of San Diego CA will recognize it. -- Quistnix 16:47, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: nice colors Darkone (¿!) 20:13, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. Concur with Darkone. villy 20:26, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. The thumbnail is IMO not so impressive, but the full photo looks great. -- Infrogmation 22:34, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Scary pumpkin.jpg featured[edit]

A scary pumpkin

A scary pumpkin by some guy at stock.xchng, --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 03:10, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Support: --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 03:10, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: --Xillimiandus 18:03, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: It's a very good photograph, but sqhouldn't we keep these for special occasions? (read my mind : Halloween?) notafish }<';> 13:43, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • There is no reason for not waiting until next halloween to feature it if it gets nominated now. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 09:59, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
      • You're right, changed my vote to "support" then ;) notafish }<';> 17:14, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support nice work, but try to fix the hot pixel. Darkone (¿!) 20:03, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. Perfect as a Halloween image -- Quistnix 10:47, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. --Thomas G. Graf 20:06, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Iwami squid drying DSC01868.jpg featured[edit]

Some squids drying in the harbor of Iwami, Tottori prefecture, Japan

Some squids drying in the harbor of Iwami, Tottori prefecture, Japan. Author: myself. Shameless self-nomination.

  • Support. Nice sharp picture. Malcolmj 11:46, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. notafish 16:12, 9 déc 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Shizhao 18:17, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)
  • Support -- Quistnix 21:29, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Darkone (¿!) 20:01, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Jcornelius 21:22, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Interesting motif, but poor composition --Thomas G. Graf 20:03, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. villy 20:24, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Guo Xuehu 1930.jpg not featured[edit]

South Street (around Dadaocheng, Taipei), Guo Xue-hu, 1930, 134 x 195 cm, The Forth Exhibition of Taiwan-Government-in-General, Special Award, Collection of the Artist Himself

South Street (around Dadaocheng, Taipei)/ Guo Xue-hu/ 1930/ 134 x 195 cm/ The Forth Exhibition of Taiwan-Government-in-General, Special Award/ Collection of the Artist Himself. Nominated by --Wdshu 07:13, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Question: Could we have more information on the copyright status of this image under relevent law? From age alone, 1930 is not old enough to be PD-US. Wondering, -- Infrogmation 18:23, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Copyright Status: According to the Taiwanese law (the painter is a Taiwanese), for copyrighted works which were finished before 10 July, 1965, if the original copyright holder had not registered the copyright of their works before 11 July, 1985, the works would have been treated as the property of public domain. From the source I downloaded this image, there is no specific information stating that this work is under copyright protection. Best, --Wdshu 23:42, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. villy 07:45, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose Darkone (¿!) 20:56, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Thomas G. Graf 19:37, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Capitol Reef - Hickman Bridge.jpg featured[edit]

Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park

Hickman Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah USA. Author: Bob Palin. Nominated by Infrogmation 05:29, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Opuntia Flower not featured[edit]

Opuntia Flower

A good shot of a flower, better than the bigger part of the candidates here.

  • Support --Thomas G. Graf 20:27, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Just one of the many good flower pictures here -- Quistnix 00:33, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose, nothing special. Darkone (¿!) 21:01, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Eyjafjallajökull.jpeg featured[edit]

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, Author: Andreas Tille. Nominated by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 12:30, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Support. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 12:30, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. --Spm 12:41, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Quistnix 20:13, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Väsk 19:20, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. villy 07:36, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Unsure -- Is that really so blueish everywhere, or is that an artifact of some bad color balancing? David.Monniaux 14:03, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC) -- The original slide showes also only blueish colors even if slightly different than the scan. Andreas Tille 14:13, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose--Shizhao 18:14, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Jcornelius 15:32, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Detailaufnahme Weihnachtsstern - groß.jpg featured[edit]

Close-up of a Poinsettia

Close-up of a Poinsettia. Author: Aka. Nominated by villy 21:37, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC).

  • Support (nominator). villy 21:37, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'd rather see a complete view or a close-up Kpjas 22:26, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • A complete view (which is already a featured picture in the German Wikipedia) is available, too. So both pictures belongs together. One is a complete view, the other one a close-up. -- Aka 14:40, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - but I'd rather see it featured as close to Christmas as possible --Ranveig 19:01, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Biekko 23:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support notafish 16:01, 9 déc 2004 (UTC)
  • Support--Shizhao 18:13, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)
  • Support Darkone (¿!) 15:55, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Panorama-Sonnenuntergang bei Königswalde.jpg featured[edit]

Sunset near Königswalde

Sunset near Königswalde (Saxony, Germany). Author: Aka. Nominated by villy 21:18, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC).

  • Support (nominator). villy 21:18, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose - unencyclopedic. Kpjas 22:25, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Commons is not an encyclopædia. But aka has better panoramas like Image:Koberbach-Talsperre - Panorama - gross.jpg. -guety 22:35, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - Great pictures are always needed. --wpopp 10:46, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose - too dark. The other panorama suggested above is much better. Wanted 09:27, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - Both of these panoramas are great, who says we can't have them both as featured? --Biekko 22:48, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support--Shizhao 18:15, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)

Image:Church San Michele, Pavia, inside.jpg not featured[edit]

Interior of San Michele church in Pavia, Italy

Interior of San Michele church in Pavia, Italy

Author: slawojar ??, 2003 => self-nomination --slawojar ?? 21:51, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Technically not very good -- too blurry and overexposed in the windows part, and very dark in the ceiling part. I know it's difficult to make a decent photo in such conditions, but it still could be better IMO. I suggest you cropped the upper 30% of the image, which is black anyway and maybe try to enhance it with some software filters (gamma correction, sharpness, etc.) Wanted 22:26, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. villy 21:20, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. But guys, it's art! -- Ranveig 19:00, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose --Biekko 23:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose--Shizhao 18:11, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - I love the grain and I like the overall feel. Also, it's commons here, not wikipedia. The pics we chose do not have to be highly informative. Halibutt 06:41, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Railroad Junction2004 x.JPG not featured[edit]

Railroad Junction, Redrock Rendsburg Rd/Southern Pacific Railroad, Near Garlock,CA.

Railroad Junction, Redrock Rendsburg Rd/Southern Pacific Railroad, Near Garlock, CA, USA. [1]

Author: Horst Frank, 2004. Selfnomination --Horst Frank 17:08, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Pale colors, feeble contrast. villy 21:20, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Pale colors, not a strong composition.--Quistnix 22:50, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I like the theme and think there's much to be done on this (lone railway crossing or crossroads in the desert etc..) but somehow the composition doesn't fall right for this one. David.Monniaux 13:20, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Menara Garden,Morocco,Marrakech.jpg not featured[edit]

Ménara Garden, Morocco, Marrakech

Ménara Garden, Marrakech, Morocco

Author: Marcin Sochacki (Wanted), 2004. Nominated by myself --Wanted 00:50, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Support - Kpjas 08:58, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Colors are too pale. villy 21:20, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Nothing special. --wpopp 10:47, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose It's not great but ok, perhaps some cropping and enhancing colors --Biekko 23:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support--Shizhao 18:19, 9 12? 2004 (UTC)

Image:Lough ennell ireland.png not featured[edit]

Lough Ennell, Ireland

Photo I took of this most beautiful lake in October. Self-Nominated by CGorman 22:17, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC) Withdrawn. CGorman 20:19, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Nothing makes this more special than some other lake or landscape. Besides the image is too dark. --Farside 16:08, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Paranoid 09:51, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose: there are hundreds of landscape-photos, which are better --Thomas G. Graf 18:44, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose. villy 21:20, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Image:Lightmatter_flamingo2.jpg featured[edit]

Flamingo

Author: Aaron Logan, from [2], Nominated by Tsui 00:11, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • support --Tsui 00:11, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --wpopp 10:49, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support -- Infrogmation 19:48, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Väsk 20:39, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support -- Ranveig 18:59, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Biekko 23:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Quistnix 20:13, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Panthera tigris sumatran subspecies.jpg featured[edit]

Pantera tigris sumatran

Author: Dixi. Nominated by Pybalo 22:07, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Support Meow... :) --TOR 00:56, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support Jadwiga 01:14, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support tsca
  • Support. Paranoid 09:51, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support hypnotising --Tsui 20:59, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support -- Infrogmation 19:48, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support - Kpjas 09:33, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support --Biekko 23:03, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)