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Dies sind die Kandidaten für die exzellenten Bilder. Beachte, dass es sich hierbei nicht um das Bild des Tages handelt.

Formalien[edit]

Nominierung[edit]

Leitsätze für die Nominierung[edit]

Bitte lies alle Leitsätze (Englisch) vor der Nominierung.

Dies ist eine Zusammenfassung von Kriterien, auf die du bei der Einreichung und Bewertung von Exzellenz-Kandidaten achten solltest:

  • AuflösungFotografien mit einer Auflösung unter 2 Millionen Pixel werden in der Regel abgelehnt, außer unter „stark mildernden Umständen“. Beachte, dass ein 1600 x 1200 großes Foto 1,92 Megapixel hat und damit weniger als 2 Millionen.
Grafiken auf Commons können auch in anderen Weisen als zur Anzeige auf einen herkömmlichen Computerbildschirm verwendet werden. Sie können auch als Ausdruck oder zur Anzeige auf hochauflösenden Bildschirmen verwendet werden. Man kann nicht vorhersagen, welche Geräte in Zukunft Anwendung finden, deshalb ist es wichtig, dass die nominierten Bilder die höchstmögliche Auflösung haben.
  • Eingescannte Bilder – solange es keine offizielle Richtlinie gibt, findet man unter Help:Scannen für verschiedene Typen von Bildern Hinweise für die Vorbereitung, die hilfreich sein können.
  • Fokus – jedes wichtige Objekt im Bild sollte normalerweise scharf sein.
  • Vordergrund und Hintergrund – Objekte im Vorder- und Hintergrund können stören. Kontrolliere, ob etwas vor dem Motiv des Bildes wichtige Elemente verdeckt. Auch soll nichts im Hintergrund die Komposition verderben, zum Beispiel eine Straßenlampe, die über dem Kopf einer abgebildeten Person „steht“.
  • Allgemeine Qualität – nominierte Bilder sollten von hoher technischer Qualität sein.
  • Digitale Manipulationen betrügen nicht in jedem Fall den Betrachter. Digitale Nachbearbeitungen, um Fehler von Fotografien zu korrigieren, sind allgemein akzeptiert, vorausgesetzt, sie sind begrenzt und gut gemacht, ohne dabei betrügen zu wollen. Akzeptiert werden normalerweise Beschneiden, perspektivische Korrekturen, Schärfen und Verwischen sowie Farb- und Belichtungskorrekturen. Umfangreichere Korrekturen wie das Entfernen von störenden Hintergrundobjekten sollten in der Bildbeschreibung mit Hilfe der Vorlage {{Retouched picture}} klar beschrieben werden. Nicht oder falsch beschriebenen Manipulationen, die dazu führen, dass das Hauptmotiv falsch dargestellt wird, sind unter keinen Umständen akzeptabel.
  • Wertunser Hauptziel ist das Hervorheben der wertvollsten Bilder von allen anderen. Bilder sollten irgendwie etwas Besonderes sein. Darum sei dir bewusst, dass:
    • nahezu jeder Sonnenuntergang ästhetisch ansprechend ist und die meisten keinen wesentlichen Unterschied aufweisen zu anderen,
    • Nachtaufnahmen hübsch sind, aber dass man normalerweise mit Aufnahmen bei Tag mehr Details zeigen kann,
    • schön nicht immer wertvoll bedeuten muss.

Auf der fachlichen Seite gibt es die Belichtung, die Komposition, die Bewegungskontrolle und die Fokustiefe zu beachten.

  • Belichtung bezieht sich auf die Verschluss-Blende-Kombination, die ein Bild mit einer Tonkurve wiedergibt. Idealerweise bildet diese Tonkurve in akzeptabler Genauigkeit Schatten- und Spitzlichtbereiche im Bild ab. Dies nennt man „Belichtungsspielraum“. Bilder können im niedrigen Teil der Tonkurve (unterer Bereich), im mittleren (mittlerer Bereich) oder hohen Teil (oberer Bereich) liegen. Digitale Kameras (oder Bilder) haben einen engeren Belichtungsspielraum als Fotofilme. Fehlende Genauigkeit im Schattenbereich ist nicht unbedingt ein Nachteil. Tatsächlich kann dies ein gewünschter Effekt sein. Eingebrannte Spitzenlichter sind dagegen ein störendes Element.
  • Komposition bezieht sich auf die Anordnung der Elemente im Bild selbst. Die „Drittel-Regel“ ist ein guter Grundsatz für die Komposition und ein Erbe der Gemäldemalerei. Die Idee ist, das Bild mit jeweils zwei horizontalen und zwei vertikalen Linien zu teilen. Dadurch wird das Bild in horizontale und vertikale Drittel geteilt. Das Motiv im Zentrum des Bildes zu platzieren, ist oft weniger interessant, als es auf einem der vier Schnittpunkte der horizontalen und vertikalen Schnittlinien zu platzieren. Der Horizont sollte eigentlich niemals in der Mitte des Bildes liegen, wo er das Bild in zwei Hälften „teilt“. Die obere oder untere horizontale Linie ist oft eine gute Wahl. Der Hauptgedanke ist, den Raum zu nutzen, um ein dynamisches Bild zu schaffen.
  • Bewegungskontrolle bezieht sich auf die Weise, wie die Bewegung im Bild abgebildet wird. Die Bewegung kann stillstehend oder verschwommen sein. Weder das eine noch das andere ist besser; es kommt auf den Zweck der Aufnahme an. Bewegung ist relativ innerhalb der Objekte des Bildes. Zum Beispiel vermittelt uns das Fotografieren eines relativ zum Hintergrund stillstehenden Rennwagens kein Gefühl für das Tempo oder die Bewegung. Also zwingt uns die Fototechnik, das Motiv stillstehend vor verschwommenem Hintergrund abzubilden, wodurch ein Gefühl für die Bewegung entsteht. Dies nennt man „Schwenken“. Andererseits kann eine Aufnahme eines im Vergleich zur Umgebung stillstehenden Basketballspielers während eines hohen Sprunges das „Unnatürliche“ der Natur dieser Pose sichtbar machen.
  • Fokustiefe (DOF – Depth Of Field) bezieht sich auf den Fokusbereich vor und hinter dem Hauptmotiv. Die Fokustiefe wird abhängig von den spezifischen Erfordernissen jedes Bildes gewählt. Große oder kleine Fokustiefe kann auf die eine oder andere Weise die Qualität der Aufnahme vergrößern oder schmälern. Geringe Fokustiefe kann die Aufmerksamkeit auf das Hauptmotiv des Bildes lenken, das Hauptmotiv erscheint dadurch von seiner Umgebung gelöst. Hohe Fokustiefe bringt Abstände zwischen Motiven zur Geltung. Objektive mit kurzer Brennweite (Weitwinkel) ergeben eine hohe Fokustiefe, umgekehrt haben Objektive mit langer Brennweite (Teleobjektive) eine flache Fokustiefe. Kleine Blendenöffnungen bringen große Fokustiefe, und umgekehrt große Blendenöffnungen bringen flache Fokustiefen.

Bei den grafischen Elementen gibt es Form, Volumen, Farbe, Struktur, Perspektive, Balance, Proportion, usw.

  • Form bezieht sich auf den Umriss des Hauptmotivs.
  • Volumen bezieht sich die dreidimensionale Qualität des Motivs. Diese wird durch Seitenlicht herausgebildet. Im Gegenteil zum allgemeinen Glauben ist Frontbeleuchtung nicht die beste Wahl. Frontbeleuchtung lässt das Motiv abflachen. Das beste Tageslicht hat man am frühen Morgen oder nachmittags.
  • Farbe ist wichtig. Übersättigte Farben sind nicht gut.
  • Struktur bezieht sich auf die Oberflächenqualität des Motivs. Diese wird durch Seitenbeleuchtung verbessert.
  • Perspektive bezieht sich auf den „Grad“ zusammen mit Linien, die in einen Fluchtpunkt innerhalb oder außerhalb des Bildes enden.
  • Balance bezieht sich auf die Anordnung der Motive innerhalb des Bildes, die entweder das scheinbar gleiche Gewicht haben oder schwerer auf einer Seite erscheinen.
  • Proportion bezieht sich auf die Größenunterschiede der Objekte im Bild. Normalerweise tendieren wir dazu, kleine Gegenstände klein im Vergleich zu anderen darzustellen. Eine gute Methode kann aber sein, kleine Objekte groß im Gegensatz zu wirklichen Größenverhältnissen abzubilden. Zum Beispiel: Eine kleine Blume überwiegt gegenüber einem großen Berg. Dies nennt man Maßstabsinversion.
Nicht alle Elemente müssen berücksichtigt werden. Einige Fotografien können anhand individueller Eigenschaften beurteilt werden. Für ein Bild kann die Farbe oder die Struktur wichtig sein, oder Farbe und Strukur, usw.
  • Symbolische Aussage oder Relevanz…. Der Meinungskrieg kann hier beginnen…. Ein schlechtes Bild von einem sehr schwierigen Motiv ist ein besseres Bild als ein gutes Bild von einem gewöhnlichen Motiv. Ein gutes Bild von einem schwierigen Motiv ist ein außergewöhnliches Foto.
Bilder können kulturell beeinflusst sein durch den Fotografen und/oder den Betrachter. Die Bedeutung des Bildes sollte vor dem kulturellen Hintergrund des Bildes beurteilt werden, nicht durch den kulturellen Hintergrund des Betrachters. Ein Bild „spricht“ zu Menschen und hat die Möglichkeit, Emotionen auszulösen, wie zum Beispiel Zärtlichkeit, Zorn, Ablehnung, Heiterkeit, Traurigkeit usw. Gute Fotografen sind nicht darauf beschränkt, gefällige Emotionen zu provozieren.

Um die Chancen für einen Erfolg deiner Nominierung zu erhöhen, lies vor der Nominierung alle Leitsätze.

Eine neue Nominierung aufstellen[edit]

Wenn du glaubst, ein Bild mit passender Bildbeschreibung und Lizenz gefunden oder geschaffen zu haben, das als wertvoll erachtet werden könnte, folge der anschließenden Anleitung.

Schritt 1: Kopiere den Bildnamen in dieses Textfeld (einschließlich des Zusatzes Image:), hinter den schon im Feld stehenden Text, zum Beispiel „Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:DEIN-BILD-DATEINAME.JPG“. Danach klicke auf die Schaltfäche mit der Aufschrift „neue Nominierung aufstellen“.


Schritt 2: Folge den Anweisungen der geöffneten Seite, und sichere sie.

Schritt 3: Füge manuell einen Link zu der erstellten Seite oben auf der Seite mit der Kandidatenliste ein: Hier klicken, und füge folgende Zeile OBEN bei der Nominierungslist ein:

{{Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:DEIN-BILD-DATEINAME.JPG}}

Abstimmung[edit]

Du kannst folgende Vorlagen benutzen:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg  Support ) (Stimme zur Unterstützung des Exzellenz-Status'),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose ) (Stimme gegen den Exzellenz-Status),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral ) (neutrale Meinung, keine Stimme),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment ) (es folgt ein Kommentar, keine Stimme),
  • {{Info}} ( Pictogram voting info.svg Info ) (es folgen Informationen, keine Stimme),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram-voting-question.svg  Question ) (es folgt eine Frage, keine Stimme)

Du kannst angeben, dass das Bild keine Chance für eine erfogreiche Kandidatur hat. Benutze die Vorlage {{FPX|reason}}, wobei reason angibt, warum das nominierte Bild klar unakzeptabel für die exzellenten Bilder ist.

Weitere Vorlagen gibt es hier.

Bitte füge ein paar Worte an, warum dir das Bild gefällt oder nicht gefällt, insbesondere wenn du dagegen stimmst. Bitte denke auch daran, zu unterschreiben (~~~~). Anonyme Stimmen sind nicht zugelassen.

Abwahlkandidaten der exzellenten Bilder aufstellen[edit]

Mit der Zeit ändern sich die Standards für die Exzellenten Bilder. Es kann entschieden werden, dass Bilder, die vorher „gut genug“ für die Exzellenten waren, es nicht mehr sind. Dies ist zum Aufstellen eines Bildes, welches deiner Meinung nach es nicht mehr verdient, exzellent zu sein. Dazu wähle mit

  • {{Keep}} Symbol keep vote.svg Keep (das Bild verdient es immer noch, als exzellent zu gelten) oder mit
  • {{Delist}} Symbol oppose vote.svg  Delist (das Bild verdient es nicht mehr, als exzellent zu gelten).

Wenn du denkst, dass ein Bild nicht mehr den Exzellenz-Kriterien entspricht, kannst du es für die Abwahl nominieren, indem du den Bildnamen in dieses Textfeld (einschließlich des Zusatzes Image:) hinter den bereits stehenden Text im Feld kopierst:


In der eben erstellten neuen Seite für die Nomination des Abwahlkandidaten solltest du einfügen:

  • Informationen über den Ursprung des Bildes (Ersteller, Uploader),
  • Einen Link zur originalen Exzellenz-Kandidatur-Seite (es erscheint unter „Links“ auf der Beschreibungsseite),
  • Deine Begründung für die Nominierung und dein Benutzername.

Danach musst du einen Link zu der erstellten Seite oben auf der Seite mit der Liste der Abwahlkandidaten manuell einfügen.

Richtlinien für Exzellenz-Kandidaten[edit]

Allgemeine Regeln[edit]

  1. Nach dem Ende des Abstimmungs-Zeitraumes wird das Ergebnis am Tag 10 nach der Nominierung festgestellt (im Zeitplan weiter unten gezeigt). Also dauert der Abstimmungs-Zeitraum 9 Tage, plus die Stunden bis zum Ende von Tag 9. Stimmen, die an Tag 10 oder danach abgeben wurden, werden nicht gezählt.
  2. Nominierungen von anonymen Mitwirkenden sind erwünscht.
  3. Mitwirken bei Diskussionen von anonymen Mitwirkenden sind erwünscht.
  4. Nur Nutzer mit einem commons-account, der mindestens 10 Tage alt ist und 50 Beiträge hat, können wählen. Ausnahme: Die eigene Nominierung kann gewählt werden, unabhängig von Alter und Beiträge.
  5. Die Nominierung zählt nicht als Stimme. Unterstützung muss explizit angegeben werden.
  6. Nominierungen können vom Einsteller jederzeit zurückgezogen werden. Dies geschieht einfach durch das Schreiben von „I withdraw my nomination“ (eng. Ich ziehe meine Nominierung zurück)
    oder durch Hinzufügen von {{withdraw|~~~~}}.
  7. Denke daran, das Ziel von Wikimedia Commons ist es, einen zentralen Speicher für freie Bilder, genutzt von allen Wikimedia-Projekten, bereitzustellen, einschließlich für mögliche zukünftige Projekte. Dies ist nicht einfach ein Speicher für Wikipedia-Bilder, deshalb sollten hier die Bilder nicht danach beurteilt werden, ob sie zu diesem Projekt passen.
  8. Bilder können vorzeitig am Tag 5 (fünfter Tag nach der Nominierung) von der Abstimmungsliste genommen werden („Regel des 5. Tages“):
    1. Wenn sie keine Unterstützung erhalten, die Einsteller nicht mitgezählt.
    2. Wenn sie 10 oder mehr Pro und kein Kontra erhalten haben.
  9. Bilder, welche durch die Vorlage {{FPX}} markiert wurden, können 48 Stunden, nachdem die Vorlage gesetzt wurde, von der Liste entfernt werden, vorausgesetzt, das Bild hat außer von den Einstellern keine positiven Stimmen (Unterstützung) erhalten.
  10. Bilder, welche durch die Vorlage {{FPD}} (FP denied) markiert wurden, können 48 Stunden, nachdem die Vorlage gesetzt wurde, von der Liste entfernt werden.
  11. Es dürfen von einem Benutzer maximal 2 Nominierungen gleichzeitig platziert werden.

Regeln zur Wahl und Abwahl[edit]

Ein Kandidat wird in die Galerie der exzellenten Bilder aufgenommen, wenn folgende Bedingungen erfüllt sind:

  1. Passende Lizenz (selbstverständlich)
  2. Mindestens 7 positive Stimmen (Pro-Stimmen)
  3. Das Verhältnis von unterstützenden zu ablehnenden Stimmen ist mindestens 2/1 (eine Zwei-Drittel-Mehrheit)
  4. Zwei verschiedene Versionen desselben Bildes können nicht beide exzellent werden, sondern nur das mit der höheren Zahl an Stimmen.

Die Abwahl-Regeln sind dieselben wie zur Wahl der exzellenten Bilder bei gleichbleibenden Abstimmungs-Zeitraum. Die Regel des 5. Tages gilt für Abwahlkandidaten, die keine Stimme für die Aberkennung des Exzellenz-Status' bis zum Tag 5 erhalten haben, außer die des Antragstellers.

Ein erfahrener Nutzer kann die Anfrage beenden. Wie man eine Anfrage beendet, siehe unter Commons:Kandidaten für exzellente Bilder/Was tun, wenn der Abstimmungszeitraum zu Ende ist.

Vor allem sei freundlich[edit]

Bitte bedenke, dass das Bild, das du beurteilst, das wohlüberlegte Werk von jemandem ist. Vermeide Phrasen wie „it looks terrible“ (eng. sieht schrecklich aus) oder „I hate it“ (eng. Ich hasse es). Wenn du dagegen Stellung nehmen musst, tu dies bitte mit Rücksichtnahme. Bedenke außerdem, dass deine Englischkenntnisse nicht die gleichen sein müssen wie die eines anderen. Wähle deine Worte sorgfältig.

Viel Spaß beim Bewerten …, und denke daran: Alle Regeln können gebrochen werden.

Siehe auch[edit]


Inhaltsübersicht[edit]

Contents

Exzellenz-Kandidaten[edit]

Seite erneut laden für neue Nominierungen: purge this page's cache

Featured picture candidates[edit]

File:Cernina fluctuata 01.JPG[edit]

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Shell of a Wavy Moon Snail, Cernina fluctuata

File:People for Animals rescusing stranded mules during the Uttarakhand Floods 2013.jpg[edit]

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Mules during 2013 North India floods
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - I don't see how we could know that other members of the Animal Kingdom are incapable of feeling hope. Otherwise, I agree, but it's best for you also not to editorialize about things we can't know. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:25, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • It's anthropomorphising, if we want to be technical about it ;-). I see also the editorialising is in the FPC note too. That's too much. Please keep this sort of thing off of Commons. We're just an image repository. -- Colin (talk) 09:53, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Hermagor Görtschach Filialkirche hl. Heinrich NW-Ansicht 18062018 3636.jpg[edit]

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Northwestern view of the subsidiary church Saint Henry the Emperor in Görtschach, Hermagor, Carinthia, Austria

File:Techelsberg Pfarrkirche Sankt Martin Kaplanei 31012015 752.jpg[edit]

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Sacristan house and parish church Saint Martin in Sankt Martin, Techelsberg, Carinthia, Austria

File:Residence on No. 45, Route Pichon.jpg[edit]

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The Photo of No. 45 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, designed by Ladislav Hudec. Built in 1932, it was the former official residence for Deputy Inspector-General of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. It is listed in the Shanghai Cultural Relics Protection Unit and the Shanghai Heritage Architecture List.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The size is better but sorry the verticals have not been fixed. The top of the building is thinner than the base. You need to use a software like Lightroom or Photoshop to change the appearance and make it closer to the reality. But my oppose is because after correction, there will be too little space on the right of the building, with the roof cut. So unless this image is a crop from a larger file you can compose differently with more space on the right, I'm afraid the whole will look tight within the space -- Basile Morin (talk) 09:17, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment There is also some confusion in the beginning of the file's history. The original file was uploaded by Antigng and Fayhoo overwrote it with a completely different photo of the house. --Cart (talk) 11:15, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
@W.carter: That's why I created File:Residence on No. 45, Route Pichon (old).jpg, since Antigng's version is of low quality in my opinion. --WQL (talk) 11:19, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Ok, that seems like a roundabout and unusual way of doing it when the overwrite could have been moved to a new file instead. --Cart (talk) 11:24, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Fondamenta Zacchere Rio delle Muneghe Venezia.jpg[edit]

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Houses on Fondamenta Sacchere and the Rio delle Muneghe canal in Venice

File:IPM Group "Trilogy".jpg[edit]

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Publicum telephonum usitatum in Cechia
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Thank you for nominating this image. Unfortunately, it does not fall within the Guidelines and is unlikely to succeed because as per Peulle. Yann (talk) 12:15, 21 June 2018 (UTC) Anyone other than the nominator who disagrees may override this template by changing {{FPX}} to {{FPX contested}} and adding a vote in support. Voting will then continue in the usual way. If not contested within 24 hours, this nomination may be closed.

File:Heliopsis helianthoides flower.jpg[edit]

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Heliopsis helianthoides

File:Colorful floating bungalows in Don Khon, Laos.jpg[edit]

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Colorful floating bungalows in Don Khon, Laos

File:Colorful shophouses in Koon Seng Road, Singapore.jpg[edit]

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Colorful shophouses in Koon Seng Road, Singapore

File:Loxura atymnus-Kadavoor-2018-06-18-001.jpg[edit]

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Loxura atymnus
  • Category: Animals/Arthropods/Lepidoptera
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Loxura atymnus, Yamfly, is a species of Lycaenidae found in Asia. There are several types of nectaries in the orchids, including extrafloral types that secrete nectar on the outside of the buds or inflorescence while the flower is developing. In contrast to floral nectaries, nectar produced outside the flower generally have a defensive function. The nectar attracts predatory insects which will eat both the nectar and any plant-eating insects around, thus functioning as 'bodyguards'. Foraging predatory insects show a preference for plants with extrafloral nectaries, particularly some species of ants and wasps, which have been observed to directly defend the plants. Loxura atymnus is famous for consuming nectar secreted from the extrafloral nectaries stimulated by the ants. Here they are on a Philippine orchid bud along with some Yellow crazy ants. C/U/N by Jkadavoor -- Jee 09:11, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Jee 09:11, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 09:21, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Colin (talk) 10:13, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 10:21, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --El Grafo (talk) 11:00, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Uoaei1 (talk) 11:56, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cart (talk) 12:22, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support But please remove the dust spot (see note). --A.Savin 12:31, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I requested one of my friends here to help as no processing tool available in the old computer now I'm using. Jee 13:47, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • What happend to your computer? --Cart (talk) 14:08, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Jee: OK, I saw it now already -- I think it would be then unfair to demand you to fix it -- no problem, I'll fix it for you (it's quite easy), but as we have the occasion, maybe you send me your raw file -- I would also try to fix the noise better. If interested, mail me? --A.Savin 20:57, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • A.Savin and Jee I've uploaded a version of the JPG without the dust spot. Then afterwards a version processed from RAW that tries to be as similar to the original as I can get it, and it has less JPG noise/artefacts. -- Colin (talk) 22:04, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yeah, it's definitely better. --A.Savin 22:31, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks Colin and Alex. Jee 01:48, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Acosmeryx shervillii mounted specimen[edit]

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File:A pier at a campsite during sunset, Sidney Spit (part of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve), Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada 20.jpg[edit]

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A pier at a campsite during sunset, Sidney Spit, Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada
Thank you, Ikan Kekek, I might give the picture you mentioned a go after this nomination is finished. Regards, --Podzemnik (talk) 15:45, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:I think its gonna rain today.jpg[edit]

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Rainy Dutch landscape
  • Please add a category above. Yann (talk) 12:54, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Regarding the file's name, please read Commons:File naming and consider renaming the file. Since people need to be able to search this huge archive to find the right photo, names must be accurate and not poetic or misleading. Flickr names are seldom ok in that respect. --Cart (talk) 12:59, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose even if properly named; it's unsharp and very noisy, as well as nearly blown at the right. Daniel Case (talk) 20:51, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Good idea but technically badly implemented.--Ermell (talk) 06:23, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Sputnik (talk) 11:26, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --WQL (talk) 05:36, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - I'm not amazed by the composition. I'd like the photo better if only the right side with the higher cloud were in the picture. To my eyes, the left side kind of sits there - not that there wasn't activity in real life, but just as a composition. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:32, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Not very sharp and colour noise in the sky --Llez (talk) 10:58, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Dutch bicycle.jpg[edit]

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Dutch bicycle a.k.a Roadster bicycle
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles/Land vehicles#Other land vehicles
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Dutch bicycle a.k.a Roadster bicycle. My shot. -- Mile (talk) 10:21, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Mile (talk) 10:21, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment It's a great capture of the bike, but couldn't you find a less busy background to photograph it against? The person in the yellow neon jacket is rather disturbing. --Cart (talk) 11:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose An excellent sharp photo of a normal Dutch bicycle, but the people behind the bicycle are spoiling the composition.
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Michielverbeek. Daniel Case (talk) 20:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - Regrettably, background is too distracting. -- P999 (talk) 21:34, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Front view of Milan Stazione Centrale entrance portico.jpg[edit]

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Front portico of Milano Centrale railroad station
✓  Done Daniel Case (talk) 04:50, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Big improvement. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:02, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I like that there are everyday people milling about, coming or going somewhere. Not a sterile monument or some place with gawking tourists. --Cart (talk) 09:27, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Michielverbeek (talk) 17:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Sorry, I don't find it particularly interesting. Harsh midday light; the structures in the front spoil the view (yes, it's not up to the photographer). And the quality could have been better -- a bit too soft at the sides --A.Savin 17:50, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Exactly as I remember it. -- P999 (talk) 21:39, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per A.Savin. -- King of ♠ 04:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Nice station but the confusion of the people as well as the decreasing sharpness to the sides reduce the good impression. I can't detect a wow effect either.--Ermell (talk) 06:28, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
If it matters to anyone who doesn't have issues with the composition, I have sharpened up the sides. Daniel Case (talk) 02:14, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Río Copper, Glennallen, Alaska, Estados Unidos, 2017-08-22, DD 114.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view of the Copper River, Glennallen, Alaska, United States.
  • I also think it should be rotated... Yann (talk) 10:31, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cayambe (talk) 05:39, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cart (talk) 09:56, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The image is tilted. Apart from that technical problem, I don't find the landscape really awesome. The person could bring something special, but unfortunately his back and action are not very interesting in my view -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I applied a tilt --Poco2 18:13, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support with tilt correction. --Yann (talk) 22:47, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 01:39, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- King of ♠ 04:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 15:49, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 11:00, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Cezembre 2 cropped.jpg[edit]

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Cezembre island after bombing in August 1944
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose (Edit conflict) File:Cezembre_Bombing_2.jpg already is a comparably low quality digital reproduction. (Handwriting/Typewriter is unsharp, so the rest is also not as sharp as it could be. At least in the areas depicting the main photograph, it also has some weird JPG artifacts that clearly show the borders between the 8x8 pixel blocks used by the jpg algorithm (best seen at 300% zoom, but it affects picture quality at normal magnifications as well).) Something went wrong there. The version presented here, on top of all that also has a considerably reduced color palette: the "original" had 252 shades of grey (normal for 8-bit grayscale), this one has a mere 39 unique values. This results in what I'm tempted to call strong pixel-level posterization. Something went very wrong there.
TL;DR: This is a very bad digital reproduction and even if it was improved by re-cropping the source file it would still be a pretty bad digital reproduction. --El Grafo (talk) 09:39, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Yann's edit fixed the "posterization" issue, but the rest of my comment remains untouched by that … --El Grafo (talk) 09:40, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Certainly a valuable image, but not excellent on the technical and aesthetic aspects -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:34, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Thanks everyone for the input, and thanks to Yann for improving all the images I uploaded of the bombing of Cezembre. I understand this falls short of the requirements here, and I will therefore submit this picture to the Valued Images. Skimel (talk) 21:37, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:American white pelican 3 cropped.jpg[edit]

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A non-breeding American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) in the Putrajaya Wetlands, part of Peninsular Malaysia. Note that the black flight feathers are hidden within the white plumage.

File:München BW 2017-03-16 19-55-33.jpg[edit]

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Germany, Munich, Nationaltheater
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture#Germany
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Berthold Werner -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Berthold Werner (talk) 07:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Don't think this one compares well to our existing German Architecture FPs. The light for much of the building is not great and rather flat. The bright light star is distracting. The left side is quite blurred. -- Colin (talk) 12:03, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Colin. To add to his critique, the additional architecture on either side, and the posts in front, are distracting. There also seems to be a slight tilt. Daniel Case (talk) 14:54, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others. A good photo and worth nominating, but not IMO outstanding enough for FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:25, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Ich weiß, wie schwierig es einem der Platz macht, ein halbwegs perfektes Bild zu bekommen... :-/ --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:32, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Desfile de los Locos.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/People
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment That is pretty creepy. I don't like the angry man flipping the birds in an otherwise innocent walk, but that adds an emotional response and I guess emotion is what we are after here. Can you improve the categorization a bit? It's not precise nor accurate. --Trougnouf (talk) 00:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC) Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Trougnouf (talk) 16:32, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - I will support once you fix the categories. Having this in the categories of "Parade" and "Parades" doesn't make sense, and why are those two different categories, anyway? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:30, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Having fixed the cats, I'll say that there is good chaos in this photo ... it brings out the craziness of the event. Daniel Case (talk) 14:51, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 17:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:26, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Kruusamägi (talk) 02:35, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:29, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Added to two wiki pages too. Jee 01:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Sputnik (talk) 19:45, 21 June 2018 (UTC) Multa perturbatio in hac pictura.
  • Could you please use a living language? This is a little irritating. :-) Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:54, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pro me Britannica lingua irritabilis est. (For me English is irritating.)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --WQL (talk) 05:37, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Parque nacional y reserva Denali, Alaska, Estados Unidos, 2017-08-30, DD 13-19 PAN.jpg[edit]

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SHORT DESCRIPTION
Trougnouf I doubt that FPCBot will understand that template ... Poco2 06:55, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Would it not be ignored like any irrelevant template? In any case I Symbol support vote.svg  Support this image. --Trougnouf (talk) 09:29, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 14:08, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cart (talk) 15:11, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 20:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Michielverbeek (talk) 21:04, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:42, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Harlock81 (talk) 22:16, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Kruusamägi (talk) 23:02, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I reckon that's how it looks like there most of the time. --Podzemnik (talk) 23:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - I may have missed it, but I don't see how many photos you stacked. Could you add that information to the file description? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:34, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
    Ikan, you can always realize it out of the file name (images 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, so 7 in total). I added this info in the file description Poco2 06:54, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • We FP photographers can usually figure out the "codes" used in file names, but please think about always making the info understandable in some way for other users. --Cart (talk) 08:25, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Cart: my comment was not an "excuse" not to do that, no problem with that, I added the information and will do it in the future (if not, then just due to my advanced age) Poco2 09:57, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Poco My comment was not in any way meant as critique, just a friendly reminder also directed at other photographers who might read this. Your noms are well visited and this thread seemed like a good place for such a comment. I apologize if it sounded like something else. --Cart (talk) 10:07, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Ok, all good, thanks, Poco2 11:28, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Schwarzseen Villanders Südtirol.jpg[edit]

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Schwarzseen ponds in St. Valentin, Villanders South Tyrol - Protected natural monument.
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Italy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info all by Moroder -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 05:10, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 05:10, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Really beautiful. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:35, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 06:29, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Colin (talk) 06:34, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Storkk (talk) 09:18, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 09:22, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --XRay talk 10:32, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support of course --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 13:01, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I want to be there! --Uoaei1 (talk) 13:30, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment It's nice and all (hey, Swedish camera!) but this has the same strange colors as the previous one. The tone is just slightly off, even if I'm probably not the right person to complain about a little 'Purple haze'. ;) I did some color correction tests with these pics that came out a bit more natural. --Cart (talk) 15:18, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment @W.carter: If you like I can upload a RAW file for you for some tests. I'm very happy with my 'Swedish rhapsody'. Thanks for your comment --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 15:50, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks, but that's not necessary, it such a little nudge that is needed. I only used the 'Hue and saturation' in Photoshop (ctrl+U) and toggled the 'Hue' ("rainbow slider") to -6 and got this result. It's just a suggestion, it might not be to everyone's taste. --Cart (talk) 16:22, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Poco2 19:32, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 20:45, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I like it, although Cart is right that the tone could be improved. Daniel Case (talk) 06:39, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Peulle (talk) 06:41, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 11:04, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Very good.--Ermell (talk) 15:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Uoaei1 -- P999 (talk) 22:33, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 02:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:25, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 01:57, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Sputnik (talk) 11:25, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Osteospermum ecklonis 03.jpg[edit]

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Osteospermum ecklonis in Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants/Asterales
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Tournasol7 - uploaded by Tournasol7 - nominated by Tournasol7 -- Tournasol7 (talk) 15:46, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Tournasol7 (talk) 15:46, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose We have lots of FP Asterales - it is a relatively easy, common and spectacular flower to photograph. I'm finding the magenta blob in the bottom left a little distracting, and think it could be cloned out. Overall it looks overcooked wrt processing -- too much contrast/saturation. Shame the right side is not continued green but earth or a path. -- Colin (talk) 18:40, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - I'd suggest just cropping a bit on the left and then on the right to eliminate the isolated leaf in the lower right corner. Then I'd probably support. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:50, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Hieno näkymä merelle Seurasaaresta.png[edit]

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View of an ocean from an island.
  • Forgotten: IMO PNG is not a good choice for photographs. --XRay talk 13:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Sunset at Ganga Sagar, Janakpurdham 11.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured_pictures/Places/Natural#Nepal
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Bijay chaurasia - uploaded by Bijay chaurasia - nominated by Bijay chaurasia -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 13:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 13:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Very atmospheric and nicely composed, so I'll support, but I think the reason people have so far not supported is that sunsets are specifically described as usually beautiful yet common, so people may be feeling that this photo may not be a special enough sunset to support but haven't been inclined to oppose. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:45, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Conditional support Per Ikan, I see it as more of a mood than an attempt to represent what I consider to be dusk here (as we can't see the sun since it appears to have gone down). Some very minimal perspective correction is needed. Daniel Case (talk) 21:42, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Sputnik (talk) 11:24, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Joséphine-Charlotte metro station platform, facing "Les oiseaux émerveillés" by Serge Vandercam in (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium).jpg[edit]

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Joséphine-Charlotte metro station entrance and main part of the platform
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors#Belgium
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info I find this big empty underground box impressive, and I like the art behind it and its absurd placement where no angle can capture it entirely. by Trougnouf -- Trougnouf (talk) 13:16, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Trougnouf (talk) 13:16, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - Cute and well-photographed, but not interesting enough to me to support for FP. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:40, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose A QI yes, but that pillar in front of the art keeps it from FP for me. Daniel Case (talk) 21:39, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose It looks more like a banal shot than an extraordinary picture unfortunately -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:24, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Andkjelvatnet seen from Durmålstinden summit.jpg, featured[edit]

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Andkjelvatnet lake seen from Durmålstinden
Hi Storkk, what does really "sliders" mean? I used a polarizing filter. The picture is taken north of the polar circle, and the light is said to be different up there than elsewhere. Kind regards --Frankemann (talk) 19:36, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Hej där! "Sliders" är det engelska ordet för de knappar och kontroller som man styr inställningarna med i ett bildbehandlingsprogram som till exempel Photoshop. Dom kallas så för att dom liksom glider på ett spår. Det har alltså bara att göra med efterbehandlingen av bilden och inte vilka tillbehör du hade på själva kameran. Ha det gott, --Cart (talk) 21:05, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Wi nøt trei a holiday in Sweden this jër? Face-smile.svg Daniel Case (talk) 21:31, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Face-grin.svg Jo ar ålväjs velkom her, just giv mi ä kål. --Cart (talk) 21:44, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Cart, thanks for explanation! Have tried such Image Manipulation Programs, but this has not been the subject of this. Also thanks to Daniel Case for explanation about Arctic light conditions. Funny, it's this kind of light I'm most used to. Kind regards --Frankemann (talk) 17:07, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tozina (talk) 18:37, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I'm OK with the colors. Daniel Case (talk) 21:26, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Addendum: I should also say, having done my share of landscape shots in soft Arctic light, that yes, this looks authentic to me. Daniel Case (talk) 21:35, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Okeydokey, I was waiting for Daniel's view on this since I know he has some experience with such photos. I mean, I've been up far north, but that has always been during winter when you can't really do anything but night photography. --Cart (talk) 21:49, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Of my Ivvavik pictures, this seems the most similar to me, although with less haze. The rock does sort of have a similar cast. The colors of the landscape, although I'm sure the underlying geology is different, seem right to me in this picture.

At a similar latitude, the landscapes of Sarek National Park nearby in Sweden have always struck me as very similar photographically to Ivvavik, and that's another point of comparison. (I have decided, for that reason, that I ought to find a way to visit Sarek one day. Besides, it speaks so much of Swedes that they are such Trek fans that they named a national park for Spock's father Face-smile.svg. Daniel Case (talk) 22:42, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Only seen Sarek in February, -32 C but spectacular auroras. --Cart (talk) 23:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 11 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /George Chernilevsky talk 13:10, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
This image will be added to the FP category: Places/Natural

File:Pitkä alikulku espoossa.png[edit]

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long underpass in Finland
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by JKorpimies - uploaded by JKorpimies - nominated by JKorpimies -- JKorpimies (talk) 09:33, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- JKorpimies (talk) 09:33, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Regretful oppose It's a great idea and good composition, the kind of image you'd expect to see on a square meter of canvas at photo exhibitions, but unfortunately the focus has ended up on the tiles instead of the bike. That makes it a no-go for me, sorry. --Cart (talk) 09:42, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose as per cart Bijay Chaurasia (Talk)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - I find this a good composition and I don't find that having the bike be a little out of focus in the background makes it unworthy. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:36, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Cart. Daniel Case (talk) 20:16, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Ikan. GerifalteDelSabana (talk) 11:24, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Experimental shot looking weird -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:17, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Hermione (ship, 2014), Sète 2018.jpg[edit]

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Hermione (ship, 2014)
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Objects/Vehicles/Water transport
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created - uploaded - nominated by Christian Ferrer -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Despite the tents the atmosphere is very special and brings this picture out of the ordinary. -- Christian Ferrer (talk) 07:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Some might complain about the tents but I like the old vs. new contrast and the very lovely tones. Quality is flawless as always. --Code (talk) 08:11, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Code -- Colin (talk) 08:45, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support The tents actually add to the image since they look exactly like the old military campaign tents of the original ship's era. They put the ship in context. In this dim light you can imagine what it looked like when the ship was made ready to sail for the American Revolution. --Cart (talk) 09:16, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support despite the tents. Storkk (talk) 11:14, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Sorry, but the angle doesn't work for me; it makes the image show too much of the harbour and not enough of the ship.--Peulle (talk) 11:45, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Kruusamägi (talk) 12:09, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Michielverbeek (talk) 18:41, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - I'm still evaluating this photo, but please fix a dust spot that's some ways to the left of the upper right corner. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:29, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓  Done I cloned out not one but two dust-spots, let me know if yours is still here. Christian Ferrer (talk) 04:53, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • No, you took care of it. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:19, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • On the photo: I love the ship and the harbor, but the bottom crop isn't working that smoothly for me and the right crop, with the one unsharp object in the lower right corner, is bugging me. I don't know what a photo that included more that is now below and to the right of the crops would have looked like, but I think I'd like this photo better if you did a horizontal crop right in front of the unsharp post, thereby also getting rid of a lot of the tents. The tents don't disturb me per se, but they kind of clog up a section of the photo. I think my proposed crop would create a more unified composition, but of course others might disagree. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:25, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral Light is just great, but considering the Hermione the main subject I think that the angle is not the best as a good portion of the subject is hidden behind the tents Poco2 19:31, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • The main subject is the whole scene, of course it is not the ship alone! I don't understand how can someone can think otherwise...! poor review, really. I will not be surprised if someone says the third window of the second boat is not under the right angle this is very disturbing!, and there is a big very very disturbing thing out of focus at bottom right, oh and so many boring tents!! where are the specialist of the oppose votes, there are many reasons here. Come one!! it is easy! Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:05, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I was going to oppose based on the tents until I read Cart's !vote. Daniel Case (talk) 20:15, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I'm surprised that nobody talked about the title "File:Hermione (ship, 2014), Sète 2018.jpg" as we see only the back of the ship and it is only about 10% of the image. Nobody? and nobody oppose for the way the first tent is cut at bottom? and the "forbidden sign" at bottom? not disturbing? the second crane is misplaced too? no? isn't it? Sometimes FPC is not the research of the finest picture, but the competition of the poorest review. That is a snap shot, but a lucky one, that's all. Better for me to stop talking, please continue. Christian Ferrer (talk)
  • You have only yourself to blame for taking such nice photos with wow ambience that we just fall in love with them and forgive and forget all the little details. Face-smile.svg --Cart (talk) 21:14, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Tourist snapshot & POTY. -- Colin (talk) 21:27, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- King of ♠ 02:22, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 18:08, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose , at least for the right crop, because that unsharp post is not needed in the picture and distracts me. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:35, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 02:05, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Lopesan Baobab, Maspalomas, May 2018 -3.jpg[edit]

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Lopesan Baobab Resort, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
  • No time for sitting idly by the pool if you hope to be first in line for dinner! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 10:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 12:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose This picture I can only review in comparison with the already promoted one, which I clearly prefer -- perhaps the dark building parts at both sides do the blue hour photo no favor, and I also prefer for this motif the more wide crop instead of a square photo. --A.Savin 13:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Why not? IMO it's better indeed and has more of the symmetry, though because of the dark parts I still wouldn't vote in support. --A.Savin 15:06, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - I'm inordinately bugged by the asymmetry of the near right and left corners. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:20, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The sky and the pool are nice, but the building and tree lights are too dark and too bright. Not saying it could have been taken/processed any better but the result isn't quite there compared to our best night FPs. -- Colin (talk) 07:08, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Alternative - uncropped[edit]

Lopesan Baobab, Maspalomas, May 2018 -2.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info As suggested by A.Savin, also pinging Basotxerri, Frhdkazan, Cart, George Chernilevsky. While I do prefer the cropped square, I could understand arguments in favor of the uncropped wide-angle version --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 15:58, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 15:58, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral as stated above. --A.Savin 17:03, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral All that gradient light is competing with the patterns in this one and makes it restless. --Cart (talk) 17:30, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - This is IMO a better composition, and quite a nice one. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:20, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:30, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:50, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Per other crop -- Colin (talk) 07:08, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I still prefer this one because it contains the competition between gradients and patterns noted by Cart in her oppose !vote to that one. Daniel Case (talk) 18:23, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg  Support . A bit unsharp and overexposed in the middle, but very nice nonetheless. -- King of ♠ 02:22, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support I like this version better, it kind of adds more symetry into the image. --Podzemnik (talk) 03:20, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 11:08, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 22:48, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 02:08, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support more completed from my perspective --WQL (talk) 05:39, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Red Clover 2011 G1.jpg[edit]

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The red clover (Trifolium pratense). Ukraine
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants/Flowers
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created, uploaded, nominated by George Chernilevsky -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Basotxerri (talk) 18:36, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - You really capture the beauty of this common flower. Any other remark from me would feel like unnecessary quibbling. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:16, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 05:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose good shot, but nothing all too special imho. It's a very commons plant, and the shot lacks in the wow-department for me, especially when compared to the already featured File:Trifolium_pratense_-_Keila2.jpg. --El Grafo (talk) 08:32, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose I think lighting could be significantly better. Actually, given the positions of the leaves, I think taking a half a step around the flower to your right would have stood a good chance of producing a more pleasing photo. Also per El Grafo. Storkk (talk) 09:33, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Famberhorst (talk) 15:36, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support If you have to upload something this small, this is the way to do it. Daniel Case (talk) 18:21, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 11:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Ikan -- P999 (talk) 22:38, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 02:13, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Soyuz rocket and spaceship V1-1.svg[edit]

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Soyuz rocket and spaceship
  • Could you please add documentation sources? Thanks, Yann (talk) 14:44, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose still no information about the sources. Yann (talk) 22:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Stercoraire iceland.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Natural/Iceland
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Aymen861 - uploaded by Aymen861 - nominated by Aymen861 -- Aymen861 (talk) 22:43, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Aymen861 (talk) 22:43, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Beautiful view but the front-right blurry rock kills it for me. The very bright one on the bottom-left isn't great either, and I would like to see some of the mountain range with a little bit more focus though that's technically nearly impossible. There is some red CA on the grass and the categorization is very imprecise. --Trougnouf (talk) 00:14, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Great EV, if only you could put some more information and categories. Yann (talk) 13:02, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I added Category:Stercorarius skua. I would support with geolocation, or at least the name of the mountain in the background. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:19, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Frhdkazan (talk) 06:54, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I don't think the out of focus rocks or mountain is a problem... but the CA is disturbing. Would support if that was fixed. Storkk (talk) 11:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Harlock81 (talk) 11:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Nice! Tournasol7 (talk) 15:51, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - It's a really interesting composition and great luck to find the eggs! But oppose per others, primarily for the unsharp foreground. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:13, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per Ikan and Tougnouf. Great juxtaposition marred by technical shortcomings. Daniel Case (talk) 04:06, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Water, Sand and Ice.jpg[edit]

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Glacier in Diamond Beach, Iceland
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena#Ice
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Natural phenomenon occurring in Iceland. Icebergs from the nearest mountain get detached and melt on the pitch-black, basalt lava sand. All by me -- Bharel (talk) 19:50, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Bharel (talk) 19:50, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I like the idea. Reminds me (remotely) of this photo. However, the flare of the sun spoils the nomination for me. Not good enough to support, not bad enough to oppose. --Code (talk) 06:10, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks Code for your review Face-smile.svg The flare was actually an artistic choice. I have a few other shots on different angles without the flare, but I chose this on purpose. (Much like another close image I've uploaded with an international glare File: Diamonds of nature.jpg) Bharel (talk) 10:05, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Regarding that file's name, please read Commons:File naming. Since people need to be able to search this huge archive to find the right photo, names must be accurate and not poetic or misleading. Only those looking for "natural diamonds" will find that file now, and they will be disappointed. --Cart (talk) 20:48, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
    ✓  Done , thanks cart Face-smile.svg Bharel (talk) 21:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 13:03, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Looks like another one that could be an album cover. Daniel Case (talk) 06:06, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks mate :-) Bharel (talk) 12:15, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Beautiful and striking, and this particular flare doesn't bother me, or not much. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:02, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The colors seem saturated. Natural object that doesn't look natural. I suspect a strong post-processing. And also find the composition has a problem of cropping on top -- Basile Morin (talk) 10:43, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks for your review Basile Face-smile.svg. There's not much post processing actually (tiny bit of mainly exposure correction on the water). The black sand creates a strong saturation difference. I am, however, able to desaturate it straight on the original raw file if you believe it'll be better. Bharel (talk) 15:00, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Perhaps just this exposure correction is enough to make the picture looking artificial. You can try to improve it, yes, though the glare on top with the wave cut too short are also bothering in my view -- Basile Morin (talk) 02:59, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Fundación César Manrique - post.jpg[edit]

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Top of a post of a cordon, Fundación César Manrique, Tahiche, Lanzarote

File:Panorama vom Wachtküppel.jpg[edit]

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Panoramic view from the Wachtküppel in the Rhön Mountains
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places/Panoramas
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Instructive panoramic view (360°) from the Wachtküppel in the Rhön Mountains. All by me. -- Milseburg (talk) 13:24, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Milseburg (talk) 13:24, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Storkk (talk) 18:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Llez (talk) 21:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support ~Moheen (keep talking) 21:27, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Ermell (talk) 08:20, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 18:35, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Procedural oppose This image has been nominated for deletion as copyvio; we should wait until it's resolved before considering it as an FP.Symbol support vote.svg  Support Never mind; it turns out it was by one of INeverCry's socks and the account has been blocked indefinitely. Daniel Case (talk) 05:00, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - Lots to see, and very pretty. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Sympecma paedisca 01.JPG[edit]

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The Siberian winter damselfly
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:31, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Very nice as well as a very good execution. --Harlock81 (talk) 11:21, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:46, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tozina (talk) 18:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Poco2 19:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose - I may be spoiled by the dragonfly pictures that have been nominated here by Charles, et al., but compare the resolution and contrast in the other current FP in Category:Sympecmatinae: File:Austrolestes cingulatus03.jpg. It's too small for FPC, nowadays. It was taken in 2006. And yet, it's a flat-out better photo. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:43, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support File resolution enough for me for such a small damselfly in natural. More resolution means, you need to approach it and cut the aperture and go for artificial lights (like me) or lift the ISO (as Charles). All have their own pros and cons. Jee 02:26, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim.jpg[edit]

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Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim - Front Telephoto Shot

--Trougnouf (talk) 17:36, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment The brightness of the statue has been increased by adding some localized adjustments. But as per histogram there are no over blown highlights. It is slightly on the bright side but with details intact. The slight bluish in forest I guess was a result of decreasing the global contrast in the image. - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 18:06, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose as previous comments Charles (talk) 20:23, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose An impressive photo, but unfortunately you have emphasized the blue colours --Michielverbeek (talk) 21:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment The blue colour has been dialed down a bit globally in the photo. Pl check - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 02:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support After improvement --Michielverbeek (talk) 17:33, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support good enough now, imo --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:30, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Looks good, but there's a strange loss of fine detail (visible in the grass and bushes at the bottom). Too much noise reduction? dllu (t,c) 06:29, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - This is a really imposing image. I'll await your work to address dllu's points before I vote. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:47, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - I re-processed the image from scratch this time with selective noise reduction and aimed at maintaining the overall incremental improvement on this image that I have been doing basis feedback from various reviewers over the last few weeks. I think I have been able to address the issue highlighted by dllu in the latest version. The updated image has already been uploaded. - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 17:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support chest detail is visible to the naked eye, less blue and less exaggerated colors, I approve. --Trougnouf (talk) 18:15, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Interesting subject, quite good for me. Yann (talk) 11:32, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg  Question statue appears to be leaning roughly 0.5° (counterclockwise from viewer's position)... does that reflect reality? Storkk (talk) 18:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - The observation on tilt is correct (It was off by 0.53 deg). I have fixed it now and uploaded the updated photo. Thanks - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 02:51, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support seems fine now. dllu (t,c) 18:59, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Daniel Case (talk) 01:01, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Harlock81 (talk) 11:18, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:39, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:37, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tomascastelazo (talk) 14:10, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Poco2 19:42, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- WQL (talk) 05:40, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Rosa 'Kent' (d.j.b) 01.jpg[edit]

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  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Plants Rosa #Family Rosaceae
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Rosa 'Kent' has half-filled white flowers with yellow stamens on a bushy shrub that cools well. This very strong and healthy rose has green fine leaves. All by ] -- Famberhorst (talk) 14:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Famberhorst (talk) 14:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Nice shot --Patriccck (talk) 14:56, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose nice shot, but nothing extraordinary, imho. --El Grafo (talk) 08:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per El Grafo; it's nice but I can't say I'm really blown away. The white petal obscuring part of the yellow is a bit of a nuisance.--Peulle (talk) 11:48, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info That curled petal is typical of half-filled roses.--Famberhorst (talk) 15:18, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

File:De Molen (windmill) and the nuclear power plant cooling tower in Doel, Belgium (DSCF3859).jpg[edit]

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Windmill and nuclear power plant in Doel, Belgium
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment What is technically missing? I think the camera settings were ideal, ISO200 is the lowest my camera goes, F/9 is optimal on this zoom level with my lens, I don't think the focus is a miss, and I even had the camera on a tripod to do exposure bracketing in case that was necessary, it doesn't look flawed to me at a reasonable zoom level. If there's anything I missed in software I would be happy to improve it. --Trougnouf (talk) 16:56, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - I find this photo compelling: The unbalanced nature of the photo that Basotxerri is complaining about is part of what I see as the dystopic new technology dominating over the windmill and the benches, grass and so on that are attempting to pretend everything is alright. I get the feeling in viewing this photo that everything other than the ugly, polluting new technology will be annihilated before long. And it looks fine to me, technically, though I could be missing something. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:01, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment The technical quality is fine. It's an APS-C camera using the right settings in the daytime. The juxtaposition of the two power plants is quite interesting. I would support, but the composition is a bit left-heavy. The left of the image is a lot busier than the right. Meanwhile, I don't know what Ikan is talking about regarding "ugly, polluting new technology". The nuclear cooling tower only outputs pure water vapour, and is shaped in a beautiful hyperboloid. dllu (t,c) 06:19, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm not an expert, but that was my emotional reaction. And I don't think we want to debate here whether nuclear power plants are completely clean. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:55, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral It's really close for me, but I think on reflection it's not quite enough to gain my support. I really like the idea, but the light is a bit of an issue for me. I also find the car a bit disturbing; the left side of the image is supposed to represent the old technology, so its presence in front of the windmill is putting me off. I'd suggest reshooting on a day with better light, at least getting the light from the back so the left side is illuminated better.--Peulle (talk) 07:50, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Ikan --Milseburg (talk) 13:26, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I uploaded a new version where the exposure has been increased on the left side especially. Let me know if there's any other adjustment to be made, I have a lot of room on the histogram. I think the light looked beautiful at that time of the day. The car is unfortunate and I won't be going back as Doel is a ghost town that's over an hour bike ride from the nearest train station, maybe some other Belgian commonner will be luckier. --Trougnouf (talk) 16:48, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 14:09, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Interesting juxtaposition, but overly busy composition for FP to me. Daniel Case (talk) 17:27, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Frhdkazan (talk) 06:57, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Tozina (talk) 18:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg  Support . Would have preferred the smoke to go in the opposite direction, but this composition works nonetheless. -- King of ♠ 02:19, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Checker Taxi Cab.jpg[edit]

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Checker Taxi cab from 1978.
@Ikan Kekek: I didn't retouch this photo. - Groupir ! (talk) 15:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Of course my remarks are for the photographer. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:39, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Too dark, bad light. Yann (talk) 08:18, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others.--Peulle (talk) 09:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:31, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Groupir !, Ikan Kekek, Yann, Peulle, Basotxerri: I like old cars like this so I gave the photo a bit of love, please revert it if you don't like it. The source link doesn't work anymore and it seems to be removed from Flickr. All the online versions have the same muddled license plate, so it was probably made that way by the author. I substituted it with a more natural-looking text. I also wanted to keep as much of the bluish evening light as possible since it goes well with an old cab like this. Not sure it is enough for FP, but this is as good as it gets. --Cart (talk) 19:33, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Sure! Good now. Yann (talk) 19:52, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Still at 'no' here. The level of sharpness is not high enough; it's kind of telling that the "checker" sign is unsharp too, despite the image being one of a checker cab.--Peulle (talk) 22:22, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose The brightness is good now, but I'm with Peulle that it's not sharp enough for FP. And I don't even mean the depth of field, I'm not sure any part of the cab is actually sharp. -- KTC (talk) 23:31, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment - It looks a lot better, but I agree with the others that it probably needs more sharpness. I don't know if that's possible. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:11, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Nope, sorry, post-processing can only do so much. If it's not there from the beginning, you can't get it out. --Cart (talk) 08:46, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Even putting the unsharpness and CA in the background aside, this is just too static a composition to be an FP for me. Daniel Case (talk) 03:51, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Blücher-Denkmal Bebelplatz 1961.jpg[edit]

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Monument to Prussian field marshal Blücher, Berlin, Germany, 1961, with WWII damages still to be seen.
  • Ahem Peulle, the building in the background is part of the historical context of when the statue was dissembled and the building was a ruin. It's an iconic photo from the days of the Cold War in which the "de-throned" man from the statue looks at the ruined city. Please compare with more recent photos in Category:Blücher-Denkmal (Berlin) where it looks very different. --Cart (talk) 21:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
I know it's part of the image but it's terribly rendered. That would be fine if it was just a background feature but it's not.--Peulle (talk) 09:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Well, it's a film photo and you can't expect the same quality for that as with digital photos, even if this was made by a large(r) format camera (negative 6 x 6 cm, imagine a sensor that size...). --Cart (talk) 09:56, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
6x6cm is medium format Face-grin.svg --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 14:48, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Ooops! Face-blush.svg --Cart (talk) 16:44, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
6x6 should have very high resolution, even if it is an old photo. High quality 6x6 films easily resolve over 100 megapixels of detail [1]. Even for 1960 film I think it's still possible to get better quality. I think the problem here is with low quality scanning and digital postprocessing. dllu (t,c) 22:09, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Good point there about the scanner. Most normal film scanners are just made for normal 35 mm film, a 60 x 60 mm would require something else. The scanning function on a printer with scanner would not be enough. --Cart (talk) 12:17, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
I did use a flatbed scanner with a dedicated 6x6 negative holder, but I hat no interest in getting a 100 MB file, so I chose a lower resolution than technically possible. And no, probably there wouldn‘t have been a gain in quality. --Till (talk) 05:03, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
It can sometimes be advisable to do the scan at maximum, post-process it like that and then downsize it for publication. We did that when we scanned old glass plates at a museum and found out that was the best way to get it as sharp as possible. --Cart (talk) 09:30, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Excellent composition. --Cart (talk) 21:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support  --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 23:47, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:45, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:58, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Quality too poor. Charles (talk) 20:26, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Daniel Case (talk) 02:45, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --XRay talk 04:33, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support but it is necessary to furnish a better description of the image (in german and in english) than the one given by the uploader. --Harlock81 (talk) 11:16, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
I enhanced the descriptions. --Till (talk) 14:10, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Purple rain on roof.jpg[edit]

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Purple rain on roof
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena#Storms
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info The rain came down very hard on a black roof, so my first thought was to just do this in B&W. But then the idea about making this in another monochrome color popped up, and there is really only one other color suited for rain. ;) The filter used was set to the shade that the Pantone Color Institute developed in honor of Prince. I have no idea if using other monochrome filter goes against the rules of FPC in some way, guess we're about to find out. All by me, -- Cart (talk) 17:27, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Cart (talk) 17:27, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - I enjoy this. And of course it has an obligatory soundtrack... -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:03, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Nice, but educational value? Yann (talk) 18:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment I think this discussion has popped up so many times (even on one of your own noms) that we should know it by now, but here goes: Educational value is not a requirement for FP, see FP General rules # 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.". If you look though the PTOY categories, you will find a lot of just artistic images. --Cart (talk) 18:41, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Not suitable for WM, OK, but yet some educational value is a requirement for FP. So Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Yann (talk) 20:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yann: Well, I could argue that there is probably some article that could use a photo of falling rain or that it could illustrate the color mentioned in the file description or a photo article about different filters or to illustrate monochrome images. There are several places where it could have educational value if you insist on an FP needing such, I just didn't think I would have to bring it up since it isn't an issue per previous discussion mentioned above. As long as you have some imagination, there are always articles where a photo can be used. --Cart (talk) 20:40, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • All photos on Commons must have some educational value, otherwise you should open a DR. I do think educational value is a quality we look for at FP, along with technical and artistic qualities. (The requirements mention we seek "valuable pictures" more than just pretty pictures, and this is an educational media repository, so I think it is fairly obvious what we should value). A photo with all three is a winner and a photo that is deficient in one of them inclines one towards negative voting. We all differ in our judgement of these three qualities and having wow in one of them can compensate. What isn't a requirement for FP is encyclopaedic value, which implies the image would be useful to illustrate the lead of an article at Wikipedia, or that the image is itself must be a source of encyclopaedic information. Instead, I think a wide variety of images can be used as illustrations on educational articles, as Cart notes, with a bit of imagination.
However, I do think the meta use of an image to illustrate just that style of photography or processing is the weakest argument for educational purpose. For example, I believe File:Bluebells ICM, Ashridge Estate, 2015.jpg has educational use beyond merely illustrating Intentional camera movement. Another example are the POTY 1st and 3rd prize winning photos File:Glühwendel brennt durch.jpg and File:Glühlampe explodiert.jpg. The former is not used on en Wiki at all, and the latter only to illustrate high speed flash photography. Yet people, including Yann, support these eye-candy photos, and the whole wiki community thought they were the very very finest featured images for two years running. Neither of those light bulb photos illustrates anything realistic, just the artistic imagination and technical talent of the photographer. -- Colin (talk) 08:13, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
To me, these 2 pictures of light bulbs illustrate chemical and/or physical properties. Yes, the setup is artificial, but the result has high educational value to me. Cart's picture is nice, but colored that way, I don't see any EV. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:03, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
So natural or black and white are OK and have EV, but no other colors? Then how about photos like this, no EV? Or sepia or cyanotypes? I'm just trying to find out where the boundaries are. --Cart (talk) 14:18, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
For old images, I always think that black and white is better than sepia, but other disagree. There is an obvious educational value in coloring the Ebola virus, but I don't know the technical details of electronic micro-photography. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining your standpoint on this. --Cart (talk) 17:27, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
I think Yann it might be helpful to be less black & white (ha!) about saying there isn't "any EV". I can appreciate that colour toning an image is (a) not to everyone's taste and (b) can limit its usefulness vs a neutral tone. This image assumes people want or are happy with using a purple rain image vs original coloured or neutral b&w where they could apply processing themselves. At least Cart did upload the colour original. We've all seen how someone can wreck a perfectly good photo with too much HDR or sliding the Highlights to -100 or Clarity to +100, etc. The result might rarely be appropriate for some illustration and be tasteful to some people, but not many. So I respect your claim that the processing here may limit the EV, but think it is hard to claim there isn't any EV at all. -- Colin (talk) 20:35, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  SupportEve Teschlemacher (talk) 20:59, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Extraordinary and WOW! -- Johann Jaritz (talk) 04:46, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Mmm ... purple. Daniel Case (talk) 04:51, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support  :-) --XRay talk 05:39, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral I'd actually prefer the original shot... I like these spotty yellow leaves on the grey surface --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:57, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Rain. Mood. Pop culture reference. Certainly could illustrate an educational article. Well executed and simple composition. -- Colin (talk) 08:13, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Famberhorst (talk) 14:47, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Brave nomination. --Podzemnik (talk) 15:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per supporters. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:34, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per Colin and Podzemnik -- P999 (talk) 16:19, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Agnes Monkelbaan (talk) 16:57, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol neutral vote.svg  Neutral I prefer the original version for the exact same raison as Martin. But still an unconditional fan of Cart images. Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:43, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Face-blush.svg Thanks! The original is not bad at all and I totally respect yours and Martin's votes. But like so many times, I want to try out new things and see where they lead me/us. At least all versions are there for anyone to use freely and that is most important. Btw, the yellow dots are not leaves but lichen as it says in the text. --Cart (talk) 17:56, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose I cannot see that this meets FP criteria. Charles (talk) 20:27, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • No worries, a nom of my photos wouldn't be complete without an 'o' from you, Charles. :) --Cart (talk) 20:34, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Charles, you are expected to give a reason or reasons -- Colin (talk) 20:37, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Don't bother Colin, I'm used to this and I'm sure Charles can come up with something. --Cart (talk) 20:41, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • "Featured pictures are images from highly skilled photographers and illustrators that the Wikimedia Commons community has chosen as some of the highest quality on the site." As this is an image that does not not reflect reality then it is submitted as an artistic creation 'of the highest quality' and I don't think this is. I will continue to oppose any images that in my opinion do no favours to the Commons FP project. I think it is important that FP images would be rated by those not in our community as being outstanding in their genre, whether it is landscape, interiors, wildlife, sports or whatever. Artistic images have their place of course, but the artistic barrier needs to be as high as the technical barrier is for most nominations. We should make every effort not to devalue the FP award, but it is unfortunately very difficult to guarantee objective voting when many of the voters are also nominators. Perhaps we should be forbidden from voting when we have a live nomination? Would that work for everyone? See talk page. Charles (talk) 21:18, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Are you saying that my photos are devaluing the FP award? --Cart (talk) 21:30, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Great shot, but using a purple filter is kind of random to me. Looks good but is too artificial/artistic IMHO Poco2 19:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose From a technical point of view, the image is slightly oversharpened in the sharp areas. The wow effect does not appear even after a long period of consideration and repeated reading of the explanation. Otherwise like Poco. --Ermell (talk) 15:19, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:17, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Alternative - original[edit]

Hard rain on a roof.jpg

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Before tensions get any higher here, it might be a good idea to offer the original as an alt. Anything to keep it mellow. --Cart (talk) 21:47, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Cart (talk) 21:47, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Jee 02:40, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support - I support this version, too. I find poetry in it. Not every FP has to hit you over the head with how specially decorated it is or whatever. Beauty also lies in simplicity, when done right. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:04, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 05:25, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Cart has a great eye for patterns, but for some reason, I don't feel totally comfortable looking at this picture. The picture seems imbalanced and the composition seems haphazard... the strong diagonal lines are neither parallel patterns, nor do they converge in a meaningful way. The raindrops seem to be distributed nonuniformly, with fewer around the bottom-right-most line. The depth of field seems insufficient, leading to only a narrow horizontal band that is sharp; but the out-of-focus areas aren't blurry enough to become an artistic bokeh either. Ultimately the eye wanders around the image looking for detail and is left unsatisfied. As a final straw on the camel: among the yellow particles are scattered throughout the image (which are fine), there's a particularly large clump on the left, visible at thumbnail size, which draws too much attention to itself. dllu (t,c) 06:08, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I think dllu's comment sums up the problem with photographing rain very well. When you shoot rain, the weather is always bad. A bit self-evident, but you have bad light and you are dealing with raindrops that are very small and you need detail, so you are left with a narrow selection of ISO and DoF. To get this many splashes in the 1/125 sec (0.008) you have as your timeframe, it must really come down. You might think a normal rain will do but I've tried that and at best you get about 5-7 splashes in the area of your frame. The sound when this rain hit the roof was deafening(!), and it didn't fall uniformly but moved with the wind. Personally, I don't think the non-uniform pattern is a flaw. It makes it look natural, otherwise you could just bring out the garden hose. Rain is something that's available to most of us to photograph but there are reasons why we don't have that many good photos of it here. You can't predict or plan a rain photo unless you are a storm chaser. --Cart (talk) 08:37, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, that is a really good photo, facing about the same problems as I had. I hope he had a waterproof casing for his camera! Even if I was standing in a window, I had to wrap my camera in a towel because of all the splatter. :) --Cart (talk) 09:46, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • The main difference between File:Falling rain in mexico.jpg and Cart's photo is that that photo tells a story with a human element. When a story/scene is sufficiently compelling, even the sloppiest opportunistic snapshot can be an FP. Cart's photo, however, relies entirely on interesting patterns/textures in my opinion, so I hold it at a higher bar for technical and execution quality. Now, I agree with Cart that it's incredibly difficult to take a good photo of natural phenomena like rain, and a lot of it does come down to luck. But certain factors, like focus, framing, and lighting, can be controlled. For the uneven distribution of raindrops, the easiest remedy is to take many, many photos in quick succession, and select the most aesthetic arrangement of raindrops (Cart may have already done this). Since this is an art project, stacking or compositing different frames may not be entirely out of the question either. Also, water droplets in the air against a dark background look really cool [2], but a lot of this can't be seen in this photo because the top half of the image is the same shade of light grey as incoming raindrops --- a problem which may be mitigated by a polarizing filter or directed artificial light for the raindrops. Another possibility is to take this photo from farther away and higher up using a longer focal length, so that the scene appears compressed, allowing us to focus on the texture when all straight lines are nearly parallel and all raindrops are nearly the same size. Conversely, we can also take the photo from close up at a low angle, to isolate a single row of raindrops while rendering other droplets as artistic blurry blobs. We can also use a tilt lens or a camera that supports Scheimpflug movements to get the ground plane entirely in focus. The possibilities are endless, and heavy rain isn't exactly rare (try the monsoon season in Singapore) so I think it should be possible to achieve better execution. dllu (t,c) 09:59, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I agree totally with what you say (yes, I took and have taken many, many unpublished photos of rain, this is the best so far) and that the possibilities are endless, but in the end it comes down to just one thing: Actually doing it and publish it here. --Cart (talk) 10:16, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Prefer the processed one. It has more pop, and some of the rain streaks are enhanced. -- Colin (talk) 07:21, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Yann (talk) 11:36, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Milseburg (talk) 13:27, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Really original, good capture, Poco2 19:51, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- Basile Morin (talk) 13:17, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Kuritiba muralo.jpeg[edit]

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Street art mural in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Category: Commons:Featured pictures/Places#Brazil
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by NMaia - uploaded by NMaia - nominated by NMaia -- ~nmaia d 13:55, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support -- ~nmaia d 13:55, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose (formerly FPX) Image does not fall within the guidelines, Does not meet Quality Image criteria by far. --A.Savin 14:36, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Patriccck (talk) 15:45, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per A.Savin. You might want to read COM:PT for some guidance about how an image is made to be up to FP level. --Cart (talk) 17:18, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per A.Savin. -- KTC (talk) 17:42, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose This is not one of the finest images on Commons. Not by a long shot.--Peulle (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Of its low quality, as noted in the above opposes. Daniel Case (talk) 04:51, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Daniel Case: You can't add FPX if there are more than one support votes. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:23, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose per others. --Basotxerri (talk) 15:35, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Insufficient quality, per A.Savin. --Trougnouf (talk) 15:56, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose Light and composition -- Basile Morin (talk) 11:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


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