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Featured pictures are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words," the images featured on Wikipedia:Featured pictures should illustrate a Wikipedia article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured picture criteria.

Promoting an image

If you believe an image should be featured, create a subpage (use the "For Nominations" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

For promotion, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers in support and the consensus is in its favor, it can be added to the Wikipedia:Featured pictures list. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator and/or creator of the image; however, anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominations started in December are given three extra days, due to the holidays slowing down activity here.

The archive contains all opinions and comments collected for candidate nominations and their nomination results.

If you nominate an image here, please consider also uploading and nominating it at Commons to help ensure that the pictures can be used not just in the English Wikipedia but on all other Wikimedia projects as well.

Delisting an image

A featured picture can be nominated for delisting if you feel it no longer lives up to featured picture standards. You may also request a featured picture be replaced with a superior image. Create a subpage (use the "For Delists" field, below) and add the subpage to the current nominations section.

Please leave a note on the talk page of the original FPC nominator (and creator/uploader, if appropriate) to let them know the delisting is being debated. The user may be able to address the issues and avoid the delisting of the picture.

For delisting, if an image is listed here for ten days with five or more reviewers supporting a delist or replace, and the consensus is in its favor, it will be delisted from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Consensus is generally regarded to be a two-third majority in support, including the nominator. However, images are sometimes delisted despite having fewer than five in support of their removal, and there is currently no consensus on how best to handle delist closures. Note that anonymous votes are generally disregarded, as are opinions of sockpuppets. If necessary, decisions about close candidacies will be made on a case-by-case basis. As with regular nominations, delist nominations are given three extra days to run if started in December.

  • Note that delisting an image does not mean deleting it. Delisting from Featured pictures in no way affects the image's status in its article(s).
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Step 1:
Evaluate

Evaluate the merit of a nomination against the featured picture criteria. Most users reference terms from this page when evaluating nominations.

Step 2:
Create a subpage
For Nominations

To create a subpage of Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates for your nomination, add a title for the image you want to nominate in the field below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Labrador Retriever) and click the "Create new nomination" button.


For Delists (or Delist & Replace)

To create a subpage for your delist, add a title for the image you want to delist/replace in the field below and click the "Create new delist nomination" button.


Step 3:
Transclude and link

Transclude the newly created subpage to the Featured picture candidate list (direct link).

How to comment for Candidate Images

  • Write Support, if you approve of the picture. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the picture. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image. If your concern is one that can only be addressed by the creator, and if they haven't nominated or commented on the image, and if they are a Wikipedian, you should notify them directly.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated image obviously fails the featured picture criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.
Prior to giving an opinion, the image should be assessed on its quality as displayed at full size (high-resolution) in an image editing program. Please note that the images are only displayed at thumbnail size on this page. The thumbnail links to the image description page which, in turn, links to the high-resolution version.

How to comment for Delist Images

  • Write Keep, followed by your reasons for keeping the picture.
  • Write Delist, followed by your reasons for delisting the picture.
  • Write Delist and Replace if you believe the image should be replaced by a better picture.
  • You can weak keep, weak delist or weak delist and replace instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
Please remember to be civil, not to bite the newbies and to comment on the image, not the person.

You may find the glossary useful when you encounter acronyms or jargon in other voters' comments. You can also link to it by using {{FPCgloss}}.

Editing candidates

If you feel you could improve a candidate by image editing, please feel free to do so, but do not overwrite or remove the original. Instead, upload your edit with a different file name (e.g., add "edit" to the file name), and display it below the original nomination. Edits should be appropriately captioned in sequential order (e.g., Edit 1, Edit 2, etc), and describe the modifications that have been applied.

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Current nominations[edit]

Bixby letter[edit]

Voting period ends on 2 Aug 2014 at 09:59:49 (UTC)

Original – This is a widely published lithographic facsimile of the Bixby letter, sent to a Mrs. Brixby who reported losing five children in the American Civil War. The original letter is lost.
Reason
High quality scan of a facsimile of a notable (now-lost) letter signed by Abraham Lincoln. Besides, we can't let Adam have the whole Civil War category to himself now, can we?
Articles in which this image appears
Bixby letter
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/American Civil War
Creator
Signed Abraham Lincoln, but some think John Hay penned the letter
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from offer your support to a letter so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the community who may yet have a chance to learn of the this power literary piece. I pray that our Heavenly Father may leave you only the cherished memory of the nomination, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have successfully beaten Adam to the punch. TomStar81 (Talk) 10:29, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Not overwhelmed by the EV of this I have to say. Would be happy to support a genuine autograph of Lincoln, and autographs in general. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 15:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Who said this had EV only as a sample of Lincoln's handwriting? That's a dime a dozen, almost. This has EV as a facsimile of the original Bixby letter. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:10, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Featured? My understanding is that it's a facsimile of a forgery, likely by John Hay, who provided one of the Gettysburg address it seems. I did look at the category. I just can't see taking its place there. Not opposing, just explaining why I'm not supporting. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)




Edvard Munch - The Scream (pastel)[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Aug 2014 at 17:13:14 (UTC)

Original – Edvard Munch - The Scream (pastel)
Reason
Iconic. A 3,003 × 4,000 pixels 12MP file.
Articles in which this image appears
The Scream, List of paintings by Edvard Munch, List of most expensive paintings
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edvard Munch
  • Support as nominator – Iconic great granddaddy of all drama royals. I just know it will receive generous support here. This is the version that sold for $119,922,500 a couple of years back. Two failed nominations for the Oslo version. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 17:13, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hey, I know that look! Thats the "Da $#@% you mean the USA is 17 trillion dollars in debt!?" look. TomStar81 (Talk) 20:50, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thought about it, but nah ... bought myself a new yacht instead — But it's so stunningly beautiful!
  • Comment — Again? Sca (talk) 21:45, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It's a different version from the Oslo versions nominated before 1 first, 2 second. Second time round you opposed on the ground it had been published so often it's become almost a cliché, but not many clichés sell for $119,922,500. On both occasions the stumbling block was the lack of resolution, and indeed that won't be fixed until the holding museums issue high resolution images. But this was sold at auction and the on-line catalogue made available a 3,003 × 4,000 pixels 12MP file. That's plenty of resolution enough. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:21, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Money conquers all. Sca (talk) 02:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
In this case the price tag came in at about $25,000 a square centimetre - isn't that just amazing? Coat of Many Colours (talk) 02:55, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
The British Guiana 1c magenta on the other hand works out at about $1 million a square centimetre. Eat your heart out, Ed. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:41, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Ya know, that stamp might have a chance at passing FPC too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:01, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I would support, but I've got my eye on a little blonde bombshell I fancy next. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:07, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Wish this was better used in the article. Discussed in text, but relegated to a gallery. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:43, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
As an alt., how about a rectangular background detail showing just the two men on the bridge (or pier) and the sailboat in the water? Sca (talk) 14:20, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Would be happy to support. I always thought this was a bridge too, but in fact the location appears to be a road above Copenhagen harbour according to this interesting blog I linked in to to the article this morning. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:07, 23 July 2014 (UTC)




Aerial photo of a 100 foot Blue Whale cresting off Southern California[edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Aug 2014 at 04:20:41 (UTC)

Original – Aerial photo of a 100 foot Blue Whale
Reason
It is a remarkable perspective few have ever seen, much less photographed
Articles in which this image appears
Blue whale
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  04:20, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Fine image. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:40, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Way under minimum resolution, added less than a week ago, not the lead image, and you can barely see the whale. I have no clue why Coat of Many Colours considers this a fine image. Honestly, I would like to know. Mattximus (talk) 22:11, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Senior moment ... I got carried away by its EV, but researching a little I can't see it's quite as rare as Pilot says. I'll leave my vote as it is, vote and be damned I say, but yes *hand quite properly smacked* and I'll be more careful in future. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 03:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Mattximus. Might have been a 'great capture,' but alas as a photo it's substandard. Sca (talk) 14:51, 23 July 2014 (UTC)




Aerial Photo of the 80 foot motor yacht "Alchemist" [edit]

Voting period ends on 1 Aug 2014 at 01:41:22 (UTC)

Original – Motor Yacht "The Alchemist"
Reason
Wonderful high res photo of a 80 foot motor yacht at full speed taken from aircraft.
Articles in which this image appears
Yacht - Motorboat - Luxury yacht - Gulfstar Yachts
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  01:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes, excellent. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 01:47, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Lots of noise, especially chroma noise. Seems underexposed and lacking detail. The angle-of-view would be more involving if lower. Is this really our best picture of a yacht? -- Colin°Talk
Comment See Alt:. talk→ WPPilot  21:48, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Alt: 80 foot motor yacht Alchemist
  • Oppose — Speedboat on water. EV? Aesthetic value? Sca (talk) 02:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Sca, it at 80 feet is actually considered a Super Yacht, and I do not think that anyone in the boating community would ever consider this just a Speed Boat. With regard to Aesthetic value, Commons has few Aerial photos of any boats this one is from the DEA, Created: 2004-12-01 or this one a coast guard shot from 2007, are the only aerial photos I have seen. talk→ WPPilot  15:56, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I very much liked the original here, which I thought striking indeed. But I can't fault the technical objections raised. If it was a historical image, then per the guidelines that wouldn't matter. But that's not the case here and frankly Pilot has to up his (her) game. It's a bore, I agree. I have a whole load of images shot on my own gear I know are very fine from a compositional point of view, but I can't in all honesty advance them as "featured". Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:00, 23 July 2014 (UTC)




Auguste Renoir - Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette[edit]

Voting period ends on 31 Jul 2014 at 23:39:37 (UTC)

Original – Auguste Renoir - Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette
Reason
One of Renoir's most iconic images. A Google Art Project Gigapixel image (638 MP)
Articles in which this image appears
Bal du moulin de la Galette
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

(edit conflict)*Oppose - Now this was my nomination, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Le Moulin de la Galette.jpg. And oppose for the same reason I withdrawn MY nomination of this earlier today - I am pretty sure that the colours are not like it should be. Hafspajen (talk) 02:45, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • How is this different from the one nominated by Hafspajen? I am confused: two of the same images up at FPC? Drmies (talk) 02:39, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It is exact the same picture, but file has more pixels - and the colors have a greenish hue - versus original that has a different - pinkish hue, very much like like here. Hafspajen (talk) 02:45, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I spent significant time contributing to the last nomination. The original file nominated was effectively unsourced (i.e. sourced to the museum but the actual image significantly edited - this happens all the time). I noted that with a neutral "Comment". Another long-standing editor then opposed the nomination on the grounds that it lacked sufficient pixels given the size of the painting. At that point I proposed the Google Gigapixel image as an alternative and constructively (and cooperatively) debated the subsequent objection about the colour values. Late yesterday evening I was astonished to discover all that significant input "withdrawn".
I think there is a debate that should be had here about the authenticity of so-called "Featured" images of works of art. You will forgive me for reaching the conclusion that this is not the place to pursue the debate. I am simply not prepared to invest the time when I am treated like this. Over at Commons I made a nomination Commons:Featured_picture_candidates#File:Johannes_Vermeer_-_Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring_-_Maurtishuis_670.jpg regarding the so-called "Dutch Mona Lisa", one of the best loved paintings in the world and certainly by me from my very earliest childhood, nevertheless a painting whose "Featured" image on Commons is an absolute travesty of the original, frankly a parody, which I think effectively encapsulates the problems we are facing with these Featured pictures.
I shall continue to vote here. I rather enjoy looking at the "own work" images uploaded by editors here and would certainly wish to support their efforts. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 05:35, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
As for this image, all I can say is that the thumbnail does indeed suck , but when I get it into Windows Live Photo Gallery screen size it's absolutely beautiful and as I mentioned VintPrint do it for their poster. The only pity is that it won't zoom for me because the file is far too large, and in fact I don't have any applications that will accept it. I don't know why thumbnails of these Gigapixel images suck so. I have suggested what seems to me a sensible workround in LCH space, rather better I suggest than DCoetzee's Photoshop Curves edits, which introduce unpleasant colour casts as they must when you are equalising 10% or more of the histogram in RGB space in this way, but I didn't receive a single constructive remark about that. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 07:09, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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Of course one would be so very grateful and obliged were the d'Orsay version I nominate here to receive support. Thank you all so very much. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:34, 22 July 2014 (UTC)




Luncheon on the Grass[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jul 2014 at 19:59:36 (UTC)

Original – Luncheon on the Grass which provoked the outrage of the French society over the model painted without her clothes together with two fully dessed men.
Reason
Manet created a scandal when he exhibited Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, in which a model is depicted naked. Portraits and nudes even without a pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning were a fairly common genre of art during all centuries. Paintings of non-allegoric depictions of nude females were not uncommon, especially paintings of mistresses and lovers of kings, dukes and other aristocrats and mistresses and wives of the artists. Luncheon on the Grass was different in only one way, it was exhibited on a public art exhibition and was a profane female nude depicted in a contemporary enviroment.
Articles in which this image appears
The Luncheon on the Grass; Salon des Refusés; Succès de scandale; A Woman with No Clothes On;1863 in art; Édouard Manet; + c. 12 more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Édouard Manet




File:Worcester Cathedral Cloister, Worcestershire, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jul 2014 at 13:53:50 (UTC)

Original – The cloister of Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England.
Reason
It's an interesting view of the cloister of Worcester Cathedral. As HDR tone mapping was used (and is used in virtually all my interiors), some detail of the cathedral is visible through the glass windows. This would normally be washed out (and probably the shadow detail would also be lost, as it's an extremely contrasty scene). In the foreground on the left is (I believe) an old radiator used to keep the cloister heated in winter.
Articles in which this image appears
Worcester Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 13:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support –--Hafspajen (talk) 14:00, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Coat of Many Colours (talk) 14:52, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Interesting perspective. The detail of the floor, the windows, and the ceiling is amazing. CorinneSD (talk) 21:21, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - nice picture but the far right window makes the ceiling above it look steamy (I know it's the sun's glare). ///EuroCarGT 04:23, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Question - Why not go with a set? The images you got were stunning... I'm just not sure if the cloisters on their own have the EV to pass the featured bar. Don't see much detail on the cloisters in the article. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:19, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
    • True. I did consider sets but it's a lot of photos and I didn't want to overwhelm. There could easily be 10-20 sets of 5+ photos by the time I'm done. But I suppose you're right, it may be better than lower EV individual images. Part of the problem is that we need more cathedral article contributors. It's too much for me to sufficiently expand that many articles. I'm just a photo guy. ;-) I'm happy to withdraw the nom and renominate the set though. Thoughts, anyone? Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:11, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Well, based on the response here I think it's obvious my concerns are not shared by other reviewers. No worries. (BTW, Support on technical quality; we can find some more information on the cloisters later) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:48, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Great detail and perspective.--Godot13 (talk) 16:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)




Northern mockingbird[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jul 2014 at 07:16:18 (UTC)

Original – An adult Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) in New Hampshire
Reason
Much larger image than the one it just replaced as the lede image for the Northern mockingbird article. Because of the increase in quality I feel that waiting 7 days is unnecessary. The file is already in use on the English, French, Spanish, and other language Wikipedias.
Articles in which this image appears
Northern mockingbird, List of U.S. state birds, Hidalgo (state), Michoacán
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Captain-tucker
  • Support as nominatorPine 07:16, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Coat of Many Colours (talk) 09:33, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose. It's very noisy at 100%. And slightly overexposed too if I'm picky. It doesn't really compare to the best of our bird photography. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:32, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – We don't often see a photo of a bird at right angles to the side -- a kind of silhouette pose. Also, I like the reflection of the green leaves on the underside of the bird. CorinneSD (talk) 21:23, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Ðiliff. Also, IMO, there are some jpeg artefacts visible in the background and the tail of the bird. Sorry. Nikhil (talk) 04:16, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Ðiliff and Nikhil, please feel free to check the image again (I've uploaded an edit; exposure lowered by 0.2, some contrast and clearness adjustments; noise reduction). Sadly I wasn't able to remove all of the JPG artefacts. You may need to purge your cache. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:30, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
That's a pretty classy edit which gets my seal of approval. Much improved. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 14:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492, great job with the edit there. But still, IMHO, from what I have learnt through my time at FPC, leaves look overexposed causing distraction from the main subject. The quality of the image is still not as per the FP standards for bird pics. I would like to know what Ðiliff thinks about it. Nikhil (talk) 15:41, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • There's no way to entirely fix the exposure (there's just no detail on some of those leaves), sadly, but dropping the highlights by 10 or 15% might minimize the glare while avoiding most of the icky grey that comes from reducing highlights too much. Of course, I'll wait for Diliff to weigh in before toying with this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:00, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Off topic I know, but any twitchers here able to identify this for me? I want it to be something fantastically rare of course. Taken a few weeks ago somewhere in the EU quite a lot to the left of anywhere on the map. Snapped without fill-in flash, so that eye-colour is natural. It's the eye colour that defeats me. Location was an old train embankment in a woody area. Thanks. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:01, 21 July 2014 (UTC)





File:Salisbury Cathedral Lady Chapel 2, Wiltshire, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 29 Jul 2014 at 14:40:20 (UTC)

Original – The lady chapel in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England.
Reason
It's a beautiful section of Salisbury Cathedral, which in itself is quite an attractive cathedral in general. Although the blues of the stained glass are quite vivid in the image, they were even more impressive in person, and really contrasted nicely against the peachy hues of the chapel walls and ceiling. Pictured below the stained glass is an installation by artist Nicholas Pope called "The Apostles Speaking in Tongues Lit By Their Own Lamps".
Articles in which this image appears
Salisbury Cathedral and Nicholas Pope
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 14:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:26, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • comment What is the roof made of? the colour balance seems a little odd.©Geni (talk) 18:50, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm not sure what it's made of, but it's painted over (if you look carefully, you can see that the 'brickwork' pattern is painted on, but I'm not sure if it follows the actual brickwork or is 'faked' for artistic effect). I don't think the colour balance is off, the cloth on top of the stand in the middle is pretty close to white. There are incandescent lights pointed up at the ceiling in this image which would give it a warmer hue. On a brighter day with cooler natural lighting from outside and no interior lighting, it would look more like this I suppose. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:39, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
      • If its paint rather than bare stone that would explain the colour.©Geni (talk) 19:52, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Agree that it's clearly paint (notice how clean the crack at the top edge is?). Looks good to me. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:18, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – I think the contrast between the blue windows and the yellow-peach of the rest of the chapel is gorgeous. I think it's interesting that while the windows are mainly blue with a little red, the reflection on the floor is purple. CorinneSD (talk) 21:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice. Rreagan007 (talk) 04:36, 23 July 2014 (UTC)




The Fall of the Rebel Angels[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 17:10:52 (UTC)

OriginalThe Fall of the Rebel Angels, a 1562 painting by Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Not nominated - illustrating lightening in LCH colour space.
Alternate illustration of possible lightening; exposure +0.4, levels -4
Reason
One of those astonishing paintings, somewhat Boschian (although the contrast and lighting here look better, I hope Google Art didn't mess something again).
Articles in which this image appears
The Fall of the Rebel Angels (Bruegel), List of paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, War in Heaven
FP category for this image
Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • It looks much better viewed 100% (it's amazingly detailed). But I have to admit it does lack presence. The category image Commons:File:Pieter Bruegel I-Fall of rebel Angels (merge).jpg is very attractive, but is surely too blue and lacks resolution. This thing is 450 years old. I doubt it looks as fresh as that. But I've never seen it. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 04:45, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Confirmed as too dark. The 1280px thumbnail has >10% of the histogram completely unused. Samsara (FA  FP) 14:25, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, that's right. The same with the Raphael images recently nominated here at at Commons. The trouble is that darkening is the result of aging, not (say) underexposure in a photograph, and can't be corrected digitally (nor in reality can it indeed be in a photograph as, unlike overexposure, the information was never there in the first place). So I would say in a Featured Picture we shouldn't be adjusting, unless we have good reason to suppose it's an artefact of the image rather than the photograph itself. But, picking up on a remark by DCoetzee below, I do think there's a case for doing that so as top provide thumbnails and the like. But these really shouldn't, in my opinion, be nominated as "Featured", and I think better reduced in the first place to avoid that. This evening I'll have a go at that to indicate what I have in mind and post back here. As to whether rather dull images such as we have here for nomination should really be "Featured", I do think that's a question to be debated another day perhaps.Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:46, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I've thumbnailed a version lightened in LCH space using the Nikon Capture X2 AutoContrast tool. The idea is to adjust the contrast without affecting the hues or saturation of the colours. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 19:36, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
The version on the official site of the Belgian Royal Museums of Fine Arts may be correct, it's closer to the Google Art version rather than that currently in the article on painting. Brandmeistertalk 20:06, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. I noticed that too. Incredibly hard to find that website by the way. I wanted this page in connection with the article start for Little Girl in a Blue Armchair I provided, but it drove me absolutely bonkers finding it. I do think the Google image you nominated is worth Featuring. It's unfortunate that thumbnail size it's pretty unprepossessing. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 21:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • So a very light edit, perhaps. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:51, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No! Inauthentic WP:FP?#8. There's no reason to suppose the Google Art Project image is anything other than an accurate (faithful representation) of the painting as it is today and on the contrary every reason to suppose that it is because it's hard to imagine Google deliberately providing an image misrepresenting the painting in such an unattractive way. There is, as acknowledged by me above and remarked by DCoetzee below in connection with his image, a place for retouching the image in thumbnails and the like, but not here as expressly envisaged by the guidelines. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 03:43, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • As with many other Google art scans, it is overly dark, which reduces the EV. This is fixable without the "auto-levels" you claim are manifested in every digital attempt at restoration. I don't think any serious editor is stupid enough to just click "auto-levels". — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose this scan. Way too dark, even if the resolution is great. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, I can understand that, but I'm curious to know whether you know for a fact that the image is dark, rather than the painting itself, presumably dark from age I would say. Some paintings of course are dark by design. The Potato Eaters or The Angelus amongst recently discussed here. I don't really see why they should be barred from "Featured Pictures" just for that reason. Likewise paintings, such as here in my estimation, which have darkened with age and cannot be restored by digital processing. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 04:24, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
And regarding your alternative lightening image, you still haven't equalised the histogram and the result is demonstrably less successful than mine.All AutoLevels does is map the palest tone to pure white and the darkest tone to pure black and interploate linearly mid-tones. If you want to further adjust mid-tones as well (gamma) then a separate edit on the curve will accomplish that. In your image the full tonal range is still not represented. However if you were to attempt this (I haven't tried) in three channel RGB space you would almost certainly interfere with colour balances. In the case of the Romano (school of Raphael) image below, the result was an unpleasant yellow colour cast. The appropriate colour space to use is LCH as used by me above. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 05:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)




File:Coventry Cathedral Interior, West Midlands, UK - Diliff.jpg[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 15:18:31 (UTC)

Original – Coventry Cathedral
Reason
I apologise in advance because I'm probably going to end up spamming FPC with cathedral nominations before long. I recently went on a four day cathedral photography trip funded by Wikimedia UK and photographed a large number of them. Anyway, I thought I'd start with something a bit different. Coventry Cathedral was bombed during WW2 and rebuilt in a modernist style in the 50s. As the main visual interest is split between the view down the aisle and the large stained glass wall at the entrance, I needed to use an off-centred point of view to capture it.
Articles in which this image appears
Coventry Cathedral
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 15:18, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Apologizing for images like this? Oh, the nerve... Face-smile.svg — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:43, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Great image, lovely colours and interesting composition (and from the look of your other cathedral uploads, I'd more than likely be supporting all of them). Sotakeit (talk) 16:39, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Lovely (keep them coming). Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:58, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Great image. Hafspajen (talk) 17:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It's always nice to have the lead image for the Signpost featured content report be really obvious. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:41, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
It is, isn't it? Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 01:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Eye catching colours. Nikhil (talk) 02:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Colin°Talk 12:59, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • support Is that ceiling cladding new?©Geni (talk) 18:49, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I don't believe so. I overheard a guide giving a talk to schoolchildren and he said that the wood was a gift from Canada (there's also a maple leaf just out of frame on the right as a nod to Canada), so I'm guessing it's original from the late 50s/early 60s. It does look in good condition though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:56, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Beautiful angle. ///EuroCarGT 02:29, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • SupportCorinneSD (talk) 21:39, 20 July 2014 (UTC)




Cheakamus Lake[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 06:45:33 (UTC)

OriginalCheakamus Lake at dawn
Reason
Striking image, encyclopedic subject
Articles in which this image appears
Cheakamus Lake, British Columbia, and just added to Garibaldi Provincial Park
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Zorbzorb123
  • Support as nominatorPine 06:45, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice crisp image. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:25, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oversharpened, note halos around branches. Strong chromatic aberration in trees. Not much EV either... --Janke | Talk 16:31, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Agree with Janke. EV is poor as you can hardly see anything except the silhouette of the trees and the reflection of the sky in the water. All I can tell from the image is that the lake has got a narrow section in the middle. Lighting needs to be much better IMO. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:35, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Not every picture in WP has to be a daytime scene. This picture conveys the silence of the wilderness. CorinneSD (talk) 21:44, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I do agree that not every picture on WP has to be a daytime scene, but they do have to be encyclopaedic, and EV is crucially important for FPC. What can you learn from a photo like this? It could be almost anywhere in the world that happens to have pine trees and mountains. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 01:00, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nice picture, but the silhouetting of the trees makes it hard to see what this area looks like. Not encyclopedic unless it's taken during the day. Mattximus (talk) 22:14, 22 July 2014 (UTC)




Indonesian rice farmer[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 06:44:03 (UTC)

Original – A farmer harvesting rice in Ambarawa, Central Java, just north of Kampoeng Rawa.
Reason
High technical quality, interesting contrast between the individual and the rice which must be harvested. Costume is common for rice harvests. This will probably be my last nomination from the trip to Semarang last month.
Articles in which this image appears
Rice production in Indonesia, Kampoeng Rawa
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Traditional dress, maybe?
Creator
Chris Woodrich
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:44, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose nothing especially wrong with this but I wouldn't say it's among Wikipedia's best work. --Pine 06:53, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. This is exactly how I imagined Mrs Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha while chasing bandits outside the city in the ricefields. Hafspajen (talk) 06:57, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I'll have to look into that series; sounds interesting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:02, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It is! A combination of James Bond and Agatha Christie. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 07:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thankfully there's a second-hand bookstore here which has English-language books. Off hunting I go! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Isn't it rather soft? Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:22, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • My kit lens is admittedly a bit soft (the panoramas you've seen are downsampled by about 15–20% for sharpness), but I believe the key parts of this image are sharp enough without downsampling. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:38, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
      • If you mean the parts to the back of the image, that's deliberate, to keep the focus on the individual and give a greater impression of depth. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Why you cropped it? To remove the "distracting element" on right? The people far behind give me a better feeling about the environment than this farmer, isolated. Jee 15:58, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I cropped it in rather than out because I agreed with the QI review comment that the cut-off lean-to (for lack of a better word) was distracting. Had I gone up (and kept the lean-to), then the horizon would have come in and the illusion of endless fields of rice would have been broken. I didn't want to lose that effect, so I went in. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:26, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. It's a good photo image compositionally (although if you're not going to include the horizon, I would crop it a little further and remove the line at the top), but image quality isn't stellar and it doesn't really have a lot of wow. Not quite enough to push it over the line. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:39, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose I think the photo lacks something. I think if something -- people, buildings, trees, or water -- were in the distance, it would give more of an impression of the vastness of the field, not less. CorinneSD (talk) 21:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)




Garibalbi Lake[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 06:36:27 (UTC)

Reason
Encyclopedic image, attractive aesthetics
Articles in which this image appears
Garibaldi Provincial Park and just added to Garibaldi Lake
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Andysonic777
  • Support as nominatorPine 06:36, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Is it just me, or does the horizon look tilted? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:45, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492 I had that same thought but when I rotated the image it didn't look better. I would appreciate it if you'd try a rotation and see if you get a better result. --Pine 06:50, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Once I get home, I'll see.. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:53, 18 July 2014 (UTC)




Portrait of Jeanne d'Aragon by Raphael[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 02:22:44 (UTC)

Original – Jeanne d'Aragon or Giovanna d'Aragona depicted circa 1518, wears a rich dark red robe and the wide, open sleeves are gathered in front with ornamented bands, and the texture of the gold and velvet is almost touchable. Every trade has its master, and Raphael is one of the great portrait painters of the Renaissance.
Reason
Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, considered as the best of great masters of the Renaissance.[1] Giovanna d'Aragona (1502–1575) was a young duchess, a patron of the arts, in Naples during the Renaissance. The young woman depicted, Giovanna d'Aragona or Jeanne d'Aragon is the real-life Duchess of Malfi, her life ended in a tragedy.
This painting is one of Raphael's women portrait, showing the skill the master had accumulated in depicting textile, texture and portraits.

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Articles in which this image appears
Giovanna d'Aragona; Duchy of Alvito; Ramón de Cardona;
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphaello Sanzio or Raphael Santi or simply Raphael
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 02:22, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - No way. I don't have enough computer memory to process these enormous images, but I did manage to get the retouching editor's last effort at FPC into Nikon X2 long enough to see that basically what's he's doing is "equalizing" the histogram (essentially pushing the "auto-level" button). That may be appropriate for a digital image, but it won't do for an art image. These images have simply aged, and they darken for a variety of complex reasons. Only expert restoration can bring them back to an approximation of their original appearance. This kind of processing is just silly, inauthentic, and derisory. The original still beautiful: " ... thy eternal summer shall not fade / Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st": but this is just horrible, a kind of art botox. Not on my account, sorry. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 05:18, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Whatever. But please don't start changing the file. And if you think that your van Gogh you nominated or any other artwork has not been restaurated at the museums you are in error. Art botox, eh? All artworks are regularly restaurated, cleaned and messed with at all museums, all over the world, addressing problems of chemical and physical deterioration, and performing corrective treatment based on an evaluation of the aesthetic, historic, and scientific characteristics of the object. Latest and probably not so good example is Michelangelo's works at the Sistine chapel. Hafspajen (talk) 06:20, 18 July 2014(UTC)
Daniel, before and after restoration.
  • Or maybe you prefer THIS or maybe THIS??? Here you can use your epitets: just silly, inauthentic, and derisory... Hafspajen (talk) 07:06, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not talking about museum restorations such as the 2007 restoration of the Frans Hals I nominated at FPC. I'm talking about digitally processing an art image as if that could emulate such restoration.It can't. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:19, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I believe that Adobe handles up to 30k pixels in each direction (at least, natively). Now how well one's computer can cope... that's a different story. My laptop (8gb RAM, Intel Core i5-3210M, NVIDIA GeForce GT630M) starts bogging up around 200 mp, like the scan of a banknote I made the other day. (Gets even worse once we add new layers, but then you weren't doing that). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:50, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Coat, you'd need to use the large image viewer and/or download the image to see it. Browsers crash at this resolution, not owing to a lack of computing power, but owing to their own limitations. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:38, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I trust Dcoetzee when it comes to this, although I agree that he should probably document his edits a bit better. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:38, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    WP?#8 is fairly clear on the subject. We know from other examples that images like these are likely to be picked up and sold commercially as posters. Wikipedia shouldn't be placing a seal of approval on such images. They are inauthentic. Of course I have no objection to Dcoetzee uploading derivative files such as these, but I really can't see how they satisfy WP?#8, the basis of my objection. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:19, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
ALT - But right, that has a FRAME. AND, I think that the original is probably much more like the one painting Raphael once painted, to be sincere. If Raphael would come back to look, he would recognize his work more when looking at original - and not Alt.
  • That is your objection. I trust Dcoetzee when it comes to this, also. It looks to me like any other regular old Renaissance portrait made by Raphael. And you couldn't even look at it. There is no real difference beteewen this and the one presented at La Petite larousse or here att the www.larousse.encyclopedie. And the gown was probably clear strong red - much much more reddish than this one - when it was painted. And Dcoetzee is a trusted editor. Hafspajen (talk) 16:35, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • No, it's 'WP?#8's' objection. Why the passion? Here is the latest Raphael restoration and here a video of the restoration. Bit of a difference I fancy. Did DCoetzee use x-rays, cat scans and laser imaging as preparation before pushing autolevel? Enough already if you're wilfully not going to get the point. Nominate away. You're never going to get me to change my vote on these. Cheers. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 17:20, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Why your passion? Gnothi seauton. And your example is about the Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael. Not nominated here. Hafspajen (talk) 17:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Boje moy! Chto xudshee sanskrtiskee akkcentee ya kagdee-libo slishal. Hope that's right, French was never my strong point. I'll try to beg, borrow, or steal a high resolution image of theMadonna with the Goldfinch, failing which (likely the Uffizi being what it is) I'll just upload a photoshopped version of what I would have done if I had painted this great masterpiece myself. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 18:16, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Your French is not French. And I wan't to remind you that once upon a time when Raphael made it this picture looked like this kind of strong colours - like HERE - just you know. Hafspajen (talk) 18:21, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Could you please remove that picture, or I am going to do it. It has nothing to do with this and it is the same size as the nominations and frankly it is irritating. No need to make a circus of this nomination. Hafspajen (talk) 22:15, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Play fair Hafs. Reverting my upload of the Raphael wasn't a poke in the chest and it wasn't nice. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:17, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Alt (but not original) - Alt is lovely. 22:27, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Could you please remove that oversized picture, File:Raphael - Saint John the Baptist Preaching.JPG that is visually disturbing or I am going to do it. It has nothing to do with this and it is the same size as the nominations. I don't want that picture in my nomination. You can link to it but you don't need to post it right here. Hafspajen (talk) 22:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I've removed the two images that were not being discussed for FPC (left Coat's as a link). Ladies, gentlemen, art lovers, and bystanders (choose your own category): let's please try to be civil, and try to avoid overpowering the page with images.. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:14, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • The point about the image of the Raphael restoration I uploaded was its subtlety, quite unlike the chocolate botox kitsch of trusty old DCoetzee's restoration nominated here. I've told Hafs that in future I will oppose these kind of nominations as "inauthentic WP?#8". If he can't handle an editor opposing his nomination stating a valid reason citing the guidelines and makes an issue of it, then he must expect a response. If he tries his hand at wit and subtlety, then he must expect me to respond in kind. No lady, no gent moi BTW. Got that quite wrong. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 00:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
This is the kind of colour revival that should be avoided

File:Giulio Romano (school of Raphael) - Portrait of Doña Isabel de Requesens - Louvre 612 Joconde 000PE026978.jpg

And this is the kind of reference standard we should be aiming for
  • And I told you I don't agree. The WP?#8 say - Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in a photographic image is generally acceptable provided it is limited, well-done, and not deceptive - a picture should:
  1. Avoid inappropriate digital manipulation.
    • Digital manipulation for the purpose of correcting flaws in a photographic image is generally acceptable provided it is limited, well-done, and not deceptive.
    • Typical acceptable manipulation includes cropping, perspective correction, sharpening/blurring, and colour/exposure correction.
    • More extensive manipulation should be clearly described in the image text.
    • Any manipulation which causes the main subject to be misrepresented is unacceptable.
    • Note that this criterion is not relevant to vector-based SVG images, as the entire image is a digital construction.
  • None of the above criteria forbidden applies on the Original, no manipulation that caused the main subject to be misrepresented. You made your point - and it is now enough. Let other editors have some space too. Hafspajen (talk) 01:14, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I have no opinion on the nomination. The only changes I made to the image were to adjust levels (manually using the Curves function in Photoshop), and solely because some parts of the original were dark and difficult to see when surrounded by whitespace in the context of an article. I don't think it's more authentic or better - C2RMF's images are very authentic professional works - and when viewed fullscreen or surrounded by black space, I think C2RMF's images look better as well. Again, this image was really just intended for use at thumbnail size in articles, not for any other use. I am not a professional in restoration or art history and no special trust should be placed in me. Dcoetzee 14:44, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Hints on this appreciated by the way. I can't make any of the JPEG 2000 viewers I see on Google work for me. Email me if you like. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:23, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you Dcoetzee for passing by. I was now checking around in all kinds of screens - for a while; and Alt1 is simply too dark on most small screens. The picture is going to be displayed on all sorts of screens - and unfortunately not Alt1 is not very visible, too dark. It is a quite valid reason for Dcoetzee edits, since we use this on Wikipedia.
Also I think this kind of language used in this nomination like: horrible, a kind of art botox, just silly, inauthentic, and derisory, and you're wilfully not going to get the point , Chto xudshee sanskrtiskee akkcentee ya kagdee-libo slishal and the rest of similar expressions as: chocolate botox kitsch of trusty old DCoetzee's restoration and other personal attacs like he tries his hand at wit and subtlety, then he must expect me to respond in kind - should not be alowed to be used more in any nominations, not here, not anywhere. It is framed in with red: Please remember to be civil, ...+ to comment on the image, not the person. Which is why we have "All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image." right at the top of this page. If civil comments would have been used, I doubt there would have been any comments regarding said oppose. But no, we've gotten this kind of expressions five or six times. It's just plain disrespectful; and this kind of behaviour is seriously wrong. Hafspajen (talk) 16:57, 19 July 2014 (UTC)





Bindo Altoviti by Raphael[edit]

Voting period ends on 28 Jul 2014 at 00:02:27 (UTC)

Original – In 1515, five hundred years ago this young Florentine banker was depicted by the great master Raphael as a beautiful young man with grey eyes and flowing blond hair over his shoulders. In the artist’s conception, Bindo Altoviti just turns over his shoulder as if to speak to his Florentine bride, Fiammetta.
Reason
Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is one of the great Renaissance portraits. Raphael and the Beautiful Banker: The Story of the Bindo Altoviti Portrait

The painting is made by Raphael, Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. Bindo Altoviti was a rich banker born in Rome in 1491, but of Florentine origin. Bindo Altoviti was a cultured man who loved the arts. Raphael was at the time influenced by the works of Leonardo, which he studied during this period, for example the darkness in front of the figure is not a characteristic trait of Raphael's paintings. The artwork is curently at National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


Articles in which this image appears
Portrait of Bindo Altoviti (Raphael); Raphaello Sanzio; List of paintings by Raphael
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Raphaello Sanzio or Raphael Santi or simply Raphael




Edwin Landseer - Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Jul 2014 at 22:24:44 (UTC)

Original – Act IV, scene I. Shakespeare's Titania is engaged in a marital quarrel with her husband Oberon. This quarrel results in a mess. Nick Bottom, the weaver, has been given the head of an donkey by Puck, who feels it is better suited to his character, while Titania is made to fall in love with this primitive, rude, crude and unpolished character.
Reason
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. In Great Britain from the 13th century, Midsummer was celebrated on Midsummer Eve (St. John's Eve, June 23) and St. Peter's Eve (June 28) with the lighting of bonfires, feasting and merrymaking. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
Articles in which this image appears
A Midsummer Night's Dream; Edwin Landseer; Rabbits and hares in art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Edwin Landseer
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 22:24, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I love Landseer. We're lucky enough to have a couple of his works in the National Gallery of Scotland, and I adore them. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:02, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Coat of Many Colours (talk) 01:29, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Just love it. SagaciousPhil - Chat 05:05, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support (He he he, bottom) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:38, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support We definitely need more paintings of tiny streakers exposing themselves to donkeys. Belle (talk) 14:40, 18 July 2014 (UTC)




SMS Seeadler[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Jul 2014 at 20:26:08 (UTC)

OriginalSMS Seeadler, a German Imperial Navy unprotected cruiser.
Reason
The last nomination got very little input, and, as to the one objection raised, I do not think it was particularly valid: There may, in theory, be other photographs of the ship, but they are most likely undigitized in some dark collection; I can't find any evidence of any others available of even moderately comparable value. Cropped to balance sky, sea, and smoke (Wikipedia's thumbnailing only really cares about width, anyway.), while including the smoke that shows its means of power.
Articles in which this image appears
SMS Seeadler
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Detroit Photographic Co.; restoration by Adam Cuerden
  • Support Per Crisco Hafspajen (talk) 23:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Godot13 (talk) 06:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — OK, you-all convinced me. We'll call it an environmental shot & vote aye aye. (And BTW, I didn't actually vote against it last time.) Sca (talk) 14:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)




The Screaming Skull[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Jul 2014 at 19:35:28 (UTC)

OriginalThe Screaming Skull (1958) poster
Reason
Good scan and high EV - aritlce is GA
Articles in which this image appears
The Screaming Skull, Alex Nicol
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Entertainment
Creator
Employee(s) of National Screen Service Corp. (uploaded by Crisco 1492)
  • Support as nominatorTomer T (talk) 19:35, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Coat of Many Colours (talk) 21:12, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose, sadly. The poster is very featureable, but this scan currently has the fold lines (fixable) and considerable compression artefacts (not that fixable). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:34, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco. Hafspajen (talk) 00:36, 18 July 2014 (UTC)




Blue Lagoon (geothermal spa)[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Jul 2014 at 01:51:22 (UTC)

Original – Iceland's Blue Lagoon at the Blue Hour. The Blue Lagoon is a spa located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Reason
High quality and an attractive illustration
Articles in which this image appears
Blue Lagoon (geothermal spa)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Sarah1990
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:51, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- The creator's other contribution Commons:File:St Georges Asylum.jpg is also gorgeous. Someone should ping her and encourage her to contribute more! Coat of Many Colours (talk) 02:00, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
    • There are sometimes editors who contribute a couple amazing images, then disappear. The FP File:Lava Lake Nyiragongo 2.jpg was uploaded by a Dutch editor who uploaded a batch of nine great images then just stopped editing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:00, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I actually really like File:Iceland Glacier.jpg too, although her attention to the file description is slightly lacking, there's no such thing as the Golden Glacier in Iceland. There's a Golden Circle tourist route that covers that waterfall, but the filename/description is encyclopaedically useless... anyway, I digress. If she had stuck around a little longer we may have had a chance to improve that. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:37, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - It is an outdoor spa with warm water, and people can use it even in winter. A lovely place, lovely image. Hafspajen (talk) 04:34, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's a somewhat unencyclopaedic image IMO, as it's dark and you can't really see anything of it except a reflection of the sky, and some lights in the background. There are much more useful images in the article, although none of them are particularly awe-inspiring. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 19:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support EV could be stronger, but this image might do better as a Commons FPC. --Pine 07:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I'm not even sure it would do well on Commons FPC. It's out soft/out of focus (check the lights at 100%). Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:37, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose low encyclopaedic value + per Diliff. I can't see the "Blue Lagoon". Perhaps an other view of the "Blue Lagoon outside area"? So I'd like to upload it. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:14, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per above, the uniqueness of this lake is the blueness. It's taken when it's so dark that the colour doesn't stand out, reducing the overall EV. Mattximus (talk) 22:18, 22 July 2014 (UTC)




Historical paintings engraved for U.S. banknotes[edit]

Voting period ends on 27 Jul 2014 at 00:12:00 (UTC)

Original
A seven-engraving design set of the first issue National Bank Note reverse based on historical paintings in the United States Capitol rotunda.
Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a set). There are eight historical paintings hanging in the United States Capitol rotunda which depict scenes from early American exploration and colonization as well as the American Revolution. Due in large part to the national themes depicted, seven of these images were chosen as designs for the reverse of the first issue of the United States National Bank Note. Only the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis was not included (for reasons not revealed in Treasury Department correspondence).
This nomination includes the seven engravings that were made based on the Capitol Rotunda paintings. Underneath each caption is a link to the original art as a comparative reference. Each painting is 12 feet (3.66m) x 18 feet (5.49m). The vignette portion of the engraved plate is 2.5 inches (0.064 m) x 5 inches (0.13 m).
The original imprints come from a Department of the Treasury presentation book (believed to have been given to Lyman Gage). Scans were made with an Epson 10000XL scanner at 2,400dpi.
Articles in which these images appear
Art and engraving on United States banknotes (all), Steel engraving, and others.
FP category for this image
U.S. History
Creator
American, Continental, and National Bank Note Companies under contract to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
*Restoration by Godot13.


Landing of Columbus
Painting 
DeSoto Discovering the Mississippi
Frederick Girsch
Painting 
Baptism of Pocahontas
Charles Burt
Painting 
Embarkation of the Pilgrims
W.W. Rice
Painting 
Declaration of Independence
Frederick Girsch
Painting 
Surrender of General Burgoyne
Frederick Girsch
Painting 
Washington Resigning his Commission
Girsch & Delnoce
Painting 





Tony Stewart on 2 wheels at Infineon[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jul 2014 at 18:16:26 (UTC)

Original – Tony Stewart at Infineon
Reason
Fantastic photo of one of NASCAR's top stars "Tony Stewart" up on 2 wheels on his way to win the race & the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Articles in which this image appears
NASCAR - 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Tony Stewart - Joe Gibbs Racing - Sonoma Raceway - Toyota/Save Mart 350 - Stock car racing - Auto racing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  18:16, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Seems to be of pretty fair quality overall. Slight noise throughout, but not enough to warrant an Oppose. It may just be me, but the encyclopaedic value seems rather low... While it does contribute to the above articles, it would be nice to see the picture appear in other articles as well, as this would greatly increase it's value overall. Dusty777 03:46, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Dusty, I have included the photo in some additional pages, (see above) per your suggestion. --talk→ WPPilot  21:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Support Per enhanced encyclopaedic value. (Is a pretty cool picture actually) Dusty777 18:37, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Very well composed, but do I see compression artefacts or discolourations on the car itself? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:59, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Crisco, yes that is the discoloration you see on the hood, that track is dirty and the cars, every one of them are beat up and thrashed, after racing on that track as it is one of only 2 road tracks that these cars race upon. The hood also has plates that are riveted into it, that may look out of place close up.talk→ WPPilot  17:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hmm... well, I guess it's possible that those specks are dirt. Support barring arguments otherwise. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:38, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • A note: I've uploaded a new version of the file after running the original JPG through Noise Ninja. The specks are much less pronounced, so I think it works better, but feel free to revert if you disagree (you may have to purge your cache). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)




Wilbert Robinson[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jul 2014 at 12:13:59 (UTC)

OriginalWilbert Robinson, American baseball catcher, coach, and manager.
Reason
I like to try and restore a few images connected to good work I've seen others doing. I found this one when reporting on the Wikicup for the WP:Signpost, and thought it had a lot of potential.
Articles in which this image appears
Wilbert Robinson, List of Major League Baseball hitters who have batted in 10 runs in one game
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/People/Sport
Creator
Bain News Service, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 12:13, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Very well done scan and restoration. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:30, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Coat of Many Colours (talk) 12:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Very nice restoration...--Godot13 (talk) 18:14, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment To me it seems very yellow. Is that how it's supposed to be? 86.160.82.46 (talk) 19:35, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
    • This wasn't scanned with a colour bar, so I can't say for certain, but photography from this era does tend to be very yellow, and the original background (cropped out, obviously) looked pretty natural, and not yellow. As such, I suspect it's, at the very least, more-or-less right. Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:49, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support good work. --Pine 06:57, 18 July 2014 (UTC)




The Death of Socrates[edit]

Voting period ends on 25 Jul 2014 at 05:56:37 (UTC)

Original – The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787)
Reason
Good quality and high EV
Articles in which this image appears
The Death of Socrates, Greece
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)




Gabrielle et Jean[edit]

Voting period ends on 24 Jul 2014 at 01:31:21 (UTC)

OriginalGabrielle et Jean, an 1895-1896 painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It depicts the artist's son, Jean Renoir, as an infant, with his nanny Gabrielle Renard.
Reason
High quality and a good depiction of the artist's family dynamic (the nanny as the frequent model, the son as a common subject). Both subjects are notable, as is the artist. As a side note, we don't seem to have any of Renoir's works featured yet.
Articles in which this image appears
Gabrielle Renard, Jean Renoir, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir





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Skull with cigarette by Vincent van Gogh[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Jul 2014 at 11:38:09 (UTC)

Original – The oil painting Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (c. 1885–86) by Vincent van Gogh in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Reason
Highly detailed image of this striking painting by Vincent van Gogh.
Articles in which this image appears
Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, Vincent van Gogh, List of works by Vincent van Gogh
FP category for this image
Artwork
Creator
Vincent van Gogh (painting)
Google Art Project (photo)
DcoetzeeBot (upload)
  • Support as nominator – Editør (talk) 11:38, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- Coat of Many Colours (talk) 13:32, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Good scan of a notable painting. Although it seems some of it is wearing off... canvas is very obvious at the edges. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:02, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Not a very large painting; seems like an excellent reproduction. J Milburn (talk) 18:16, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - such an amazingly unique image...smoking has its price; 100 years ahead of its time...Modernist (talk) 19:23, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Vesalius - (1514-1564) and published in 1543.
  • Comment. It is not ahead of its time or unique at all. All painters have painted one or two or several pictures or paintings like this. It is part of the regular artist's education. Studies like this were used by artists to understand the problems involved in execution of the artists subjects - such as the human body. Studies like this can be traced back as long ago as the Italian Renaissance, for example Leonardo da Vinci's and Michelangelo's studies. Anatomical studies of the human body started with the physician Andreas Vesalius work of anatomical studies (except for Leonardo and such) to De humani corporis fabrica (On the fabric of the human body), published 1543, and it was a pioneering work of human anatomy illustrated by Titian's pupil Jan Stephen van Calcar, promoting the "anatomical" view of the body, seeing human internal functioning as an essentially corporeal structure filled with organs arranged in three-dimensional space. Standard depiction, part of any serious artis's education. (with the exception of those who walk around naked and call that art). One can find this kind of depictions hundreds of them - at any serious art school, probably better done then this one...Hafspajen (talk) 21:14, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, he was indeed at art school at the time in Antwerp. But there was more to it than that. His health had collapsed. He might well have been receiving treatment for syphilis. His teeth were literally falling out as a result and he was looking for excuses. Naifeh and Smith actually go so far as to describe it as his first self-portrait (p 489 n 419)! Coat of Many Colours (talk) 23:00, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • That is when people go too far when it is about a great artist. Hafspajen (talk) 23:03, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • JH980 to JH1018 are his Antwerp studies, mostly nudes. They're not very good. Hulsker calls them "ungainly". I can't find any Commons examples , but JH1004 is typical. This is his hanging skeleton and cat (F1361 JH998). I'll put a note in the file description about these studies, but I can't be bothered to upload examples. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 08:08, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Maybe there is a misunderstanding here. Modernist and Sca saw in this painting a warning about the health risks of smoking, which they considered ahead of Van Gogh's time. I don't think anyone was saying that painting skulls in itself is unique. – Editør (talk) 10:18, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Vincent Willem van Gogh 106.jpg
  • If it is so that he meant "Smoking is dangerous" - well, then he was indeed ahead of Van Gogh's time. But how does this explain all those selfportraits with pipes and so on. I think that it simply an ateljé-studio-joke. All those skeletons just inspire for this kind of jokes. Our studio skeleton had a tophat, baskers, a pink hat with roses, neckties, bow ties, a red rose between the teeth, was dressed up as Socrates and even had a kilt at some moment - in his spare time, when not need for drawings. Hafspajen (talk) 04:16, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, just read the in the article: Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette - is an undated painting by Vincent van Gogh, part of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.ef name="vgmnl">{{cite web| url= http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?page=1628&collection=619&lang=en |title=Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, 1886| publisher= Van Gogh Museum| accessdate=2013-05-19| quote= This curious and somewhat macabre little painting is undated. It was probably executed in the winter of 1885–86, during Van Gogh’s stay in Antwerp....This skull with a cigarette was likely meant as a kind of joke, and probably also as a comment on conservative academic practice./ref It was probably painted in the winter of 1885–86 as a humorous comment on conservative academic practices,ef name="vgmnl"/> an assumption based on the fact that Van Gogh was in Antwerp at that time, attending classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, classes he would later say were boring and taught him nothing.f name="Bundrick"/>.
    So, it does sound like a studio-joke alright, and probably a comment on how stupid those conservative academic practices were. Hafspajen (talk) 04:25, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Nevertheless he certainly knew smoking was bad for his health. I included a couple of quotes from his Letters in the file description I provided. That doesn't make him "ahead of his time" of course, as it had long been a commonplace that smoking was very bad for your health. Nevertheless, imaging it like this very well might have been a first. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 10:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I think this image provides us with more than one frame of reference which in turn provides us with more than one perception. Bus stop (talk) 12:13, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Alas, one is not an art historian. Having scanned for foregoing 1,000-word discussion, one perceives the atelier-joke nature of this work, which indeed is neither up to the artist's later standards nor predictive of late-20th century medical developments. Sca (talk) 14:17, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • As you know, an image doesn't need to be aesthetically pleasing to be featured. Also, the perception of the painting as a health warning or as an atelier-joke are only speculation. Would you please elaborate on the criteria the image is failing in your opinion? – Editør (talk) 15:22, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Sorry but I prefer to retract my vote and withdraw from this discussion. Sca (talk) 22:11, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 11:40, 23 July 2014 (UTC)



File:Bath, Somerset Panorama - April 2011.jpg[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Jul 2014 at 22:06:46 (UTC)

Original – Bath, England as viewed from Alexandra Park.
Reason
It's a good view of an very easy on the eye city, Bath, England. There's plenty of detail and sharpness.
Articles in which this image appears
Bath, Somerset and List of cities in the United Kingdom
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
User:Diliff
  • Support as nominatorÐiliff «» (Talk) 22:06, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - I'll be honest and say that the framing of the city between two trees/bushes almost threw me off this (the conjunction of the plants and the curved rail line gave me the impression of a wide-angle lens), but after seeing the full resolution version, I am quite pleased with what we have. Shame about the cut-off church at the bottom, but it appears that you could not have gotten the whole building in-frame because of the plant growth. (Unrelated note: the 100mm 2.8/f lens makes for some pretty nice panoramas, doesn't it? I've found the same for me too) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:17, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Yeah, the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens is very sharp. Most decent quality prime lenses will easily outperform even the most expensive zoom lenses though. As for the framing, I did consider cropping it a little tighter on the left side (and may still do so if people think it's better) but to really eliminate the bushes, it would need to be much tighter still and you'd lose too much of the city. It's not possible to get a better view from this hill without a really big ladder or a helicopter. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 16:16, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment It's a nice view, but it looks a bit washed out and bright. I'd do something on the upper part with a gradient filter to make up for the harsh light. I just played with it at home and it renders quite fine IMO, but in any way, it's better you do it from raw material. As a side note, doing so revealed some strange seams which I attribute to blending process. Inconsistencies between exposures perhaps ? - Blieusong (talk) 16:57, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
    • If I recall correctly, Lightroom's adjustment brush/gradient includes the Clarity control, which has a strange ability to cut through haze. It might be selectively applied to bring out the weaker areas without overdoing the stronger ones. -- Colin°Talk 11:48, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
      • True. I'll give it a go. I knew already that there was a bit of haze (if you look at the version history, you'll see this version is already an improvement!). I'm loathe to go back to the original raw files as it was taken with my old 5D Mk i and it didn't have an ultrasonic dust shaker on the sensor and it was very prone to collecting spots... each of the 21 segments has about 40 dust spots. Argh! Oh well, I'll go back and give it one more processing run and see if I can improve on the haze and washed out look. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:00, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. OK, as per above feedback, I've reprocessed the image to achieve less haze and a bit more contrast. I've also cropped the left side to remove the trees, and slightly on the right too. I actually prefer this framing now, although it is a little tighter. Crisco, I've also managed to recover a bit more of the church as a result. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:32, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Lots of detail and high EV. Reminds me of my own trip to Bath years ago, when I took lots of photos and then discovered the film wasn't winding on properly in the camera. -- Colin°Talk 07:22, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I'd have increased the contrast even further on the top part, but I think it's fine. I believe I still see seams (I sometimes have same issue) Moving ur head away from screen might help to see. If not, let me know and I'll go to the ophthalmologist. - Blieusong (talk) 22:29, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I think you're right, I can see it's slightly darker in the top left corner (maybe the sun went behind the clouds during that frame), but they're very difficult to eliminate completely, and they only seem visible in the thumbnail. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:44, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Lovely, though it might be a smidgen saturated. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:15, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • I think that's possibly due to the boosting of contrast, I didn't adjust the saturation at all. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:44, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
      • I've found that contrast adjustments tend to up apparent saturation. It's because, in RGB colour space, stretching things along a dark-light axis also stretches out the differences between the R, G, and B channels For example, R:30, G:37, B,52 ([30,37,52] if the colours are stretched so that [[0,0,0], [127,127,127]] is stretched to [[0,0,0], [255,255,255]] will become [60,74,104]. Saturation is roughly equivalent to the differences between R, G, and B, so that's a much more saturated colour. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:07, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
        • The adjustment controls in Lightroom and Camera Raw aren't simply altering the RGB values. I recommend "The Digital Negative" by Jeff Schewe for details (the book is mainly aimed at those using Adobe raw software). Lightroom manipulates all images in a 32-bit floating-point HDR space (vs 8-bit integer of JPG or 12-14 bit raw), which is why it natively supports the 32-bit HDR output of Photoshop's "Merge to HDR". The "Basic Panel" sliders are tone-mapping controls rather than simple levels controls, and their behaviour is designed to produce pleasing results (esp at extremes) rather than linear mathematical adjustment. Schewe says "Beware that in Lightroom and Camera Raw, increasing the contrast does increase the saturation of the image, while reducing contrast reduces saturation... Why is saturation connected to contrast? It really goes back to analog film. Thomas Knoll felt that altering contrast should alter saturation because that's the expected result when pushing or pulling film developmnet. It would be argued that it's not needed in digital, but then you would have to argue with Thomas... Personally, I don't have a problem with saturation changing with contrast changes." -- Colin°Talk 07:01, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Bath, Somerset Panorama - April 2011.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 22:07, 22 July 2014 (UTC)




Le Moulin de la Galette[edit]

Voting period ends on 30 Jul 2014 at 20:30:06 (UTC)

Original – The painting depicts an ordinary subject, a moment in the garden of the Moulin de la Galette- an afternoon when people gathered to dance, amuse themselves and have a good time - an impressionist snapshot of real life painted with visible brush strokes.
Alt 1 - Google Art Project 30,000 × 22,300 pixels 638 MP image
Reason
The picture is one of Impressionism's most celebrated masterpieces. The Impressionist approach to painting is usually identified with a strong concern for light in its changing qualities, often with an emphasis on the effects of a particular passage of time.
Articles in which this image appears
Bal du moulin de la Galette; Pierre-Auguste Renoir;

Music in Paris; Moulin de la Galette; + 9

FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Support as nominatorHafspajen (talk) 20:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Fabulous painting! CorinneSD (talk) 21:17, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - This is not the image at Musee D'Orsay as the file claims. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 23:02, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Almost thought the guy sitting on the chair and the girl in front of him were fist fighting. Anyways nice image. ///EuroCarGT 04:21, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Good painting, but I'm not sure the resolution fits the size. I mean, it's more than a meter on each side! Not as bad as that recent humongous painting, but still not quite that much resolution. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Alt - I am sorry, but I am pretty sure that the colours are all wrong in Alt 1. It is not how this picture looks at all... because it looks like here and here. Alt2 has right colours but even less pixels then original, original has 2,200 × 1,639 while Alt 2 has only 1,740 × 1,293 pixels. I don't mind an alt, but it has to have the right colours. Hafspajen (talk) 15:47, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Alt - per Crisco above and noting the original is effectively unsourced. That appears to be a derivative version of the museum version. I dare say it is to be found on VintPrint Face-smile.svg. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Alt 2 - Lightened in LCH space
  • I've uploaded a lighter version of this (reduced to 2.25 MP) in LCH space. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 12:53, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • This gets you into the Musée d'Orsay at Ph.D. level in Google's virtual tour. It's in room 32, fifth floor, two rooms to the left of this location. I must say it looks absolutely stunning under the lights (there's also an overhead vault letting in daylight). That remark of mine about gaslights obviously stupid. It seems the naughty French of those days held their dances in the afternoon. It seems plain that the Google Art Project image simply looks too dark, but that image is uniform across all the Musée d'Orsay pages featuring this painting that I've seen. I'm really not prepared to mess with it as a "Featured" nomination. Others may feel differently, but please don't vote for my tinkered version! And I'm sticking with the Google Art Project image, although I do agree there's an issue there. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 17:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:01, 22 July 2014 (UTC)



Chequered Skipper[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Jul 2014 at 08:39:26 (UTC)

Original – The Chequered Skipper or Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. This specimen was photographed in Laab im Walde, Austria.
Reason
High quality and attractive. The animal really stands out against the background.
Articles in which this image appears
Chequered Skipper
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Insects
Creator
Haeferl
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:39, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Cuz I like the name. And the colors. (It's a large file, could be cropped a bit tighter.) Sca (talk) 14:08, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent definition. Shouldn't want it cropped myself. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 14:12, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - per Coat - and also Sca. It is a delicate, lovely picture and it is so sharp, you can count each little hair on the butterflys back. (cropped or not) Hafspajen (talk) 17:46, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
How many are there, Haffy? Sca (talk) 18:14, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
1, 2, 3 ... many. Face-smile.svg Hafspajen (talk) 18:17, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support. It'd be worth keeping an eye on the article, as it's a little over-illustrated. Also, it be good if the subject could be sexed, but as males and females are apparently pretty similar, it's not essential. Beautifully composed photo! J Milburn (talk) 10:06, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support--Godot13 (talk) 16:17, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - I would prefer a tighter crop. Kaldari (talk) 20:01, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Laab im Walde - Bärenberg - Gelbwürfeliger Dickkopffalter (Carterocephalus palaemon).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 08:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)



Nusfjord Road[edit]

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Original – A mountain massif of Flakstadøya island backgrounding the road (Fylkesvei 807) to Nusfjord village, Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
Reason
Nice looking image
Articles in which this image appears
Flakstadøya, Scandinavian coastal conifer forests
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Ximonic
  • Support as nominator///EuroCarGT 02:18, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Beautiful. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 08:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • This is something else, alright. I just don't see the EV though. It's in a gallery on the article on the island, and though it's the lead image in the article on the forests, the focus isn't actually on the forests. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:34, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Gorgeous, fresh yet ethereal. Love it. But Crisco has a point re EV ... ?? Sca (talk) 14:18, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Comment - can be fixed. Hafspajen (talk) 19:30, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
It's in the gallery at Lofoten, but very small. Perhaps User:EuroCarGT would like to move it up & resize? Sca (talk) 21:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support a very atmospheric image. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. I agree with Crisco about EV, and in addition to that, I sometimes find that exceptional atmospheric conditions like the sunset/sunrise through the mist end up misleading the viewer a little, or at the least distract. Although it's more difficult to give the image 'wow', regular conditions are more representative of what the region is actually like. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. This is a pretty good image of Lofoten, when it rains, because - well, the conditions are different there. The sun never goes down in summer. It is pretty weird. It stays light all the time, it is never dark. I remember two o'clock in the night it was as light as in midday in June. It was never dark, one had to look at the watch to realize that it is midnight, because it is just slighly dawn-ish, nothing more. Later in the autumn, it is the reverse, than it is dark instead, it never gets light, it is this kind of darkish light most part of the day, it will never be real sunshine, just this darkish weird light. And both dawn and sunset is going on for a long time, sort of half darkish weird light, for hours. You can check here Civil twilight, at Duration. (Lofoten is above Trondheim). So I would say it is quite regular and representative conditions for Lofoten. Hafspajen (talk) 10:55, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Nusfjord road, 2010 09.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 03:27, 20 July 2014 (UTC)




National Bank Notes (Original/1875) set[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jul 2014 at 23:26:17 (UTC)

Reason
High quality, high EV (presented as a set). A complete denomination set of the first series of National Bank Notes. The design features both allegorical and historical vignettes, and engravings reproducing 7 of 8 paintings hanging in the Capitol Rotunda. The motivation for the Treasury Department’s design selection was two-fold: educationally it would circulate images depicting important scenes from American history while at the same time enhancing the security of the note by involving highly complex engravings. There are three $500 notes known (two in government collections, one held privately), and the $1,000 note is unknown in issued form.

Each National Bank Note is signed (the present early examples by hand, but later often by rubber stamp) by the President (or Vice President) and Cashier (or Assistant Cashier) of the bank. The bank officers who signed the notes below include: one mining tycoon, two lawyers (one of which was a State senator, the other a State Supreme Court judge and law school Dean), 3 doctors (one a Civil War colonel, the other survived the Battle of Little Bighorn), and one Civil War general (see the primary article for links).
Original
A 9-note complete denomination type set of first issue National Bank Notes
Articles in which this image appears
Art and engraving on United States banknotes, National Bank Note
FP category for this image
Currency
Creator
American, Continental, and National Bank Note Companies under contract to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The $500 and $1,000 are from the National Numismatic Collection, NMAH, Smithsonian Institution.
Images by Godot13.
Denomination type set of first issue National Bank Notes
$1 Original Series
First National Bank
Lebanon, Indiana 
$2 Series 1875
First National Bank
Emporia, Kansas 
$5 Series 1875
Vineland National Bank
Vineland, New Jersey 
$10 Series 1875
First National Bank
Bismarck, North Dakota 
$20 Series 1875
First National Bank
Butte, Montana 
$50 Series 1875
First National Bank
Cleveland, Ohio 
$100 Original Series
Raleigh National Bank
Raleigh, North Carolina 
$500 Original Series
Appleton National Bank
Lowell, Massachusetts 
$1,000 Series 1875 (proof)
First National Bank
Salem, Massachusetts 
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 23:26, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Beautiful. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 00:41, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - More beautiful scans. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:07, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Interesting themes. Brandmeistertalk 08:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Historically and aesthetically interesting. Sca (talk) 14:23, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:US-NBN-IL-Lebanon-2057-Orig-1-400-C.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-KS-Emporia-1915-1875-2-1915-A.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-NJ-Vineland-2399-1875-5-2518-D.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-ND-Bismarck-2434-1875-10-2238-C.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-MT-Butte-2566-1875-20-4943-A.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-OH-Cleveland-7-1875-50-1711-A.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-NC-Raleigh-1557-Orig-100-761-A.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-NBN-MA-Lowell-986-Orig-500-206-A.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:US-$1000-NBN-1875-Fr-465 (Proof).jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)



Almond blossom[edit]

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Original – Van Gogh's work Almond Blossom reflected his interest in Japanese wood block prints. Vincent van Gogh said (citation): Arles was "the Japan of the South."
Reason
From the National Gallery of Art's "Effects of the Sun in Provence (citation):

"It was sun that Van Gogh sought in Provence, a brilliance and light that would wash out detail and simplify forms,

reducing the world around him to the sort of pattern he admired in Japanese woodblocks.[2]

  1. ^ See, for example Honour, Hugh; Fleming, John (1982). A World History of Art. London: Macmillan Reference Books. p. 357. ISBN 9780333235836. OCLC 8828368. 
  2. ^ "Effects of the Sun in Provence". National Gallery of Art Picturing France (1830—1900). Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art. p. 12. 
Articles in which this image appears
Almond Blossoms, Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum, List of works by Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh's family in his art
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Vincent van Gogh
No idea, Coaty
  • Support as nominator – (and Crisco trimmed image) Hafspajen (talk) 17:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This is an example where the image on the museum site is richer than the version supplied to Google Art Project, but as I mention below I can't get at it myself. Perhaps someone else knows how and can overwrite the file with the museum version. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 18:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 08:45, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
ON reflection, I've reverted to original and I'll upload the tiled version as a separate file since it's not strictly speaking a Google Art project image. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 18:24, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Comment Video. Almond blossom, Hafspajen (talk) 19:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Seriously? You've got me worried. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 08:40, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
OH; people think, light blue, oh, that can't be van Gogh. They expect him to have strong colours, but it is not true - he painted a lot of etheral, light and airy paintings too, pinks and light blues. That's HIM too... It is just prejudice. Hafspajen (talk) 02:57, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Not paint but... what, exactly? Plastic? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:46, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Plastic?? Do you mean the very thick paint when the light reflects on it? That was van Gogs style. He always did that. He used up twice as much paint than the others, took thick brushes and lots and lots of paint on it, so it is like you can clearly see how the brush touched the canvas. Kind of nice too. If you observe the Sunflowers, same there. He painted in a wild, energetic and spontaneous way... Hafspajen (talk) 02:49, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • In the video, he says that the reproduction they were showing was not paint (although it looked like it)... so what was it? That's an interesting video. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:05, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Hm, well, you got me on that. I don't know why he said that, the Dutch curator at the museum, and it is not explained. The only thing I can come up with that he possibly (?) meant that van Gogh didn't always bought his paints in a tube or painted out of a tube - but made sometimes his own colors. He grounded the pigment and prepared it himself - but this doesn't sounds like a very good explanation. Hafspajen (talk) 11:54, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Not quite sure what the nuances of this discussion are, but it's just a Giclée print whose characteristic is it's fidelity to the original (but it 2-D and not relief - one day that will happen of course). Point of my response was that the thought suddenly occurred to me that VGM in fact displays it Giclée reproductions on its pages. That's really quite possible. I'm not aware that van Gogh ground his own pigment. Van Gogh's method of working very much flavour of the month in van Gogh circles. I have Marije Vellekoop's recent Van Gogh at Work and there's no mention there. Perhaps he did for a while during one of his experimental phases, but certainly not as a regular practice. He was constantly asking his brother to order (and pay for) colours for him. I'm the sort of photographer who takes photos of other people looking at paintings BTW. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, that brother of him who never sold his pictures or made any advertisment for them. One should never trust only one manager. Sometimes he did, if I remember that right (reading his letters), but I said that it was not a very convincing explanation. The - Dutch curator just stops in the middle of the sentence so the rest is cut of. He could have said something more afterwards that put that in a context. Anyway, paint in tube is a fairly new invention- and most painers did made their own paint - in the history of painting... Hafspajen (talk) 23:39, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • The entire family an epic tragedy. Vincent a suicide, his brother Theo dead from neurosyphilis six months later, the remaining brother also a suicide, their younger sister Wil, an early feminist, sectioned 1902 and lingering on for some 40 years entirely unresponsive to her surroundings, and the other sister tormented by an illicit affair in her youth which saw her only child put out for adoption. That's what I call dysfunctional. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 00:06, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It is a terrible loss. He was still so young, only 37... A very sad story. Hafspajen (talk) 00:16, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
The image could be made from the files named 4-x-x.jpg in this folder. – Editør (talk) 10:40, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Did they seriously leave that folder open to the public? There's a plug-in for Gimp which allows people to put this together easily. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:42, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
All files used for the zoom function are in open folders. – Editør (talk) 10:51, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks for that. I'll try and put together their Potato Eaters if I can Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:44, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Got the tiles. It's a straight forward 14 x 10 mosaic (at level 4). Ill stitch them with Mathematica, but it will involve some string manipulations opening files I don't normally do, so it will be a day or two I expect while I clue up on that. Should be 3586x2517 pixels and I'll overwrite Commons:File:Van-willem-vincent-gogh-die-kartoffelesser-03850.jpg with it, but I can tell you right now someone will come along and lighten it to their satisfaction. Still I'll have done my best. Thanks very much for pointing me to the folders. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 00:06, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
@Editør: Done at Commons:File:Van-willem-vincent-gogh-die-kartoffelesser-03850.jpg: I've included the code in the File Description for other Mathematica users who might like to upload other images. I'll see if the VGM has a better version of Starry Night and maybe upload others. I'll do this one as well. Thanks for the heads up on the folders.Coat of Many Colours (talk) 19:29, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Nice! – Editør (talk) 10:14, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
It seems wise to check all versions on Commons first, because the image of Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette on the Van Gogh Museum website is not better than the one in the article. – Editør (talk) 10:35, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that right. Starry Night (which is is in any case at MoMA) is represented on Commons by a massive 200 Mb something file. But I'll probably stitch and upload the much lower, but still high, resolution VGM offers to a separate file, Coat of Many Colours (talk) 10:56, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Having had another look at it, I've also nominated the skull painting, because it is such high quality image. – Editør (talk) 11:41, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Lol at the no idea thumbnail. ///EuroCarGT 19:43, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 19:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment. Looks like it needs a crop. Kaldari (talk) 22:12, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Do you mean the ~3 black pixels on the right and bottom? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    There are thin lines visible at the bottom and on the right. – Editør (talk) 10:41, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    That's exactly what I meant. Does he mean this, or is there a more serious issue that I can't see? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:08, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    I imagine it can be cropped. Hafspajen (talk) 18:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    Alright, trimmed. They were one pixel thick. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:25, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support – Editør (talk) 08:02, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. A brilliant reproduction of a stunning painting. I feel Commons:Template:Artwork would be a helpful addition. J Milburn (talk) 10:19, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Almond blossom - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 17:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)



SAI KZ IV[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jul 2014 at 09:19:08 (UTC)

Original – The only still functional KZ IV ambulance aircraft with registration OY-DIZ landing at Danish Air Show 2014. Built by Skandinavisk Aero Industri with first flight on May 4, 1944. Restored to its wartime configuration after a crash in 1977. In 1949, the OY-DIZ was christened with the name Folke Bernadotte in honour of the Swedish count who had used this very aircraft to make a diplomatic visit to Germany to negotiate for the release of Danish prisoners in German concentration camps near the end of the war.
Reason
A unique aircraft restored to its wartime configuration with an interesting history taken in good light conditions with good timing while landing.
Articles in which this image appears
SAI KZ IV
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Air
Creator
Slaunger
  • Support as nominatorSlaunger (talk) 09:19, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Good EV, but it's a crop of an original which doesn't make the pixel count and indeed the definition isn't as high as I should like to see in a Featured Picture. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 09:56, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
    • reply It is correct it has been cropped from an original 16 Mpixels down to a little over 7 Mpixels. Yet that is still well above the minimum file size. When photographing relatively fast moving object while panning, I tend to zoom out a bit as it can be hard to exactly frame the object as intended the moment things happens, and it is then easier to crop a bit afterwards. This aircraft only landed once, so it was the only chance I had. I think the less-than-optimal resolution is compensated by excellent light. I admit though, that my gear was miserable compared to the gear used by the pro aviation photographers at the same event:-) --Slaunger (talk) 10:53, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah yes, I beg your pardon. I missed the note about the original file size in the original image. Happy to support now below. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:51, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support per above remarks. Nice image. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 16:49, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - As good EV as we could expect for a plane like this. Technical quality is good too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:14, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Good EV--Godot13 (talk) 15:33, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Good EV - talk→ WPPilot  00:26, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:OY-DIZ SAI KZ IV landing Danish Air Show 2014-06-23.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 09:25, 19 July 2014 (UTC)




Plum trees by Utagawa Hiroshige and Vincent van Gogh[edit]

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Original 1The Plum Garden in Kameido (1857) by Hiroshige, from his One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Original 2Flowering Plum Tree (after Hiroshige) (1887) by Vincent van Gogh, from his Japonaiserie, in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Reason
Individually two quality images of art works by famous artists, having even more encyclopedic value when shown side by side.
Articles in which this image appears
Japonaiserie (Van Gogh) (both), Copies by Vincent van Gogh (both), Hiroshige (both), One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Hiroshige image), Vincent van Gogh (Van Gogh image), Japonism (Van Gogh image), List of works by Vincent van Gogh (Van Gogh image), Almond Blossoms (Van Gogh image), Modern art (Van Gogh image)
FP category for this image
Artwork
Creator
Hiroshige and Vincent van Gogh (artists)
Rijksmuseum and Google Art Project (photographers)
and DcoetzeeBot (uploaders)
  • Support as nominator – Editør (talk) 09:07, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Useful as a set. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - the van Gogh was down when I went to Van Gogh Museum to check source image. This is a Google image, but often the museum has better quality available and that from VGM is superb. But they're very tight about their Zoomify images, bundling them into a viewer I'm not nerdy enough to penetrate. Hints appreciated. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 09:49, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 11:10, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support and actually add one of the more Japanese inspired van Gogh pictures above. Hafspajen (talk) 17:28, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:De pruimenboomgaard te Kameido-Rijksmuseum RP-P-1956-743.jpeg Armbrust The Homunculus 09:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Promoted File:Vincent van Gogh - Bloeiende pruimenboomgaard- naar Hiroshige - Google Art Project.jpg Armbrust The Homunculus 09:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)



James Webb Space Telescope mirror acceptance testing[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 19 Jul 2014 at 04:53:15 (UTC)

Original – Six of the primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope being prepared for acceptance testing
Reason
Striking image, good composition, good illustration for the JWST, Primary mirror and Acceptance testing articles
Articles in which this image appears
James Webb Space Telescope, Systems architect, and just added to primary mirror and acceptance testing
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Understanding
Creator
NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
  • Support as nominatorPine 04:53, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - Really noisy, like ISO 3200 noisy. Otherwise great, but so noisy... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:36, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Just voted for this over at FPC. No technical data on the file. I'm guessing it had to be taken in low or available light as those mirrors would have been blinding under lights? Coat of Many Colours (talk) 08:47, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Definitely in low-light conditions, but there are some tools that help reduce noise. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:41, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Tripods. Also I'd expect better than at at 3200ISO on a modern DSLR. Might have been taken with one of those expensive medium format hasselblads that NASA uses (they don't perform very well in low light).©Geni (talk) 16:18, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yann (talk) 11:09, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Good perspective. ///EuroCarGT 19:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Crisco. Lovely picture. But the photos on Featured pictures are of really high quality - and this one is not quite there. Hafspajen (talk) 23:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Not impressed by the noise. - Blieusong (talk) 23:46, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Rreagan007 (talk) 16:23, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
  • oppose Sorry but the noise particularly on the back of the man's overalls is just too bad.©Geni (talk) 19:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:James Webb Primary Mirror.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 04:54, 19 July 2014 (UTC)




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