Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bergen, Norway

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Bergen, Norway[edit]

Original - A historic photograph taken from one of the mountains surrounding the city of Bergen in Norway. Visible are the Korskirken in the foreground, the historic harbour Bryggen with its boats and the Bergenhus Fortress in the background.
Edit 1, Current Candidate - It is sharper than the alternate and doesn't contain the scratches.
Alternate - This version has not had the original caption removed and has been cleaned and had the pink discoloration removed.
Reason
It is an historic picture possessing a great quality, a high EV and it can't be retaken. It is very illustrative in the article it's in. Please compare it to the original file, which is present on the picture's description page.
Articles this image appears in
Bergen
Creator
Massimo Catarinella
  • Support as nominator --Massimo Catarinella (talk) 16:40, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Ah, I was going to walk up that hill when in Bergen this summer, but unfortunately I got struck down with Salmonella before I had the chance. I like this image, Poking around in the other versions, I found a restoration by CarolSpears which I am adding as an alternate as I prefer it for the restoration (assuming that the pink coloration was not original and or desired. Mfield (talk) 21:21, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
If someone could tell me how to get rid of the pink coloration, I could remove it from the tif file, which I still have. My version is sharper and doesn't contain scratches and spots, so it is preferable above the one of Carol Spears I think. Sorry to hear about your infection. --Massimo Catarinella (talk) 21:56, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Depends on the software you are using, and even then there are several ways to approach it. I would personally use a color balance layer adjustment in Photoshop. Either "Layer > New Adjustment Layer... > Color Balance..." or Just click on the little black and white circle at the bottom of the layers palette and select "Color Balance..." Then use the sliders to correct for it in shadows midtones and highlights. You may get OK results with some of the (auto) level adjustment tools, but exercise caution with them that they do not introduce any other problems. Mfield (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the advise, I've inserted another version. --Massimo Catarinella (talk) 23:26, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Good restoration... but one question, is it a painting? —Ceran (talk) 00:00, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
No, it's a century old photograph. --Massimo Catarinella (talk) 11:55, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it's a photochrom, which is an artificially colored black and white image. So kind of in-between. Calliopejen1 (talk) 20:48, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Preference slightly to Edit 1 although it seems somewhat inauthentic from the original aged shot. Cat-five - talk 18:11, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support with pref to edit 1. Mostlyharmless (talk) 23:50, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, a wonderful image of this beautiful city. Kristen Eriksen (talk) 18:43, 29 November 2008 (UTC)


Promoted Image:BergenHordalandNorwayVagen.jpg --John254 03:29, 1 December 2008 (UTC)