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Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil[edit]

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Original – Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil in Galicia, Spain. The monastery is situated on the Southern bank of the River Sil gorge.
ALT 1 - The Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil, near Ribas de Sil in Galicia, Spain, against the backdrop of the River Sil gorge.
ALT 2 - Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil - cropped
Reason
This photo show the monastery against the backdrop of the River Sil gorge, at a time of day such that the gorge is fully sunlit.
Articles in which this image appears
[1], [2]
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
User:JanCeuleers
  • Support as nominatorJanCeuleers (talk) 15:46, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Composition is just a little off if we're focusing on the monastery; it is at the very bottom of the frame. The focus here seems to be the gorge itself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:02, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Unfortunately agree with Crisco. The monastery feels cut-off. I can understand the reason for this composition, wanting to keep the horizon in frame, but would have worked with less sky or, even better, as a vertical panorama, another frame or two to extend the view. Julia\talk 16:49, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
    • Comment - I took a portrait shot as well; would that help? Currently not used anywhere but I could change that. JanCeuleers (talk) 17:27, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
      • Comment - Or if you want an in-your-face version of the monastery I created a cropped version as well. JanCeuleers (talk) 17:41, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
        • I agree with Julia. A stitch would have worked really nicely... a three-photograph stitch adding, say, 5 or 10 degrees to the bottom would have have been perfect. Have you ever used such software? The results can be pretty nice. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:00, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
          • Yes, I have used stitching software. I took these photos 4 years ago and can't easily go back to the site. But a lower view was not safely possible: the camera was resting on a boulder which obstructed the view downwards. I (or another photographer) would need to take the photos again from a raised platform. Anyway, thanks for your guidance. JanCeuleers (talk) 08:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 16:55, 10 June 2014 (UTC)