Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ocean Beach, San Francisco

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Ocean Beach, San Francisco[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 May 2011 at 03:21:02 (UTC)

Original - Ocean Beach is a beach that runs along the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, at the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District and the Sunset District. A windmill seen at the image is located in Golden Gate Park. This windmill was built in 1903 and became known first as the North Windmill and later as the Dutch Windmill. The image was taken from Cliff House
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Reason
Good quality, adds value to the article
Articles in which this image appears
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Mbz1
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 03:21, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Why not crop it a little tighter on the left? You've got a lot of undifferentiated, essentially black rock over there, and it interrupts the nice diagonal line of the beach. I'd crop it a little bit past the last house. Chick Bowen 05:49, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I added crop. Is this what you meant?--Mbz1 (talk) 12:51, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Support edit 1. Chick Bowen 16:54, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support both versions. Nice photo -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose Composition suffers from the sky being so tightly cropped. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 18:26, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
I've tried to avoid the composition being too centered, and I believe there is enough sky, the crop is tight nowhere.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:15, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support, Preference Original - I prefer the original one, but I support both. I don't have an issue with the small amount of sky. Anoldtreeok (talk) 04:55, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose Been mulling over this one all week... If this was specifically in an article about Ocean Beach at sunset, then I'd support, but the lack of detail and glare from the lights due to the time of day affect the ev for Sunset beach for me... You can't see what the buildings look like in the majority of the picture, there seems to be detail on what appears to be a sea wall, but it's too dark to make that out... Very pretty yes, composition yes, but as a good representation of Ocean Beach, the darkness spoils it IMO... gazhiley.co.uk 13:18, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
The thing is that during light hours the light is not right to take such image. The sun is always in the way.--Mbz1 (talk) 14:30, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
What about at midday mid summer? Surely it's at it's highest point in the sky and would be outside of this crop... gazhiley.co.uk 00:05, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, but still the light would not be great, if one is taking an image against even high sun. The light for photography is generally better during low sun conditions. --Mbz1 (talk) 01:19, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 04:09, 25 May 2011 (UTC)