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Barrow Offshore Wind Farm[edit]

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Original – The Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, off Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness, England, in the Irish Sea. Completed in 2006, the wind farm has an installed capacity of 90 MW.
Edit 1 - noise reduced, more colour/contrast balanced, higher (virtual) exposure
Reason
Good depiction of the windfarm, striking a good balance between detail and overview with 10 of the 30 turbines visible. Compelling view making the reader whant to know more.
Articles in which this image appears
Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, Irish Sea, Walney Island, List of tallest buildings and structures in Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Landscapes
Creator
Andy Dingley
  • Support as nominator --ELEKHHT 23:59, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support edit I'd like to see a noise reduction. JJ Harrison (talk) 07:55, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment (photographer) This was rejected at Commons Commons:Commons:Quality_images_candidates/Archives_December_2010 as "blurry". It has also been described here as "noisy". Although the camera used (a later Fuji Finepix) was eventually discarded because of its noise problems, amongst other reasons, the "blur" here is atmospheric rather than a camera artefact. At the time (and I have a whole roll of the wind farm) one of the attractive aspects of the scene was the progressive increase in haze with each receding row of turbines. It would be wrong to process this away entirely. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:55, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, love it, very atmospheric. The windfarm is something that's generated a lot of discussion locally and further afield. Also, I'm thrilled to see something from Barrow- All previous Cumbria FPs have been of the Lake District. J Milburn (talk) 20:16, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Orginal, Oppose Edit The original looks great, not enough noise to be distracting; the edit's colors look funny and unnatural. Clegs (talk) 08:15, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak support original only. Have been waiting for a NR on this per JJ, but not for the other significant changes that came with it. So in the meantime I'll sit on a weak support and reconsider if a straight NR is attempted. --jjron (talk) 09:47, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment You have many such wind farm pictures. Ex: File:Middelgrunden wind farm 2009-07-01 edit filtered.jpg, though this is still a comment, it is leaning towards oppose. --Extra999 (talk) 05:58, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose both at this time. Agree with jjron that NR may help. Pinetalk 10:29, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 01:25, 21 February 2012 (UTC)