Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Chicago Michigan Avenue 1911

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Chicago Michigan Avenue 1911[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 10 Oct 2010 at 14:17:13 (UTC)

A version with less curvature
This is a unique depiction of a historic part of Chicago. It has high EV. This previously failed at Wikipedia:Valued picture candidates/Chicago Michigan Avenue 1911 prior to restoration.
Articles in which this image appears
Michigan Avenue (Chicago)
Historic Michigan Boulevard District
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama
Copyright by Kaufmann, Weimer & Fabry Co, Chicago; restored by Smalljim (talk · contribs) at the Graphics Lab
  • Support as nominator --TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 14:17, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Slight oppose although it might have some EV, the curvature is really distracting. Nergaal (talk) 02:35, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, tentatively, for its historical EV. There's bad curvature of field, but it's a century old panorama. How much are we expecting (or, can it be fixed?). Fletcher (talk) 00:05, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
    • If you want rectangular projection, there's a limit on how wide your panorama can be. Wide panoramas always require some curving in order to be projected into a 2D plane. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 11:31, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


  • Since some found the original too distorted, I've created this version with less curvature. Of course there are compensatory distortions at the edges, and the foreshore had to go, but I don't think the distortion is too bad in this case.  —SMALLJIM  21:11, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Support alternative.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:34, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Neutral but if anything I would prefer the original. The alt appears much better, but when zooming on the bottom right or left corners, an awful distortion becomes obvious. Nergaal (talk) 22:29, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Actually, if you could tilt the image ~2 degrees and crop it just above the rail tracks, the distortion might be way less obvious. Nergaal (talk) 22:33, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Cropping above the rail tracks would not be beneficial to the project in terms of encyclopedic content. The trains going through the park is a part of the content that makes this image historical.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 04:02, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment I think I'd stick with the original if the distortion can't be completely corrected. (My support !vote is above). Fletcher (talk) 10:54, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted Maedin\talk 18:37, 10 October 2010 (UTC)