Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/ColecoVision 2

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ColecoVision 2[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Sep 2014 at 01:30:32 (UTC)

Original – The ColecoVision was a second-generation video game console created by the toy company Coleco. The system was popular before the crash of 1983, selling 2 million units by 1984.
Reason
True to his word, Evan retook the image at a higher resolution since the last nomination. Still pin sharp, except now we've got almost twice the resolution to play with.
Articles in which this image appears
ColecoVision +4
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Electronics
Creator
Evan Amos
  • Support as nominator –  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:30, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - out of curiosity, was any dust removed in post? Looks fantastic! Tokugawapants (talk) 06:34, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
    • You'd have to ask the photographer, but I don't doubt that he wiped it down really thoroughly before shooting. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 06:35, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as per previous nom. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support better than last time.--Godot13 (talk) 04:34, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I'm not a big fan of this style of photography (the blank white backgrounds make their subject look a bit odd IMO), but this is a well-executed and very useful image with strong EV. Nick-D (talk) 11:55, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I know what you mean, but consider the alternatives... What background would you have instead? Given that most web pages (and indeed the pages of books) are white, it at least suits the majority of re-users. It would also be useful to provide a background relevant to the subject (an early 80s style living room??), but it would be very difficult to achieve (and unrealistic to expect) on a scale necessary for the number of items that Evan photographs. I don't know if there are any better options. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:32, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
      It should have two Tron lightcycles crashing into a rainbow with Pacman flying out of one and a Space Invader out of the other, and in the foreground an overexposed family in matching tanktops should be holding their hands to their cheeks while they gasp in amazement. Or it should be white, like it is. Belle (talk) 17:20, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
      I tend to prefer bland but existent backgrounds over floating in space approaches. Nick-D (talk) 22:56, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Retro EV (that's a comment and the name of a game on this console) Belle (talk) 17:20, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:ColecoVision-wController-L.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 01:56, 11 September 2014 (UTC)