Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Eight person shells (Rowing)

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Womans eight person shells.[edit]

Original - A womens eight person shell at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Alternative 1 -I prefer this one unless the Original manages to update the full res (see nominating reasons)
Ahh, I just reprocessed the "Original" in RAW to get better colors and sharpness but the full size hasn't updated. The image page represents the composition. I would have put the alternative as the original but it isn't in any articles. So... unless the original updates I prefer the alternative. Why nominate, they are well taken dynamic sports pictures of what is really not the easiest sport to photograph (especially from shore).
Articles this image appears in
Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Support as nominator Fcb981(talk:contribs) 03:28, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Not perfect, but nice. —αἰτίας discussion 03:35, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment What are the two weird red splodges in the water? --Fir0002 05:08, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Might be lane markers (buoys). MER-C 13:22, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Yes, I think that is what they are. So that the boats rowing downriver to the start don't get to close the the racers. -Fcb981(talk:contribs) 13:52, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose its a decent picture but it lacks some clarity. The overlapping of the two boats makes the subject poorly defined. Furmanj (talk) 14:56, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • You may prefer the alternative in which there is very little overlap between the boats. Naturally, I had pictures with only one boat, but I thought that the dynamic nature of having the two boat racing would be better. -Fcb981(talk:contribs) 16:47, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Update The full size of the original has updated so you can have a look at that as well. -Fcb981(talk:contribs) 16:53, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not because of bad photography but because of bad rowing. Some of the girls (they're probably novices) are looking out of the boat, and in the alt you can clearly see the rightmost two oarblades aren't feathered (rotated) with the leftward two. They look like their diving out towards their oar, rather than just leaning, and not all the backs are aligned. See these photos, although none are particularly good from a photographer's perspective (no pun intended). I also think that the dartmouth boat in the background is a little distracting, so don't let a lack of other boats prevent you from uploading other pictures—look fo fluidity and togetherness in the rowers and you're likely to spot good technique. --HereToHelp 22:10, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per HereToHelp. Witty Lama 02:45, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose caption No such word as "womans". Should be "women's". (talk) 05:39, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
    • Please log on to vote and please check the FPC Criteria; opposing due to a grammatical error in the caption is not a valid reason. --jjron (talk) 08:48, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose Per above points. --Sharkface217 06:43, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 02:17, 30 December 2007 (UTC)