Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Grave of Téviec

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Grave of Téviec[edit]

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Original – Two skeletons of women aged between 25 and 35 years, both of whom died a violent death some time between between 6740 and 5680 BP during the Mesolithic period. Found at Téviec, France in 1938 and restored in 2010.
Reason
Photograph of a Mesolithic grave assembly from Téviec in France, showing the skeletons of two young women who died violently but were buried with great care and decorated with necklaces made of shells. Good EV, already used in various places on the English Wikipedia. This evocative and very high resolution photo was Wikimedia Commons' Picture of the Day for 12 October 2012; its creator already has five Featured Picture credits on the English Wikipedia (see User talk:Archaeodontosaurus). Would make a great Main Page featured picture for this Halloween!
Articles in which this image appears
Téviec, Mesolithic, Muséum de Toulouse
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History
Creator
Archaeodontosaurus
  • Support as nominator --Prioryman (talk) 22:55, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose Harsh photoshopped black surround is odd - would be more suitable to just have the original picture, with it's natural surround... gazhiley 08:24, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
    • Agree, it's weird having the skeletons just floating in outer space. Kaldari (talk) 22:26, 14 October 2012 (UTC
    • I'm inclined to agree with this, although it is possible that the original image had a distracting, or unappealing background. If this is the case I might support it, because otherwise it is a very good image16bitz 19:39, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
  • I've found that the reason it's been rendered like this is because of the way the original is exhibited - see [1]. It's basically behind glass in a bright red box. It's still a fascinating exhibit but the original background is pretty horrible. This rendering of it actually looks better than real life; there's been some very smart Photoshopping to remove the background. Prioryman (talk) 20:31, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Your link doesn't seem to work sorry, but thank you for going to the effort of finding it... I personally would like to have a look at the original picture personally before I consider changing my opinion... I am not keen on the black background so personally would be more inclined to support the original - depending on what it looks like of course! gazhiley 21:51, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Pretty bloody awful is my opinion of the original. :-) Sorry about the link, try this: [2]. Prioryman (talk) 22:08, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for "digging that up" Prioryman ;-) - It's not the original file that this nom came from though, which is what I was (probably not so clearly) hinting at finding... But I agree the casing around the exhibit is poor... I still can't support it though as it just looks really bad (IMO) presented like this... I would rather see a tight crop cutting out all of the black surround... gazhiley 09:43, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Bonjour. The grave is a reconstruction dating from 1938, from photographic images that had been made. It was completely restored in 2011.

If you look closely there are 3 flint in the middle in front. These are the three parts that were replaced last. As soon as our restorer Gransac Benoit asked the last flint I told him "now it is mine, shoot you," the photographs were taken in the laboratory. Photographs because not having enough light and only four LED lamps. I had to make 4 images by changing lamps instead. This method is not recommended. But that day I was angry, I wanted to make this image. I removed the setting of the laboratory and I've tried several backgrounds. I finally chose to magnify the grave as an "object of art". I am not impartial in this choice as I have with this is on a very important emotional relationship for 50 years that I know. It has influenced the course of my life. The grave will soon be exposed for a few months in South Africa. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:43, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Support per above comment. I don't think anybody else will get an easy chance to take a photo of this subject with that much facilities. Jkadavoor (talk) 07:26, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 16:28, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:58, 22 October 2012 (UTC)