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HMS Avenger (D14) from above[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 17 Oct 2010 at 14:32:25 (UTC)

Original - HMS Avenger underway in rough seas with six Sea Hurricanes on the flight deck
Alternate - Edited version: colour corrected, contrast adjusted, sharpened
I think it meets the FPC criteria as its an unique image of a type of ship no longer in production. The six aircraft parked on the flight deck shows just how small these ships were.
Articles in which this image appears
HMS Avenger (D14), Avenger class escort carrier, List of escort aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures#Vehicles
  • Support as nominator --Jim Sweeney (talk) 14:32, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose the picture needs some color correction or something (too much pink in the bakground). Nergaal (talk) 20:05, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose for now. Concur with Nergaal's point, and it's not really eligible, size-wise. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 20:42, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Papa and Nergaal. Wackywace converse | contribs 07:27, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, just too small. This would be the perfect candidate for VPC (or what I wish VPC was). J Milburn (talk) 10:26, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Conditional support: size is not a problem for me, but that hue is odd. I would support if the color is corrected. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 00:15, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak support I think that this picture has excellent encyclopedic value. It is a pity that the image size is so small. But I did what I could to correct the colour and adjust the black point and white point of the image in Alternate. I also sharpened the image slightly to bring out the details. Purpy Pupple (talk) 22:22, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Both... Sorry Purpy Pupple, but in your alt there is now a lot of what I think it called jpeg artifacting (lots of large pixels rather than a smooth image) but might be wrong in what it's called... The waves around the ship are now in lines of pixels... And the orig I oppose to for the colouring... 23:02, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Since I saved my version in the highest quality possible using Adobe Photoshop, the jpeg artifacts must have come from the original image then. Oh well. Purpy Pupple (talk) 23:21, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  • 0.9 support for alt a picture from the profile of the ship would be ideal but this is quite ok. Nergaal (talk) 01:54, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Support alternative, this is a significant improvement. (air)Wolf (talk) 16:39, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment While the alt is a nicer image in technical terms, I'm concerned that it has much weaker EV - colour photos from the World War II era are fairly rare, and a colour photo of an escort carrier seems to have strong EV in its own right. Nick-D (talk) 09:24, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Actually, on closer inspection I think that this was a black and white photo with a pink hue! As such I support the alternative Nick-D (talk) 11:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose both. Nice historical photo, good EV, but small and tightly cropped below. --Avenue (talk) 23:11, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose Great picture (valuable picture) but not FP on multiple gounds, as per above. BTW, I think the contrast and sharpening is a bit harsh on the alt - shadows under the wings look wrong. Doug (talk) 19:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Not promoted --Jujutacular talk 23:06, 17 October 2010 (UTC)