Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Image:M3 tank, 1942

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M3 tank, 1942[edit]

Original nom - An M3 Lee tank on training exercises at Fort Knox, Kentucky in June, 1942. Scratches and dust removed, sky denoised, and human figure sharpened.
Original image - no noise removal.
Edit 2 Dust and scratch removal, no sharpening or denoising.
Reason
With few exceptions, World War II was a black and white photography war. This training exercise, shot on Kodachrome sheet film, is a rare glimpse in living color. The slightly off balance position of the tank, diagonal lines, and dust cloud lend some excitement to the scene. This isn't a museum relic or a simulation--it's an actual look at how this tank appeared during its working lifetime. Restored version of Image:AlfredPalmerM3tank1942.jpg with scratches and dust removed, sky denoised, and human figure sharpened.
Articles this image appears in
M3 Lee, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Creator
Alfred Palmer (U.S. Gov't public domain)
  • Support as nominator DurovaCharge! 19:36, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose nominated version, Symbol support vote.svg Support original (or edit with less intrusive cleanup). The edited one (with cleanup) actually introduces too many issues for me to support - although the spots are removed effectively, the apparent denoising in the sky has removed what was a mild, pleasant film grain and replaced it with blotches all over the sky and trailing dust cloud. In addition, the tank and person are actually more blurred than in the original original, and I feel the loss of detail is too great. Support a version with only the dust and blobs removed, no noise reduction. —Vanderdeckenξφ 20:51, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
    • I'll see what I can do about that, thanks for the detailed feedback. Although actually, I never selected the tank for noise reduction.DurovaCharge! 21:57, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
      • Better. Still a little fuzzier than the original though... —Vanderdeckenξφ 12:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
        • Strange that you should say that: selective artifact removal usually give the appearance of sharper focus. Anyway, it's a conservative edit. DurovaCharge! 19:51, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Edit 2 per nom Clegs (talk) 23:54, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Edit 2 Technical problems fixed, very encyclopedic. --Sharkface217 02:03, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Edit 2 per Sharkface. Cacophony (talk) 05:53, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Probably the most encyclopedic WW2 tank photo we're ever likely to see. --mikaultalk 23:40, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:AlfredPalmerM3tank1942b.jpg MER-C 03:14, 25 January 2008 (UTC)