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Neil Armstrong after moonwalk[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Feb 2014 at 23:36:32 (UTC)

Original – NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin aboard Apollo 11, after having completed extra-vehicular activity making him the first human being in history to step foot on another planet. (cropped version of original) [A]
Reason
A striking high quality portrait with immense historical significance.
Articles in which this image appears
Neil Armstrong
FP category for this image
People/Science and engineering or Space/Getting there
Creator
Buzz Aldrin
Alternative – original version [B]
  • Support as nominator --JJARichardson (talk) 23:36, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Iconic. High EV, High quality image. Also, SCIENCE!!! — Cirt (talk) 17:57, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Wow-- this has to be one of the most historic images in human history. Good nom! --HectorMoffet (talk) 20:21, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
    • HectorMoffet, if that is a !vote please be explicit so that nobody miscounts when closing. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:22, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
      • Well, it was my way of saying Support, but I'm new so I don't know the criteria as well as others. :) --HectorMoffet (talk) 10:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment — Interesting historical shot, but could be cropped more tightly. I want to tell the photographer to take One Small Step forward... Sca (talk) 16:05, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
I have uploaded a cropped version and included it in the nom. JJARichardson (talk) 16:59, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to quibble, but suggest taking a bit more off the top, which is outta focus anyway. (At full res. Armstrong's stubbly face is interesting.) Sca (talk) 17:16, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Is that better? I've focused on the face while avoiding cropping out the NASA logo on his spacesuit. JJARichardson (talk) 18:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Update - I've decided to change my nomination to the cropped version. JJARichardson (talk) 18:50, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support: I like it — good work! Sca (talk) 21:58, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Note to closer: the votes above JJARichardson's "Update" above relate to the image now labeled "alternative." Chick Bowen 00:49, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support ALT--Theparties (talk) 11:17, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Note — The closeup version labeled original above is actually the 2nd cropped version, i.e. the one we're talking about at this point, per nominator JJARichardson. Sca (talk) 19:05, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Except that Cirt's and HectorMoffet's votes are about the other one. This is why changing your nomination in the middle was not the best idea. Chick Bowen 00:52, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
So, one is not allowed to change one's mind? Sca (talk) 02:20, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Sure one is. One just shouldn't change the image marked "original", otherwise it will look like one is misrepresenting previous opinions. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:02, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Confusing semantics, all right — That's why I added the note above. Sca (talk) 17:06, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Ah, you were simply following the admonition "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Sca (talk) 18:54, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
In the future JJARichardson, when you upload the new version for consideration, leave the original upload as "original" and any new versions as "ALT 1", "ALT 2", etc., so that this type of semantic confusion doesn't happen. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:55, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Alternative - I don't like the cropped version; the module in the background adds value IMO. --CyberXRef 04:14, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Note to closer I have marked the two as A and B. At the time that JJARichardson, Cirt, and HectorMoffet cast support votes, only B was visible, so were all clearly voting for that one. It is unclear which version Sca is supporting, and it is unclear whether JJARichardson still supports B. Theparties and CyberXRef support B, so assuming that JJARichardson didn't pull his support for that option, B is the version with consensus to promote. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:55, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
For the record, I was supporting A. Sca (talk)
Comment -- I support B. I regret I didn't include the alt in the conventional way, but I was swayed by enthusiasm! JJARichardson (talk) 20:18, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support B, Oppose A - The focus on this is not a portrait of Neil Armstrong, it's Armstrong after the moonwalk. We need enough context to establish the location. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:05, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Neil Armstrong.jpg -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:26, 8 February 2014 (UTC)