Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Noël Coward

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Noël Coward[edit]

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Original – Sir Noël Coward (1899–1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". This photograph was taken a year before his death.
Edit - Colour balance adjustments to remove ghostly blue cast (probably caused by the black point being a shadow on the blue jacket)
Reason
High quality picture of a notable playwright (with a featured article at that!) by a notable photographer, at resolution big enough to make a poster out of. As this was a posed shot, I'm fairly certain the flower and glass of (?) are deliberate. Since they just block the sleeve, it's not a big deal in my opinion.
Articles in which this image appears
Noël Coward, Allan Warren, Poets' Corner, Binkie Beaumont
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Allan Warren (User:Allan warren)
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:57, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Glad to see Allan uploading at higher-res, and without the compression as he used to. (Glad to see him uploading at all, of course--his work is invaluable.) Chick Bowen 04:53, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support EV and good quality.--Alborzagros (talk) 06:38, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support high EV and good quality. --AdmrBoltz 18:06, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Bellus Delphina talk 10:52, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support -- I really like this one. It captures something about Noël Coward. Great work, Allan warren! --HectorMoffet (talk) 03:43, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, per Alborzagros, above. Cheers, — Cirt (talk) 04:21, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support, excellent stuff. J Milburn (talk) 22:48, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I might question the colour balance, but it's not atypical of older photographs. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:26, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Very strong oppose - please do not promote this until this can be discussed. The original image's colours are these: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/0/08/20110430101425!Noel_Coward_Allan_warren.jpg They were edited, without any obvious reason, at the same time the higher-resolution copy was uploaded. That means that the strange blue-cast skin tones aren't due to fading of 70s filmstock, but are user error caused by the darkest part of the image being on a blue jacket. It's an easy mistake to have happen if you trust autolevels. It's also been cropped a little bit, but I don't mind that. That said, I think that a fix is possible, see Edit 1. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:50, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
    • For the record, I'm happy to support the edit Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:09, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: I agree with this analysis by Adam Cuerden, above. I'd Support the edited version. — Cirt (talk) 01:06, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support edit - Good catch, edit looks good. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:44, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support edit - Ya! Agree with Adam - Bellus Delphina talk 16:00, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support edit. --AdmrBoltz 16:31, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:Noel Coward Allan warren edit 1.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 00:04, 3 February 2014 (UTC)