Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Rusty chain

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Rusty chain[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 26 Apr 2011 at 23:00:52 (UTC)

Original - Heavy rust on the links of a chain near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; it was continuously exposed to moisture and salt-laden spray, causing surface breakdown, cracking, and flaking of the metal.
Edit 1: blown out top-left corner airbrushed.
The photo is very clear and informative, exposing a great degree of detail; excellent technical quality.
Articles in which this image appears
Rust, Redox
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena
  • Support as nominator --Iamthedeus (talk) 23:00, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment Very interesting! Is it possible to crop the white portion on the top left corner without compromising the image? Perhaps using Photoshop to blend it in would suffice. I find it to be a little distracting. Razum2010 (talk) 04:47, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
    • Support Edit 1. Looks great now Razum2010 (talk) 05:50, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  • It's just rust......but the composition is so good, I feel compelled to Support it! Good image resolution, and the description is very informative. It just goes to show that anything can be a superb picture with the right composition.--Nanoman657 (talk) 13:06, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Edit 1--Nanoman657 (talk) 15:56, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak support I like the image, but the background isn't doing it for me - it doesn't add anything to the image, and is reasonably distracting. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 18:38, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. The texture is fantastic, with nice soft lighting. The dull blurred background is sympathetic, suggesting a misty atmosphere causing the rust. I don't mind the white corner; it probably reinforces the line of the chain, but it could be cropped out (or maybe airbrushed) without compromising the picture. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 20:58, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
  • I added an edit with the white corner airbrushed over. I tried cropping, but in each case the quality of the composition seemed to be hurt. Iamthedeus (talk) 23:17, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Veery pretty, yes; EV, .... hmm. Nergaal (talk) 01:36, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose I think the low depth of field is far too limiting in terms of the EV. Very little actual rust is shown. Cowtowner (talk) 13:35, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Very little rust? The whole thing is rust. How much more could be shown? Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 11:26, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Poor phrasing on my part. Very little rust is shown effectively. Most of it is out of focus and therefore not really useful. Cowtowner (talk) 17:42, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support edit Long used in a very generic article is good sign of EV. In my opinion, higher DOF wouldn't really help this image, as it would simply show more of the very same thing we see here. Raising the DOF would also decrease the aesthetic qualities IMO. Jujutacular talk 23:10, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Promoted File:RustyChainEdit1.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 02:17, 27 April 2011 (UTC)