Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Scalping

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Original - Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle
Edit 1 - Levels adjusted a little.
Encyclopedic image of a scalped man who lived to tell the tale!
Articles this image appears in
American Indian Wars Scalping
Photo by E.E. Henry. Restored by Michel Vuijlsteke
  • Support as nominator --Michel Vuijlsteke (talk) 12:51, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Suggest alternative, and [Old votes edited out] Support original: I think that this minor levels adjustment helps bring out the detail. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 17:09, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • I'll give you that it's not a very high-contrast image, but I'm not in favour of adjusting the levels that drastically: you're blowing out the white in the necktie. -- Michel Vuijlsteke (talk) 17:24, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Nah, check the histogram: It's a lot whiter, but not blown =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 20:30, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Ha. :)
I've adjusted the levels in the original (but not so much on the hanky around his neck). OK for you? I'd rather do it like this, starting from the original lossless version, than work from a second-generation jpeg. -- Michel Vuijlsteke (talk) 23:08, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. Support original =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 03:31, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support either - *shudder* It hurts just thinking about it. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 19:28, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support either per AlbertHerring. DurovaCharge! 20:10, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support GerardM (talk) 05:58, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong support. No brainer really, dripping with enc and a brilliant restoration job.  GARDEN  10:04, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support original no comment needed. The Talking Sock talk contribs 13:49, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Good encyclopaediac picture which certainly draws attention to its subject and makes you want to investigate further. Just one query-in the caption it says he was 'scalped as a child' and in the articles the caption for the picture reads he was 'scalped as a teenager'.Is there a reason for the difference? Lemon martini (talk) 10:53, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • The "teenager" caption was there before I replaced the image with a restored version. I changed it to "child": there is no mention at all of McGee being anything other than that. -- Michel Vuijlsteke (talk) 12:16, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Noodle snacks (talk) 13:51, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per high encyclopedic value. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:17, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose EV really hurt by lack of detail on the scalp. Makeemlighter (talk) 02:01, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Comment I was thinking the same thing. You can't really tell what is left there. Is it skin? Is it exposed skull? I mean obviously it would have to be skin, but you can't prove it from the photo. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 15:46, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Promoted File:Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle in 1864-2.jpg ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 17:09, 16 April 2009 (UTC)