Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata, India

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Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata, India[edit]

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Original – The picture shows the Vidyasagar Setu in the Indian city of Kolkata in West Bengal. Vidyasagar Setu, also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, is a bridge over the Hooghly River. It links the city of Kolkata to Howrah. It was built at a cost of Rs 388 crores and commissioned on October 10, 1992. It was the second bridge to be built across the Hooghly River, after the Howrah Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu) 12 kilometres to its north was built in 1943. Vidysagar Setu is named after the 19th century Bengali educationist reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
According to me, this image is one of Wikipedia's best works. The illuminated bridge and the shades of the colours create wonders. When talking about the criteria of a featured picture candidate it has good contrast and neutral colour balance. Its main subject (i.e. the bridge) is in focus. Moreover it can be used in several articles like the River Hooghly, tourism related article and also to portray the present condition of the bridge. As said earlier - "A featured picture is not always required to be aesthetically pleasing; it might be shocking, impressive.....otherwise unique images may not have to be classically beautiful at all." So I think that it should be a featured picture.
Articles in which this image appears
Tourism in West Bengal, Tourist attractions in West Bengal and Vidyasagar Setu
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Engineering and technology/Others
As you explained on your talk page: "Chromatic noise means over-illumination and high-levels of saturation. That makes a image nasty. Although, the work looks nice, but a inside, technical view reveals that it has flaws. Dipankan --(Have a chat?)". Thank you for your comment. --Tamravidhir(২০১২) 17:27, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Nowhere near the quality of pictures we perceive as featured ones. Fails the technical test. Secret of success (talk) 16:04, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Speedy Close Fails minimum width requirement of 1500 pixels. I would ask the creator if he has a higher resolution available. Dusty777 20:13, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Dusty777 et all. Agree Speedy Close based on not meeting requirements gazhiley 08:42, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 17:53, 19 August 2012 (UTC)