Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Walt Disney Concert Hall 2012

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Walt Disney Concert Hall[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Jun 2012 at 15:47:13 (UTC)

Original – The Walt Disney Concert Hall, with the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the far right, the two main buildings in the Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Reason
Many years ago we had a FP of the Walt Disney Concert Hall which was subsequently delisted. Another image failed a couple of noms. Regardless, this is a vast improvement. High resolution, good quality, a rare shot that actually shows the whole building without being cutoff or hugely warped (compare to other images), as well as showing the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to image right also giving it good EV for Los Angeles Music Center. Admittedly it's a sod of tough place to photograph well, with the curved and highly reflective surface creating both strong highlights and shadows, and its location jammed onto a busy LA street leaving little wriggle room both in terms of getting a suitable location and avoiding excessive traffic, especially for a multi-image pano. Meh; there's some building off in the background.
Articles in which this image appears
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Music Center, and Los Angeles, amongst others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
jjron
  • Support as nominator --jjron (talk) 15:47, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Looks good. How did you get the picture without traffic in front of the building? Dusty777 18:42, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
    • I don't know how jjron did it, but one technique is to take multiple pictures from the same spot, then merge them together in Photoshop, eliminating the cars and/or people (kind of like focus stacking). howcheng {chat} 17:49, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
      • It was more like extreme patience, monitoring of traffic light cycles, and a very quick trigger finger when I detected a brief respite in traffic. ;) --jjron (talk) 15:44, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment Nice, but the stitch needs a little work. The vertical lines are way off on the right hand side, so adding vertical control points would not go astray. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:47, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Sorry, finally got onto this. Have tried to attend to the RHS distortion, hope it satisfies concerns. Also fixed a minor stitching error. I just uploaded over the original as the changes were pretty minor and I think uncontroversial, and it's widely used across multiple Wikis, so lots of work to replace with an edit. --jjron (talk) 16:10, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
      • Unfortunately you've introduced (or maybe they were also in the first version - I didn't notice) some stitching errors along the road (follow the white line for example)and at the base of the building. They're minor but fairly obvious because of the linearity. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 09:29, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
        • Have fixed what I could see of these (again I've simply uploaded over the top as they're uncontroversial). If you look superclose you might still find something tiny, but it'd probably be pretty anal. After all it's illustrating the concert hall, not Grand Ave. The penalties of having to be too close to the subject for a pano, giving a tight foreground to work with... --jjron (talk) 13:58, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support assuming the slight tilt is corrected. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:38, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support as above, so long as the tilt is fixed. Well done getting a great photo with nothing in the foreground. -RunningOnBrains(talk) 16:10, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Conditional Support as the others. Colin°Talk 17:09, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Tomer T (talk) 08:43, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Have the concerns been adequately addressed? Makeemlighter (talk) 00:35, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Promoted File:Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, CA, jjron 22.03.2012.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 01:31, 18 June 2012 (UTC)