Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/YOO Towers

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YOO Towers[edit]

Original
Reason
There are several reasons why I think this photo of mine from December 2006 should be a featured picture:
  1. It's of high quality and high resolution
  2. It illustrates the subject of the article in a good way, leaving no ambiguity about what the subject looks like
  3. It was taken at a good time period, for two reasons: one, that it shows the towers in a construction stage which includes all stages - the concrete, the outer tiles, and the glass, in different locations, which lets the user see exactly how the towers were built without making it too ugly. Two, this was one of the latest times in which such a picture could be taken from ground level. Currently, new towers are being built all around YOO, and it is not possible to take a picture of this kind unless you are looking from the air or another high tower.
  4. It was on peer review and received positive feedback and no major criticism, although the user there said that he wasn't sure it would pass FPC. Even so, I am trying.

I will accept any criticism and try to fix any problems.

Proposed caption
YOO Towers in Tel Aviv, Israel, in late construction stages.
Articles this image appears in
YOO Towers
Creator
User:Ynhockey
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Edit 2
  • Support as nominator Ynhockey (Talk) 20:51, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Image crooked, somewhat blurry, poor lighting, not best subject. TheOtherSiguy 20:57, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Concerned It appears that the right building is dramatically tilted, while the left is not. It's Friday. Puddyglum 22:37, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment You know, I haven't noticed that until now. Interesting. In any case, if it's at all relevant to this discussion, I will add that the image has not been edited except cropping and minor color adjustments, therefore I didn't till the building or anything like that... -- Ynhockey (Talk) 23:15, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Yes, that's true, but the image is still tilted. A slight clockwise rotation (approx 0.5 degrees) would fix this. MER-C 03:48, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment I have slightly tilted the image as you suggested, as well as sharpened it a bit, plus color correction. Thanks for your comments. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 09:52, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per TheOtherSiguy 8thstar 03:55, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Both. Second seems even more tilted to me. I think this is unsalvageable for FP. Debivort 20:40, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment Never say never! I have uploaded a 2nd edit with lens correction. I was hoping to avoid this filter, but it seems that the tilt was bothering everyone, so now all 4 lines are straight as an arrow. -- Ynhockey (Talk) 20:53, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Most of the blur has gone but now it seems strange, also for this type of picture it should be larger so you can see detail otherwise its not that special --Childzy ¤ Talk 13:37, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted -- Chris Btalk 13:58, 4 October 2007 (UTC)