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Aerial Photo of the 80 foot motor yacht "Alchemist" [edit]

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Original – Motor Yacht "The Alchemist"
Wonderful high res photo of a 80 foot motor yacht at full speed taken from aircraft.
Articles in which this image appears
Yacht - Motorboat - Luxury yacht - Gulfstar Yachts
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
  • Support as nominatortalk→ WPPilot  01:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes, excellent. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 01:47, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Lots of noise, especially chroma noise. Seems underexposed and lacking detail. The angle-of-view would be more involving if lower. Is this really our best picture of a yacht? -- Colin°Talk
Comment See Alt:. talk→ WPPilot  21:48, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Alt: 80 foot motor yacht Alchemist
  • Oppose — Speedboat on water. EV? Aesthetic value? Sca (talk) 02:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Sca, it at 80 feet is actually considered a Super Yacht, and I do not think that anyone in the boating community would ever consider this just a Speed Boat. With regard to Aesthetic value, Commons has few Aerial photos of any boats this one is from the DEA, Created: 2004-12-01 or this one a coast guard shot from 2007, are the only aerial photos I have seen. talk→ WPPilot  15:56, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment I very much liked the original here, which I thought striking indeed. But I can't fault the technical objections raised. If it was a historical image, then per the guidelines that wouldn't matter. But that's not the case here and frankly Pilot has to up his (her) game. It's a bore, I agree. I have a whole load of images shot on my own gear I know are very fine from a compositional point of view, but I can't in all honesty advance them as "featured". Coat of Many Colours (talk) 22:00, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Wow that was a fun ride from" Yes, excellent" to "It's a bore" in a few short hours. OK, Coat of Many Colours thank you for your comments, I have, in the past already been able to retain a featured photo status for aerial shots of yachts: File:Cabo San Lucas Race Start 2013 photo D Ramey Logan.jpg and perhaps, if the airplane in your own gear bag is running ok would you mind showing me how it is I "up my game", as I would love to know, what your talking about in detail. Aerial photos here, on Wikipedia are not that common nor relatively easy to get as it is not easy to fly, and shoot :) talk→ WPPilot  02:34, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
To clarify, it's the issue of technical excellence that is a bore, not the image, which as I say has wow for me. Wish you better luck with your other entries and I shall always be happy to support the ones that wow me. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 04:06, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Since there's not much to give it a sense of scale, it's only somewhat interesting after you read the description, not on first sight. Otherwise it's framed like any number of vanity aerial boat shots. I don't think I've learned or felt a single new thing from it. Slightly bigger than usual boat, as seen from above. I'm sure it would be fun to be in the plane or in the boat, but the picture doesn't capture that.__ E L A Q U E A T E 00:13, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:25, 1 August 2014 (UTC)