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Electromagnetically Pinched Can[edit]

Pinched aluminium can, produced from a pulsed magnetic field created by rapidly discharging 2 kilojoules from a high voltage capacitor bank into a 3-turn coil of heavy gauge wire.
Pinched aluminium can (Edited version)
Pinched aluminium can Moondigger edit

With an equivalent amount of energy that could kill 250 people, the electromagnetic discharge that distorted this can is quite impressive, and appears in the article on the Pinch (plasma physics)

  • Nominate and support. - Iantresman 11:00, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's poorly light (too dark), and the background is distracting. --Pharaoh Hound 13:13, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Very impressive concept, but the photo isn't up to FP standards. Poor color saturation, which could be tweaked -- but no point in doing so due to the distracting background. Suggest setting the can on the fence in the background and shooting with the greenery in the background out of focus. Even better would be to shoot the can as if this were a product shot, with a nondescript totally white background, as in this photo: [1] --moondigger 13:42, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Comment The purpose of images on Wikipedia is to be informative. Thus we should feature an especially informative image even if it's not the most attractive. That said, where is the apparatus? Does the capacitor bank just look like an outside table? :) --Gmaxwell 16:48, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I guess there are differently levels of information; one of the most important characteristics of a pinch is its shape, something which is very difficult to see with magnetic fields. What created the pinch is secondary; a lightnng bolt is equally illustrative, but is it important to show the cloud that somehow formed it? --Iantresman 17:27, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment - I've now added an edited version of the image below. --Iantresman 15:54, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose The photo just looks too grainy and not that well focused. --Mad Max 20:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
    • Comment I don't think the white background edit works. White background shots usually have to be shot that way in the first place to look "right." I made a pass at editing as well. In my attempt I corrected color balance, saturation, levels, and noise. The can appeared to be underexposed, probably due to the bright background tricking the in-camera meter. That's something that can't be completely corrected in post-processing, because simply raising the brightness beyond a certain point looks unnatural. The color balance was too blue in the foreground due to it being in shade, while the background is in sunlight. With the can correctly color-balanced, the background ends up too yellow. This image is undoubtedly interesting, though I can't recommend it for FP status. I think it should be put into whatever articles it's applicable to, and then replaced with a better version when one comes available. I would support a better image of the same subject for FP status. --moondigger 20:49, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose It's a fascinating concept but not a great photo technically and the can on its own lacks any connection with the article: the picture gives no clue as to what caused the distortion. It would be a bit like using a random corpse as an FP for [[Poison]], for example ~ VeledanTalk 21:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
I don't know -- the corpse of a person who had actually died by poisoning could be instructive, if it showed some characteristic signs that distinguish the death by poison from some other type of death. Likewise this can shows the characteristic damage inflicted by a particular device. Therefore I think it could be instructive, but still oppose FP for this particular image due to image quality concerns. However an image that showed the can and the device (or at least the coil of wire attached to the capacitor bank) in the same frame would be even more instructive, per Gmaxwell.--moondigger 22:22, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - nothing special. --P199 23:41, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose per P199.--Andeh 01:18, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support for the first edit. It is a shocking photo and the colors/contrast are in line with each other. --Selevercin 02:17, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'd want to see the gadget that pinched the can, in the photo as well - Adrian Pingstone 09:19, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support first edit since there is a diagram of the gadget in the article. Renata 12:56, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose To me the informational value doesnt overcome that its not pleasing to the eye. -Ravedave 19:00, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nice subject, but the photo isn't that amazing. --Fir0002 00:26, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support Edit with white background oppose the others. An image of the results of something can be as informative as an image of what did it. Plus, that is something I tke a second glance at. say1988 03:14, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Support anyJosen 18:23, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong support. I absolutely love this picture of what could be just an ordinary drink can! Wow- amazing and interesting! Good shot fpwannabe
user only has edits on FPC --Fir0002 07:42, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Above user "fpwannabe" is a confirmed sockpuppet. --Aude (talk | contribs) 21:35, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Comment: I don't see a problem unless he votes again on one of his users, I did a check so far he has only voted once. PPGMD 15:32, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Photo and subject are unexciting. --James 21:20, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Not promoted 5 support 11 oppose Ravedave 03:03, 20 June 2006 (UTC)