Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Archives/Jul-Sep 2012

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Please cut and paste nominations to be archived from the Picture peer review mainpage to the top of the appropriate archive page, creating a new archive (by nomination date) when necessary.

Palais Saint-Georges[edit]

Original - Palais Saint-Georges in Rennes was built in 1670 to replace an older abbey building and remained in use as an abbey until 1792, when the French Revolution forces evicted the Benedictine nuns and used the building as a barracks. It is now owned by the commune of Rennes and houses the fire department and other civil offices.

This image was nominated as a featured picture at Commons and, frustratingly, I was never told of the nomination. As you can see, it was a fairly damning set of opposes, though most of them fair. I've now reprocessed the images from RAW and restitched. I believe all of the stitching errors are fixed. I think I've fixed the white balance (presumably what was meant by "poor colours"). I'm assuming that the poor crop was in regards to the very tip of the antenna being cut off; is this really such a big problem? Finally, there are indeed about three small areas where the focus is off, but I think you have to be pixel peeping in order to see them, and it only means it's not quite as sharp as the rest. I think a lot of images look like those soft areas at even less resolution and still manage to pass somehow. But I'd rather have your opinions: should I give up on this one and never bother with a nomination? Julia\talk 09:58, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Articles this image appears in
Saint George Palace
Creator
Julia W
Suggested by
Julia\talk 09:58, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


Cleisthenes[edit]

Original - Cleisthenes, the father of Greek democracy, reformed traditional Athenian government controlled by ruling tribes into the first government "of the people" (the Demos)

I don't think this will ever be a FP, but I need ideas here nonetheless. This picture has top EV in my mind, and it was dreadful before I tried to fix it. You can see the original on commons, and a color version I worked on many hours before finally giving up and going BW. I find the color of the original background quite poor and the color of the clay, well frankly - disgusting, and I felt that if I can't manipulate it into something bearable, then it is better just to hide it all away. It still look as though this guy is sweeting, but I don't know what to do about that. I could not find any other source than this one, which was a better starting point than what was there before, but maybe I just don't know where to look. Ideas?

Articles this image appears in
Cleisthenes, Democracy, and on many non-English sites.
Creator
yaniv256
Suggested by
→Yaniv256 talk contribs 08:10, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Comments
The biggest problem with the photo is the way it is taken out of context. In the original link to the photo, it shows it as a Mounted-Bust. As a Mounted Bust and in the original Photo, the light reflections you termed 'Sweatiness' do not bother the viewer near as much. Also in the original photo the viewer now understands the context of the photo versus the cropped version. There is simply more information available in the original photo, as shot. Tom Photos
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Old Godavari Bridge[edit]

Original - Havelock Bridge on the left and Godavari Arch Bridge on the right.

The Old Godavari Bridge is a decommissioned bridge that spans the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh, India. The construction of the bridge commenced on November 11,1897 and opened for traffic on August 30,1900. The image is a beautiful shot of godavari bridge with Adirondack guideboats.

Articles this image appears in
Old Godavari Bridge
Creator
Ramesh Ramaiah
Suggested by
Ramesh Ramaiah talk 21:54, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


Khamis Mosque Minaret[edit]

Original - A photograph of one of the two minarets in the Khamis Mosque, the oldest mosque in Bahrain and one of the oldest in the Arabian Peninsula.

The photo offers a clear photo of one of the minarets of the centuries-old Khamis Mosque in Bahrain. The fact that the minaret is photographed with the sun behind it, casts a sense of historical importance onto it and is a beautiful addition to the photo.

Articles this image appears in
Khamis Mosque
Creator
Flickr: Khamis Mosque Minnaret
Suggested by
Droodkin (talk) 12:56, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


HMB Endeavour[edit]

Images of Tall Ships under full sail are rare for a number of reasons. Firstly, the vessels do not often set full sail; the weather needs to be just right, and stable (it can take more time to set and hand the sails than there are hours of daylight). Secondly, even when full sail is set, there needs to be another vessel around to get photos like this one (or a tender needs to be launched, which increases the time required).

This photo suffers from a number of technical flaws (because it was taken with a compact digital camera); vignetting can be seen (especially in the top left corner), some of the highlights in the bow wave are blown, and the image could be sharper and have less noise on the ocean surface.

Despite these flaws, I think it is a good photo of a rare subject that substantially enhances the article. For this reason I think it is worthy of Featured Picture status.

Articles this image appears in
HM Bark Endeavour Replica
Creator
Fiona McFarlane
Suggested by
Edoddridge (talk) 05:02, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
  • I'm not sure it will become FP based on the quality of the image. The rarity of the picture may be the only thing that makes it pass. Even then, it could use some corrections, most importantly, leveling the horizon. --WingtipvorteX PTT 16:29, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
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Tower Bridge with Olympic Rings[edit]

Original - Tower Bridge Olympics 2012 rings

The picture is clear and of good quality, EV and resolution. It shows the bridge in full with the new olympic rings and is the only picture available at this time showing the bridge with the Olympic rings

Articles this image appears in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Bridge
Creator
Danesman
Suggested by
Danesman (talk) 22:29, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
  • Please read WP:FPC - the resolution is too low to be a FP "It is of sufficiently high resolution to allow quality print reproduction. Still images should be a minimum of 1500 pixels in width and height; larger sizes are generally preferred." I also note that it is not currently used in the Tower Bridge article (which has at least two FPs of the bridge in it already). Ruhrfisch ><>°° 12:50, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
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No. 14 Chevrolet Monte Carlo[edit]

Original - The Navy sponsored NASCAR Bush Series No. 14 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by Casey Atwood, speeds down the track during the NASCAR Busch Series, Carquest Auto Parts 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway (now Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

While skimming through some pictures I found this one. I think this may have a chance of being a featured picture because the car is amazingly clear; you can read every sponsor and you can even see some of the dirt on the front end of the car.

Articles this image appears in
Casey Atwood
Creator
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Johnny Bivera
Suggested by
Nascar1996(TalkContribs) 16:47, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


Davisson—Germer experiment[edit]

Original - Experimental setup of Davisson—Germer experiment

An essential visual aid towards understanding the experiment. The image is based on facts taken from the article with the exception of the electron gun which was based on facts from electron gun.

Articles this image appears in
Davisson-Germer experiment
Creator
Roshan
Suggested by
Roshan (talk) 08:45, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


Challenger disaster by Ronald Reagan[edit]

Original - Ronald Reagan addresses the nation regarding the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

This historic address to the nation was ranked the #8 political speech of the 20th century [1]

Articles this image appears in
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Oval Office Address
Creator
Lionelt
Suggested by
Lionel (talk) 09:39, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder


Daisy Girl[edit]

Original - The Daisy Girl advertisement from Lyndon B Johnson's 1964 presidential campaign

This historical television advertisement is considered a factor in Johnson's landslide victory in the 1964 presidential election over Barry Goldwater and an important turning point in political and advertising history.

Articles this image appears in
Daisy Girl
Creator
Lionelt
Suggested by
Lionel (talk) 09:10, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Comments
Seconder