Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Hydraulic drop-hammer

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Hydraulic drop-hammer[edit]

Original - A hydraulic drop-hammer and its operator

This is a dramatically lit shot, yet the lighting on the subject in question is good enough to show all of the detail needed on the subject at hand. It is a nice illustration of the article, which shows the scale of a hydraulic drop hammer (which is important for a distinction in the article on drop hammers vs. counterblow), while also being visually striking. It's possible that it could use some cropping; perhaps cropping down to the left half of the image, to leave it in portrait orientation with the extraneous material at the right removed. The man's shirt is a bit overexposed; I'm not sure if anything could be done for this or if it detracts too much from the picture as a whole. I think this would be a good candidate because it is a striking, visually appealing image, of something that is uncommonly seen, and which has good illustrative value. It could use a good English language description; I'm not exactly sure how that should be handled on a photo from Commons.

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Falcon222 (who I'm guessing is Falcon222)
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λ (talk | contribs) 19:51, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
  • The aesthetics of the picture are not in doubt, it is very interesting and has the mood you would expect of that line of work. However the overexposure isnt the only technical problem, it seems to lack in detail and clarity in some areas but there isnt anything drastically wrong with the image. My problem with it is that it doesnt show enough of the work the man is doing, you can only really make out a block of red hot metal. Dont think it would pass at WP:FPC but might have a chance at the Quality Images thing --Childzy ¤ Talk 11:21, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
  • The shirt isn't just very blown out, it's also very distractingly bright. Using curves on just the area of the shirt probably improves it. You would get better results with a raw than a jpeg, of course. I would also crop out the "STOP Gefahr" sign because I find it destracting. —Darxus (talk) 22:00, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Also, the good English language description should be handled on a photo from Commons by you adding it (on Commons). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Darxus (talkcontribs) 22:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)