Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Whitehall

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Whitehall Traffic[edit]

Original - Whitehall traffic portrays a busy London scene with the clock tower and Big Ben in the background.

I think the photo represents an accurate and creative display of a typical London street scene with both double-decker buses and Big Ben included in the photo. It is a very realistic shot that helps visually explain Whitehall street, as well as a remote view of the clock tower. In addition, it's well balanced and visually appealing. I am just looking for feedback regarding the photo and seeing if it meets the high standards of a VPC or FPC. I have another version of this photo that has the buses cropped out more and focuses more on Big Ben. I also have one that has a black shadow on the corners which creates a very nice contrast but I wasn't sure if that was acceptable editing for Wikipedia. Any feedback is appreciated.

Articles this image appears in
Whitehall,Big Ben
Joseph Plotz
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Flyer84 (talk) 05:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your nomination here. While this provides a good street scene as you suggest, there are several issues which would prevent it being featured. The primary problem is composition - while it shows the buses, the two most dominant ones in the foreground are badly cut-off. You'd need to really hit the timing or use a wider angle lens and get the buses in full view to have much chance at FPC I feel. Excluding that, EV for Big Ben is not that high, because as you say yourself it is a remote view - and we already have high res FPs of Big Ben. BTW the image is also tilted about 1° CCW. There are some other technical issues such as image noise that would also count against it. The version with the 'black shadows' you mention sounds like vignetting and is not very well received at FPC. Hope that helps a bit. --jjron (talk) 12:51, 2 September 2009 (UTC)