Seeing the outdoor pic of Edwards promoted earlier, I had to find a better famous-person photo. The Edwards shot was outdoors in harsh lighting, he has shadows all over him, he's not centered in the image, his mouth is awkwardly open, the background is disgustingly blurry wasted space, and a microphone is covering his face. I saw a comment that we desperately need more pictures of famous people, so I figured a high profile person like the president would have a quality portrait, and I was right! The president's very high resolution, centered, traditional portrait shot isn't featured. I was shocked when I noticed. If you think it's too grainy maybe someone can downsample it a bit. Remember, this isn't politics people, it's about the image. Hope the FP cabal isn't anti-republican (probably are with all your exotic pornographic fetishes D:).. just kidding! Please don't WP:SNOWBALL me into oblivion!
Support as nominatort 04:25, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Neutral; I take no sides when it comes to issues regarding Mr. Bush, and that includes this image. Yes, it is a very nice shot, no doubts about that, and it is large enough to qualify, but image quality is just terrible. If Fir was here, he might be able to do something about it. -- AltirisHeliosExeunt 04:54, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once distributed across North America, Europe and Asia, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. It has a wingspan averaging over 2 m (7 ft) and up to 1m (3 ft) in body length. The Golden Eagle is one of twelve species of large eagles in the genus Aquila found worldwide. Latest research indicates it forms a worldwide superspecies with Verreaux's Eagle, Gurney's Eagle and the Wedge-tailed Eagle.
Oppose reluctantly - it looks like the classic map, but there are a lot of unnecessary border elements, the png format would be better as a jpg and mostly the smallest text is not legible at full rez. deBivort 22:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Not promoted —Julia\talk 21:02, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
A woderful piece of international photography, influencial and powerful in its message.
The incident took place just a minute away from Tiananmen on Chang'an Avenue, which leads into the Forbidden City, Beijing, on 5 June 1989, the day after the Chinese government began cracking down violently on the protests in Tiananmen Square. The man stood alone in the middle of the road as the tanks approached. He held two bags, one in each hand. As the tanks came to a stop, he appeared to be trying to wave them away. In response, the front tank attempted to drive around the man, but the man repeatedly stepped into the path of the tank in a show of nonviolent action. This photo was taken from the sixth floor of the Beijing Hotel, about half a mile away, through a 400mm lens.
This image depicts Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of nursing, giving aide to the victims of the Crimean War along with her company of volunteer nurses. There are quite a few images that display Nightingale's actual provision of care to her patients. Linked to this image is the article Nightingale's Environmental Theory which is one her first theories and still the basis of nursing practice today.
This map is not only beautiful, it provides an thorough overview of the geography of the Olmec Heartland, the locations and relative size of the major Olmec sites, and the locations of other important Olmec finds. I wish all my maps did such a fine job of combining elegance and utility.
Map of the Olmec heartland showing the major cities and towns (in yellow), and archaeological finds unassociated with settlements (in red).
Oppose because of composition, as mentioned, and because the lens shield and reflection on lens are blurred/have grain. I'll defer to Dschwen as to why. Enuja(talk) 06:02, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Oppose Poor cropping, tilted, strap cut off, generally uninspired and uninspiring. --mikaultalk 11:35, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Knee-jerk oppose The cut-off strap is an instant killer. Samsara (talk • contribs) 12:13, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Oppose. For different reasons than the ones mentioned. The most prominent objects in the image are the lens and flash rather than the camera, which the image is supposed to be representing. The ideal image would be of the camera with no lens attached, or at the least with a minimally distracting 50mm lens on it, or something similar. Perhaps a kit lens if not. Diliff | (Talk)(Contribs) 12:38, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
I mainly made the image for the Nikon article - and therefore its probably OK to take a nikon camera with a nikon lens and a nikon flash. -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:43, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
A dramatic photograph taken at some personal risk: a major fire rages quite close to the rooftop where this was shot 102 years ago when camera equipment was heavy and required a tripod. If the wind had shifted in the photographer's direction a swift evacuation would have been difficult. This event was one of the worst natural disasters in United States history.
Original Photographer: Chadwick, H. D. (US Gov War Department. Office of the Chief Signal Officer.) Edits by Durova (scratch and artifact removal, rotation). Original unretouched upload available at Image:Sfearthquake3.jpg
High-quality image. Balance is excellent as the building and flag compliment each other along a diagonal plane. The left side, dominated by the light of the building, is offset as the flag reflects light above the shadowed side of the building, which retreats from prominence gradually. The flag, nearly perfectly flying in the breeze, clearly shows the name “Oklahoma” exactly opposite to the building’s “State of Oklahoma”.
Oppose Image is noisy, the flag is cut off and obstructs the view of the building (which is also cut off). CillaИ ♦ XC 23:47, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Oppose noisy and unencyclopedic composition. Clegs (talk) 04:10, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Oppose - way too noisy, JPG compression artifacts. —Vanderdecken∴ ∫ξφ 10:41, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Oppose per above. Cut off, tilted, non-encyclopedic composition. Spikebrennan (talk) 14:03, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Comment Unless there is support within a day I will go ahead and retract this nomination. Okiefromoklaquestions? 19:32, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately it most likely won't gather any support because of its very narrow illustrative value; the visual context is just too narrow. It would do much better over at Commons, where encyclopedic value isn't a criterion and artistic merit can come forward. If you have any more up your sleeve, it's always a good idea to pre-nominate prospective wikipedia FPs at Picture Peer Review, gives you a chance to iron out annoying technicalities like these first. --mikaultalk 00:59, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Original - A Pratt & Whitney J58 (the jet engine that powered the SR-71 Blackbird) in the test stand at Edwards AFB, in Full Afterburner. Note how the whole aft section is glowing with the heat. Note also the shock diamonds.
It's a nice photo that links to a few pages describing various aspects of Ram Jet technology
Articles this image appears in
'Afterburner', 'Pratt & Whitney J58', and 'Shock diamond'
Support as nominatorZonedar (talk) 15:44, 9 March 2008 (UTC)