Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/October-2016

Please cut and paste new entries to the bottom of this page, creating a new monthly archive (by closing date) when necessary.

Older Archive
Miscellaneous Archive
2004:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2005:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2006:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2007:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2008:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2009:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2010:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2011:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2012:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2013:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2014:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2015:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2016:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - October - November - December
2017:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2018:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2019:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2020:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
Purge page cache if nominations haven't updated.


Roger Chaffee in Mission Control

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 1 Oct 2016 at 06:03:43 (UTC)

Original – Astronaut Roger Chaffee working as capsule communicator (CAPCOM) during the Gemini 3 mission.
Reason
Especially considering when this photo was taken, this is a high resolution photo with the subject set nicely in focus. This photo shows an astronaut in a somewhat unnatural state; they are working as CAPCOM instead of working in space. It is verifiable through NASA sources. There is an accurate description in English.
Articles in which this image appears
Gemini 3, Roger B. Chaffee
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
NASA
  • Support as nominatorKees08 (talk) 06:03, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 17:47, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportINeverCry 00:47, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support -- --Janke | Talk 06:54, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support A few minor specks, but nothing worth worrying about given the grain. Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:51, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Roger B. Chaffee at a console in the Mission Control Center, Houston, during the Gemini-Titan 3 flight.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:23, 1 October 2016 (UTC)



Lenin (nuclear-powered icebreaker)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Oct 2016 at 06:35:08 (UTC)

Original – The Lenin, a Soviet era nuclear-powered icebreaker, was commissioned in 1957 as the world’s first nuclear-powered civilian vessel and surface ship. Decommissioned in 1989, the Lenin is permanently moored in Murmansk as a floating museum.
Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Lenin (1957 icebreaker)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 06:35, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Brandmeistertalk 08:01, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 22:19, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Support - Quality is great but dull lighting spoils the mood for me. Nikhil (talk) 02:08, 24 September 2016‎ (UTC)
  • Support. I like it. The lighting is surely pretty much inevitable (or even desirable); the ship's in Murmansk, famous for being cold and bleak. Josh Milburn (talk) 13:47, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportINeverCry 03:05, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Light notwithstanding, I find the crops too tight. Daniel Case (talk) 01:48, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:RUS-2016-Murmansk-Icebreaker Lenin 01.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 06:40, 3 October 2016 (UTC)



Kilmainham Gaol

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Oct 2016 at 09:19:55 (UTC)

Original – Kilmainham Gaol main hall, Victorian wing.
Reason
High quality image showing hall, walkways, and cells, and the airy nature of the hall due to the large bright skylight. 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, were imprisoned and executed in this prison by the British.
Articles in which this image appears
Kilmainham Gaol
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominatorColin°Talk 09:19, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support INeverCry 23:31, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:53, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Godot13 (talk) 00:07, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 11:07, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per my !vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 01:44, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Kilmainham Gaol Main Hall 2016-06-03.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 09:20, 3 October 2016 (UTC)



Perast

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 3 Oct 2016 at 17:12:53 (UTC)

Original – Perast
Reason
Quality is good. EV is high. I assume not too many people know where Perast is, let alone know the significance of it for the Montenegrin people.
Articles in which this image appears
Perast
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Halavar
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 17:12, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support MITB --- MITB_talk 18:46, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support INeverCry 23:30, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 11:13, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – Good EV per nominator, good detail. (Unfortunate that woman on rocks is partly obscured, but oh well.) Sca (talk) 12:13, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Widok na Perast z zachodu 01.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 17:15, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Armbrust, czy mówisz po angielsku? Face-grin.svg Sca (talk) 21:39, 4 October 2016 (UTC)



Teresia Sampsonia

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2016 at 01:37:57 (UTC)

Original – Lady Teresia Sampsonia Shirley, as painted by Anthony van Dyck in Rome, 1622.
Reason
Quality is good, has a free license, and has a high EV (painting was made during her own life by one of the most famous painters of that time).
Articles in which this image appears
Teresia Sampsonia
FP category for this image
Paintings
Creator
Anthony van Dyck
  • Support as nominatorLouisAragon (talk) 01:37, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportAṭlas (talk) 02:46, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Strike !vote as account is not old enough (was created just 14 days ago instead of the required 25). Armbrust Homunculus 07:31, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's very, very small and has gone through some potentially questionable "colour correction". Josh Milburn (talk) 13:43, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Agree. Way under minimum size without a good reason, and it's readily accessible, so it'd be very hard to come up with a good reason. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:00, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per others – Jobas (talk) 09:06, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Well below minimum resolution of 1500x1500. Mattximus (talk) 12:49, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 03:57, 4 October 2016 (UTC)



Aida, Act 1, Scene 2

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2016 at 01:50:49 (UTC)

Original – Philippe Chaperon's set design for Act 1, Scene 2 of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, from the original 1871 Cairo performance.
Reason
Historical records of the first production are very valuable by their nature. The crop was done to allow me to carefully fix the edges; the paper was not cut that evenly for mounting, and I wanted to get as much of the detailed work near the top as possible. Lots of dust on this one.
Articles in which this image appears
Aida
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle/Theatre
Creator
Philippe Chaperon, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 01:50, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I rarely respond to FP canidates, but I love watching this page, and I fell I am uniquely qualified to discuss this one as I am a set designer for theater myself. One big question I have is with the crop of the image. Around the edge of this candidate is a curtain but it is unclear if that curtain is part of the set or if it is actually the House curtain. Because we do not have any reference point of where the proscenium is in relationship to this curtain I am uncertain if this crop is actually the whole set. More simply put if this curtain is the House Curtain then everything is great, but if it is part of the scenery than the image may be cropped too close.--Found5dollar (talk) 14:28, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
    • @Found5dollar: This is literally the entirety of the image as it exists - I very carefully made sure not to crop out any of it; indeed, I filled about a 6-10 pixels high strip in a few places in order to make sure no information was lost because of the unevenness of the paper. Compare File:Set_design_by_Philippe_Chaperon_for_Act1_sc2_of_Aida_by_Verdi_1871_Cairo_-_Gallica.jpg. I did cut that tiny tag of paper in the lower right hand corner, the rest, at most, lost a pixel or two. The blue backing paper doesn't appear to be original, so I didn't want to keep it.
While it's theoretically possible more of the image existed at some point, it certainly does not now; the BnF has the Paris opera artchives - note the "Bibl. de L'Opera" stamp on the original; this is the only copy. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:04, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
@[2] you'll see that he fairly regularly includes curtains to frame his designs, but they tend not to show any more detail than here. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:01, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm convinced. I'm still unsure if in his rendering style these curtains he includes are part of the theater or part of the design, but in-terms of the needs here we have as much info as we can possibly have.--Found5dollar (talk) 15:01, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Another quality restoration. Based on the original used in this case, it seems that any actual cropping of the design was minuscule.--Godot13 (talk) 19:15, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:21, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportINeverCry 03:04, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 04:05, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support I like that the construction lines weren't lost in the restoration. It's good to see what a real stage design sketch looks like. Smurrayinchester 07:48, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Wanted to include everything but the dust and chipping, (and the rather obviously late-addition blue paper frame it was glued to). Cutting out the draft lines would lessen its value. Thinking finishing Rigoletto next. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:25, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per my !vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 01:49, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Set design by Philippe Chaperon for Act1 sc2 of Aida by Verdi 1871 Cairo - Gallica - Restored.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 04:04, 4 October 2016 (UTC)



National Library of Greece

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 4 Oct 2016 at 08:24:33 (UTC)

Original – The main building of the National Library of Greece. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen.
Reason
high quality photograph of a notable building and therefore high EV
Articles in which this image appears
National Library of Greece
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Der Wolf im Wald

Promoted File:Griechische Nationalbibliothek (Zuschnitt).jpg --Godot13 (talk) 20:49, 4 October 2016 (UTC)



Santa Maria in Vallicella (Rome) - Intern

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 5 Oct 2016 at 07:45:22 (UTC)

Original – Interior of the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, Rome
Reason
One of the most beautiful churches of Rome
Articles in which this image appears
Santa Maria in Vallicella
FP category for this image
Places/Interiors
Creator
Livioandronico2013
  • Support as nominatorLivioAndronico (talk) 07:45, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – A pretty picture of a pretty place, but to my eye the glare of the lights is rather distracting. Sca (talk) 20:40, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportINeverCry 03:01, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support another nice image. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:05, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 04:09, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 11:34, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn't reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust Homunculus 11:34, 5 October 2016 (UTC)



Liberty atop the Freedom Monument, Riga

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 7 Oct 2016 at 20:22:35 (UTC)

Original – The copper statue of Liberty atop the Freedom Monument in Riga, which commemorates the fallen in the Latvian War of Independence. She holds three gilded stars representing the three cultural regions that united to form Latvia in 1918.
Reason
A good image of the most famous national symbol of Latvia. The statue is high up a column, meaning that she is difficult to photograph front-on without a very long zoom. We already have one featured picture of the monument, but that one shows the entire column with the statue only a minor detail. The two different images both have high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
Freedom Monument, Kārlis Zāle
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Smurrayinchester
  • Support as nominatorSmurrayinchester 20:22, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportINeverCry 10:18, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – Due in part to the monument's interesting history – surprisingly, it survived the Soviet occupation of Latvia. Sca (talk) 14:19, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - Great image at thumbnail size, okay at full screen, some focus/artifact issues at full size that become distracting from the waist down... Given the pixel count, final file size seems a bit small.--Godot13 (talk) 20:54, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I agree about the file size, the original is a lot larger. Bammesk (talk) 03:42, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I saved it at 95% quality JPEG, and I don't see any JPEG artifact issues. I still have the TIFF, so I could resave it as a 100% JPEG easily enough. Smurrayinchester 07:33, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Uploaded the 100% version. Must admit, the sky looks a lot better. Smurrayinchester 20:32, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Looking at it closer, the de-noise is excessive, it shows in the feet area and the stars. Also I don't see a benefit in reducing (scaling) the image size, it results in loss of details. Aside from the technical issues, I am undecided about significance of EV given we have a FP of the monument. Image complements existing FP, as a set. I like the composition, excellent background. I have to Weak oppose because of technical issues, sorry. Bammesk (talk) 00:56, 30 September 2016 (UTC) ...sidenote: I ran the original image through GIMP despeckle tool, set at 2 pixel radius, and thought it was an improvement, just one user's opinion. Bammesk (talk) 01:45, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 06:44, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Regretful oppose per Bammesk. Daniel Case (talk) 21:14, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 22:48, 7 October 2016 (UTC)



Langley Covered Bridge

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 8 Oct 2016 at 04:21:27 (UTC)

Original – A historic covered bridge in Michigan. This is a drone photo taken of a new prospective of the bridge. This is the longest covered bridge in Michigan now. That is listed on the Michigan Historic Place List
Reason
The image is of high technical standards, the image is of high resolution, I hope others think of it is the best images. Looking at the images of some bridges it seems to standout. It has a free licenses. It adds significant encyclopedic value to the article.
Articles in which this image appears
Langley Covered Bridge
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture, Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/American history
Creator
jsgoodrich
  • Support as nominatorJsgoodrich (talk) 04:21, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Colors look over-saturated. Sky is really noisy. Focus at the back of the bridge is soft. White bridge supports are over-exposed. Might've been a better idea to try QI at Commons first. INeverCry 10:17, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Due to over-saturation. Everything looks dayglo-ish. Sca (talk) 14:16, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - A drone is not going to take photos as good as a conventional camera any time soon, and this isn't an unusual enough perspective to make up for the problems (over-exposed, and it doesn't quite seem straight, maybe because the drone's lens is quite fisheye). An image like this one might be a better choice. It's an unusual view, and it shows the full bridge including the dyke. Smurrayinchester 14:22, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I would disagree with your statement, this nomination is a better angle for sure. However the picture quality is not very good so I will also oppose, but I don't think the problem is with the framing. Mattximus (talk) 14:46, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per others – Jobas (talk) 06:48, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per others. Daniel Case (talk) 01:51, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • @Daniel Case: 1st time I've looked at your bio. 10 March 1968? You're a full 5 days older than me you old goat! My mom tried to hold on for St. Patty's Day... Face-wink.svg INeverCry 00:44, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Which means we share a birthday, INC. Just... several years difference. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:19, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Several years are nothing. I was a big strong lad just yesterday it seems; I'm sure Daniel was too... Face-wink.svg INeverCry (talk) 22:04, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Saturation and contrast are too extreme, resulting in noise and loss of detail. Margalob (talk) 14:24, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 04:42, 8 October 2016 (UTC)



Winter Palace & Palace Square

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Oct 2016 at 05:34:53 (UTC)

Original – An aerial view of the Winter Palace (part of the Hermitage Museum) and Palace Square, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Reason
High quality, high EV (complete/dimensional view of the Winter Palace and adjacent Palace Square).
The combination of intermittent overcast skies, restricted to flying over the river, and no hovering, contribute to some technical flaws in this image. I hope it has the EV to compensate.
Articles in which this image appears
Winter Palace, Palace Square
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Godot13
Alt version (crop)
  • Support either as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 05:34, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support ALTJobas (talk) 08:14, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Unfortunate Oppose because of cut-off building at left - even if it doesn't belong to the Palace, the composition is badly limping because of it... --Janke | Talk 09:03, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Janke, but on a larger note, I have noticed many of these aerial views being nominated and promoted and I would say that in general I am against them. They show architecture from angles they were never meant to be seen, nor ever recognised by a person on the ground. They are "cool" but the encyclopedic value, I think, is reduced when it's impossible for a person to ever see it like that in real life. Mattximus (talk) 14:45, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Mattximus- I understand your opposition in so far as you cite Janke. However your reasoning in being against aerial photographs and their reduced EV makes no sense to me at all. I agree, for Wikipedia FP, "cool" is not enough, but it is a bonus. To be able to illustrate an object, building, or place in a way that provides a different, rare, or unique scope or perspective is (to me at least) the goal of an encyclopedic image. Using the present image as an example (and I'm not trying to change your opposition to this particular image)- if a reader only had the first two images of the Winter Palace article to rely on (1 and 2), they may be left believing that the the building is basically rectangular in shape. Seeing the building from an aerial perspective (from angles they were never meant to be seen??) illustrates that the palace is actually square with a main courtyard and four smaller courtyards. Is a photo of Earth from the moon less encyclopedic because it is impossible (or highly unlikely) that a person will ever see it like that in real life?--Godot13 (talk) 17:14, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
I can put it another way. If I saw this picture, then went walking around St. Petersburg, I would not be able to identify the winter palace. Architects do not design buildings (with some exceptions...[3]) to be seen from impossible angles such as from an airplane. Encyclopedic value would thus be much diminished, since the primary purpose for encyclopedic images is to be useful. Mattximus (talk) 18:29, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - @Janke, Jobas, and Mattximus: Alternate version offered. Cropped with best effort at a fair (but far from perfect) perspective correction. Mattximus - The impossible angle argument feels a bit circular, so I'll agree to disagree.-Godot13 (talk) 22:46, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Alt - People fly over cities and see buildings from the air every day, or they see smaller buildings from the top of skyscrapers like the Empire State Building. INeverCry 01:26, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Alt – Tighter focus aids visual accessibility. In the original, the Alexander Column is distracting. Sca (talk) 15:06, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Alt - per Sca. Spongie555 (talk) 00:53, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:RUS-2016-Aerial-SPB-Winter Palace (crop).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 06:59, 11 October 2016 (UTC)



San Stanislao dei Polacchi (Rome) - Ceiling.jpg

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Oct 2016 at 16:44:58 (UTC)

Original – San Stanislao dei Polacchi (Rome) - Ceiling
Reason
Beautiful ceiling
Articles in which this image appears
San Stanislao alle Botteghe Oscure
FP category for this image
Places/Interiors
Creator
Livioandronico2013

Promoted File:San Stanislao dei Polacchi (Rome) - Ceiling.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 19:51, 11 October 2016 (UTC)



BMW S1000RR

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Oct 2016 at 21:15:11 (UTC)

Original – The BMW S1000RR sport bike produced by BMW Motorrad. It was specifically designed to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship.
Reason
Very high quality studio shot that show of minute details of the bike. Very high EV.
Articles in which this image appears
BMW S1000RR
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Land
Creator
Stefan Krause, Germany
  • Support as nominator – FakeShemp (talk) 21:15, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support INeverCry 01:12, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 09:09, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – Looks suspiciously promotional, especially with that spurious backdrop, but apparently it was taken by a private photog. Sca (talk) 14:57, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – looks like [4] he is combining several photos, background shadows are a little goofy in a couple places (above fuel tank, to the left of front tire), but the bike is too good to nag! (not that there is anything wrong with nagging!) Bammesk (talk) 21:52, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Several lights, but this is almost certainly a single photograph. The file linked is more of a "making of" to show what setup he was using. Much better equipment than I've ever used ;)  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:56, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --Alchemist-hp (talk) 00:05, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:24, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Daniel Case (talk) 21:20, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 16:26, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:BMW S1000 RR Studio.JPG --Armbrust Homunculus 22:53, 11 October 2016 (UTC)



Juvenile European robin

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Oct 2016 at 15:14:18 (UTC)

Original – Juvenile European robin, lacking the red breast of the adult
Reason
FP on Commons, people might be surprised at a robin with no red colouring. High EV
Articles in which this image appears
European robin
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 15:14, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support It'd have been nice to have the rearmost leg in focus, but the sharpness of the entire rest of the bird is fantastic. An excellent image. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:51, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support I wonder if European Robbins like to give people dirty looks. The Robbins here in Nevada always give me the evil eye. Another thing our Robbins like to do is make eye-contact for a moment or two and then take a shit. Face-sad.svg INeverCry 22:06, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak support - Noisy background, leaf in the foreground is distracting, but very good focus on the bird. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:32, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose - There seems to be an HDR haloing effect going on. Also, the EV isn't that great considering that it's a photo of a juvenile. It definitely has value, but not as much as a photo of an adult, IMO. Kaldari (talk) 07:41, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - we already have a featured picture of this very bird... I'm not sure there is much EV in having two... Mattximus (talk) 21:50, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 17:24, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose; the leaf at bottom center is distracting. Daniel Case (talk) 06:51, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – Not a bad image of the individual, but contrast with background seems weak, leaf is distracting, and as noted by Kaldari subject is a juvenile. Sca (talk) 21:32, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak support Per Chris WoodrichJobas (talk) 16:30, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:European robin (Erithacus rubecula) juvenile.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 19:54, 12 October 2016 (UTC)



Black-bellied whistling ducks

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Oct 2016 at 15:24:31 (UTC)

Original Black-bellied whistling ducks in Tobago
Reason
FP on commons, shows social behavior and symmetry of swimming position
Articles in which this image appears
Black-bellied whistling duck
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Birds
Creator
Charlesjsharp
  • Support as nominatorCharlesjsharp (talk) 15:24, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Nice capture, very good detail & contrast. Good EV as the species isn't known in the U.S. outside the South. (It would be good if the article included a sound file of their waa-chooo call.) Sca (talk) 14:47, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 20:57, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – Left edge has a column of white pixels. It looks over-saturated, too much red and blue perhaps!? Bammesk (talk) 00:51, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Well spotted. Not at home so cannot remove white pixels or adjust saturation till Sunday. Charlesjsharp (talk) 09:22, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Agree with Bammesk re over-saturation. Sca (talk) 14:22, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • To me the image, especially the water, looks over-saturated. Also compared to the original [5], the tail-shadow of the right duck has an extra length to it. Bammesk (talk) 15:45, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Still agree with Bammesk re over-saturation. Sca (talk) 00:39, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Tail shadow error rectified. Well done in spotting it! Saturation reduced again, but I don't want to reduce it further. Charlesjsharp (talk) 08:36, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:04, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Okay, support – Looking somewhat less intense color-wise. Sca (talk) 15:59, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – I wish there was more EV though, content in the article that related to a swimming flock. Bammesk (talk) 01:51, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Black-bellied whistling ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis).jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:03, 12 October 2016 (UTC)



Michael Ancher

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 Oct 2016 at 20:49:18 (UTC)

OriginalMichael Ancher, one of the Skagen Painters
Reason
Ancher has some fantastic self-portraits, of course, but I think a photograph is also useful alongside them.
Articles in which this image appears
Michael Ancher
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Artists and writers
Creator
Unknown photographer, restored by Adam Cuerden

Promoted File:Michael Ancher portrætfoto 2 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:50, 12 October 2016 (UTC)


Denver, Colorado, 1898

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 12 October 2016 at 21:14:00 (UTC)

Original – description by User:Balcer~commonswiki, [1]: Denver, Colorado. This photograph is taken from the top of the Colorado State Capitol, facing northwest looking down 16th St. The intersection of 16th and Broadway is in the foreground. The domed building on the left side is the Arapahoe County Courthouse, demolished in 1933. The Brown Palace Hotel is visible on the right side.
Reason
Historic panorama of Denver, Colorado, circa 1898 by notable explorer-photographer William Henry Jackson, restored, used in several articles. (Print edges aren't straight, so the PNG version has transparent borders.)
Articles in which this image appears
American frontier, Denver, History of Denver, Colorado 1870-2000, +3 more
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Panorama or Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/USA History
Creator
William Henry Jackson, restored by Bammesk
  • Support as nominatorBammesk (talk) 21:14, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support INeverCry 21:56, 2 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Great. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:23, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Can't see any stitching errors... ;-) --Janke | Talk 19:01, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
I used GIMP's hide-error tool, so to speak. Thanks for the vote. :-) Bammesk (talk) 02:41, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Very nice.--Godot13 (talk) 09:05, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Nice picture, very good scan. Margalob (talk) 14:21, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, great historic value. Daniel Case (talk) 17:41, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 16:39, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Denver Colorado 1898 - LOC - restoration1.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 21:15, 12 October 2016 (UTC)



Lansdowne portrait

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 13 Oct 2016 at 20:52:22 (UTC)

OriginalGilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington
Reason
High ev as lead image and amazing scan of the painting
Articles in which this image appears
Lansdowne portrait, Presidential portrait (United States), George Washinton, Presidency of George Washington
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Gilbert Stuart
  • Support as nominatorSpongie555 (talk) 20:52, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support INeverCry (talk) 02:06, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 17:04, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Great scan, my only concern is that (at 1/4 GB) no mobile user and a number of lap and desktop users may not be able to open the file.--Godot13 (talk) 01:05, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Nikhil (talk) 02:20, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Gilbert Stuart - George Washington - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:53, 13 October 2016 (UTC)



Pietà (Perugino)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 15 Oct 2016 at 19:04:00 (UTC)

Original – Pietà (Perugino)
Reason
A Perugino's masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
Pietà (Perugino)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Livioandronico2013

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 19:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)



Chesme Column (Tsarskoye Selo)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 16 Oct 2016 at 23:23:13 (UTC)

Original – The Rinaldi-designed Chesme Column is located at Catherine’s Park (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg, Russia. The column commemorates the Russian naval victory in the Battle of Chesma.
Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Chesme Column, Battle of Chesma, Victory column (the last two are not seven days, but they are nearly identical replacements)
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Others
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 23:23, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
  • File page is missing English description. Bammesk (talk) 00:58, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 01:42, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportBammesk (talk) 03:33, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --Belbasesuraj (talk) 15:46, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:07, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak support – The file is large enough to be cropped more tightly. Sca (talk) 15:57, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, although I agree with Sca. Daniel Case (talk) 01:23, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:RUS-2016-Pushkin-Catherine Park-Chesme Column.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 23:38, 16 October 2016 (UTC)



Ha-ha (seriously)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 20 Oct 2016 at 20:09:28 (UTC)

Original – The Ha-ha is an architectural landscaping element generally used to control the movement of livestock around large estates. As illustrated, the ha-ha keeps animals off the main lawn of the Hopetoun House while remaining unseen from the main house. An additional perspective can be seen here.
Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ha-ha
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture (not entirely sure)
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 20:09, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:44, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 09:09, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - interesting find, good EV. Mattximus (talk) 23:21, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 07:10, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 07:18, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support good work Godot13 :)--Ibrahim.ID »» 16:15, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support A little posterized on the clouds, but not so much that it detracts from the overall image. Daniel Case (talk) 03:11, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support : DreamSparrow Chat 06:05, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Scotland-2016-West Lothian-Hopetoun House 02.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:15, 20 October 2016 (UTC)



European mole

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 18 Oct 2016 at 17:32:58 (UTC)

Original – The European mole (Talpa europaea) is a mammal of the order Eulipotyphla.
Reason
high quality photograph of a notable species, and therefore high EV
Articles in which this image appears
European mole (most EV), Eulipotyphla, Mole (animal), Talpa (genus), +16 others
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Animals/Mammals
Creator
Archaeodontosaurus
  • Support as nominatorArmbrust Homunculus 17:32, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose – Animal's body has a soft (blurry) border all around. Most likely the result of selecting the body for various backgrounds 1 2 strike per photographer below. Bammesk (talk) 16:12, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support I'm not sure I see what Bammesk is talking about, the picture looks great to me. Mattximus (talk) 22:57, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Mattximus, looking at the image at full size for instance between (x,y)=(1650,2400) and (3650,1950), x,y relative to top left corner, the fur is blurry all along the border of the body (where the body meets the grey background). I think the blurriness is not associated with 2). Claw areas were isolated (in software) with more care, so there is no blurriness in claw areas. Bammesk (talk) 00:57, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose because of unappealing background and lethargic pose of the animal. Any chance of a photo in a more natural environment? --Janke | Talk 06:22, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Per Janke. Looks like it could be a stuffed animal. Sca (talk) 15:55, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • It might be best to consult the originator @Archaeodontosaurus: before nominating an image of a mole which may or may not be alive. Charlesjsharp (talk) 16:22, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  •  Comment: Hello, I recall that animal. Died that morning in the museum gardens it was shown to me in the middle of a photo shoot of eggs. I have not taken great technical care. I placed it on a large sheet of cardboard and photos of the mole have been made. It appears on this sheet without further treatment. The clipping paths were made by someone else recently. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 16:52, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Hi Archaeodontosaurus, what is the reason for blurry fur along the edge of the mole's body? for instance between the two points I mentioned above. Bammesk (talk) 01:07, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes, there are 8 pictures stacked but are missing one more to cover the whole subject. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:05, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Others – Jobas (talk) 09:05, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per others. I realize it's the way they are, but that poor thing looks dead. Daniel Case (talk) 01:26, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
@Godot13: Yeah, I didn't realize that until after I voted. Sorry ... Daniel Case (talk) 03:05, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Just kidding around...-Godot13 (talk) 04:23, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Adam Cuerden (talk) 23:58, 20 October 2016 (UTC)



San Giovanni Evangelista (Parma) - Dome

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2016 at 07:16:53 (UTC)

Original – Vision of St. John on Patmos
Reason
One of Correggio's masterpiece
Articles in which this image appears
Vision of St. John on Patmos
FP category for this image
Places/Interiors
Creator
Livioandronico2013

Promoted File:San Giovanni Evangelista (Parma) - Dome.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 08:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)



John Meintz, punished during World War I

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2016 at 15:30:41 (UTC)

Original – German-American John Meints was tarred and feathered for not supporting war bonds during World War I.
Reason
Historical photograph with encylopedic value in illustrating tarring and feathering.
Articles in which this image appears
Tarring and feathering
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/History/World War I
Creator
From the National Archives and Records Administration, photographer unknown. Restored by User:Opencooper.
  • Support as nominatorOpencooper (talk) 15:30, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 02:14, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – John Meints is not mentioned in Tarring and feathering, except in the caption for this photo. Sca (talk) 15:24, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
    • I'm new to FPC so apologies for any misunderstanding. I'm assuming you're alluding to #5 of the featured picture criteria which says that a featured picture "Adds significant encyclopedic value to an article and helps readers to understand an article." I didn't know that the picture also had to be the subject of the article and I thought it would be enough that it shows tarring and feathering (in fact, it's the only photograph in Commons:Category:Tarring and feathering). While researching for the caption, I determined that Meints isn't covered in-depth enough to merit notability. Personally I think the image being used at the top of the article "helps readers to understand [the] article" in showing how tarring and feathering actually looks. Opencooper (talk) 15:13, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
You are correct, it's not required. It's just my (ex-journalist's) opinion that the subject of an FP should be discussed, or at least explained, in the target article. Others may disagree. As far as adding EV, didn't this photo simply replace the unrestored version? In that case it doesn't add much visual information to the article. Sorry. Sca (talk) 15:24, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Okay I've added mention of Meints and another German to the 20th century section. As for your second point yes, but it's a restored version that meets a "high technical standard" unlike the original. Regardless, if that's your opinion, I respect that. Thanks for the elaboration. Opencooper (talk) 16:01, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per ScaJobas (talk) 11:05, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
    • @Jobas: Meints is mentioned in the article now. Unless you mean you don't think it has encyclopedic value? I really don't see how a photograph of someone who was tarred and feathered doesn't have encyclopedic value on the tarring and feathering article. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what FPC is for so if you could I'd like if you could elaborate on your oppose and how the image doesn't meet the featured picture criteria. Opencooper (talk) 12:35, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
    • @Jobas: Sca now supports the nomination so you should either change your vote or expand on your oppose, thanks. Opencooper (talk) 04:39, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – I fleshed out the article's Meints section from the source and made a few other minor changes, so now I can support the nom. (So happens in the past I wrote about anti-German sentiment during WWI and can vouch for the tone of this section.) Sca (talk) 21:22, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – I am leaning to support, but how about nominating the front and back image [6] as a set? Bammesk (talk) 13:48, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
    • That's not a bad idea at all but of course is contingent on someone restoring the other image. I initially thought about doing the back image but at the time determined that it was very damaged and would take too much time/effort. I tried again to see if I could restore it today but I barely made a dent. I'll keep trying to work on it but I don't think I could personally do it in a week with my low skill level. Opencooper (talk) 05:14, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – EV. Bammesk (talk) 20:18, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support but I'd suggest adding a little more headroom in at the top. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:02, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:John Meintz, punished during World War I - NARA - 283633 - restored.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 17:04, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


Royal Albert Hall - Central View

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 22 Oct 2016 at 20:36:22 (UTC)

Original – Royal Albert Hall - View from a central box in the Grand Tier
Reason
A 171 megapixel panorama of the Royal Albert Hall. Taken when the hall is open to visitors on the weekend of Open House London 2016. Normally public access is restricted only to events, and tripod photography is not allowed. The acoustic diffusing discs (mushrooms/flying-saucers) are lit by purple LED lamps in the gallery.
Articles in which this image appears
Royal Albert Hall
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Interiors
Creator
Colin
  • Support as nominator If you have problems viewing this image in your browser, use the interactive large-image viewer, or one of the smaller downsized versions, all of which are linked from the file-description page. It's a 16:9 aspect ratio, so viewing fullscreen is best (Press F11 on Firefox). – Colin°Talk 20:36, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 02:13, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support without doubt. Great work! Nikhil (talk) 02:19, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Very impressive job...--Godot13 (talk) 07:46, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 11:08, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:50, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support : DreamSparrow Chat 06:04, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Royal Albert Hall - Central View 169.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 20:55, 22 October 2016 (UTC)



Ice shelf (Antarctic Sound)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 23 Oct 2016 at 23:42:51 (UTC)

Original – An ice shelf extending from Joinville Island into the Antarctic Sound near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Based on satellite images (Google Earth) dated four weeks before the photograph was taken, the distance from the closest mountain peak to the edge of the ice shelf is approximately 6 miles (9.7 km). The image was captured from a distance of 6 miles from the edge of the ice shelf using a 300mm lens. The height of the shelf edge at the waterline is almost 90 feet.
Alt1 – CSS image crop
Alt1 – CSS image crop
Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Ice shelf, Antarctic Sound
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Natural phenomena/Others
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 23:42, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – very nice image, good EV, but the thickness of the ice feels somewhat muted, I wish the image had more of a punch in highlighting the ice boundary (may be if the water was more blue, but given the location I know what I am asking for is a tall order!). I am undecided about supporting. Bammesk (talk) 14:05, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Bammesk- I understand, I figured this might be a bit of a long shot. The absolute enormity of the shelf is lost without some kind of anchor or reference point. While the ice extends from the mountain 6 miles, my position (using a 300mm lens) was 6 miles from the edge of the ice, so 12 miles from the mountains. Two things in conjunction could have improved it- a 600mm lens with some penguins for size reference. While I have no concrete visible evidence in this case, I would imagine the scale to look something like this.--Godot13 (talk) 00:13, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
      • @Godot13: I added Alt1 (a CSS image crop), less sky puts more emphasis on the ice boundary, what do you think? Bammesk (talk) 16:36, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
        • @Bammesk: The balance is better, good call. Should the ALT pass, I'll make it a hard crop.--Godot13 (talk) 16:54, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 16:02, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. An estimate of the height of the ice ledge or cliff in the middle distance would be good to include if at all possible. When I first looked at the picture I thought it was a few feet, perhaps even the size you could step up onto. It was a great surprise to me to learn, as suggested above, that it could actually be this big. 31.49.180.169 (talk) 17:34, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Mathematical Question - Going back to the raw file I measured what appeared to be the tallest point of the ice edge on the left, center, and right of the image. Enlarging the image to 400% and counting pixels produced 0.683 inches, 0.387 inches, and 0.47 inches respectively. Knowing the distance from the camera to the ice edge was six miles, is there a mathematical way to calculate the height of the ice edge?--Godot13 (talk) 18:57, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
      • 6 times (36 divided by 300) = # of miles end to end in the horizontal direction of your raw image. 6 for the miles, 36 for the sensor, 300 for focal length. Bammesk (talk) 20:34, 16 October 2016 (UTC) ...Your raw image is 0,72 miles (or 3802 feet) end to end horizontally, then measure the ice height with respect to that (use the raw image, not crops). Bammesk (talk) 21:09, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
      • On the image description page, and on the caption on this page, it says "the distance from the edge of the ice-shelf to the first visible mountain peak is approximately six miles". With no other information, this may give the impression that the edge of the ice shelf is fairly close to the camera, at a distance that is not very signficant compared to six miles. However, I've just noticed in the comments above something that I overlooked earlier, that the distance from the camera to the ice-shelf is also six miles. I think it would be very desirable to add that information to the image description page, and possibly to the caption in the places that the image is used. To my eye, the edge of the ice-shelf appears much, much closer. Knowing it is six miles away helps to understand that it also must be very much higher than it appears. 31.49.180.169 (talk) 20:52, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - The maximum height of the edge of the ice shelf (taking the highest point in each third of the ice's edge) ranges from 50.8 to 89.6 feet high. This figure likely means that the comparison provided is roughly accurate for the low end of the range, and an underestimation at the high end.IF a (raw image) span of 0,72 miles wide (3802 feet or 45,624 inches) = 28.96 inches (by pixel count) --> 45,624/28.96 = X/0.683 (using the highest point measured) --> 28.96X = 45,624*0.683 --> then X = 1,076 inches or 89.6 feet.--Godot13 (talk) 22:48, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Alt1 – EV. Also how about adding something like this to the image description: "This image is captured at a distance of 6 miles from the ice-water boundary. At the boundary, ice shelf extends 50 to 90 feet above water." Bammesk (talk) 23:58, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Note, though, that Alt1 and the Original are the same file; I don't know how this affects User:Bammesk's vote. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:11, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Adam- A successful ALT (as I understand it) would mean a hard-crop version at Bammesk's specs.--Godot13 (talk) 19:07, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 23:43, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Nomination didn't reach the necessary quorum for promotion. Armbrust Homunculus 23:43, 23 October 2016 (UTC)



Miletus Bay Silting Map

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2016 at 16:51:39 (UTC)

Original – Map in English showing the silting evolution of Miletus Bay due to the alluvium brought by the Maeander River during Antiquity.
Reason
This is a beautiful and very informative map showing the progressive silting of Miletus Bay over the centuries by the Meander River. The image is an accessible SVG with a great deal of encyclopedic value.
Articles in which this image appears
Büyük Menderes River, Miletus, Mycale, 8+
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Sting
  • Support as nominator – Veggies (talk) 16:51, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment. The purple lines are confusing. For example, look at the line labelled "Late Antiquity". Where it reaches Miletus, it splits in two, one branch heading to the west and the other to the east. It is physically impossible for this combination of lines to consitute a single coastline at any point in history. Similar problems exist elsewhere in various other places on the map. 31.49.180.169 (talk) 20:51, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
    • From what I gather, the eastward branch belongs to the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. I agree that it can be confusing though. --Paul_012 (talk) 17:47, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - Neat concept, but I think if you are talking about time, some dates (even date ranges) would be needed along the purple lines. Mattximus (talk) 01:35, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 16:52, 24 October 2016 (UTC)



Kastellorizo

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 25 Oct 2016 at 05:38:20 (UTC)

Original – The Port of Castelorizo Island, Dodecanese, Greece
Reason
Stumbled upon this gem. Wonderful photo of a port in a Greek island not too many people know about. It's located in a very interesting spot (check it out on a map). So yeah, EV is great.
Articles in which this image appears
Kastellorizo
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Urban
Creator
Chris Vlachos
  • Support as nominatorÉtienne Dolet (talk) 05:38, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – An interesting subject, being so near Turkey, but: Highlights look a bit blown & detail isn't great. Sca (talk) 13:58, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment – good EV, but the yellowish greenish sky doesn't look real. Sidenote: I prefer this composition [7] but same problem. Bammesk (talk) 14:21, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca & Bammesk. lNeverCry 01:09, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Sca & Bammesk – Jobas (talk) 16:05, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Sca and Bammesk Daniel Case (talk) 06:30, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust Homunculus 06:18, 25 October 2016 (UTC)



Monument to Nicholas I of Russia (statue)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 29 Oct 2016 at 03:02:41 (UTC)

Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Monument to Nicholas I, Auguste de Montferrand
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Sculpture
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 03:02, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 06:29, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 06:37, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 11:14, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – Nice capture with the lowering but pink-highlighted sky. Sca (talk) 15:19, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportDreamSparrow Chat 16:57, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – It looks oversaturated/contrasty, particularly the sky (I would have supported otherwise). Some of it may be because of variations in individual display-screens. Bammesk (talk) 03:04, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
    • Bammesk- I respect whatever decision you make. Here is the untouched original as a reduced size jpeg.--Godot13 (talk) 23:19, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
      • Ok, a bit unreal on my screen, but it is what it is, Support. Bammesk (talk) 02:37, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support I like the feel of a morning after a white night, and the way the rooflines on Vosnesensky Prospekt in the background draw the eye up to the statue. Daniel Case (talk) 17:38, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:RUS-2016-SPB-Monument to Nicholas I of Russia.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 04:03, 29 October 2016 (UTC)



Lancashire in 1610

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2016 at 17:56:09 (UTC)

Original – The County Palatine of Lancashire in 1610
Reason
A fine copy of a fine map. Beautifully done.
Articles in which this image appears
County palatine, History of Lancashire +2
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Diagrams, drawings, and maps/Maps
Creator
Jodocus Hondius and John Speed, restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 17:56, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 20:43, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - Is it just me, or is there a lot of JPG artefacting here?  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:45, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
    • I didn't notice excessive amounts, although anything uploaded here in JPEG that isn't done by one of us will often have some. It's the problem with Commons encouraging a lossy format. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:23, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:39, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Daniel Case (talk) 17:40, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 18:19, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 07:55, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Lancashire 1610 Speed Hondius - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 21:57, 30 October 2016 (UTC)



Arthur Pinero's The Magistrate

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 30 Oct 2016 at 23:52:11 (UTC)

Original – Poster for Arthur Pinero's The Magistrate at the Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre in 1885
Reason
A nice example of a theatrical poster
Articles in which this image appears
The Magistrate (play)
FP category for this image
WP:FP/THEATRE
Creator
Clement-Smith & Co. (London, England) - Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 23:52, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 00:51, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support The sideburns are epic. Brandmeistertalk 12:35, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Though I wish the text were straight.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:40, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
    • I did straighten it a bit, but haven't done the letter-by-letter straightening I sometimes do. Think it worth it? Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:44, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
      • Lean's not that noticeable, and without access to the original I wouldn't want us to overdo it.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:27, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:42, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - DreamSparrow Chat 18:20, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Daniel Case (talk) 05:00, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:Magistrate 1885 - Weir Collection - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:54, 31 October 2016 (UTC)



George Washington Carver

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 Oct 2016 at 00:32:06 (UTC)

Reason
Dealing with photographs in sepia of rarely-photographed skintones can be awkward to adjudicate, but I think it's clear that A. George Washington Carver was very much on the darker side of the African-American spectrum, and we don't want to conceal that, but B. We could go a little lighter to deal with issues people were having where the details were disappearing - probably due to poorly-calibrated monitors, but we can't expect every one to be perfect. So, I've upped things slightly, but tried to be sensitive to the issues. (Previous noms: 1 2)
Articles in which this image appears
George Washington Carver (stable lead image), many others.
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Unknown photographer; Restored by Adam Cuerden
  • Support as nominatorAdam Cuerden (talk) 00:32, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support lNeverCry 00:51, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support as last time.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – This is what we (he) needed. Sca (talk) 13:48, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Very good restoration and good compromise with the prior noms.--Godot13 (talk) 18:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • SupportJobas (talk) 08:45, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support -- DreamSparrow Chat 18:21, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --LivioAndronico (talk) 07:54, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:George Washington Carver c1910 - Restoration.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 00:59, 31 October 2016 (UTC)



Smolny Institute (Saint Petersburg)

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 31 Oct 2016 at 06:33:09 (UTC)

Original – The Smolny Institute was constructed from 1806–08 to house the female-only Institute for Noble Maidens, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Reason
High quality, high EV
Articles in which this image appears
Smolny Institute, Institute for Noble Maidens
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Places/Architecture
Creator
Godot13
  • Support as nominatorGodot13 (talk) 06:33, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, though it might be worth denoising the shadows a bit.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 12:34, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Chris-I have no problem following your advice, but I will need to create an ALT file as the original has a notation in the commons file that it may still be live in WLM Russia 2016...--Godot13 (talk) 20:50, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm waiting to vorte on that happening; let me know by pinging me. please. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:34, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Promoted File:RUS-2016-SPB-Smolny Institute 02.jpg --Armbrust Homunculus 07:36, 31 October 2016 (UTC)



Other Languages