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2011-09-05 19:07:29
Just ignore connie 1 Just Me. I just posted this version to show yet again what a great shot that photographer took. I'm sorry now that I did because this slimy creature crawled from under its rock onto Pixdaus.
2011-09-05 19:01:14
Just Me I could not upload this photo using my username Connie; I had to add a coma. Then, I could not upload this comment using my username Connie nor with the coma. So, I used connie2. I had not posted any photos since December 31, 2010, except for 2 or 3 cartoons using other names - none to offend anyone. I recently decided to post some photos I had left in a folder. I could not and still can't post using 'Connie'. I e-mailed Simone at Pixdaus and she responded that it might be my computer. When I pointed out to her that I was able to post some with a different name, she responded she was not a 'teckie' and was passing my e-mail on to Chris. That was able three weeks ago. I've since e-mailed them and got no response. I guess Chris is angry because I criticized him for 'scrambling' hs URLs. That way, Tineye can show photos posted on Pixdaus, but when you click on them, it will take you to Pixdaus, but in most cases, not to the correct photo, I added that Chris had no right to try to harm another business.
2011-09-05 10:41:55
This very long screed is complete gibberish, what is your point connie 1, and just who are you? Certainly not connie! This is the same photo as mine, just cropped a bit tighter. 100 years old you say. No way. Photographer Bertrand Kulik wasn't even alive 100 years ago. The original comment by connie2 is correct, this photo was taken in 2008 when the tower was illuminated in blue. And, Bertrand Kulik was the photographer. "A Bolt from the Blue" is the original title that Kulik gave to the photo.
2011-09-05 10:17:51
Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower Original Reason Unique historic image (a cleaned-up version of this image). The caption admittedly needs work but I believe the image itself is featurable. Proposed caption Lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower on June 3 1902. During a lightning strike, the presence of electrical charges on the tops of prominent objects such as tall buildings and trees enhances the electric field formed by the stepped leader. The current flowing between the two oppositely-charged fields creates the electrical discharge. Articles this image appears in Eiffel Tower, Lightning Creator M. G. Loppé Support as nominator CillaИ X♦C [dic] 00:42, 6 September 2007 (UTC) Weak support Not sure how unique this is, considering lightning probably strikes the tower during every Parisian storm, but it looks good for the period. the caption might need a bit more work, as you suggest.--HereToHelp 01:07, 6 September 2007 (UTC) Oppose Looks like a scan from an old magazine, not the original photo. Even in 1902, photos were better than this. IIRC, this has been up before (probably another version of the same pic, or a very similar one, since there's nothing in the file links). --Janke | Talk 05:33, 6 September 2007 (UTC) Comment. Indeed you're right Janke. This image in fact appears in no articles (tsk, tsk). It is this version that's in lightning and Eiffel Tower. And that one has been nominated before, and roundly opposed (though as the nom says, this version has been fixed up a bit). --jjron 08:53, 6 September 2007 (UTC) (Hehe, just noticed, you were the first to oppose it last time too. --jjron 08:59, 6 September 2007 (UTC)) OK, done a bit more looking - I wonder if a better caption wouldn't be the one included with and below the image on what I presume is the source site for the photo here at the NOAA Photo Library? --jjron 09:09, 6 September 2007 (UTC) Comment You're right, it's the other version that appears in the articles. I cleaned-up that version to create this one but I wasn't sure if I should replace the image in the articles (this is my first time nominating so I admit I probably made a few mistakes :S). I didn't realize the image had been nominated before. Technically the nominated version should be the one in the article - it's probably not a big issue seeing as it's basically the same picture, but still, it's the principle. And if this one's an improvement, then it probably should go in the article. If nothing else, at least you've fixed up the tilt. --jjron 14:42, 6 September 2007 Is it completely for real, this shot? The minor rays to the sides look convincing enough, the way they merge with the sky, but those ones on top look retouched, if not painted in. Look closely and there's no "interaction" with the grain of the emulsion and the bleached out rays, which appear sharper and better-defined than the tower itself. Just wondered.September 2007 Strong Oppose not very good quality, only mildly historic, and not particularly encyclopedic of anything. There are lots of pictures of the Eiffel tower and lots of pictures of lightning, so why nominate this rather poor specimen of either? Any historical weight is blown out by the poor quality, darkness, and large number of other pictures of the tower from the early 20th century. Matt Deres 20:58, 7 September 2007 Oppose - Per above --Childzy ¤ Talk 21:57, 7 September 2007 Oppose, poorish quality, and not encyclopedic per above. Oppose. No real encyclopedic value. We've got better pictures of lightning and the Eiffel tower. The fact that it's 100 years old doesn't really change much
2011-09-05 08:34:42
Interesting information and I am sure all true, but I can't help but wonder: if this did indeed originate with connie, why sign the comment as connie2 and up-load the photo as connie,?
2011-09-05 02:53:56
I did some digging around on British and French website etc re this photo. It's a shot of a forked lightning bolt streaking through the sky behind the 2063 ft iron tower. It looks like it's actually striking it. The lightning strike gives a vivid backdrop to the iconic Eiffel Tower, while the Paris landmark is illuminated in vibrant blue lights. Amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik captured the shot at 21.02 GMT, 28 July 2008 during a storm. This photo will appear in an exhibition titled "Lumieres celestes, lumieres des hommes", in Issy Lévèque, Burgundy. Kulik deserves to win. I arrived at CDG Airport in the afternoon of 28 July and went directly to a cousin's place in Normandy for a few days before going to Paris. I never even heard about it while there!