Talk:Great Zimbabwe

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Page Banner[edit]

Considering the importance of this destination, I think it ought to have a better banner which shows off the stonework.

I've created this banner:
Suggestion 1


As a possible replacement for the current one:
Current banner

Which is your favorite? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:42, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Also note that the current banner is used at Southeastern Zimbabwe as well as here. So there's also a duplicate banner problem with the current banner. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:00, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I am not happy with either. Are there any photos where the sky is visible? /Yvwv (talk) 20:16, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the Commons selection isn't very good, and it's hard to get 7:1 ratios that look coherent. If you have any ideas, just go to c:Category:Great Zimbabwe and tell me which image you'd like me to use. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:15, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Well, I found an image with some sky so I made this:
Suggestion 2
How do you like that one? The problem I'd say is that, due to the abundance of tall, stone-built structures, it's going to be very hard to make a 7:1 crop that includes both the sky and the ground. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:19, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
The first new banner is my favorite of these three. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:41, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
A challenge based on what is available on commons. I think the first one best represents the place. --Traveler100 (talk) 07:32, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Suggestion 3
Does this one work better? It shows the central feature of the site, it's bright like the current photo, shows the ground, and shadows are present so the eye intuitively knows where the sky and sun are located. Zcarstvnz (talk) 12:45, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Added labels to the banners. /Yvwv (talk) 12:49, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Now my vote is for Suggestion 3 --Traveler100 (talk) 12:58, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm for #3 too. Thanks to SelfieCity and Zcarstvnz for taking this on. Ground Zero (talk) 13:04, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Is there anywhere we can use the other banners? Just a thought. (I'll cast my vote for #3, I guess, myself.) --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:45, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • With consensus clearly leaning towards #3, I'll change the banner to that one. If consensus switches again, we can always change the page banner back. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:48, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I also agree that Suggestion 3 has the nicest composition. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:17, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
The only issue with #3 is that it's only about 1600 pixels across, but that hasn't affected it too much, so I think it's not worth worrying about. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:38, 21 April 2019 (UTC)