UESPWiki:Featured Images

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Featured images follow the same nomination process as for Featured Articles, but as they appear in a different section of the main page, a separate series of votes is held to decide which images meet the required standard.

For an image to be eligible for Featured status, it must be used in a UESP article. This is to prevent specially-taken beauty shots from stealing the limelight.

A gallery of older Featured Images can be found here. Similarly, the archives of previous nominations can be found here. Note that not all failed nominations are included.

Featured Image Process[edit]

Nomination[edit]

Any registered member can nominate any image at any time. Nominated images should be of high quality and meet the site's image standards.

To nominate an image, list it on the bottom of this page with a three-tier heading, (===Example===), and briefly explain why you think the image should be given featured status.

Example:

File:SR-quest-Dragon Rising 05.jpg
SR-quest-Dragon Rising 05.jpg

This is another great image. It appears cinematic, which is rare for the TES series.

  • Support as nominator. --Example 04:50, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Voting[edit]

After an image has been nominated, any registered member can vote to support or oppose each nomination. Each member can only vote once for a given image, but a member may change his/her vote by striking out the original vote and replacing it with the revised vote.

To vote on an image, state whether you support or oppose the image for featured image status. A vote should be in bold, and all votes must be signed. For example:
* '''Support''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Oppose''': <Comment> --~~~~

Commenting with your vote is optional, but if you oppose a nomination, please state how the image must be improved to get your support for featured status.

If you are not yet ready to vote but would still like to add your thoughts, you may use:

* '''Comment''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Question''': <Question> --~~~~

And fill in your concerns or questions.

Decisions[edit]

UESP Administrators will periodically make decisions on image nominations. Decisions will only be made if:

  • The image has been nominated for more than seven days.
  • Five or more votes have been placed.

Nominations not meeting these criteria will be left open until a decision can be reached.

Images whose nominations pass will receive featured image status on the front page for two weeks (which may be extended up to one month if there is a shortage of images), and receive a small bronze star (Featured star.png) on the top right corner. If an image achieves featured status before the present featured image's time expires, it must wait its turn.

Current Featured Image[edit]

God of Schemes
11 October, 2020 - 11 November, 2020

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Nominations and Votes[edit]

File:SR-npc-Ulfric Stormcloak 06.jpg[edit]

SR-npc-Ulfric Stormcloak 06.jpg

I can't say I'm much of a fan of the subject, but I've always been a fan of this image. I thought this was nominated before at some point, but it doesn't seem that way. Since I'm in town for a second, I'll throw this into the mix before I head out! The background is really pretty which helps to make it a good thumbnail. However, once you look at it at full size, the expression on Ulfric's face is what sells this for me. I think it captures the thoughts and feelings of the character at this moment in time perfectly. You can also see a little surprise in the background once you look at the full size image too.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 01:11, 1 April 2020 (GMT)
  • Support: It nicely captures Ulfric's expression after he realizes how everything he did was futile in the grand scheme of things. I might even feel a bit of sympathy for him. --Ilaro (talk) 19:20, 1 April 2020 (GMT)
  • Support: The expression works well and colour scheme is nice. I don't recall how long its been since we had a Skyrim FI.--Talyyn (talk) 04:02, 5 April 2020 (GMT)
  • Neutral: Boring to me. Not bad enough to oppose, though. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:06, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: He's just standing there, menacingly! The Rim of the Sky (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Per above -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Per above. Great background and Ulfric's expression definitely adds a lot to it. --Oriwa Talk 04:29, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-quest-City Under Siege 02.jpg[edit]

ON-quest-City Under Siege 02.jpg
  • Support: as nominator: Pretty great shot, cinematic, and colors work well and the elements all over the place from the conflict. ye its good. Zebendal (talk) 20:41, 4 April 2020 (GMT)
  • Neutral: This is a really hot image! I agree that it looks very cinematic, almost like a promotional shot. The reason I am Neutral on this though is that in the format the image is going to be viewed the most, a thumbnail on the main page, there's a little bit of a lack of clarity in what all the image is depicting. This is no fault to the image itself; it's simply due to the nature of the subject itself being this fiery, smoke filled scene. I certainly can't oppose the image for this reason alone, but I also haven't been able to move all the way to a support either. Forfeit (talk) 23:09, 27 April 2020 (GMT)
  • Support: Fire is pretty, and gets my support. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:06, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Great image, do wish we can sort out what's going on with the file name. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Per above -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Very nice caption. Tib (talk) 17:31, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-quest-Cultural Conciliation 08.jpg[edit]

ON-quest-Cultural Conciliation 08.jpg

A great action shot showing off both the quest objective and the landscape of Western Skyrim. The framing and colouring on this image is excellent.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 09:18, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: An excellent composition! MolagBallet (talk) 15:49, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Definitely a good image for such a simple scene. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:06, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose: Not a whole lot going on and not a fan of the various low-poly textures and containers (sack of grain etc.) in the foreground. Neat scene tho. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It's an okay image, but I'm more or less on the same feeling as Rim of the Sky here. And it's kinda hard to tell clearly what exactly the guy in the scene is doing so it's not a very clear image to look at in that regard. -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

File:SR-quest-A Blade in the Dark.jpg[edit]

SR-quest-A Blade in the Dark.jpg

I saw this one on our social media and thought it looked very cool. The colours are great, it really captures the resurrection of a dragon in a stunning way.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 09:38, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Fantastic shot in every way, loving the angles and the progress through the dragon resurrection animation this was taken at, don't often get to see it since it happens so fast. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 22:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Per above. -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: As per comments above. This shot is pure awesome. -- Wolfborn (Howl) 17:57, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Surprised it wasn't already featured, this is a good shot.Zebendal (talk) 06:55, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Really great shot of a stunning scene! Both dragons are framed well and Sahloknir is captured at just the right point in his resurrection. --Oriwa Talk 04:29, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-pet-Grisly Banekin Mummy.jpg[edit]

ON-pet-Grisly Banekin Mummy.jpg

Look at this Lad. He takes up most of the screen real estate, you can see the little details in his little linen wrappings, and the way his little hands are folded... you can tell he's scheming.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 00:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral: Really great angle but the lighting is very off, I think it's just an issue with all pictures taken in the Grand Psijic Villa since the 24/7 orange Artaeum sky doesn't work well on everything The Rim of the Sky (talk) 01:10, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Neutral: Its too blurry and the lighting is off. I recommend putting a Clockwork Illumanator near it to give it better lighting.Zebendal (talk) 02:55, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Per arguments given in the neutrals. -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-creature-Gryphon 12.jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Gryphon 12.jpg

Look at this lady. Ears perked up, head cocked slightly to the side. She's judging you.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 00:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: OK I will make an exception because he she looks very polite The Rim of the Sky (talk) 01:10, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Sorry, but I'm just not a fan. The subject of the image is so low-res and jagged looking that when it's blown up to be looked at it just doesn't look appealing to me. And, the way the lighting is interacting with it just isn't working for me with how unevenly lit up different parts like the wings and the shoulders just forward of them are. All in all, it's just a barely adequate profile shot for the page that's no different from the thousands of other creature images kicking about on the UESP, so it's hard to imagine this as Featured Image material. -Damon talkedits 15:58, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

File:SR-npc-Sinding 02.jpg[edit]

SR-npc-Sinding 02.jpg

This is a nice cinematic shot. It's pretty high res, the subject takes up plenty of screen real estate and he casts a lovely shadow that shows how imposing he is.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 23:03, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Cool angle and the shadow is nice as well... superb details thanks to the high quality. Definitely fitting as FI. (Unless there's some similar SR FI image already...?) Tib (talk) 17:37, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: Well, since Tib brought it up, there is this image which is somewhat similar, but it was featured 7 years ago. There's also this image which is already in the queue as one of the next FIs; it's not SR but it is similar to some extent. Not that there's anything wrong with having multiple werewolf FIs, as long as they're not featured too soon after one another. — Wolfborn(Howl) 19:34, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

File:BL-creature-Crypt Wight.jpg[edit]

BL-creature-Crypt Wight.jpg

High resolution, great lighting with perfect highlights/contrast. Background neither busy nor boring. It would be great to have a Blades image featured, and this gets almost the most possible out of a Blades screenshot.

  • Support: As nominator. -Dcsg (talk) 02:12, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Fine work gentleman --Lilybit (talk) 20:55, 24 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: For a blades image, it is pretty good. Personally, i feel like blades shots are held back by being primarily on Mobile, but once PC comes out, we will get betters shots.Zebendal (talk) 21:40, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-npc-Skooma Cat 02.jpg[edit]

ON-npc-Skooma Cat 02.jpg

This is a shot taken of Sheogorath in his Skooma Cat form. Reasons to nominate this.

  • Cats are superior to humans
  • Sheogorath, but in cat form
  • Is the best floofs you can get
  • Look at his face, you shall give him all the cheese and skooma

Please support the one and only true daedric prince, or skoomer floofs will use your entrails as a jump rope. That is all. :P

  • Support: As nominator.Zebendal (talk) 03:19, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Majestic. - Dcsg (talk) 05:34, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Good lighting, good graphics, appealing pose, and a good balance between the Character and the particle effects. -MolagBallet (talk) 06:27, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Iconic image at this point. Imperialbattlespire (talk) 21:01, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Looks neat and as Imperialbattlespire said, now iconic.--Talyyn (talk) 21:36, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: The subject is nicely centered and the lighting and pose are great. Absolutely iconic. --Oriwa Talk 04:29, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

File:ON-creature-Imp 03.jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Imp 03.jpg

This image has wonderful lighting, and the subject takes up most of the shot.

  • Support: As nominator. — Unsigned comment by MolagBallet (talkcontribs) at 02:44 on 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support —⁠Legoless (talk) 08:00, 25 September 2020 (UTC)


File:BM-creature-Ettiene of Glenmoril Wyrd.jpg[edit]

BM-creature-Ettiene of Glenmoril Wyrd.jpg

A clear new image of this rare Bloodmoon creature. A vast improvement over what was there originally, and framed very well in my opinion.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 00:42, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Big improvement over the older shot.Zebendal (talk) 07:27, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Krr- AWWGH! Nevermore! -- SarthesArai Talk 12:35, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: A very crisp, clear shot. The subject is well-framed, takes up plenty of space, and stands out nicely against the white snow. --Oriwa Talk 04:29, 20 October 2020 (UTC)