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 22:11, 24 May 2022 (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]

Grundwulf (ESO)
26 April, 2022 - 26 May, 2022

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Nominations and Votes[edit]

File:ON-creature-Dreadhorn Trampler 02.jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Dreadhorn Trampler 02.jpg

What a fantastic action shot. No UI elements mid-combat in what must have been a difficult moment to capture.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 13:23, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Mild Support: I'm not super enthusiastic about this image, but I appreciate the gloomy mood, as well as the contrast between the dark environment and the minotaur's red glow. -MolagBallet (talk) 18:37, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Large number of creature images currently proposed for FI. I'd like some variety in subject matter. Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Personally I don't take difficulty into account much when voting, going to be biased here but I really like the image. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 21:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral: I’m not down to vote in favor of any Minotaur image to FA until the amazing shot of winged Domihaus is featured, even with the player in the pic that is one of the best eso shots I’ve seen captured. Dcking20 (talk) 01:55, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: I like the angry bull. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-quest-The Bleeding Temple.jpg[edit]

ON-quest-The Bleeding Temple.jpg

Have I ever publicly commended The Rim of the Sky for his photography skills? Because I should commend The Rim of the Sky for his photography skills. I can't tell you how many iconic shots I've seen on the UESP that he's taken.

The drama, the intrigue, the danger... it's all captured in a wonderfully centered shot. A bit red, but what can you do? There's a sea of innocent blood in the sewers beneath the Temple.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 14:47, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: An excellent shot. —⁠Legoless (talk) 07:37, 12 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: Would support, but the Xivkyn in the shot is barely discernible from its background. Some color correction could likely rectify this. -Dcsg (talk) 01:18, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Too dark and a touch too busy, can barely make out what's being shown. Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: Thank you again for the compliments! :) as for the lighting, unfortunately that's just how eso is for the most part. There might be a way to take a clearer shot by adjusting graphics (maybe even toggling npc aura and changing the color), but the easiest way to take a better shot would probably be using modded add-ons. I do think the angle of the shot is very good but I don't feel fair voting The Rim of the Sky (talk) 07:06, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose: personally not blown away by the shot Dcking20 (talk) 02:01, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: A fantastic action shot that also intrigues. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Doesn't really wow you at first glance, too busy Weroj (talk) 22:11, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-npc-Clan Mother Tadali.jpg[edit]

ON-npc-Clan Mother Tadali.jpg

This image is pretty simple yet cute, and the Alfiq is framed nicely within the shot itself, showcasing the cultural clothing of a Khajiiti clan mother.

  • Support: As nominator. Zebendal (talk) 20:41, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral: It's well framed, but it's just an NPC shot. —⁠Legoless (talk) 08:54, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral: I agree with Legoless. It's a very nice shot: the subject is very clear, and the lighting is good, but she's idle. She's not in a particularly interesting pose or performing an action, just looking straight ahead. If she were doing something more than just sitting, I would definitely endorse it. -MolagBallet (talk) 23:18, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Support: Oh, to hell with it, I'm a sucker for good NPC shots. -MolagBallet (talk) 18:09, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Neutral: A good and fine shot of a cat Dcking20 (talk) 02:03, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The jaggies are too apparent to say its the best we can do. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: I like this one, good lighting and framing Weroj (talk) 22:11, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-creature-Dragon (grey).jpg[edit]

ON-creature-Dragon (grey).jpg

I am once again petitioning for your attention: please focus it on this. Why I like this image: big Dragon go "swoosh". Thank you.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 00:28, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Looks like the dragon is T-posing to me. But more than that, the way its wing is positioned fills the image in an unappealing way. I think the image is an awkward angle. Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose: I think the pose its landing at is fine but the angle is odd The Rim of the Sky (talk) 21:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Dragons are one of the hardest things in any game to get a good shot of that also looks right, this was a very impressive angle and timing to catch but the dragon looks quite awkward by my book. Dcking20 (talk) 02:15, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Ahh, the big guy is waving. What a sweetheart! I like it, it's fun. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-interior-The Mooring.jpg[edit]

ON-interior-The Mooring.jpg

Because I cannot be stopped, I will be nominating more images. The framing on this shot is spectacular; I always stop to look at it whenever I pass it by.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 00:48, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: While this is indeed a good shot, I find it very similar in composition and coloring to the Nobles District image nominated below. Makes me feel like I have to pick one or the other if I want to support one. — Wolfborn(Howl) 01:00, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Per Wolfborn. Too similar to the Nobles District image, and I prefer the Nobles District image. Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Great shot The Rim of the Sky (talk) 21:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Fantastic quality and subject. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-place-Nobles District 02.jpg[edit]

ON-place-Nobles District 02.jpg

Dark Anchors are incredible focal points, and the Imperial City is not immune to that fact. Your eyes are drawn to the bright light imposed upon the dark frame, then down the neck of the Tower towards the devastation below. I think one way this could be improved is by taking a similar shot in another district, particularly one where Daedric Titans are visibly circling the Tower.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 00:48, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment: While this is indeed a good shot, I find it very similar in composition and coloring to The Mooring image nominated above. Makes me feel like I have to pick one or the other if I want to support one. — Wolfborn(Howl) 01:00, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Hard to say no to a shot of White-Gold Tower The Rim of the Sky (talk) 21:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Fantastic quality and subject. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-npc-Shilli.jpg[edit]

ON-npc-Shilli.jpg

I'm surprised no one has nominated this image yet. The NPC is in an interesting pose and takes up most of the frame, and the image isn't too dark. This exceeds the expectations for a good NPC image.

  • Support: As nominator. -MolagBallet (talk) 18:53, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Featuring another NPC cat would be redundant with Clan Mother Tadali above. Croaker (talk) 04:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Well framed, but a bit too bright. —⁠Legoless (talk) 13:09, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: A better shot than the Clan Mother Tadali pic above, which is sort of a feline equivalent of a neutral pose. Blowthemandown (talk) 00:53, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The jaggies that ruin the whiskers ruin the image as well. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:SR-quest-The Ultimate Feast.jpg[edit]

SR-quest-The Ultimate Feast.jpg

A delicious feast in stunning HD. I love the soft lighting in this shot, it really shows off some of Skyrim's new Fishing content.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 01:04, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: Easy support, we need to showcase some of this new cc content and the fishing creation seems to be very in depth and well done Dcking20 (talk) 01:49, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Support: This is something different, and it shows new content. --Talyyn (talk) 01:26, 24 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: Who doesn't love a fish dish? --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:SR-quest-Evil_in_Waiting_03.jpg[edit]

SR-quest-Evil in Waiting 03.jpg

A Draugr Deathlord, a prominent boss monster in the game, unleashing the Thu'um. Well-lit, and expertly timed. The blood on the axe is a cherry on top.

  • Support: As nominator. Blowthemandown (talk) 20:14, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
  • Weak Support: The blood took it over the top for me. If it could be retaken with higher graphical settings it would be greatly improved, though. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-interior-Dreudurai Glass Mine.jpg[edit]

ON-interior-Dreudurai Glass Mine.jpg

One of my favorite scenic locations in Morrowind. This shot captures it perfectly.

  • Support: As nominator. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 02:50, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: A genuinely perfect image. I can't imagine an argument for not giving this featured status. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: I've been thinking on this one for a while, and I have come to the conclusion that—while I don't personally find this location to be particularly aesthetically pleasing—it certainly is a unique environment, and this sweeping image captures it all wonderfully. Some great colours. —⁠Legoless (talk) 16:42, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: Very well done shot.Tyrvarion (talk) 20:48, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: I don't upload images I don't like! ;) -Dcsg (talk) 00:04, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: Cool scenery Weroj (talk) 22:11, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

File:ON-mount-Sabre Cat Frost Atronach.jpg[edit]

ON-mount-Sabre Cat Frost Atronach.jpg

A lovely image of a mount. High res, no rider, and complementary colours.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 15:41, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: He's a fine boi. A great image for the reasons listed by nominator. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 16:10, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose: While the angle its taken at is honestly perfect, it blends into the background way way too much for me too consider it good (white-blue ice on white-blue tiles mixes). If it was retaken with the same angle quite literally anywhere else I'd support it. The Rim of the Sky (talk) 20:21, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Support: Pretty cool cat Weroj (talk) 22:11, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

File:SR-npc-Rulnik Wind-Strider.jpg[edit]

SR-npc-Rulnik Wind-Strider.jpg

Nothing striking but this is a clear, well-lit NPC screenshot for Skyrim AE with a scenic background. Great to see this kind of quality still present in an older namespace.

  • Support: As nominator. —⁠Legoless (talk) 08:58, 1 April 2022 (UTC)