WHAT I DO
I do image restoration, taking an old image with flaws that make it unusable, and carefully fixing it back into a useful image. For example:
It requires careful work and attention to detail, and a willingness to spend a few hours removing individual dust spots with the healing brush, because you care about helping to share knowledge, and this is the best way to provide illustrations of that. My 536.75 restorations currently make up about 7.6% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia, and you'd be surprised at just how much code I put in to keeping that as up to date as possible.
Fun fact, by the way: See those empty borders on images? They are the absolute worst, because the slightest discolouration will be incredibly visible. On some images, I've spent three times the effort on the bits no-one pays attention to... unless you don't spend that effort.
These are not featured pictures yet. But should be. They are either currently being voted on or will be soon. Hopefully.
Things either currently nominated, about to be nominated, or awaiting renomination
May also include things about to be nominated, but only when there's a problem at WP:FPC (or they're only nearly done, but will be done in a day or two. This is optimistic.)
In progress/To do
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Things I plan to do.
(Robert the Bruce unuploaded files)
Avril de Sainte-Croix, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Rose Winslow
Images that have gone through the featured picture process and have been recognised as amongst the best on Wikipedia.
These 1 restorations from the first 7 months of 2021 make up 0.014% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia. My goal for the year is 1.5%, which currently requires 105.345 restorations. I am currently falling behind this goal, with a projected 0.025% (1.8) for the year. (Everything in this paragraph is automatically updated.)
Featured pictures from previous years
These 52.5 restorations from 2020 make up 0.748% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
49. Svan peasant in traditional dress
These 98.5 restorations from 2019 make up 1.403% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
11. Rossini and King George IV
49. Hermaphrodite, part of a nine-part 1860 medical photo-documentation of an intersex person, believed to be the first of its kind.
These 8 restorations from the last two months of 2018 make up 0.114% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia. 2018 concluded a long Wikibreak, with me only rejoining in late November, so this isn't too bad numberwise. And, hey, wrote the music to an opera as well.
2017 had a long wikibreak in it, that I never really left for long....
These 72.75 restorations from 2016 make up 1.036% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
2. Women of Britain Say - "Go"
3. 'Your King & Country Need You'/'A Wee "Scrap of Paper" is Britain's Bond' by Lawson Wood
28. Adolphe-Louis-Joseph Alizard in Jérusalem
68. Aida, Act I, Scene 2, from the 1871 Cairo première
These 48.5 restorations from 2015 make up 0.691% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
Images I've found for Wikipedia, which were featured, but which didn't need much or any work beyond finding them.
These 81.5 restorations from 2014 make up 1.16% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
These 65 restorations from 2013 make up 0.926% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
This list is not at all complete, but gives a sampling (111 images; 1.581% of all featured pictures on English Wikipedia) of my pre-2013 Featured picture work.
Faces of Progress
A project, in the wake of the 2016 American election, to restore one progressive activist's photograph from at least each state of the continental United States (I have some doubts about how readily accessible images will be for Hawaii and Alaska).
- Alabama - Alva Belmont (File:Mrs. O.H.P. (Alva) Belmont (Cropped).jpg) and Rosa Parks (File:Rosa Parks being fingerprinted...) Done
- California - Alice Locke Park (File:Alice_Park_-_Records_of_the_National_Woman's_Party.jpg) Done
- Colorado - Dr. Caroline Spencer (File:Dr. Caroline Spencer 275029v.jpg) Done
- Connecticut - Lillian Ascough (File:Mrs. Lillian Ascough, chairman of the Connecticut branch of the Woman's Party.jpg) Done
- Delaware - Mabel Vernon (File:Mabel_Vernon,_c._1917,_by_Edmonston,_Washington,_D.C..jpg) Done
- Hawaii - Lili'uokalani (File:Liliuokalani, c. 1891.jpg) Done
- Indiana - Ida Husted Harper (File:Ida Husted Harper photograph by Aime Dupont.jpg) Done
- Iowa - Carrie Chapman Catt (File:Carrie_Chapman_Catt_-_National_Woman's_Party_Records.jpg) Done
- Kansas - Iris Calderhead (File:Iris Calderhead.jpg) Done
- Massachusetts - Louisa May Alcott (File:Louisa May Alcott, c. 1870 - Warren's Portraits, Boston.jpg) Done
- Missouri - File:Pauline Gracia Beery Mack (File:Pauline Gracia Beery Mack (1891-1974) (5493947511) - Restoration.jpg) Done
- Montana Jeanette Pickering Rankin (File:Jeannette Rankin, Bain News Service, facing front.jpg) Done
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey Lillian Feickert (File:Lillian Feickert c. 1912.jpg) Done
- New Mexico
- New York Hester Jeffrey (File:Hester_Jeffrey.jpg) Done
- North Carolina - Harriet Jacobs (File:Harriet Jacobs carte de visite - Restoration.jpg) Done
- North Dakota
- Pennsylvania - Ida Tarbell (File:Ida M. Tarbell.jpg) Done
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virginia - Pauline Adams (File:Mrs._Pauline_Adams_147002v.jpg) Done
- Washington - Emma Smith DeVoe (File:Emma Smith DeVoe by James & Bushnell.jpg) Done
- West Virginia
(List not complete by any means - I have 40% of all FSes, so I need to copy over a lot more =) )
(1898), performed circa 1976 by Alex Murray (flute) and Martha Goldstein (piano).
's Duo for violin and cello
, Op. 7, performed by the U.S. Army Strings.
wrote two sets of Études-Tableaux
in 1911 (Op. 33) and 1917 (Op. 39); this recording is one of the pieces in the second, Opus 39 set. Conceived as "picture pieces", meant to evoke a visual scene, Rachmaninoff nonetheless declined to identify which scene he had in mind for most of the pieces, saying, "I don't believe in the artist that discloses too much of his images. Let [the listener] paint for themselves what it most suggests." Performed by Karine Gilanyan for Musopen