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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Winners Of The Wikimedia Commons Picture Of The Year (12 pics)

The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year is a competition that was first held in 2006. It aims to identify the best freely licensed images from those that during the year have been awarded Featured picture status. Featured picture status means that these images were chosen by the community as some of the finest on Commons.

Picture of the Year

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto’s surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a complex geological and climatological story that scientists have only just begun to decode. The image resolves details and colors on scales as small as 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers). The viewer is encouraged to zoom in on the image on a larger screen to fully appreciate the complexity of Pluto’s surface features. caption link. The story of the processing of the image is given here.

Second Place
A view of the interior of Nasir ol Molk Mosque located in Shiraz. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade that make beautiful colors when light is passed through them and is reflected on the carpets.

Third Place
Milky Way lying above a lady’s silhouette, at Trona Pinnacles National Landmark, California.

Fourth Place









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