Wikivoyage:Banner suggestions

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This is where you can list suggestions for new page banners. Please provide a link to the image file either on Wikicommons or Flickr next to the link of the article name for which the banner is suggested. You can also suggest the position of the crop, bearing in mind that the crop must have a width to height ratio of 7:1, and that the resulting cropped image must be at least 1800 pixels wide.

If you make a banner from one of these suggestions, please leave a link to it after the suggestion, add the Yes Done template and sign. You can write "taken" after the suggestion while you are busy to prevent others from duplicating your work.

Having many more people involved in the process of finding suitable free CC source photos for our page banners (especially people who don't have the skills or facilities to create page banners themselves), that exist on either Flickr or Wikimedia Commons, greatly helps speed up the process of creating all the missing banners.

It is recommended to search for available photos on Wikimedia Commons, the image repository that Wikivoyage uses. You can also look for free CC photos on Flickr or using (make sure that both check marks at the top are marked). For example, in many instances you might increase chances of finding good relevant photos by using the following search queries syntax on both Flickr and Wikimedia Commons - "{Destination name} panorama", or "{Destination name} panoramic", or "{Destination name} skyline", or "{Destination name} downtown".

There is an archive at Wikivoyage:Banner suggestions/Archive.


Thanks, sorry I missed these two images. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:33, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Request for bannerEdit

Swept in from the pub

Hi, everyone! I looked for a Requests for banners page and didn't find one, so:

We've had a Downstate New York article for a little while now, but it has no custom banner. Anyone want to try creating one? It doesn't have to be a view of New York City, though a distant one from upriver or conceivably far into Queens might be good. Any interesting view from any of the Five Boroughs, Long Island, Westchester or Rockland could work. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:13, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

It's not perfect, but what are your thoughts on this one? It's cropped from a photo taken near the old Tappan Zee. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 07:04, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I don't like the pillar with "WARNING" on it, but I like the rest of it, and it's surely better than no custom banner. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:20, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
I think a more distant view would fit better. I tried File:EagleRock 002.jpg with the croptool without storing the result. The result was quite nice. --FredTC (talk) 09:06, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Nice, but the region is wrong. This is Downstate New York, not New Jersey. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:15, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I know, but New Jersey is only the camera position. The main subject is New York. That is why I made the suggestion. --FredTC (talk) 09:31, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
I understand, but I'd rather the view were from Rockland County. I think I saw a photo of a distant view from Suffern on Commons. I'll see if I can find it and it's big enough. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:45, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
I can't find it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:03, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
I like FredTC's image, but since it's not in DNY, something else is needed. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 10:15, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek:: do you have any in your personal gallery? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 11:55, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
For the record, the page is Wikivoyage:Banner expedition/Banner suggestions. I’d propose that we move it to Wikivoyage:Banner suggestions so it’s easier to find. I’ll propose it on the talk page. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:50, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Turns out, I already did just that in 2019! See Wikivoyage talk:Banner expedition/Banner suggestions#Move to Wikivoyage:Banner suggestions?. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:52, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and added my crop via Wikidata. I consider it an "interim" solution and welcome a better submission as replacement. Nelson Ricardo (talk) 17:50, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

To the question about my personal gallery, it's on an iPhone and doesn't have any of the types of photos we've been discussing. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:31, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
The view from the Tappan Zee looks really good on the page as a banner. I'm happy with it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:30, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

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