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Challenge: Perspective (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Pine Bluff
Date: Feb 4, 2003
Aperture: F4.0
Shutter: 1/640sec.
Galleries: Sky, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2003

Taken after the Columbia Space Shuttle was lost. This is a huge flag downtown in the city where I live.

Place: 38 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.9126
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 1122
Votes: 103
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/21/2003 06:22:53 PM
...from Critique Club...

Hi Anona :)

nice...but that border's gotta go

Wonderful composition. I think you should have left it w/out a border, it is way to harsh and distracts from the subject. :)

lighting is great. I like your selective DOF. nice sharp focus on the flag...great job :)

It's just another flag shot...i think that's why you finished 38th. I'm sure you realize that this is an international website, and with what's going on in the world you might lose points for a shot of an american flag...it's just reality.

Interesting how jmsetzler jumped to the conclusion that you were going to get 'nasty remarks' when in fact you got NONE... :)

Cheers and good luck in the future challenges.
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02/17/2003 01:22:55 AM
I can't believe you took 38th. What a rip off!!!! This is an excellent photo. You must be so frustrated. You got a 10 from me on this one. Keep shooting!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2003 09:53:33 AM
This is not as good, in my opinion, as the other American-flag-on-a-pole photo. It's hard for me to judge this symbolism dispassionately, as I'm very opposed to the looming war (and I'm not American). But you caught the flag riding the wind very nicely.
02/12/2003 11:35:35 PM
This is very beautiful. I like the pole leading up.
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02/12/2003 10:47:52 PM
Beautiful, thanks!
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02/12/2003 01:06:52 PM
This looks too much like the freedom photo. You must shoot together. I suggest you use different shots. This is beautiful but is lessened by one so close to it.. It is seriously a beautiful work of art, but so is the other one.
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02/12/2003 08:27:14 AM
i do like the composition of this photo ... i dont like the red border .. i think a black border or even a dark blue would have made this photo even stronger
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02/11/2003 10:54:56 PM
very nice work :) The composition on this shot is excellent... please excuse any nasty remarks you may get for photographing a flag and keep on photographing it :) - setzler
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02/11/2003 07:37:54 PM
This is an awesome shot. The texture of the pool is great up against the smoothness of the flag. Great lighting and angle. Good luck!!
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02/11/2003 07:35:27 AM
This is a very nice photo. The border needs to be less distracting to me.
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02/10/2003 11:02:47 PM
Really nice shot, good focus and color. I don't like the border at all though and feel it may detract from the shot.
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02/10/2003 06:38:42 PM
Bravo, wonderful composition, color, light, interest.........what a good job. WOW.
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02/10/2003 06:03:09 PM
Sharp, vivid, crisp
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