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Courage, Honor, Integrity
Courage, Honor, Integrity
dahkota


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Veteran's Park
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: 7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Political
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

This is not anywhere near my usual subject. But, I felt compelled to put it together after being involved in the Veteran's Day Ceremonies. I could have easily gone with flowers but it really wouldn't mean anything. And I had to enter just to see if I could do it. So here it is. I like it, and I hope you will too.

Statistics
Place: 49 out of 234
Avg (all users): 6.0696
Avg (commenters): 6.9583
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2973
Views since voting: 1043
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 273
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/19/2006 10:45:21 AM
Very nice. I like it a lot. This image really depicts "Honor" to me.

Hey, if you ever want to shed a tear or two at a ceremony like this, go to Colonial Williamsburg on Memorial Day.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 04:45:23 PM
6 - Like the concept. Criticism; not sure on the toning/desaturation, especially at this size. I think color would have been better in my opinion, but that's your call. Again, difficult with the size restrictions, but perhaps a little more 'space' to the right in 1 and left in 3, and maybe centering of the Honor Roll, may have made this better in my opinion.
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11/19/2005 10:37:10 PM
i like this shot - i think it might have had a little more impact if the images weren't quite so dark. i'm having a hard time seeing the seperation lines near the tops - then again, that could be my monitor.
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11/19/2005 06:45:44 PM
a nice concept - but the image seems to busy to me
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11/19/2005 06:51:31 AM
This is a moving entry (and I'm not the most patriotic person in the universe, that's for sure). It's emotional. Your color choices have really contributed to that. I like the crops you've chosen, too. Nice job.
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11/18/2005 12:56:40 PM
excellent interpretation and combination.
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11/18/2005 06:01:39 AM
Nice images... it seems that the range of contrast is narrow, which makes the image appear flat.
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11/17/2005 11:45:56 PM
[i] Compositionally very strong. [ii] The highlights on the glove in the third panel are all dead and gone. They could possibly be saved with masking adjustment layers or burning them in. Try selecting highlights with CTRL-ALT-~ (tilde), copying to a new layer with CTRL-J, and setting the blending to multiply. That is often helpful to me. [iii] The differing color treatment of the middle panel is throwing me off. I would guess that you wanted to ensure primary focus on the middle panel - perfectly understandable - but my eye is strongly drawn to the red in the flowers to the point of real distraction from the rest of the image.
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11/17/2005 08:37:57 PM
very nice...!!
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11/17/2005 01:42:04 PM
Wow! Very powerful image. I love the selective desat in the second image. The glove in the third image has some blown highlights which takes away from the overall image, but still I give it a 9.
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11/16/2005 08:01:11 PM
very well done
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11/16/2005 02:22:51 PM
I like the close in crops, the arrangement works well here
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11/16/2005 01:24:28 PM
very moody set. A nice use of sepia & red. I would have liked to see a bit more details in the gloves
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11/15/2005 06:32:11 PM
This meets the challenge perfectly. Your three pictures tells a story. Nice size to your photo too. I had sizing problems when I tried to use 3 pictures. Good luck
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11/15/2005 02:30:14 PM
I LIke this concept, was thinking of something similar myself, just couldnt figure out how to pull it off, courage, honor, work well, not sure how the third panel relates to integrity, but i still like this image. 6. Mike
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11/15/2005 11:35:06 AM
Very powerful. I love the color tones you used. Great job.
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11/15/2005 03:05:40 AM
Very evocative shot that really works well for this challenge.
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11/14/2005 08:41:51 PM
wooow. i love it.
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11/14/2005 03:57:25 PM
I like the whole look and feel of this one.
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11/14/2005 10:49:17 AM
The border blends in too much.
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11/14/2005 03:08:06 AM
Might have been good to leave an element of color in each image - a great job nonetheless!
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11/14/2005 01:25:25 AM
I LOVE THIS IMAGE. Very good idea, really well done. Excellent use of desaturation. And I like the subject matter as well; timely this week. I can't find a thing to dislike about this image. 10.
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11/14/2005 12:40:05 AM
Very nice for veteran's day. I don't like the difference in tone between the middle and outside images. I like seeing the line of rifles in the photo on the left
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11/14/2005 12:29:59 AM
nicely done
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11/14/2005 12:22:54 AM
Nice sentiment. I think I'd like it if the honor roll stone were level. It looks a tad tilted. The desat of the left and right images is clever.
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