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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z750
Location: auto dealer
Date: Oct 24, 2006
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/640sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2006

Large American flag outside of a car dealership; I was driving by on a windy day and thought it was a good idea to photograph the movement of the flag...decided to remove all background and just show the material of the flag in motion...levels, curves, dodge some of blue area, usm, crop.

Post Challenge: Since the wind was blowing the flag from right to left, I didn't think about flipping the image because it looked fine to me but I sure had a lot of comments about orientation...guess flag protocol isn't one of my strong points..did I say that I love carrying around that little Casio camera, plus it's metal and has had some hard impacts but keeps on running.

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.9053
Avg (commenters): 7.0741
Avg (participants): 5.6154
Avg (non-participants): 6.0789
Views since voting: 631
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 243
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/06/2006 10:09:48 AM
The best shot !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 11:59:53 PM
very beautiful
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11/05/2006 10:45:01 PM
A very good flag photograph. Wind is depicted very well and I like the tight crop. Good luck in the challenge 7
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11/05/2006 03:04:27 PM
This is a nice photo. The focus is sharp, the colors are brilliant. It meets the challenge appropriately. There were a lot of flags submitted in this challenge, thus this photo lacks originality. 6
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11/05/2006 02:34:52 PM
Very pretty, I think this is my fav flag
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11/05/2006 11:04:54 AM
best of the flag shots as you've cropped this tight and really show movement -- one of my favorites this challenge
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11/02/2006 10:49:42 PM
Great framing of this - nice detail and color as well.
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11/02/2006 11:17:05 AM
I think I'm picking your for the blue. 10
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11/01/2006 06:33:14 PM
It's interesting that you display the union in the upper right, instead of the left - isn't that sign of distress or something? You've captured nice detail in the folds.
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11/01/2006 03:01:27 PM
Flipping the image would make it look more natural, nice colors but I have seen this so many times.
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11/01/2006 01:26:12 PM
I like it, bold and showing wind. But something in me, perhaps the American, is a bit unsettled by the orientation. (I think I'd like it more with mirror-image or flip processing.)
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10/31/2006 10:52:08 PM
Nice and crisp. Bump.
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10/31/2006 09:12:21 PM
This is the best use of a flag I've seen...good job! 8
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10/31/2006 04:26:01 PM
the flag is displayed backwards (but the colors are good)
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10/31/2006 09:52:41 AM
The best of the flag photos in the challenge.
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10/31/2006 09:20:00 AM
Crisp and well focused. Seems strange to me to view it right to left. Did you look at it mirrored? Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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10/31/2006 08:53:45 AM
I love the "crispness" of this and such vivid colors.
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10/31/2006 08:47:43 AM
Of all the flag shots this is by far the strongest. Sharp focused image with great lines, curves and shadows. I love that it fills the page. That makes it seem all the more powerful and huge. I hope this does well for you. Bumping up to an 8 for now.
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10/31/2006 06:17:09 AM
Thrilling! Nice Crisp photo! :)
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10/31/2006 02:22:06 AM
I sorta wish this had been flipped horizontally. But great image nonetheless.
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10/30/2006 10:23:47 PM
Good flag capture
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10/30/2006 02:10:58 PM
great color and light...my fav of the flags
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10/30/2006 12:00:57 PM
i think i would have liked it better flipped on the vertical access, the stars in the upper right
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10/30/2006 10:29:05 AM
I love the level of detail in this one where you can clearly make out the fine ripples in the cloth. Good job. 10.
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10/30/2006 07:54:55 AM
I really love this... only wish the canvas were flipflopped so the flag was going in the left to right position .. still worthy of a high score 8
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10/30/2006 01:58:45 AM
excellent...love the close crop...there are many flags in this challenge, but this surpasses them all
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10/30/2006 12:31:26 AM
Lots of flags this challenge! I like how this flag is the complete image as I really do not care about the flag pole in the others. Colors are vibrant and sharp. Good luck!
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10/30/2006 12:16:05 AM
I knew there would be lots of flags in this challenge and for the most part they are unremarkable. This one is pretty good. I have to ask though, why wouldn't you do a quick flip to get the proper orientation for the flag?
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10/30/2006 12:14:17 AM
Best flag shot so far.
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