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Color Guards
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Seoul, Korea
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Architecture, History
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Image taken at Gyeongbuk Palace in Seoul, Korea on January 24, 2009.

Editing:

Convert from RAW, crop, resize, saturation, contrast, brightness, add border.

Statistics
Place: 727 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.3183
Avg (commenters): 5.6444
Avg (participants): 5.2938
Avg (non-participants): 5.4368
Views since voting: 624
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 509
Comments: 50
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
03/18/2009 12:38:13 AM
Thank you for all of the comments! Unfortunately, I decided to submit this photo at the last minute while I was on the way out the door to go to work. I basically just slapped a border on there and accidentally did a low quality RAW-JPEG conversion. This is probably why the image looks a little pixelated or out of focus.

Either way, my goal for this was to get a 5.0 or better, so I'm happy with the results.

Thank you again to all those who commented!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:57:56 PM
I recognize this one! :) I'll say before what I said in the forums, I think the shot is trying to do too much. The guards with their flags is one shot, the majesty of the architecture is another. I can't remember who you are, but I remember that you loved this shot anyway, so while I'd give this a 6 ordinarily I'm bumping to a 7 because I admire that you stuck to your guns and submitted it.
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03/17/2009 09:08:01 PM
Nice colors and good choice of object. I'm just not sure about the border and the focus. Good luck!
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03/17/2009 11:38:06 AM
Colorful and interesting shot.
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03/17/2009 10:59:56 AM
Really cool colors here. I may have preferred this in a landscape crop though, to see where the color guard was looking.
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03/17/2009 10:43:43 AM
a little sharper on the faces might help, smart sharpen would work well
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03/16/2009 09:49:32 PM
i love how vivid the colors are
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03/16/2009 08:21:52 PM
Great colors and nice capture of a cultural moment.
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03/16/2009 07:05:23 PM
Beautiful rich colors and a nice composition.
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03/16/2009 03:53:24 PM
love the colors in your shot...very good
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03/16/2009 03:42:10 PM
Beautiful. Such awesome colors.
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03/16/2009 03:45:39 AM
nice perspective
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03/15/2009 01:35:06 PM
very nice image. Nice bright colours and perfect cropping
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03/15/2009 11:27:54 AM
Beautiful colors, nice that there was a breeze to catch the flags like this.
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03/15/2009 10:07:47 AM
Such beautiful colour and a nice cultural photo.
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03/15/2009 10:05:17 AM
colors are nice ,composition could be improved though. a slightly more frontal shot could have been more interesting
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03/15/2009 06:04:12 AM
interesting... nice colors too


;D brano
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03/15/2009 12:37:40 AM
Great colors and building.
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03/15/2009 12:08:46 AM
Great colors.
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03/14/2009 10:43:15 PM
Interesting shot. I'm not one for the wildly saturated photos, but I'm curious what a little more saturation would look like on this one.
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03/14/2009 10:24:40 PM
a lot of interest in this, the flag, the clothing and the building in the back, nice
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03/14/2009 10:18:43 PM
very nice documentary image
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03/14/2009 12:08:40 PM
Great colors.
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03/14/2009 11:04:11 AM
nice POV and colors i love how the line of flag bearers carry you along the image
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03/14/2009 05:09:59 AM
Great vibrant colours
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03/13/2009 06:21:16 PM
Vibrant colors!
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03/13/2009 06:04:52 PM
Aptly titled, both the guard and the photo. Fun, bright, dynamic capture. Well done.
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03/13/2009 02:22:04 PM
This could be sharper.. interesting place
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03/13/2009 02:18:12 PM
very interesting shot
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03/13/2009 12:41:35 PM
Very dramatic use of color. Great perspective!
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03/13/2009 11:36:19 AM
Good one point perspective. The colors are handled well, but there is a bit of pixellation going on which is too bad.
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03/13/2009 11:12:59 AM
nice colors
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03/13/2009 08:44:51 AM
bold colors, good composition.
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03/13/2009 02:36:19 AM
Great colors and an interesting composition.
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03/13/2009 01:17:51 AM
Great vivid colors. The subject is very interesting.
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03/13/2009 12:36:53 AM
Intersting image of another culture (well for me anyway).
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03/12/2009 09:39:48 PM
Nice colors and angle. Good shot.
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03/12/2009 09:21:13 PM
Those are some wild banners! Unique setting. Love all the pointy shapes everywhere. Feel it's just a bit oversaturated.
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03/12/2009 07:34:34 PM
Colorful shot topped of by choice of frame. Nice job
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03/12/2009 12:50:29 PM
great colors, composition is a little tight, and focus a little soft.
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03/12/2009 10:40:53 AM
What a display of color. Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 07:06:02 AM
Nice colors and the subjects are interesting.
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03/12/2009 06:17:45 AM
great colors
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03/12/2009 04:37:55 AM
Colourful but the portrait framing seems to draw us away from the people to the roofline
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03/11/2009 10:43:02 PM
and very nice colors at that.
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03/11/2009 09:35:20 PM
great colour and composition. good job on stopping the motion on the flags as well.
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03/11/2009 05:55:33 PM
needs contrast, beside that nice picture.
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03/11/2009 04:47:32 PM
I like the redo, much better than the original.
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03/11/2009 10:08:54 AM
Good composition.
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03/11/2009 08:52:23 AM
Very good subject comp. focus seems off a bit.
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