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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenge
Camera: HP PhotoSmart M537
Location: Plymouth MA
Date: Feb 25, 2011
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 88
Shutter: 1/24 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Blur
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2011

Gray melancholy raining day. Small out of the way graveyard with this lone American Flag.

Statistics
Place: 273 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.0588
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.0962
Avg (non-participants): 4.9375
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 136
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/08/2011 05:38:45 PM
oh man you are cleaning up here with the off-broadway cognoscenti. gray cemetery scene in black and white.
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03/08/2011 04:23:39 PM
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Awarded for the February 2011 Free Study
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03/08/2011 01:09:52 AM
Congratulations on the blue and scoring above 5.... Deserved much higher and was my top pick. Seldom do I see something so original on here.

Message edited by author 2011-03-08 23:49:29.
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03/08/2011 12:56:47 AM
Hah, that's cool: I threw 8's at all 3 of the Posthumous Blues! Congrats on this one.
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03/08/2011 12:22:49 AM
Fantastic. I had wondered if this might be your work, but then I thought it was way to obvious for John! Great comments as well. Congrats on the blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 10:50:49 PM
wonderful shades of gray and it also has depth and mystery.
I think I see a city and I love cities.
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03/07/2011 10:40:15 PM
very different abstract
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03/07/2011 10:35:27 PM
I looked at this several times before I realized it was in a cemetery. But of course it was never so easily defined. This is a notched surface, a dream flagging in the lower right, darkness is the only life.

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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03/07/2011 06:37:52 PM
Shocking when it first appeared on the screen. And the effect is sustained as the image gradually reveals itself. Great, great, great.

Message edited by author 2011-03-08 07:30:27.
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03/07/2011 01:13:46 PM
Gray is the color of my country! As I like to say. This picture is as depressing as my hometown can be in winter time.
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03/07/2011 12:54:42 PM
Looks like a guardian.
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03/07/2011 10:14:08 AM
Nice depth, as if the stones are steps, enhanced by the streaks toward them. Not often do you see a shot like this with an American flag (at least in my opinion), so that's an interesting twist. I really like the anonymity in the shot. Great image.
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03/05/2011 10:42:14 AM
I like this abstract although I've no idea what it was originally! But very interesting.
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03/04/2011 05:07:27 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Oh wow! This is just off-the-scale good. Where to begin....? The scratchy textural effect you've managed to produce is so, so compelling - it almost adds an etched 3d effect. The figure looms large and almost scarecrow-like with hands of straw. The flag and gravestones(?) give this an additional poignancy.

Critical stuff: Nothing

Overall: Astonishing work.
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03/04/2011 12:36:08 AM
Intriguing. Not quite sure what to make of it, but it has appealing textures and tones. Sure to get creamed in the popular vote, but you knew that when you entered it.
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03/03/2011 08:34:23 PM
I like the scratchy textures, tight crop, and bw. Very interesting!
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03/03/2011 04:29:49 PM
I scored this shot poorly. I can't make heads or tails of what I'm looking at and my eye doesn't know where to go because of all the out of focus elements.
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03/03/2011 02:50:34 AM
Interesting. Looks like a good candidate for the posthumous award. Initially I didn't like..... the longer I looked, the better I liked! Can't vote, just a comment.
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03/02/2011 03:58:23 AM
man on the moon?
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03/01/2011 01:02:52 AM
I love how this slowly resolves as you watch. Beautiful.
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03/01/2011 12:28:11 AM
What a wonderful creation. A gritty commentary on war without denigrating those who have served. A towering oppressive figure...a falling flag. 10
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