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04/14/2004 09:32:29 AM · #1
Today, is the American Flag a symbol of Strength?
04/14/2004 09:33:56 AM · #2
It is if you live in the United States.
04/14/2004 09:34:13 AM · #3
Good question... I have no opinion!
04/14/2004 09:35:29 AM · #4
No flag is.
04/14/2004 09:36:24 AM · #5
It must be in someone's view.

This is the question I ask about "meeting the challenge" - could this POSSIBLY meet the challenge topic?

If I answer yes, I don't mark off for the topic. MY view of strength isn't what another's photo should be about. Strength in ANY way represented is, however.

M
04/14/2004 09:37:14 AM · #6
As much so as the American Dollar.
04/14/2004 09:40:21 AM · #7
don't forget the other part of the challenge description "or power". The U.S. (like many other countries) is a "powerful" country, therefore it would meet the challenge, IMHO.


04/14/2004 09:45:39 AM · #8
this goes back to what was discussed in the other topic... strength and power are so wide of a subject...
04/14/2004 09:55:08 AM · #9
Some people are getting bored about seing cats in every challenge, I like a good cat picture, they are international, But an american flag in every challenge is much more frustrating
04/14/2004 09:56:51 AM · #10
Originally posted by heida:

Some people are getting bored about seing cats in every challenge, I like a good cat picture, they are international, But an american flag in every challenge is much more frustrating


Correct.
04/14/2004 10:14:58 AM · #11
There is little doubt that the US flag symbolizes strength. You can argue all day as to weather or not the US is using their strength productively or destructively, but that doesn't deminish the strength. Personally, I see little difference between using a US flag or using the cross to symbolize strength. While the flag may not appeal to someone outside the US, likewise, the cross won't appeal to someone who is not Christian. Personally, I view both ideas (and cats) to be somewhat cliché, however, if they managed to pull it off well, they get the due credit for it. Ultimately, I think the winner (or at least in my ranking) will be the person who not only provides a stunning photograph, but does so while using a concept that I would have never thought of yet symbolizes strength perfectly.
04/14/2004 10:18:09 AM · #12
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Message edited by author 2004-10-20 02:19:38.
04/14/2004 10:24:12 AM · #13
Originally posted by micknewton:

Originally posted by frozensun:

Today, is the American Flag a symbol of Strength?

Personally, I think the question is rather silly. But, just out of curiosity, what makes you think it isn't? After all, it is the symbol of the most powerful nation on the planet.

--Mick

Power for the good or the bad?
04/14/2004 10:26:42 AM · #14
Originally posted by frozensun:

Originally posted by micknewton:

Originally posted by frozensun:

Today, is the American Flag a symbol of Strength?

Personally, I think the question is rather silly. But, just out of curiosity, what makes you think it isn't? After all, it is the symbol of the most powerful nation on the planet.

--Mick

Power for the good or the bad?


Regardless of its aplication, strength is strength.
04/14/2004 10:26:49 AM · #15
word to that, if satan were photogenic, you could probably put a nice little portrait of that crazy guy in "Strength"... just as you could if you took a mugshot of jesus or some religious dude like that...

Message edited by author 2004-04-14 10:31:48.
04/14/2004 10:29:43 AM · #16
Originally posted by micknewton:


Personally, I think the question is rather silly. But, just out of curiosity, what makes you think it isn't? After all, it is the symbol of the most powerful nation on the planet.

--Mick


Just a curiosity, what makes you so sure about that?
04/14/2004 10:32:02 AM · #17
if that was a nazi flag? would it have same impact?
04/14/2004 10:33:18 AM · #18
a guess... economically? they can't be tooooo powerfull afterall... what happened to manafest destiny?
04/14/2004 10:34:37 AM · #19
Originally posted by coqsinel:

if that was a nazi flag? would it have same impact?


What impact?
04/14/2004 10:35:10 AM · #20
Originally posted by coqsinel:

if that was a nazi flag? would it have same impact?


Of course not. The Nazi's lost. ;)

But had this challenge been held in the early 40's, then yes.
04/14/2004 10:36:55 AM · #21
Originally posted by Trinch:

Originally posted by coqsinel:

if that was a nazi flag? would it have same impact?


Of course not. The Nazi's lost. ;)

But had this challenge been held in the early 40's, then yes.


If we talk wars, America lost too. Remember Vietnam? Not to talk about the so called "War on terrorism" that turned into a "Petrol hunt" :)

Message edited by author 2004-04-14 10:38:23.
04/14/2004 10:37:15 AM · #22
i didn't quite see the implication of the flag entries... maybe im not looking close enough? Good or evil, a flag on its own can't define those in my opinion
04/14/2004 10:37:58 AM · #23
but you then can't say they were not a power group.. neo-nazism still exists...

thats why i believe the us flag is not such a strong concept afterall...
04/14/2004 10:37:59 AM · #24
I thought one of the DPC site rules was you were not supposed to discuss images in the current challenge ?
04/14/2004 10:41:58 AM · #25
if we can't discuss, then why is there a 'current challenge' forum??
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