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Daily Indoctrination

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Challenge: School Days (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Concord, California, USA
Date: Oct 19, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Political, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2004

I have a problem with making kids recite a pledge they don't understand, and are legally ineligible to commit to. To me that is the very epitome of brainwashing.

Shot from below waist level, framing by "dead reckoning" with Exposure Compensation at -0.5 eV. Slight crop and rotation; one RGB Curve and one Blue Curve. Two applications of USM at 66%/0,6 dia/TH=5. JPEG=8/10.

Place: 163 out of 195
Avg (all users): 4.3653
Avg (commenters): 4.0833
Avg (participants): 4.4205
Avg (non-participants): 4.3388
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 271
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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08/23/2012 08:14:26 PM
such a shame they don't have school uniforms, they probably would perform better!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2004 07:36:15 PM
I think this is a powerful message...pro or against.
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10/25/2004 12:04:07 PM
Probably wont do well if people actually read the title and figure out what your photo is saying. Of course your opinion is yours, but my opinion is that if you don't like the pledge move to Canada.
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10/25/2004 10:27:48 AM
That always keeps amazing me. This tradition of a prayer or singing national anthem before schooldays starts. Whish the children faces were more visible, but it's a good idea ->7.

PS Is it too pink, or there is something wrong with my monitor?
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10/23/2004 09:23:36 PM
back of heads really dont tell a story, I'm sure there was a better shot here.
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10/21/2004 11:45:55 PM
Hit's the mark right on. Color balance it a bit dull though.
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10/21/2004 05:37:17 PM
WOW the lighting in there is horrible.
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10/21/2004 04:55:50 PM
Good idea, but the lighting is a big detractor from this photo. Not something you can control though.
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10/21/2004 09:40:38 AM
Good image, but white balance seems to be off. Maybe levels could be adjusted.
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10/20/2004 09:05:27 PM
I like the photo, but not the title...
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10/20/2004 05:00:11 PM
a bit too many elements here with equal weight, like the low camera angle (feels very candid) but the lights pull my eye to an uninteresting part of the frame
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10/20/2004 04:46:20 PM
Do these students even know why they are pledging?
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10/20/2004 12:53:27 PM
I like the idea here (with or without the title). Think it would help the photo if you adjusted white balance for those lights. Composition might be more satisfying if not so much ceiling was showing.
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10/20/2004 08:00:40 AM
Nice idea, but it seems like more of a snapshot (which I guess it was), the tilt is unnerving, cause it makes me feel like I'm going to tip over, but I like the point of view,
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10/20/2004 03:20:09 AM
I give you a ten for the idea. Raising little killing machines, yup, that's what school is for. Today I rained very hard in northern california and I saw 34 flags flying in the down pore. How sad. People blindly follow the flag, but don't even bring it in when it is raining. I hope you will not vote with the flag waving party this november.
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