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Challenge: In the Style of Streetpigeon (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Date: Jul 4, 2020
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2020

The sculpture is "Defense of Fort Dearborn" on the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago. Fort Dearborn later became Chicago. I liked the backdrop of the 8 story flag and the sculpture. I spent a lot of time hanging around this corner on that day. Sometimes, my patience is rewarded. Yes, I was fortunate that they were color coordinated, but it was taken on the 4th of July.

Place: 4 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.4419
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 5.9333
Views since voting: 373
Views during voting: 110
Votes: 43
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/13/2020 04:40:35 PM
Congratulations on your top five finish. Monumental!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2020 11:33:10 PM
Quick catch with multiple ironies.
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07/12/2020 08:02:23 PM
that title is amazing. do we have to wear it just because it fits? Is that really a sculpture of a white man saving his family from savages? directly above a white family protecting themselves with masks? This is America.
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07/12/2020 07:14:44 PM
Lots to see here, great capture. Could easily be a ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' streetpigeon.
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07/12/2020 09:00:05 AM
One of my top picks. I love all that this photo has to offer, including the title.
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07/11/2020 05:53:43 PM
good colors
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07/11/2020 04:35:30 PM
Here it's not enough to see and feel the image, we also have to read and think it through. The irony of contrast is terrific. A tender domestic moment is surmounted by a huge battle scene, European interlopers crushing the native Americans, of course. In the name of flag and righteousness. How perfect that the couple are coincidentally wearing red and blue. These notions fill the atmosphere and float the photo into a very interesting realm. The compositional axis of meaning flows along the upper left to lower right diagonal. Nice title.
Thank you.
(An aside: Has anybody noticed an upswelling of support for returning the land to its prior, shoved-out inhabitants? It seems history depends on where you slice it.)
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07/11/2020 03:50:45 PM
Apt for the challenge, certainly... a day in the life.
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07/09/2020 12:29:34 AM
I enjoy this image probably as much as you did when stumbling upon the scene. The questionable pathos of our times and the anecdote go hand in hand, under one flag
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07/06/2020 10:00:46 PM
Great title, wondrous framing. So very nice of your subjects to color coordinate, too.
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