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These colors don't run.
These colors don't run.
ladpupmoe


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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: NJ
Date: Apr 2, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2003

In Honor of our soldiers, may they all come home safely. God Bless America.

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Place: 218 out of 295
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Avg (commenters): 5.9048
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Votes: 229
Comments: 24
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04/17/2003 09:14:02 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
Hi ladpupmoe, nice to meet ya!

Composition
Two things and they were both already mentioned - I'd flip the image and straighten the pole. Also - what if you caught a bird sitting atop the building at the same time? Something to give the picture character? I'd have also waited for the cloud to move one way or other.

Color
Hey, I love your choice of colors. Go Red, White and Blue! As I mentioned, the cloud is a bit distracting and it makes the picture less sharply 'blue' in the sky.

Focus
Looks a tad grainy - perhaps from oversharpening or using sharpen instead of unsharp mask? I'd look into Neat Image if my cam produced this kind of grain on its own.

Lighting
The lighting on the underside of the flag is the best lighting here. I don't like the flat lighting...is this a place nearby that you could have gotten at sunset/sunrise? Maybe a different angle of light would make a slightly more appealing shot.

Subject matter
Perfect. Don't listen to the Canucks. :)

Overall
It's difficult to shoot a subject like this in light you can't control with wind you can't control and background elements you can't control. I think everything I'd do differently has been addressed above. Happy shooting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 10:35:13 PM
According to the "rules" i've been reading, this should be flopped so the stars arre in the upper-left as you look at it. Good color & stop-action...
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04/13/2003 11:28:00 AM
i love the composition on this shot... the tilts seem to add a nice element to the photo... the image is just a tad 'noisy' though... other than that, great work :) - setzler
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04/12/2003 02:44:09 PM
Nice idea. I would have like to have seen you correct the angle of the photo so the flagpole was perpendicular, though -- it doesn't look very solid at this angle (as though someone put it in sand and it started to fall).
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04/12/2003 02:30:58 PM
there's some noise in the sky...
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04/12/2003 11:24:46 AM
Nice colors and treatment. I'm not sure that the tilt works on the pole, but nice job.
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04/11/2003 06:37:01 PM
Not the best pic of a flag i`ve seen and i`m not sure if the title will win you any votes.
04/11/2003 04:04:50 PM
Good one! Great title, makes me proud :).Love the green with this.
How about straightening the pole up?
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04/11/2003 01:40:49 PM
good job, nice colors
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04/11/2003 12:51:50 AM
very appropriate for this time in our country. thanks!
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04/09/2003 11:19:23 PM
Forever!!!
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04/09/2003 04:17:25 PM
Somehow or another, the green roof top and a nice finishing touch to an otherwise simple picture. Nice.
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04/09/2003 02:01:32 PM
I think adding the green roof (if that's what it is) at the bottom of your photograph has added a lot to the composition. Also the texture of the roof adds interest. Great shot.
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04/09/2003 10:43:40 AM
Your flag is wonderful, but the two angles made by the roof top and the pole are fighting each othe making the picture hard to really enjoy. 6
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04/09/2003 03:38:14 AM
Cheesey title. Not the best angle. A little crooked. The picture that is. :-)
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04/08/2003 03:09:44 PM
Your missing something in this shot, and I don't think your patriotic view should be involved in the challenge. The flag looks very lonely up there and I don't think that what you wanted to express is all that it is meant to be in this pic. Think about it:
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04/08/2003 07:10:46 AM
I thought political expression is "off topic"!
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04/08/2003 01:44:01 AM
I just knew someone would use this title...
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04/07/2003 07:43:08 PM
Gave it a 9 on principle!!!!!!!! good thinking God Bless
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04/07/2003 06:46:56 PM
Nice shot but it's tilted to the right. What you should have done was instead of make the pole straight up and down, rotated the pic to the right so the green part is perfectly level... that would give a nice effect/positioning of the flag. ;) Then remove a little of the green (crop it)
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04/07/2003 10:49:06 AM
I think I'd flip it - the flag is supposed to go the other way and the green diagonals should read left to right for most westerners.
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04/07/2003 08:12:51 AM
I love your subject . God Bless our troups 10
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04/07/2003 01:15:47 AM
likely to get some flak from our overseas participants. i think i would have rotated the pole a bit to make it straight, but on the other hand both off angles work in a fun way. also would have boosted saturation to bring the colors out a bit more.
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04/07/2003 12:24:27 AM
Eh, I bet if you put it in really hot water and let it sit for a while...
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