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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Miscellaneous
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Buchanan Theatre, Buchanan, VA
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Aperture: 1:2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Military
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2006

Shot in unused attic space above Buchanan Theatre (used to be boarding house apartments). Old 48-star flag that I found up there and some dried roses that I took with me.

PP included:
crop, lighting/exposure, color sat, contrast, Mr. Contrast filter, dodge/burn brush, save for Web.

Post Challenge:
Thanks for the votes of confidence and another 7th place finish! I wasn't sure how this shot was going to be received, but knew it had turned out pretty close to how I had envisioned it. This outtake is actually how I saw it in my mind, but was afraid of breaking the rules and getting another DQ, so played it safe. Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.8242
Avg (commenters): 8.2083
Avg (participants): 6.4079
Avg (non-participants): 7.1226
Views since voting: 3360
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 182
Comments: 55
Favorites: 15 (view)


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10/20/2007 11:52:02 PM
What a strong image. Well done!
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12/28/2006 06:15:45 PM
Not sure why I didn't add this earlier. One of my favorite pictures round these parts.
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09/12/2006 04:40:33 PM
Hi my first time seeing this picture and this is a really awesome and outstanding picture here.

well done, very powerful pic!!!
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07/19/2006 07:22:09 AM
Really well done. Great idea to slightly desaturate the flag. Also love the lighting/dodging/burning, and the textures in the wood. Excellent sharpness, too, without any signs of the dreaded oversharpening. It does look like it could be a magazine cover! Congrats on top 10.
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07/16/2006 11:07:29 AM
This photo is really powerful. Two thumbs way up.
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06/25/2006 06:25:20 PM
comment from my 1-4-0 thread...

Am not normally a 'flag' person but this is a great shot, well perceived and executed and I'm sure it would tug at a few heartstrings, btw, the edited version is even better!
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05/22/2006 07:10:44 PM
YAHOOOOOO!!!!! 7th! You go brother! Great shot; very apt for this challenge. Congrats. Sis and critters
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05/14/2006 01:48:36 PM
Beatiful lighting, color and mood, man. Really sweet and delicate. Makes you think. Great, great, capture!
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05/13/2006 11:05:47 PM
Very nicely done to shake what many take for granted. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/13/2006 05:07:53 AM
What a superb piece of work!
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05/11/2006 06:51:57 AM
I love the tones in this one - work very well with the subject to create mood.
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05/09/2006 11:26:13 PM
Big congrats Jimmy. Way to go with top 10!!!
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05/09/2006 12:03:13 AM
Congrats Jimmy...I knew this one would do well.
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05/08/2006 11:23:10 PM
Congrats Jimmy - well deserved, wonderful shot.
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05/08/2006 10:44:51 PM
Congrats on the top 10 man! This is a fine image with a great setup. Sure tells a story!
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05/08/2006 09:44:00 PM
Very nice, Jimmy - I should have known from the processing that this was yours. Well done, and congrats on a great finish!
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05/08/2006 07:58:26 PM
really nice shot. i like the editing and this fits the challenge well. great capture.
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05/08/2006 02:10:44 PM
fantastic composition with gret tones
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05/08/2006 12:05:26 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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05/08/2006 11:58:09 AM
I LOVED this photo!! You did an excellent job shooting it and processing it! Congratulations on a top 10 placing. It sooo deserved it!!!

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05/08/2006 11:16:27 AM
Very,very nice. Congratulations on your top 10 finish :)
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05/08/2006 02:17:18 AM
Look at you!!! 7th place. YIPPEE! Congratulations.
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05/08/2006 01:19:59 AM
You did good. This one really speaks of dissolving patriotism and faith some have in our country and our flag. Congrats on the high finish!
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05/08/2006 01:02:18 AM
Nice finish. oNe of my favorites.
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05/08/2006 12:58:54 AM
I'm wondering how this would have scored if you didn't title this "(Time Cover)". As it is you still got DNMC votes but probably more without the title.
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05/08/2006 12:36:21 AM
Well done on top 10! Great photo.
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05/08/2006 12:21:44 AM
Very nice SJ!!! Congratulations on your 7th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 07:09:29 PM
Good lighting
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05/07/2006 04:36:23 PM
I like this more each time I look at it. The faded aspect of the image is duplicated in the title. Nice composition.
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05/07/2006 07:33:55 AM
would do well on the cover of Time...well edited and great title 9
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05/07/2006 03:25:23 AM
very nice
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05/06/2006 10:45:15 PM
an appealing image, more photo illustration than photojournalism though. I would never let this run to tell a story.
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05/06/2006 10:54:16 AM
Beautiful image, I could see it on a magazine cover very easily. This one to me has the balance I am looking for of "great photo" with "looks journalistic". The only thing I might like better is either a little more detail on the right side or perhaps some of the right side cropped off. As it is, there's nothing there, just a 95% black void.
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05/06/2006 09:34:03 AM
Nice photo; this country has many years of glory left. It is the freedom of the people that makle it so.
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05/06/2006 12:49:36 AM
Potent...What's to become of our future?
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05/05/2006 09:59:59 AM
Great portray, re this image.....
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05/05/2006 06:35:48 AM
Colouring, texture, subject, and leading to subject great. nice image of a gloomy future!
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05/04/2006 06:59:07 AM
Just awesome. I love this image....and am not American...but I can't move past this image...just awesome. My hat off to you!!
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05/04/2006 12:23:46 AM
Nice Time mag shot.
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05/04/2006 12:01:06 AM
Very well done! 10
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05/03/2006 08:38:15 PM
Powerful shot. A little too much burning and shadow on the right hand side. I think a tighter crop oin the right would have been better. Very goo dshot overall.
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05/03/2006 06:06:29 PM
I really don't like the title. To my mind it should be a title and not an explanation.

That out of the way ... this shot just oozes atmosphere. Dark and faded and grimey, with plenty to look at and ponder. No comment on the politics because this would fit that type of feature perfectly whether you agree with it or not. Top stuff.
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05/03/2006 02:34:48 PM
i like that! the lighting and composition is great.
oh and the dried up flovers (roses?) on the flag work also well.
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05/03/2006 07:22:16 AM
this one is excellent ... maybe to dark on the right side but the lowered vibrance of colors is fitted very well here, great job ... top 10 for sure
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05/02/2006 04:20:19 PM
I am not a big fan of national flags but I know when I see a good photograph and this is a good photograph, could even be a great photograph. It is what I would expect to find in a magazine like Time. I wish you luck
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05/02/2006 03:29:54 AM
I like it, don't know why but I just do, probably marking it higher than I should but I just like it
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05/02/2006 03:06:35 AM
Great photo. Very well composed and processed.
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05/01/2006 08:31:07 PM
This is beautiful! Nice work.
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05/01/2006 08:22:56 PM
wow..this is great! 10
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05/01/2006 12:51:18 PM
Very well done, nicely laid out, and works very well with your title.
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05/01/2006 11:27:54 AM
I certainly hope you didn't place the flag on the ground just for this image. It is a great image, composition, color. . A little off the right side might be ok too, just a bit since it goes black over there and doesn't add to the flag's deteriorated condition. -9- u
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05/01/2006 10:28:59 AM
Time would run something like this. But, my only beef is - if you are trying to mimick a magazine cover photo, crop it for that format. I'm thinking this image might loose a lot of impact in a vertical crop.
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05/01/2006 07:57:32 AM
wonderful shot, but I still like the true colors of the flag.
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05/01/2006 06:58:40 AM
I like this a lot. Nice lighting, subtle detail. Well done;)9
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05/01/2006 12:35:28 AM
Great lighting.
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