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America, 2003

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Challenge: Propaganda (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Nov 18, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/35
Galleries: Political, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2003


Place: 7 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.1410
Avg (commenters): 7.3889
Avg (participants): 6.0735
Avg (non-participants): 6.1698
Views since voting: 1710
Votes: 227
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/26/2003 08:59:14 AM
congrats on the top 10 finish!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2003 05:05:29 PM
Good social commentary; very accurate propaganda! Perhaps it should be titled: Stop Free Speech in America (as a propaganda piece), or "No Free Speech in America", as a propaganda/commentary.
11/24/2003 09:01:42 PM
Good concept. A little symmetrical though.
11/24/2003 10:32:11 AM
yes!!! That's how I've felt, the more I've learned...
11/23/2003 12:21:16 AM
Although visually it could be a bit more interesting, this is perfectly suitable as an editorial in a newspaper - good thing you\'re one of the few this week who use your image alone as your 1000 words (i.e. not relying on your title to send your message).
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11/22/2003 02:25:35 PM
Yes. I hope you had some vaseline under that duct tape. I like your use of an angled crop to give this more interest. 7
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11/22/2003 06:47:33 AM
I might not have cropped so tight, and would like to have a little sharper focus.
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11/21/2003 11:13:53 PM
1002 uses for duct tape. It does seem that the rest of the world is tired of hearing us defend our freedom. Good interpretation of the challenge topic. 6 -danny
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11/21/2003 07:15:31 PM
But possibly better than anywhere else. Maybe the Moon? Like it very Propagandistic.
11/21/2003 01:35:13 PM
This is a really nice shot. I love that you ised duct tape since all the hoopla about buying to tape up your windows and such. I had a friend that went broke buying the stuff & didnt even know what to do with it. The message is strong here and so relevent to what is going on and considered patriotic these days. I like the composition as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2003 11:47:12 AM
I'm sure a few people won't like the politics of this photo and vote you down for it, but that's not what voting is about. A strong statement makes great propaganda! And you've done a good job of showing it. Only things I would have liked was to not have had the chin cut off. Also I think a portrait might have been more effective. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2003 01:48:47 AM
Yeah keep your mouth shut until you know what you are old enough to know what you are talking about. :)
11/20/2003 10:36:50 AM
Now this is a strong propaganda message - one that can easily be understood without supporting text or effort. I won't comment on whether I agree or disagree with the suggestion that the current political climate in the US discourages free speech and dissention but I will say that I think the photo conveys that suggestion very well.
Lighting is not ideal with dark shadows at left. Model's nose could have done with a powder to reduce that shine.
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11/20/2003 08:46:20 AM
This is an excellent example of propaganda - there will be objections to the hot spot on the duck tape but it is a minimal problem. Fits the challenge, good focus, composition, original, perhaps a little too dark on the left
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2003 08:18:57 AM
Wonderful Shot!
11/19/2003 01:05:46 PM
This is good.
11/19/2003 11:38:11 AM
Effective comment on "Questioning policy = Disloyalty" theme. You met the challenge better than most.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2003 10:55:40 AM
Very good. Super lighting also. I like this very much. Good luck! Keep up the good ideas, this one should do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2003 03:18:37 AM
Where can I get some America Print Duct Tape? You should make bumper stickers out of this photo.
11/19/2003 02:54:39 AM
Nice message, nice duct tape - always wanted to do that to someone
11/19/2003 12:25:57 AM
Awesome concept for this challenge. Love the photo, nicely done. Would love to see this with all colour removed except for the color in the flag, would be especially effective, but hard to do with the challenge rules! Top shot anyways! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2003 12:18:27 AM

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