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Earth-Bound Flag Is Made For Blue Skies
Earth-Bound Flag Is Made For Blue Skies

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Turner Field (Home of the Atlanta Braves), Atl, GA
Date: May 26, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Emotive, History
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

RAW to jpeg conversion, Cropped, Sharpened, Sharpened Edges, USM, Magic Wand Tool, Eraser, Deep Blue filter, Enhanced Saturation, Changed Background Layer to Black & White, Clone Tool, Polygonal Lasso, Paint Bucket, Accented Edges, Master Opacity Change on Accented Edges Layer to 75%, Resized, Saved for Web

After Contest:

Being Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to honor our veterans by emphasizing the U.S. flag in the photo by turning this creation into desaturated photo, mostly red, white & blue.
Since the four elements specifically list air, I quite naturally thought that a wonderful blue sky would qualify.
Finally, even though the Earth on which the stadium was built could not be seen, the thousands of fans consisting of most earth & water certainly could be.

I realize that my thinking in preps for these challenges is a bit "deep" for "average Joe on the street", but I repeat that everytime I include one like this, I compliment the membership of DPC by expecting people of great intelligence to "get" me...IMHO. :)

Place: 363 out of 394
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Views since voting: 453
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Votes: 150
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2007 02:41:29 PM
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05/29/2007 04:59:10 AM
sky looks unnatural. crop is too tight - had been better with the whole flag visible. I see little sense in the selective desaturation.
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