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Challenge: The Spirit Of A Country (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Date: Nov 15, 2009
Aperture: F5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 36 out of 63
Avg (all users): 5.2887
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.2188
Avg (non-participants): 5.2995
Views since voting: 513
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 239
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2009 01:55:46 AM
very patriotic! nice shot!
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11/22/2009 01:22:09 PM
seems that you could apply curves just a little more to add contrast
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11/21/2009 04:57:38 PM
Nice find on this barn:-) The composition invokes the idea of farmers and crops - an occupation that feed the nation. Old style farming is going the way of pioneer days with the advances of technology and just fewer individuals going into it. It is part of a vanishing America, but definitely part of the American historical landscape. The large painted flag of the U.S. on the side just further cements that idea and imagery. The composition has some weakness' but has potential to move into an above average shot showing a slice of Americana. The first thing I would recommend is not crop your subject too much - like avoiding cutting heads off in the family portrait pull back so that we can see the full shape of the barn. I know you wanted to call most of the eye's attention to the U.S. flag painted on the barn but you are chopping out the other half that makes this an image of Americana. Show us the barn in full - not too far back but just enough that the whole fills the frame with mayhap a bit of sky. The second thing that detracts from the overall visual appeal of the image is those tangle of bare branches the fall across the front of the barn like deep scratches marring the surface of a painting. Generally if it cannot be removed then see how it looks at part of the composition - maybe it can add to it. I think pulling back to include the tree in your composition with help add to the rural feel of this slice of Americana. Paint it into the scene instead of trying to chop the tree out and only succeeding in removing a portion of it.
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11/20/2009 01:50:10 PM
Nice capture!
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11/20/2009 08:32:01 AM
The image quality isn't the best, but you've captured the feeling of the challenge far better than most
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11/19/2009 02:42:12 PM
I do love old barns. Always have been interesting subjects to me.
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11/19/2009 01:22:33 PM
This says it all. The spirit of the American people.
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11/18/2009 05:24:51 PM
Would have been a great shot if you would have zoomed out a bit. Nice selection though!
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11/18/2009 08:50:44 AM
Yep, no doubt about which country this is
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11/18/2009 02:22:55 AM
I guess the flag on the barn represents the patriotism of the USA so I'll give you that. The shot seems poorly processed though.
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11/18/2009 12:21:30 AM
Nice idea, but the quality is bit low, and it seems a little crooked, 5
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