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Old Glory Over Concord Street
Old Glory Over Concord Street

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 733
Location: Elm St. at Concord St., Manchester, NH, USA
Date: Jun 14, 2004
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter: 1/458 sec.
Galleries: Urban, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2004

NoiseWare, rotated 90 CW, spot edits (remove light pole and reconstruct building moulding), USM (50.0/0.25/5) to get some more contrast, Desaturate, Curves, Gaussian Blur (RLE 1.5) on the far flag.

To bring color back into the flags, I masked them and copied them each onto a separate layer just before the desaturation. On the foreground flag, I applied Gaussian Blur (RLE 10.0), Hue/Saturation/Value (cranked the saturation up), and applied it as an overlay. The background flag had Gaussian Blur (RLE 2.0), Hue/Saturation/Value, and is also applied as an overlay.

Finally, I tuned the Brightness/Contrast of the whole desaturated image, as well as selectively on the background flag to match everything up, bring up some detail, and make the lighting appear a bit more dramatic.

Place: 81 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.4279
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4186
Avg (non-participants): 5.4430
Views since voting: 752
Votes: 208
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2004 01:45:45 AM
from the thumbnail, i didn't love it, but the flag in the b.ground adds a lot. nice job
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06/24/2004 08:06:30 PM
very nice perspective.
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06/24/2004 11:36:09 AM
beautifyl. The secondary flag (in the background) is a great addition here. You obviously have a great eye (yeah...I'm a little jealous) :)
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06/23/2004 06:37:23 AM
This is one of my favorites. Good job of desaturation
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06/22/2004 08:42:44 PM
if not for a 'busy' do not enter sign drawing my eye, a perfect shot
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06/22/2004 11:35:29 AM
nice composition and use of color. reminds me of the typical small town. i like this a lot for the challenge. good job.
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06/22/2004 11:21:56 AM
I like your picture and think it is a good choice of colors.
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06/22/2004 10:50:57 AM
Nice shot....clean....wonder what it would have looked like with just the one flag in the distance?
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06/22/2004 06:14:35 AM
I bet you get lotrs of "Oh no not more US flags" comments, just ignore them!!

I like this but I'd have prefered it if:

1)We got to see all of the nearest flag
2)The second flag wasn't coloured, to me the impact of the image is reduced by having two coloured areas.

I do like it though: 7
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06/21/2004 03:43:41 PM
Sorry but this will not realy touch people outside the USA I guess,
not that I dont like the picture, but for us (non us ppl) this is just another flag.

I think IN the USA it will score high (well I hope so, otherwise this whole comment looks silly)
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