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SLT-A55V
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Jun 23, 2011 2:57:59 PM +10:00
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:iconmrhungry56:
I'm torn as to how to critique this photo. On the one hand, it's a photo of a flag that anyone with a camera could have taken. At first I was left wondering why a person of your talent would even post this photo.

But it is, after all, an American flag, something I cherish the sight of, and have served to protect. As beautiful in black and white as it is in color. In this setting, it looks quite solitary, something we Yanks feel at times, whether actual or imaginary, I'm not sure.

In the final analysis, I find myself understanding why you have chosen to post it, and see the precision and thought that went into this particular shot of a common object.

The flag itself stands out against the void around it. The pole and flag are focused crisply, even as the Stripes waver gently in the breeze.

Very nice...thank you for posting it!

-Darios
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:iconmrhungry56:
U.S. flag? Where did you find that? And how is a person suppose to "Critique the Artwork"? There's only so much you can say about a flag on a pole. That would be a great challenge, though. "Write a one hundred word, meaningful, critique of this picture" and see what you get.

I'm not blasting the picture, Mike, I just find the Critique aspect amusing. It's an American flag, something I cherish the sight of, and have served to protect. As beautiful in black and white as it is in color. In this setting, it looks quite solitary, something we Yanks feel at times, whether actual or imaginary, I'm not sure.

Very nice shot.
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mdomaradzki Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I found it flapping on a mast of a large boat in the harbour. As for your comments about the critique, you have unwittingly provided one yourself and the picture has brought out memories and a contemplation on America and your past. I would call that a success. ;)
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I only count 49 words in my "comment" that would constitute an actual critique of the work itself (done so wittingly, I might add). The rest was just me screwing with you over the Critique thing. I believe a legitimate Critique is required to have 100 words...and be thoughtful. This has gotten under my skin now, however, and I'm determined to write a thoughtful critique of this photo, just to see if I can. I may have to use part of what my comment said, and I have an idea that some of what I say will not be complimentary. But that's all part of a critique, too. Regardless, the photo will end up on my Profile page under my Critiques, where I will proudly display it.
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mdomaradzki Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
As far as I am concerned a few well chosen words constitute a critique. More importantly the image provoked deep feelings within you that you chose to share. I thank you for that.
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