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From a trip to DC this summer. Taken at the Washington Monument in natural light :)
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Debbra L. Bailey
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    OK, from one angled DC shot to another! I took about a gazillion shots at this angle waiting for the flag to look just right....


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9/26/2012 12:50:03 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Good for you! I had the same experience -- it took a lot of tries to catch the one image where "it all came together". Great compositional symmetry and repetition here. You filled the negative space better than most of our compositions.


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9/26/2012 2:41:31 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, you did good on this one, Deb!


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9/26/2012 3:32:38 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Yeah that's a super cool POV and the it was worth the wait to get the flag just right...


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9/26/2012 6:31:51 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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All good things come to those who "Wait", I really like this POV. The important question is ; Who took the picture of you taking a picture of it.?


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9/26/2012 6:37:55 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Great job in waiting for the perfect shot. This is a fresh view of a well photographed landmark and it works beautifully. Filling the frame with the flag was a great idea as there is no way to get a traditional POV shot of that skinny monument that is nearly this dramatic.


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9/26/2012 8:17:50 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Great shot and a great angle...Also a very unique view, and it was worth your wait..


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9/26/2012 8:44:25 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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really like this shot, the pov is very nice as well and the postion of the flag. I am glad you waited....

was the original sky? it looks really good.


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9/26/2012 9:14:19 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I love this one Deb! It's hard to get a different view of something so famous and I think you did a great job :)


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9/27/2012 12:00:49 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thank you everyone! I appreciate the comments :) Rita, this is the actual sky, not a replacement, but I did play with it a bit. It was a pretty drab day, so I tried to enhance what was there!


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9/27/2012 12:06:03 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Bravo on waiting it out! I really like the POV, angle, and esp. the slight blur at the end of the flag to shows it was blowing in the wind. :~) I do see some color banding in the sky of pink and cyan, but it is so very slight.


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9/27/2012 3:33:05 PM

 
lisa anderson
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I agree with everyone :) Your flag is so recognizable; doing a similar shot with a canadian flag wouldn't work as well, I think


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9/27/2012 4:00:03 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I was just going through my shots of the Washington Monument . . . none of mine have the impact this one does. Dang!

Fantastic job Deb. I'd hang this on my wall, I really love it :)


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9/27/2012 8:42:36 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Makes my heart thump just to see old Glory flying and your POV makes it even better. Thanks for taking the time to get this.


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9/28/2012 5:14:18 PM

 
Sue C. Cole
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Love, Love, Love this one!


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9/28/2012 7:59:08 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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As others have referenced Debbra, this is a very unusual view of the flag and the diagonal works perfectly. Yup, I like this!


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9/29/2012 4:03:28 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thanks everyone!


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9/30/2012 12:54:25 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Ad everyone else said...it's just about as perfect as you could get. Very cool idea for your POV!


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10/17/2012 7:14:40 AM

 
Susan Reynolds
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P.S. "As" and Kudos on your well-deserved EP!


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10/20/2012 9:45:53 PM

 
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