Flying Free

Debbra L. Bailey level-addict 9/26/2012 12:50:03 PM

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.... #1488690

Stephen Shoff 9/26/2012 2:41:31 PM

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. #10342606

Jeff E Jensen level-addict 9/26/2012 3:32:38 PM

Yup, you did good on this one, Deb! #10342630

Anthony L. Mancuso 9/26/2012 6:31:51 PM

Yeah that's a super cool POV and the it was worth the wait to get the flag just right... #10342810

Debbie E. Payne level-addict 9/26/2012 6:37:55 PM

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.? #10342817

Michael J. Kelly level-addict 9/26/2012 8:17:50 PM

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. #10342897

Beth Spencer level-addict 9/26/2012 8:44:25 PM

Great shot and a great angle...Also a very unique view, and it was worth your wait.. #10342915

Rita K. Connell level-addict 9/26/2012 9:14:19 PM

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. #10342929

Teresa H. Hunt level-addict 9/27/2012 12:00:49 PM

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 :) #10343701

Debbra L. Bailey level-addict 9/27/2012 12:06:03 PM

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! #10343705

Aimee c. Eisaman level-addict 9/27/2012 3:33:05 PM

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. #10343995

lisa anderson level-addict 9/27/2012 4:00:03 PM

I agree with everyone :) Your flag is so recognizable; doing a similar shot with a canadian flag wouldn't work as well, I think #10344049

Teresa H. Hunt level-addict 9/27/2012 8:42:36 PM

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 :) #10344299

Dale Hardin level-addict 9/28/2012 5:14:18 PM

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. #10345517

Sue C. Cole 9/28/2012 7:59:08 PM

Love, Love, Love this one! #10345711

Peter W. Marks level-addict 9/29/2012 4:03:28 PM

As others have referenced Debbra, this is a very unusual view of the flag and the diagonal works perfectly. Yup, I like this! #10346716

Debbra L. Bailey level-addict 9/30/2012 12:54:25 PM

Thanks everyone! #10347803

Susan Reynolds level-addict 10/17/2012 7:14:40 AM

Ad everyone else said...it's just about as perfect as you could get. Very cool idea for your POV!
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Susan Reynolds level-addict 10/20/2012 9:45:53 PM

P.S. "As" and Kudos on your well-deserved EP!
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From a trip to DC this summer. Taken at the Washington Monument in natural light :)

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 9/26/2012 12:46:46 PM

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