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Old Mar 22, 2006, 8:07 PM   #1
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Testing my new Sigma 24-70 2.8 DG today. This was one of the first few shots.

I realize I probably should have used a different aperture to get the rear flags focused, but wasn't thinking at the time. It was spur of the moment.

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Old Mar 22, 2006, 10:56 PM   #2
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The picture makes the blue flag in the foreground look bigger than the ones in the background but, in reality, it is less than half the size of the others.

What we're dealing with here is perspective, not difference in size. I'll have to see what Selvin or Rose think but in my opinion, this photo does not meet the intent of the challenge. The idea is to clearly show two objects which are clearly different in size. Due to the difference in distance to the flags, the size difference is not clear.


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Old Mar 23, 2006, 1:32 AM   #3
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I wonder if Sam meant the comparison to be the opposite?

The tiny blue flag (used to mark locations) versus the much larger actual size flags?

If so it qualifies in a backward sense but I agree if the intention was to make the blue the larger flag it fails.

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Old Mar 23, 2006, 6:46 PM   #4
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Well, these are interesting points of veiw!! If you consider the blue flag at the front compared to the large flags at the back, then I think it would fit the challenge.
HOWEVER .............. to make the point more clear, I would suggest not focusing so much on the blue flag, or at least stand back a bit so it would show the contrast better.


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Old Mar 24, 2006, 12:13 AM   #5
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Or perhaps the title should have been "flag poles" (big ones at the back holding the American and other flags andsmall at the front holding the blue flag).
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