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Mired in the Past (4th place, B&W Challenge)
19-OCT-2008

Mired in the Past (4th place, B&W Challenge)

Mt. Jackson, Virginia

For those who aren't familiar with this, it's a Confederate flag, a symbol of the South before and during the Civil War and all that went along with it. Since the South espoused slavery at that time, there are a lot of strong feelings about seeing this flag hung, but I found several over the weekend on a trip to the southern part of Virginia. I thought the B&W would express the "oldness" of the sentiment (and that the house was perfect), but in all honesty the flag does better in color, so I tried this http://www.pbase.com/stfchallenge/image/104829686 in demo folder -- the very first time I have ever done something with selective color! I guess it no longer qualifies as black and white, but I thought the effect was interesting. BTW the house also had Confederate flags in the upstairs windows as well.

Sony DSC-H5
1/200s f/6.3 at 17.5mm iso80 full exif

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Isabel Cutler20-Oct-2008 20:39
I cringe when I see that flag...and there are a few of them around here!
Isabel