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This is another shot from my recent trip to the Johnson City feed mill with Dave Wilson. Outside the mill itself there's a covered area that used to be an outside bar and restaurant. On one wall there's a whole range of items fixed to the wall: car doors, drilling equipment, other rusty bits of metal, and so in ... including this flag.

Dave's version is here.

On a related note, my trip to the US is drawing near to it's end. I've run my HDR workshop (on Friday), which went really well, and am half way through my Creating Dramatic Images workshop (it's the last day tomorrow). After that it's a superbowl party tomorrow evening, then off to the airport on Monday morning. All good things come to an end :)

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comment by Chris at 05:33 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

I like the treatment you applied to this image. The colors are rich and bold, and the heavy vignetting makes it look like there was some lighting applied. Well done.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 06:05 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

Sounds like you have had a great time! Nice patriotic shot :)

comment by Dan Kaufman at 06:28 AM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

I see what you did...but I'm not sure I'm on board with the warping of the image. ...and (gosh I'm starting to sound like a Mother...) I'd like to brighten the "background" just a tad.

but hey, it's Chormasia Nightingale's image, shut up and enjoy it!! (I do.)

comment by Olivier Jules at 12:10 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

a beatiful point of view

comment by Ian Mylam at 02:06 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

Wonderful treatment - I love it.

comment by Pete at 05:15 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

I love this - the perspective, the lighting, the way the red and white pops out of the frame against that dark background.

comment by James Howe at 08:37 PM (GMT) on 6 February, 2011

I like the transformation including the warp. I like the straighter line on the edge of the flag. I also like the more focused lighting in the finished version.

comment by Jessica Sweeney at 05:55 AM (GMT) on 7 February, 2011

I think the processing takes this from a so so to a stellar photo.

comment by Helder Ferreira at 07:51 AM (GMT) on 7 February, 2011

Great shot! Congratulations!

comment by Hussain Darwish at 07:50 AM (GMT) on 9 February, 2011

Storytelling shot.

comment by djn1 at 11:54 AM (GMT) on 9 February, 2011

Thanks everyone.

comment by Chris Yakimov at 03:10 PM (GMT) on 9 February, 2011

I absolutely love the drama in this shot. The red in the flag along with the sharp rusty industrial pieces together echo of blood as the flag "flows" towards you. The colour treatment is superb - it looks cross processed (something I'm dying to find an easy way to do now that I'm not using my film camera). Beautiful.

comment by Al at 06:40 PM (GMT) on 10 February, 2011

Thanks for making this image a mini-psd David! You've read my mind. I really wanted to attend both of your workshops in Austin but it was too great of distance for me. I hope you come to the New England (preferably Boston : ) very soon (and hopefully during warmer weather). There are a lot of great venues here to hold your workshops not to mention all of the picturesque locations .

comment by Kevin P. at 10:17 PM (GMT) on 15 February, 2011

Wow,Magnifique composition et un véritable oeil de photographe ! Je suis ravi d'avoir découvert votre site sur Coolphotoblog et d'avoir voté pour votre talent . Je prends toujours autant de plaisir à venir voir vos photos. Bravo !