I took this picture from the designated area at the designated place for taking photos, which limits how and what you can photograph for security reasons. The flag colors showed up a lot better than what I thought they would. Keep in mind that the flag and flag pole are over 9 Kilometers away. You will notice that they tower over the 5 & 6 story builds next to the flag pole.
I really want people to come away with is that this is one huge flag and flag pole. So I created 2 layers on of the Background and the second the Flag. I took all the color out background and increased the saturation on the flag.
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tuc (389) 2003-02-24 4:36
9 kms away ? I presume you have used full zoom.
Still, very scary picture.
mdchachi (1617) 2003-03-06 14:32
Very interesting. you managed to convey the somber, nationalist, antiquated impression of North Korea that most of us have.
whereami (1477) 2004-02-11 5:47
A good shot taken under difficult circumstances. And a good idea too. I remember seeing this flagpole and it really is huge.
royh (581) 2005-09-01 22:32
Very impressive shot - just the right amount of focus and detail in my opinion.
- Copyright: Kent Kuddes (kckuddes) (276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-02-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, Nikon TC-E15ED 1.5X, Digital JPEG
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Flags / Bandeiras / Drapeaux - 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-02-24 4:06