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Big flag of 1956

Big flag of 1956
Photo Information
Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-23
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-24 0:55
Viewed: 1361
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My next contribution to the flag theme. This version of the Hungarian flag with the whole in the middle was the symbol of the revolution of 1956. The whole is there because the Hungarian freedom fighters cut out the communist symbol from the middle.
The photo was taken on the same day such as my previous flag post, on the 50th anniversary of the revolution. I applied my 'well-known' effect of antique filter to bring back the mood of those times (only the mood of the scene, and not the situation).

Sharpshooter, Briddl, cunejo200, Nagel, dareco, chrisJ, jan515, tedesse, Saba, mvdisco, piccolina, ayse51, shelbeesmom, Doudou, karith has marked this note useful
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Tremendous PP work Kristof, seems like you're getting better and better with each photo! :). Certainly has an aged feel to it, you have a great eye for detail. Awesome POV with this shot, the sharpness is superb also. Well done my friend.


Hi Kristof,
fantastic pp work. Congratulations on that. What you intended to do worked out very well.
POV, sharpness: all perfect.
At first sight I really thought it would be a scanned image from then.
Thanks for sharing. Kind regards, Britta

Hi Kristof
I can see you want to full my warehouse!
Good this one in effect and pov
well worked and good old effect
perfect fro theme
have good sunday

Hello Kristof,
The bridge looks regal in this pov, the small and big flags beautifully adorn the bridge, and the pp work indeed provides an antique look. Have a good Sunday...

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  • Nagel Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 69 N: 57] (374)
  • [2009-05-24 2:33]

Hi Kristof,
you've really managed to make the picture look as if it was from that time. Great post procession!
You've chosen an interesting point of view for your image. Good presentation of how history always influences our daily lives.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-05-24 2:33]

An interesting note and very nice picture. I like the pp work, and the pov. Very nice depth and detail. TFS

Hi Kristof

I remember when I was 3 or 4 years old, (1959/1960) there were Hungarian refugees living next door to us, in the same apartment building. They got out of Hungary, & fled to Australia, after the Soviet invasion in 1956 when I was born. I'd imagine quite a few more emigrated to Canada & the USA, too. I'm so glad that the 'cold war' is over.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-05-24 3:28]

Hello Kristof,
Professional composition in the picture with excellent observation and presentation of this beautiful environment. The details are very well in the picture and the colors are brilliant.
Best regards.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-05-24 10:54]

very nicely those bridge with already is hang out the flag!

Excellent POV and composition.
Pretty view of this bridge.Interesting colours and lovely perspective.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-05-24 13:12]

Hi Kristof, excellent work, perfectly conmposed and presented.
Regards Rose

Hi Kristof. Good idea. I like the perspective and the good sharp.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-05-24 13:31]

Greet Kristof!

Very bautiful composition!
This bridge looks magnificently , colours and light.
It pleases me very.

I congratulate realization and I greet.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-24 16:54]

HI Kristoff
I do remember seeing this on the news, its a moment to share with us, and you antique presentation with the ink drops might also represent the blood that was lost.
The view of the city is amazing with so much details, you did an awesome job.

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2009-05-24 17:11]

The exercise you did is succesful! You made a nice and good phograph dirty and old. Phot looks faded now.

Thanks for your comments and your visit.


Hi Kristof,
Nice old presentation of the hungarian flag in the bridge of Budapest and Lucio theme, Excellent old effet and details, nice perpective and light..colors good too.

Good morning Kristof,

:) great contribution to the theme. An interesting presentation...beautiful composition with great choice of the antique filter and good DOF. Well done.

Have a nice week,


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-05-26 12:34]

Hi Kristof,
great PP work.Beautiful perspective.TFS.Necla.

I love how you processed this Kristof!! Wonderful old processing, very nice work on the sharpness. It does look old! I think photoscape did good putting this filter on their site!

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-05-27 11:25]

Bonjour Kristof,

Un joli¨POV sur ce pont avec en fond d'image de superbes édifices!!!
L'effet ancien avec les taches sur l'objectif apporte un plus à ta composition!!!

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2009-06-04 12:20]

In browsing your gallery today, I was drawn to this shot for its antiqued look, and found the note adding to my historical education:) The pp work really adds mood and significance to the look of the image. Good capture and well handled. Nice work!

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