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    On a road trip throughout Montana, I stopped at Fort Benton. On Front Street, I noticed an American flag in the window of an empty-looking building in this once prosperous town. I waited for something to happen in front of that window and found it in the passing pickup truck, another American symbol.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 3
    Lighting 2
    Creativity 3
    Story 2

    Old small towns across America usually look like they would be good subjects for pictures. But often, they don't stand close scrutiny, many are so run down that the pictures jus end up being depressing. Carsten's solved that problem here by compressing two photos into one. The pride of an American flag hanging in the window combined with the warm, low angled light falling on buildings that are well past their useful prime. The combination of the two gives me a much more positive impression.

    Daniel Westergren
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 24, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2015
    Location: Fort Benton, Montana, United States
    Camera: FUJIFILM X100S
    Focal Length: 23 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/11
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Carsten Bockermann
    Categories: Culture, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Road Trip