Flags for the Challenge
Have been out of town for several days and before that my compuer was on the blink and has been at the 'comp shop' until today (it was not ready for me to pick up before leaving on a trip)
Don't understand it but tonight when I signed in did not have a problem of getting 'kicked off' like I did for nearly 3 wks.
Hope all is going well for each and every one.....
Just noticed that both flags are named the same--sorry about that.
This Flag image was taken at Ft. Osage MO. It's a reconstructed fort on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. The glass in the window is hand blown.
Field of Honor
I took these pictures a couple of years ago. Here in Klamath Falls, they had a traveling field of honor go through town. There was 1000 flags planted at Veterans Park down town. My son's unit from the Civil Air Patrol went down for a formation exercise, and I took a few pics. Hope you like them.
Oh, and I've been away awhile. Great pics everyone!!!
One view of the flags. No wind, but I like it.
A bit of a breeze. They stand a little better.
That's my boy.
Flag carried in Grand Entry and assorted rodeo shots
I had an opportunity to shoot a rodeo this weekend. As a much younger man I used to ride rough stock. (Bulls & Barebacks) Hanging with the youngsters brought back many fond memories. The 1st shot is of the rodeo queen during the grand entry. Rodeo Queen Grand Entry Another shot of the queen. Rodeo Queen Bareback rider. Bareback rider And finally the muttonbuster. I spent 2 nights within 10 to 20 feet from bulls and wild horses but it was this ewe that almost ran over me. 8-) I know the quality is not the best but I thought the content was good. So here goes. mutton buster 1 Thanks for looking.
mutton buster 1
Flags on Bald Head
I'm vacationing with family on Bald Head Island off the coast of North Carolina and found a few flags here.
This is outside the country club and includes the island flag, the state flag and the US flag.
This is also outside the grocery store.
This is the island's icon lighthouse, Old Baldy, built in 1817, taken from the island Post Office, which is apparently only open 1-3 pm on Tuesday through Friday.
Flags around my Father's gravesite
I don't know if this is legal. These are my out of town cousins @ my father's gravesite on Memorial Day 2011. I didn't even take the pic becuz I'm in it Me cousins @ my father;s grave
Me cousins @ my father;s grave
FLAGS OF CAMP PENDLETON
Great challenge, MrQ. Timely too with July 4th on the near horizon.
I love shooting flags, and have lots of opportunities as the photographer of the 1st Marine Division, shooting various events and ceremonies. Nowhere, in my opinion, is the Flag displayed more proudly than when in the care of a Marine Color Guard.
Here are four from my extensive collection. Semper Fidelis!
The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, and there is only one in the Corps, passes in review at the Change of Command of the 5th Marine Regiment: SnS1
The Color Guard marches onto the parade deck at the command, "Post The Colors!" SnS2
A Color Guard at attention during a ceremony: SnS3
During the playing of the National Anthem, Marines salute, and all colors except the Stars & Stripes dip: SnS4
Bi-weekly Challenge: Long may it wave...
Here is a shot I took just a few days after acquiring my DSLR, in summer 2009. It was a perfect summer day and the clouds were just right to highlight Old Glory.
Long may it wave...
I've been watching photographica for awhile and have never posted anything. But I recently took this picture of my son doing a handstand and it's a perfect fit for the challenge. Hope you enjoy!
Bi-weekly Challenge: Flags
I wanted to get in on this one since I was scanning some old slides and had a couple I like:
The little Flag was given to all the new naturalized citizens of our great country. The California capital is in the background.
Flags flying at the Tacoma Worlds Fair. This needs some more work but I will have to work on it later -- it is getting there.
With with Memorial Day just over, Flag Day around the corner, and The Forth of July only a month away, I think Mr. Q.'s challenge is perfect. This is a shot in the back yard from Memorial Day. Here is a picture of one of my dogs, Smokie, showing his love of country. This last one was taken at a reenactment near here a while back. I call it, "Through the smoke of battle". The North and South fought bitterly in the pretend Battle of Irwinville. Irwinville, Georgia is the location the North captured Jefferson Davis. It's about 10 miles to the south.