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Photo Blogging Challenge: Patriotic


"Patriotic" is the perfect theme for July's Photo Blogging Challenge!  And what better to show patriotism than flags?


Photo:  Folk-art statue of flag-waving angel, dressed in red, white, and blue dress, and carrying a basket with a cat angel




Photo:  US flag waving in the breeze, with mountains in background.
Photo:  US flag flying at half-mast in front of LDS (Mormon) Los Angeles Temple

Photo:  Blurry evergreen trees, with stripes of flag visible behind the branches.


Photo:  Flag flying on front of house.  Flag and house fading to black and white.

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Thanks for the United States.

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  1. You certainly met the challenge! Great photos.

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  2. Nice job!

    My heart does a flutter when I see a flag unfurl in the wind.

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  3. Nice! We'll see if I get a post up. I especially like the flag in front of the mountains.

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    1. Thanks. I was pleased with how that one turned out. (I certainly broke some photography rules with that one; I took it while a passenger in the car, and shot it through the dirty window while traveling 80 mph [that's the Utah speed limit through much of the state])

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  4. I do like your flag shots, they're never as easy to photograph as they look. (if you know what I mean). The flag with the mountain background looks amazing and proud. And I love what you have done with the fading color effect on your last shot too.

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  5. Flags are a great subject for this month's theme and you did a good job photographing the U.S. flag in a wide range of settings and circumstances. In my limited experience it takes a lot of patience or a lot of good luck to get a great flag photo. You must have had both to come up with five such good ones!

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  6. Good choice for the month's theme. I always like seeing flags flapping in the wind.

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