Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Old Glory

I shot these close ups of a flag about a month ago when I stumbled across the funeral of the Fire Chief of Bradenton, Florida, who had passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack. They had suspended this huge American flag over a road, supported from the expended booms of two large fire trucks. Before I knew about the funeral procession, I'd turned down the road that the flag was hung over, and got to drive right under it. Once I figured out what was going on, I parked the car and started taking some pictures, some of which I shared with you earlier, but I'd forgotten to put up these flag pictures before now. For several weeks, I've had a detail from one of these as my desktop wallpaper, spread out over two widescreen monitors at work. It's quite the impressive display.


SRQ said...

That first shot is awesome...really well done. Did you do any post production on it? I can see why you had them on your desktops at work. Very cool.

Ernie said...

Nah, I was too lazy to play with it, that's just as it came out of the camera. The sun was behind it, just to the one side, and I think that really helped to light it up. I must have taken 100 slightly different version, trying to get just the right combination of angle, ripple and light. I think I got something fairly good.