The Courage of Manifest Destiny

© JudyAnn Rector

The Courage of Manifest Destiny

Cathy Barrows 2/13/2009 3:51:17 PM

great dd work #1083463

Jeanne & Cliff Dill 2/14/2009 8:50:02 AM

Fascinating!! I really do like this!

D&D Images #7164713

JudyAnn Rector 2/14/2009 4:08:11 PM

Thank you both SO much! LOVE your galleries... praise from you two is TRULY appreciated! Thanks for the support, JudyAnn :) #7166102

Joan Powell 2/14/2009 7:45:14 PM

Great shot and effects ! But Manifest Destiny also killed the Native Americans in the process .I had a history class called Manifest Destiny and did a paper on Sitting Bull . #7166487

Usman M. Bajwa 2/15/2009 11:23:03 AM

Great fx, JudyAnn.

Usman. #7168243

JudyAnn Rector 2/15/2009 12:14:39 PM

Thank you, Usman & Joan. I love doing the oob effect but it takes me a LONG time to get them JUST right SO, I sincerely appreciate your comments and support.

Joan, I am sorry if I hit a sensitive area with you here. My image is NOT meant as a political statement in ANY way OR is it meant to negate the atrocities that occurred during that period in history.

My image shows only one tiny piece of a very large picture, to which we all do belong, and the courage, as well as the heroism, it took to get us to the now.

Was it all good? IS it all good today? Definitely not... But, again, my image reflects but a moment in time... a brief moment in which to remember there were many heroes, many victims, and that not everyone was guilty of the nightmares left in the wake of westward expansion.

Please forgive me if you felt my image insensitive in any way. Thanks again, JudyAnn #7168397

Joan Powell 2/15/2009 2:00:08 PM

I think your image is wonderful , just wanted people to know there was another side of the story . No offense to your excellent work . #7168721

JudyAnn Rector 2/15/2009 2:32:12 PM

Thank you so much, Joan. I am very happy to know I did not offend you by being insensitive in some way! JudyAnn #7168827

John Rivera 4/12/2009 5:11:26 AM

Very Creative Judy! Very nice work!! #7396271

JudyAnn Rector 4/12/2009 10:45:05 AM

Wow, thanks again, John! Cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kind support. JudyAnn #7397332

Cassie L. Woodlee 6/11/2009 1:42:47 PM

oH MY GOSH THIS IS AWESOME!!!! girl you are very talented!!! #7620626

JudyAnn Rector 1/6/2010 12:15:43 PM

Please forgive this VERY belated THANK YOU, Cassie. I have no idea how, but I sure missed your wonderful comments, which are so deeply appreciated. Happy New Year! JudyAnn #8275449

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My artistic rendition of a full scale bronze sculpture in front of a museum/visitor's center in Santa Fe NM.

The weather fit perfectly with the 'feel' of the scene, but it has taken me a long time to decide how I wanted to best interpret my sense of it. It is truly an image illustrating the strength of the heritage to which we belong.

Canon EOS Rebel, shutter 1/60sec, f/5.0, ISO 400, focal length 24.0mm.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL

Uploaded on 2/13/2009 10:44:30 AM Editor's Pick

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