Stars and Stripes Forever

Uploaded: May 27, 2010 06:24:00

Description

This is to honor the many fallen military heroes for the upcoming U.S. Memorial Day Holiday observance on May 31. The small flags dotting the larger represent the many soldiers who lost their lives to protect our country. The larger backdrop of the flag represents the greater good these brave men and women died to protect. (This was produced by placing drops of water on a Mylar sheet just inside an open garage entrance. We held a flag so the light from outside backlit the flag, giving it a luminance, reflecting brightly off the Mylar sheet. The camera was mounted on a tripod over and just to the inside of the garage from the Mylar sheet. Every drop of water also reflected the flag image, but inverted. Adjustments were made in Photoshop CS3.)

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 132.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Comments

Rona L. Schwarz May 31, 2010

I briefly saw this earlier, but had no time to comment...I think this is marvelous TED - I really expected to see it again today as a POTD! You must have had fun setting it up - thanks for sharing how you did it! #1273992

Birgit Tyrrell June 02, 2010

This is really good! What type of lens did you use for this, a macro? #8660059

Carol Eade level-addict June 07, 2010

Wonderful finalist, Ted, congratulations! #8672480

Kim Andelkovic June 07, 2010

This is brilliant......super congrats on a fantastic finalist.....WTG Ted, good luck in the next round :-) #8672746

Sherran Andersen level-classic June 07, 2010

Congrats Ted. #8672778

Rona L. Schwarz June 07, 2010

Excellent! So glad the judges rewarded this, TED, it really is marvelous. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and good luck in the next round! #8672782

Dianna Murphy June 07, 2010

A big warm congratulations and High five on your finalist. Wonderful work. Good luck in the quest for the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!! Dianna #8674342

Sam Britt June 07, 2010

Congratulations on this terrific finalist! #8675226

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, TED! Hope to see this with gold! #8677678

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 08, 2010

Great drop shot, and dedication. Congrats on your finalist. #8680649

Linda Blair June 09, 2010

Congrats on your awesome finalist!!!!! #8681824

Melissa G. Meiselman June 09, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #8683369

Kim Andelkovic June 09, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S big time Ted, you have finally won gold......lol hopefully this is your turning point to receive many more Gold as your images are so deserving of it....... :-) #8683578

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Beautiful winner, congratulations TED! #8683960

Rona L. Schwarz June 09, 2010

WTG, TED!! I knew we'd see this one again - so happy for you - your first GOLD with many more to come, I'm sure! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!! #8684157

Maria Coulson June 09, 2010

Ted, Congratulations on a wonderful photograph. I have tried doing this but have not been able to get it as good as yours. It looks easier than it is. So glad to see it with gold. #8684286

Jeana Clark June 09, 2010


Way To Go!!!!
Huge congratulations
for your fantastic win!!!!!!

~J~ #8684408

Carol L. Fowler June 09, 2010

Big Congrats! #8684423

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe June 09, 2010

Congratulations on an outstading win Ted! #8684624

Corinne M. Thompson June 09, 2010

Excellent capture, congrats on your win! #8684631

Michelle Alton June 10, 2010

Fantastic winner, Ted. A wonderful tribute and a wonderful winner! #8685040

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic June 10, 2010

Big congrats Ted on this fantastic win.
JP #8685136

Anita Hogue June 10, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS! #8685223

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 10, 2010

WTG, Joseph. CONGRATZ on getting into the Golden Circle!

UB. #8685228

John Singleton level-addict June 10, 2010

Marvelous TED!! Congrats!! #8685541

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 10, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fablulous winner, TED! #8685586

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 10, 2010

TED, this is so inventive and fabulous! Congratulations on your WIN! #8685939

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 10, 2010

Wow TED..WTG...a big congratulations to you on your OUTSTANDING gold winner. It is fabulous! #8686718

Mary K. Robison June 10, 2010

What a well-deserved Winner!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you! #8687356

Angie M. Davis June 14, 2010

This is just awesome, TED! Congratulations on a well deserved winner here. Loved hearing how you made this image...great work!!! #8694220

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict June 18, 2010

Congratulations Ted on your Win!!!


Dominick #8702338

Kathy L. Clark July 09, 2010

This is so cool Ted. I love it. Huge congratulations to you on your win. #8744235

Inge Linden March 07, 2012

Excellent! #10026952

Arthur Bohlmann July 03, 2016

Outstanding! #11491603

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe July 03, 2016

Congratulations, Joseph, on POTD & all the previously awarded Gold for this amazing capture of Old Glory.....Have a wonderful Fourth! Cheers =^..^= #11491616

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 03, 2016

Congratulations on the POTD as well as all the other bling for this wonderful image, Ted. Miss your participation at FFFP :) #11491621

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 03, 2016

Wow, an amazing shot Joe....and well done. Thank you for doing this and congatulations on your goldens.
#11491645

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 03, 2016

AWESOME image Joseph, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11491675

Susan Williams level-classic July 03, 2016

Congratulations on the POTD and other Golds, Ted! #11491689

Sylvia Rourke level-classic July 04, 2016

Cool! Happy 4th of July! #11491814

Beth W. DeBor level-classic July 06, 2016

Congrats, Ted on all your gold. This image is fabulous! #11492682

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 08, 2016

Wowza! Big congrats on ALL 3 GOLD WINNERS, so very well deserved Ted! #11493439

Ken Ferguson July 08, 2016

A stunning shot Ted and what a result. Congratulations! #11493453

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