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The Dawning of America

By AnneWorner  
Happy 4th of July.

I'm still on "Norway time" so it was easy getting up to greet the sun this AM. Arrived back in the US Friday afternoon. It's good to travel, but nothing beats being back in one's own home!

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance lined the entire sidewalk area outside our local Fire Department with these miniature flags - there were hundreds of them.

A special thanks to Theresa (AshTree) for her UA on my image "Run" - most appreciated.

Thanks for looking.


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Tags: Photo journalism General Sunrise Flags Lensbaby Back lighting Independence day Stars and stripes Old glory Wefi

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2521 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2011 10:04PM
At the going down of the sun, we will remember...
Strange, beautiful image. I'm looking at the little Happy 4th July messages.
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
3 Jul 2011 10:16PM
Beautiful image - God bless America!
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
3 Jul 2011 10:19PM
What an extraordinary sight! Such a perfect photo opportunity, perfectly executed.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
3 Jul 2011 10:40PM
Patriotism, Anne. Superb. Ron.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
3 Jul 2011 10:42PM
A fine line up here Anne !!
Good shot.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2011 11:24PM
fantastic light love the comp super colour and detail a beauty nice one Wink
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
4 Jul 2011 1:14AM
Beautifully captured........Sandy
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
4 Jul 2011 5:22AM
A well handled DOF

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
4 Jul 2011 6:12AM
very interesting, with the sun...
lobski 11 2 1 Philippines
4 Jul 2011 6:44AM
stunning image and very nationalistic!

Fred Grin
Ray42 14 3 England
4 Jul 2011 7:55AM
A cracking shot - that morning light certainly has been used to a very good effect here
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 8:31AM
Very nice image, have a great 4th July!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
4 Jul 2011 9:15AM
Beautifully composed, Anne, in that striking early sun.

Gratulerer med dagen!

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 9:34AM
Terrific lines and colour, great use of the focus-shift - very sweet!
We got back on Saturday and are still on "Kent time". I know it's the same as "Northumberland time", it just feels different Smile
SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
4 Jul 2011 9:44AM
Superb shot and excellent angle so that we can see the lines of flags and that glorious sun. Just right.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 10:42AM
Great DOF
Happy 4th to you too
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
4 Jul 2011 12:08PM
What a fab shot. You have caught it in such wonderful light. A stunning tribute.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
4 Jul 2011 12:21PM
Happy 4th July! Smile Great capture and lovely lighting Wink
Trev Smile
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
4 Jul 2011 6:02PM
A stunning tribute indeed.....perfect light and composition
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2011 6:37PM
brilliant title and capture
frz67 12 10 32 Italy
4 Jul 2011 10:29PM
that sun really catches the eye!
excellent focus on the flags and fantastic light

LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
5 Jul 2011 2:43PM
Lovely light, DOF, color, tonality, & composition, Anne, on such a beautiful '4th Of July' tribute.

Ciao...Peter Wink
panda 17 5 1 England
5 Jul 2011 3:27PM
Great capture, super lighting.

Regards Phil
5 Jul 2011 8:59PM
this is wonderful. great perspective and light. god bless america. =)
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
5 Jul 2011 9:35PM
Many thanks for comments and views Smile
Shellio 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2011 10:22PM
A great idea and the light shining looks beautiful.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
6 Jul 2011 3:19PM
Fantastic. Wish we would do something similar.
Suehh 15 39 6 England
7 Jul 2011 10:03PM
This is just glorious - I so admire your photographic skills

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