Saluting The Flag

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© Andrea Petersen
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She cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be..St. Luke 1:29

I never realized how difficult it was to shoot a self portrait while saluting the flag and for it to look authentic ...especially when I looked at the temperature for our area today...It said it was 98.0 °F and feels like 115 °F.

However, when I think of the sacrifices that are made to maintain our freedom, I was more than happy to withstand a little discomfort.

The red white and blue
Gives reason to portray
The freedom we value
To celebrate Independence Day!
Poetry by me, AJP

Happy 4th of July

11 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Well done!!! The light, the composition, the POV. Right now it is 87 here, but was 107 on Sunday.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Great photo Andrea! Happy 4th!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Fantastic - so patriotic!!! You did an excellent job with this self-portrait : )

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    You did a great job of what had to be a difficult shot to take! This is a very special and heartfelt SP, I think! We`re expecting some heat this week-end, but probably not that hot, which is fine with me :)

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    A belated Happy Fourth, Andrea!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    Fabulous Andrea!! I love it!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    Perfect 4th of July SP......thank you for withstanding the heat to get this one!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Jul 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words...The 4th of July was really a sizzler here..We didn't see the fireworks but we felt the heat.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Jul 2012):

    excellent 4th of July tribute! too warm for me to be out doing this.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2012):

    A very stunning s/p, Andrea! I know this had to be very difficult to capture, but you did it very well! I hope you had a lovely 4th of July. (We are sweltering here in Maine too. It's been in the 90s with high humidity (49%). Something we're not used to at all.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Jul 2012):

    A beautiful and compassionate photo and poem, well done Andrea!!!

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