The Comming Storm ?

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© JOE FAILK
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UploadedJuly 19, 2012
TakenJuly 18, 2012
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/15 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length350 mm
ISO50
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No Matter what your politics in the upcomming election.

Because of how polorized we have become the last few years.

I just though the bruning sky as a backdrop for the Flag was fitting.

Our country is more divided then ever!

The Middle East is on FIRE!!

Russia just launched their first nuclear missile test since the old Soviet Union?

And they want to reduce nuclear weapons with a new treaty after the election?

Iran is closer to a nuclear bomb and yes they have had successful missile tests.

How is that getting closer to a world without nuclear weapons??

Gas is around $3.80 a gallon. Four years ago $1.87.

The posted unemployment is 7.8% If you count those who stopped looking for work it is around 10% to 11%

College costs have gone up 25% in the last four years. Who's complainig about Big Greedy College?

Around 50% of new college grads are unemployed or underemployed ie: "Mc Donalds, Walmart"

America has put a person in prison for making a video . Free speach??

Then there is another person in prison in Iran that the US Govt. wants relaeased for making a video?? Figure that one out??

How many of you have wondered if you might be arrested for taking a photo of the wrong building or place. It happened to me. I was questioned and had my vechicle searched for taking photos of a Dam in Virginia. Maybe if it was a video I would have been arrested. After about 45 miniutes they let me go. One of those photos is posted on this website.

You must Vote because NO Vote is a Vote

This photo is unedited except for the Flag which was very under exposed in the origional.

Local Adjustments were used twice on the flag with increased exposure and with slight change in Hue and Lightness. to bring out the red and white. Also with small changes to Sharpness and Clarity .

There was no usable data in the blue.

ISO 50, 350mm, 1/15 sec, f/350

17 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    I love how the flag and the beautiful sunset are shown together.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Very colorful sunset or incoming storm, the American flag looks great in the photo! I like how you explained the adjustments on the scene.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    wow!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    WonderfuLight!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Lovely process. Hoping for a more colaborative future too.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    A gorgeous capture, Joe, and I agree with your sentiments!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    wonderful!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    WoW!!!!! this is beautiful.....

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    Old Glory looks great!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    What a pretty background to go with our most beautiful flag.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    An awesome capture.. wonderful colours !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (27 Jul 2012):

    Well done, Joe. A very fitting image for these challenging times.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    Very dramatic shot, Joe.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (30 Jul 2012):

    A W E S O M E ! ! !

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (31 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful image! Very ominous looking, and understandably so. At least the flag is not burning....yet.

  • Kathy Costello

    Kathy Costello gave props (12 Jul 2013):

    Very well done. I wonder what it would have looked like with the original underexposed flag. The silloutette could have been very powerful too.

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