Picture of the Day - October 3, 2009
Halo over the American Flag
|Photo courtesy of Lauren Blackwell.
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Some images need no introduction as they speak for themselves quite
well, and this is one of them. I'll simply get out of the way and
allow photographer Lauren Blackwell to explain the circumstances of
"I shot this standing under the flag at Veterans Memorial Plaza
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
town San Antonio, Texas. I was first captivated by the
in the middle of the hot afternoon. I decided to
take a different view of
the flag and came up with this image. It
wasn't until I processed the
shot that I saw the sun halo!"
Camera: Nikon D80
Focal length: 20mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 second
Name: Jill Fairchild
Town: Los Gatos, CA
Name: Ed Morrison
Town: Dunwoody, GA
I have never seen a more striking photograph of Ole Glory.
Outstanding job Ms. Blackwell - you should be proud.
Name: Kathy Beach
Town: Maryville, TN
Looking at this picture this morning brought tears to my eyes,
Lauren. I proudly served under that flag for several years. During
my service I had the opportunity to watch the flag from this view
point many many times. I never saw a halo above it, though. It is
wonderful to see God's colors flying above our Country's colors.
That puts it all into perspective now, doesn't it. Thank you for
sharing your photo with us.
Town: Spokane, WA
Very nice photo Lauren!! I really do like the perspective of this
photo and the colors are amazing!! Our beautiful flag against the
blue sky is just spectacular! Thanks for sharing this one with us!
Kathy, I also just want to say THANK YOU for your service to our
country! I very much appreciate it!
Town: Abingdon, VA
Lauren and Kathy...I second what Ron said to both of you!
Town: Gatlinburg, VA
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