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Flags of 2013 – Week 7


So its a few days late and one I took last year. It happens.


Flags of 2013 – Week 6

Sunset and a strong breeze at the Cocoa City Hall.

Sunset and a strong breeze at the Cocoa City Hall.

I’m getting a decent collection of flag pictures now. The combination of the gold light before sunset and a strong breeze made this a particularly good time to shoot flags. I like the old Florida look of the Cocoa City Hall building and think it photographs well.

Flags of 2013 – Week 5

Not all flags fly

Not all flags fly

Another different shot this week. The shadows gave me trouble so I may try to take this shot again on another day with different lighting.

Flags of 2013 – Week 4

Windy City Flag

Windy City Flag

For this week we have a different sort of flag picture. This was a pretty long shot without a long lens with me so I had to crop it a ton to get a decent view. I may show some other crops of this in the future and I do like the setting quite a bit.

Flags of 2013 – Week 3

American flag flying in from of the library at Brevard Community College.

American flag flying in from of the library at Brevard Community College.

For this week I have a shot for you of a flag at the BCC/UCF Brevard campus. I liked the way it was framed by that circular structure.


Flags of 2013 – Week 2

American flag over palm trees at sunset.

Flag resting after watching over the river all day.


This week I have a decent sunset picture of the same flag I posted last week. I used an adjustment brush in Lightroom 4 to bring out the color in the flag by bringing up the light in it’s shadows and increasing it’s saturation. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Flags of 2013 – Week 1, Getting Started

American flag blowing in front of clowds.

Almost sunset on a breezy day in Cocoa Beach Florida.

This year I want to try something. I am going to attempt to post a picture of an American flag every week. Not just any picture either but one I personally took during that week.

Now, I know that this is going to be hard but I think this will help me do a couple of things. One, I hope it will help to share the beauty of our flag and remind people of what it stands for. Secondly though, I hope to use this project to increase my skills in photography and post processing.

This week’s picture isn’t perfect, far from it in fact, but it is the best one I got this week. I’ve scouted a bunch of other locations and when weather and work cooperate, I should be able to get some nice ones in the coming weeks. So hopefully you will enjoy this project with me next week as we see what I come up with.