Thursday, June 11, 2009

Theme # 315 "Symbols"


What better image could I post for "Symbols" then our National Symbol our flag. The lower flag is of course the United States Marine Corps flag. This shot was taken at the air show at Jones Beach , NY. As you can see it was very windy and gusts in the 25-35 mph range. The flag pole was a couple of hundred feet away from me but I just could not resist and had to take at least one shot. I've posted a few other flag shots so now I'll be considered a flag-aholic. Julie commented in my last flag post that the flag appeared to have depth to it. This was true as I sort of, if I can say, nailed the exposure of the flag pretty well ,which then enables one to get the most contrast which in turn gives that depth to the two-dimensional image. You can see the shades of grey on the white portion and that gives the 3-D effect. I remember this from the old film days but the theory is still the same with digital. I wanted to see a little movement in the flag so I lowered my shutter speed a little. You can see the curl in the flag at the right most edge and to me it adds a little flavor to the image. I really do not particularly care for that guys head in the fore ground but its a beach scene, what can I do. Good thing it was not a bikini clad young lady as I never would have noticed the flag or the air show for that matter.:)
Nikon D90 2009/05/23 13:35:52
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 125mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C

13 comments:

  1. You couldn't ask for a better symbol - or a better shot - nice one!

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  2. You have the cloth looking so real that it is astounding and I love it. Semper Phi.

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  3. That 3-D effect is striking! Slowing down the shutter....okay...good advice.

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  4. Great flag picture. Good advice too! So were you looking for the bikini clad woman?

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  5. Another one with great depth. I like the edges flapping. Thanks for filling us in on all the details.

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  6. Awesome!!! I love the United state Marine Corps flag.

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  7. Flags are tough to shoot - great job capturing both of them is such detail!

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  8. Wonderful! Great details, thank you.

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  9. I think the wind gusts were in your favor as the flags are shown perfectly here. Beautiful image.

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  10. Wonderful results...so tough to photograph flags and these are great!

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