Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Stills: Emotions

This Sunday's challenge is an image that's supposed to evoke an emotion in the viewer. It's very gusty here today and I liked the way our colorful flag was backlit by the sun and blowing in the wind, seemingly reaching up towards the trees and sky while dancing in and out of the shadows. It struck me as a metaphor.

It brings out a lot of different emotions in me. It reminds me of my father's life of service to this country, and a beautiful land that is being damaged by big ag, fossil fuel consumption, and rampant development. It reminds me of the many freedoms I am privileged to enjoy and yet my frustration with a political system of two sides always fighting each other. It reminds me of the foods, songs, and culture uniquely American and also our need to teach tolerance of others different than us and seeing ourselves as citizens of Earth.

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Anonymous said...

This shot evokes "Patriotism". :)

Linda said...

This was a hard one for me but you NAILED it.

Devin Greaney said...

Great one... The trees add to the image rather than distract from it. So many tend to use just a blue sky

Ed said...

Di Bear said it best, great shot.:-)

Jill said...


Ebie said...

Of loyalty and bravery, and I agree, patriotism!

You flag is waving with feelings!

NitWit1 said...

Your post just about described my sentiments, too, I have a couple of shots of a backlit flag.

Recently my husband put up a TALL free-stamding pole; that flag has not yet inspired me, but I am confined to the house with bronchitis and also to get myself in the best condition for a spring heart procedure.

Stay warm and don't rely on that fat overstuffed, pampered hedgehog for his spring prediction. He had his eyes nearly closed in the photo I saw.

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