Friday, August 20, 2010

Old Glory (Weekend Reflections # 48)

Look at the stars on the flag and you will see that the sun reflecting on the water below has multiplied them. I took this photo from The Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge. It's a foot bridge over the Delaware river that connects Lumberville Pennsylvania to Bull's Island which is in New Jersey. So I'm not sure what state I was in when I took the picture, (New Jersey is on the left and Pennsylvania on the right.) However I did know which way the wind was blowing. :)

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.
Feel free to be creative.Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!

70 comments:

☺lani☺ said...

Awesome shot!

Sunny said...

Fantastic image!
Sorry I don't have a reflection shot this week :(
Hope your weekend is delightful.
☼ Sunny

Ebie said...

Twinkling and tiny little sparkles! Nice perspective and dof!

Mildred said...

Oh I love the twinkling stars!

Riet said...

What a great picture. Love the flag and also the reflections in the water.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, James! Love the flag and the water! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Dave said...

very creative!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear James,
Awesome idea and stunning capture.I love your explanation about this so curious and delicate reflection, it's magnificent! I wonder where were you in this moment of the picture, your idea is so creative...well, it's normal for an artist like you! :)
Brilliant, and I also love the strong green reflected in the water!
Hugs and a blessed weekend dear friend!
Léia

Dani said...

Twinkle twinkle little star...Amazing stars!
Once again, great reflection shot,James.

Have a great weekend.

Stickup Artist said...

You've managed to capture a small galaxy of stardust sprinkled right here on earth! What could be better than that? Love the red and white stripes receding into the background. This is the most unique flag photo I've ever seen. What a great way to kick off the weekend.

Lew said...

Great reflection! Interesting how clearly the sup "spots" reflect through the flag.

Carletta said...

Very magical looking James!

Dianne said...

glory indeed!!
this is so beautiful
I can feel the wind
and the sparkles are lovely
and the green on either side is a bonus

have a glorious weekend :)

Malyss said...

Wonderful picture , very creative and strong!

Carolyn Ford said...

This photo commands respect and attention! What a beauty...and the sparkly star reflections are the icing on the cake!

JM said...

Amazing, James! What a capture!

Dina said...

Wow, so unusual!
The photo is beautiful and special and gives a good feeling too.

BTW, I remember in school in Chicago we were asked to "help" design a new flag that would have 50 instead of 48 stars.

jabblog said...

Fabulous shot! I was expecting a rather sombre comment when I first saw the flag.

michael said...

Have you found another state: New Sylvania? Wouldn't be bad to have new woodland. Anyway, very clever shot. I like the little stars dancing up from the water.

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ Michael!

This is amazing James.

Thom said...

Wow how cool to not know what state you took a picture in LOL. I don't have that problem over there ROFLMAO!!! As you say at least you knew what way the wind was blowing LOL. It's gorgeous my friend. You out did yourself with this one. Have a great Friday :)

Thérèse said...

It's not everyday that one has the opportunity to take such a picture of the Flag!

Melissa B. said...

A beautiful and artful capture. Bravo!

Jester said...

What an awesome shot! Also happens to be where I'm about to take a dip in the river with my dogs....Jersey side! My son fishes the section for smallmouth alot to. we only live a few minutes away from the river and that is one of te nicest spots. Luckily it it just below the "wing dam" because otherwise you would of had a gazillion tubers, rafters & kayaks in the picture!

Evelyn said...

A very nice angle James. The flag pulls me into the photo...

Fred Miller said...

Those are the colonies on the moon.

The Fred Effect

Loree said...

Beautiful. What a fantastic reflection.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great image James! Just wonderful.

Wayne said...

Great catch!

Genie said...

Okay, we have it down that you "know which way the wind is blowing" -- too funny!

Now, that is a spectacular shot and the twinkling stars just blow me away!

ruma said...

Yes, JAMES.
As for the reflection, stars seem to totally shine. . .
And it gives the Star-Spangled Banner brightness.

It is really mysterious power.



ruma

EG Wow said...

That's a unique photo of the flag, James!

Roberto M. Alves said...

Great perspective and capture.

Anne-Ma said...

Bonsoir James, c'est une merveilleuse photo, un bel effet le drapeau qui flotte au-dessus de l'eau. Very beautiful !

Bon week-end

joo said...

Superb reflectons!

Greyscale Territory said...

An incredible photo! The reflecting stars actually seem to be glittering! And love the flag perspective! It looks like a comforting, security blanket from this angle!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

A great reflection of water droplets on the flag which makes them look like jewels shining under the sun's very rays!

Francisca said...

A piece of Americana...

paul said...

A very peaceful scene - and twinkling of many stars, gorgeous.

Elisa said...

It´s amazing!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

Pat said...

What a cool shot! At first I thought the flag was UNDER the water! I love the flag waving in the wind!

Woody (Wayne) said...

For some reason, it didn't leave a link on my last comment. Normally, the NJ/PA border is down the middle of the river, but for some strange reason, in this area, the river mostly resides in PA. Go figure.

Nessa said...

This is so very cool but you knew that already.

Catherine said...

love all those extra twinkling stars!!

Julie said...

Once again from me, James, a bit thankyou for hosting. This is a very active meme, with much cross visiting. Good fun for the weekend.

The breeze was sure blowing your flag - out nearly horizontal!!

John McDevitt said...

I really like this one James.

Mama Zen said...

That's an amazing shot!

Vernz said...

the sparkle is amazingly captured... it brings magic to the stars on the flag...

Owen said...

Excellent ! What was it Bob Dylan said about not needing a weatherman to know which way the wind blows ?

Have a great weekend James !

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

The photo is absolutely stunning. The Delaware River looks endless and so beautiful! I love our flag and you have captured it so well.

Gattina said...

Strange effect !

Doreen said...

love the effect and the shot is stunning and patriotic.

Kaori said...

Gorgeous shot of the star spangled banner! The sparkling river adds to the beauty :D

Naquillity said...

that's an incredible shot. love all those extra stars. have a great weekend.

allhorsestuff said...

OH MY!!! That is gorgeous James! Really a fantastic capture!
KK

tapirgal said...

Truly unique! I love the added stars.

Boom Nisanart said...

Wonderful shot !

Lily Hydrangea said...

James your photo is fantastic! You've really captured a beautiful energy in this photo.
sorry I am late to join this week, I wasn't able to get connected where I was staying for a few days.
Have a great rest of your weekend.

Hilda said...

The shimmery light on the flag is just wonderful!

Tash said...

That is super cool! Starstudded and shimmery. Wow on spotting the excellent photo opp.

Olivier said...

magnifique, cela fait des etoiles sur le drapeau americain

B : ) said...

This just boggles my mind

Cheryl said...

Wow, this is an amazing photo James!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi James
questa è una foto veramente bella che fà pensare !!!
Bello scatto !
Buona giornata :-))

Qwave À la carte said...

S E E The Painter In You
L O V I N ' Your POV
Me Heart :)

'Tsuki said...

This is such a magical shot... Wonderful ; I just love those stars poppnig between the flag ones...

Halcyon said...

Another beautiful reflection. And very patriotic too!

Sistertex said...

This is an absolutely fabulous photo. What an eye...and the ability to capture it effectively.
Wonderful. Hope you are well, James.

Sistertex said...

An absolutely fabulous photo. Good eye and talent effectively capture it. Wonderful.
Hope you are doing well, James.

Anna said...

Amazing shot!
Anna :)