Monday, August 07, 2006

American Flag in North Royalton

Canon EOS 10D
1/750s
f/8.0
ISO: 100
Focal Length 205mm (35mm equivalent: 386mm)Background clouds added in with Photoshop Elements 3.0
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7 comments:

Jason said...

That's a great looking picture. You should do a horizontal flip so it faces the right way

CalebSchuster said...

Yes Jason that would be the correct way to display the flag on a wall, but when flying or hanging in the air the flag is visible from both sides. One time the US flag is reversed is on the US Army uniform. This is because it is on the right shoulder and displaying it with the stars on the left would make it look as if the soldiers were moving backwards as in retreat and the US Army does not retreat.

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and members of patriotic organizations. (Note that on military uniforms, where the flag is put on the sleeve of the uniform, the flag patch is displayed with the stars facing forward, in the direction the wearer is facing. This is done to give the impression of the flag flowing in the wind while being carried forward across the battlefield. This is known as the "Reverse Field Flag".)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States#Displaying_the_flag_outdoors

BethS said...

That's impressive! Where is that?

CalebSchuster said...

NRY PD

Laura said...

Great shot! Great subject matter, too.
~L.

Bek said...

ooooh - i like the blue in tha flag against the almost same blue sky

CalebSchuster said...

To see the original photo go to my other photos blog
http://calebsphotos.blogspot.com