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The Flag Raiser
25-JAN-2008

The Flag Raiser

"Do you want to see a real flag?"

Tom Lewis ran the flag up the pole at his machine shop in Barstow, California, not far from historic Route 66.

Nikon D80 ,Tokina 12-24mm Lens
1/125s f/13.0 at 13.0mm iso200 full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis14-Feb-2008 04:20
This is beautiful what you have achieved here.
Ron LaCroix06-Feb-2008 09:32
Beaut shot! Shows what a very wide angle lens can do in capable hands.
Photo Club Pavillonnais05-Feb-2008 00:18
Très joli cadrage avec ce drapeau aux ondulations superbes ... belles couleurs et beaucop d'originalité ..V
Didier
sunlightpix01-Feb-2008 21:49
Rich colors, a powerful clenched fist, and a man looking away from the flag.
What is a "real" flag? Another reality to peruse.
joanteno31-Jan-2008 00:07
Great composition, lighting, and perspective..
Cheryl Hawkins30-Jan-2008 23:48
Excellent. Love the flow of the flag.
Steve H30-Jan-2008 22:24
Marvellous image - such dynamism! Vote
JSWaters30-Jan-2008 21:05
You've outdone yourself with this one, Dave. I love everything about it - your vantage point, the content and especially those vibrant colors. The pride Mr. Lewis exhibits in this simple task is more than implied, it's palpable.
Jenene
Phil Douglis30-Jan-2008 20:53
Your low vantage point, choice of wideangle lens, great light, rich primary colors, and a strong wind to unfurl the flag, all add up to an impressively evocative image. One of the most famous pictures of all time was a flag raising (Iwo Jima, 1945) -- the genre itself has become iconic. You take full advantage of all of this here, Dave, to make a memorably expressive image. The strength evoked by that clenched fist, and the sense of pride he carries with him, are palpable.
shatterbug30-Jan-2008 20:44
Awesome perspective and light...love it!
Carol E Sandgren30-Jan-2008 18:57
Is this Tom the Welder?? http://www.pbase.com/sveetzel/image/56170076 Looks like he's still around and going strong. I like the flag colors waving against the blue sky too! Brings back memories from when I went on your Rt. 66 trip.
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