God Bless America by Ann  Van Breemen

This is my tribute to a wonderful and brave country on the ninth anniversary of their darkest hour.

I live in Australia but have a great love for the USA and it’s people. I remember watching in horror on that dreadful day as the television broadcast the horrific events as they unfolded. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse it did.

I’ve visited Ground Zero since and am amazed by the strength of the American people, particularly the New Yorkers, who literally had to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again. Also the love and comradeship and bravery that was exhibited by everyone involved was very humbling and uplifting.

Both images were taken on my first roadtrip to the mighty USA. The Bald Eagle image was taken at Point Defiance, Washington State, the flag was one of many flown with patriotic pride across the country. Images blended in P.S.

Canon EOS 40D.

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I am an avid photographer of 60+ and will shoot just about anything, although I’m not so good at moving objects. Anything faster than a snail leaves me for dead. (haha) I do prefer natural landscapes over urban ones but, really, nothing is safe from my lens. I also enjoy turning my failed images, and there are lots, into digital art.

In 2014 I started dabbling in Fractal Art using Apophysis 7x to satisfy my creative urges on the days when I can’t take photos.

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  • LookOutBelow
    LookOutBelowover 4 years ago

    Very nice.

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago


  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 4 years ago

    Hats off to you , girl. Fantastic Tribute !!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous composition. Excellent workmanship. I’m proud to be an American too.

  • Thank you Jan. I’m an Aussie but have developed a great love for your country and people over the last few years. Can’t wait till our next visit.:)

    – Ann Van Breemen

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Thank you for creating this beautiful tribute.

  • Thank you for the beautiful feature, Maureen. My husband and I have spent a lot of time in the USA over the last two years and have come to feel like it is our second home. If we were twenty years younger we would seriously try to immigrate. However, at our age we just have to satisfy ourselves with regular visits. In fact we are heading to L.A. on Tuesday to begin our third roadtrip across your amazing country. Two more sleeps. We are so excited.:)

    – Ann Van Breemen

  • Jeff Notti
    Jeff Nottiover 4 years ago

    RIght on sister.!!!!!!!!

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago


  • allicata
    allicataover 4 years ago

    Amen and Ament… We The People! Yes!

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 4 years ago


  • My pleasure. It’s a beautiful country that should be admired and treasured. By everyone!!:)

    – Ann Van Breemen

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lori.:)

    – Ann Van Breemen

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 4 years ago

    Outstanding work!

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