Happy Birthday, America

David McMahon

Melbourne, Australia

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This flag was high above my head on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. I had just swapped lenses to use my 70-300mm lens, in order to shoot a close-up of the stars against the dark-blue segment of the flag.

(And yes, the flag was suspended perpendicular to the ground, not flying in conventional manner parallel to the horizon!)

Then I noticed the little pockets of shadows as the thick fabric rippled in the surging summer breeze and I scrolled the lens back to capture the contrasts against the flawless blue sky.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F11, 1/500 sec, ISO 200, focal length 100mm.

Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES, July 2010.

Featured in ARTISTS UNIVERSE, May 2011.

Featured in SNAPTACULAR, May 2011.

Featured in UNITED: AUSTRALIA, UK, USA AND CANADA, May 2011.

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