Only In America by John  De Bord Photography


Small (15.5" x 23.2")

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Captured yesterday as the wind was howling and the sky backlit, sometimes it all just comes in to place. Title based on the Brooks & Dunn song.
In camera HDR, Minolta 18-200 Lens, Lightroom & Paintshop Pro for output.

I hope you all like it!

Sun coming up over New York City
School bus driver in a traffic jam
Starin’ at the faces in her rearview mirror
Looking at the promise of the Promised Land
One kid dreams of fame and fortune
One kid helps pay the rent
One could end up going to prison
One just might be president

Only in America
Dreaming in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America

Sun going down on an La. freeway
Newlyweds in the back of a limousine
A welder’s son and a banker’s daughter
All they want is everything
She came out here to be an actress
He was the singer in a band
They just might go back to Oklahoma
And talk about the stars they could have been

Only in America
Where we dream in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America

Yeah only in America
Where we dream in red, white and blue
Yeah we dream as big as we want to


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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • kenmo
    kenmoabout 4 years ago


  • Hey thanks Ken

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Stefan Trenker
    Stefan Trenkerabout 4 years ago

    cool angle and nice use of the sun/light

  • Thanks Stephen, this shot did really well on DA but at the same time also caused some dArama by idiots, here, none at all….go figure lol

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Mikeinbc1
    Mikeinbc1about 4 years ago

    Very nice. I watched the American navy sailors parade (along with Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and France) along our main street in Victoria today!. A very moving experience. Lots of applause!!!

  • Thanks Mike, that must have been something to see

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 4 years ago

    Love Flags blowing in the wind, excellent capture and light.

  • ;) Thanks Mary very much

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Wendy J. St. Christopher
    Wendy J. St. C...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, uplifting shot — beautiful!

  • well thank you !

    – John De Bord Photography

  • WolfPause
    WolfPauseabout 4 years ago

    Love it – great lighting emphasis!

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonabout 4 years ago

    Great light and PoV!

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful light on the flag! A great image!

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago

    This is very beautiful :)

  • Darlene Virgin
    Darlene Virginalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful flag.

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