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Celebrating the Fourth of July Independence Day with the stars and stripes flying proudly against a background fireworks display. The fireworks show was in New Lenox, IL, USA. The flag flies over a gas station in Lisle, IL, USA where a fast-food restaurant parking lot across the street gives me a very good spot to sit and wait for the breeze to unfurl the flag.

So, two images, one of the flag and one of the fireworks when just for once I snapped the shutter at the exactly right moment, and it stayed open long enough. Both taken with Nikon D3000 and Nikkor AF-S 18-55 mm lens, then layered in Photoshop.

Top ten challenge winner on 07/13/2010 in Best Independence Day Art challenge in the Just Fun Group
Top ten challenge winner on 07/04/2011 in the Red White and Blue challenge in Midwestern United States

Featured on 06/26/2011 in Midwestern United States

SOLD!—Nov. 21, 2010 through RB to a Mystery Buyer (Oh, thank you so much, whoever you are!) as a Mounted Print w/o border.

Marketing Note: I’ve recently published my own website, as well as a page for my photo business on Facebook; I believe these are really beginning to increase my exposure. And of course they both link back here to my work on RedBubble.

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  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroover 4 years ago

    Nice! I really like this!

  • Thanks; it was a lot of fun to put together. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Wonderfyl composition!

  • Thank you for the kind words, and the fave.

    – MarjorieB

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Congratulations top 10 challenge winner in the "Just Fun Group. ":

  • Thank you; I’m very honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 4 years ago

    Congrats on being in the top ten. Beautiful image!

  • Thank you so much.

    – MarjorieB

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    Congrats on the Top Ten feature!!! I am honored to be among such talented people!!! :))))

  • Isn’t it fun? They were all such great entries. Congrats right back to you, too. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • I’m so glad you like it. Thanks for the fave.

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your WONDERFUL image is being FEATURED in the group,
    “Midwestern United States Photography!!”

  • Thank you so much! I am greatly honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of the
    “Red, White and Blue Challenge!!!”

  • Thank you so much!

    – MarjorieB

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image …:)

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