Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Visions of Old Glory, Summer 2011

America's Future

I'm very fortunate to be able to participate in local art exhibits. This summer marks the second time I've been asked to participate in "Visions of Old Glory", a photography exhibit featuring the American Flag. Photographers are asked to submit one photo of an American flag to display and the photo above is my submission (last year's photo is here). 

The story of the making of this photo is interesting...if not stressful. Of course, being the procrastinator that I am I waited until the Monday before the drop-off date to actually take the photo. I had the idea weeks ago, and really, I wanted Daniel's hands in there too, but with his work schedule and my procrastination, it didn't work out. So I just used Maz as my muse and went from there. 

With my BBF's camera, I took this photo (as well as many, many others), uploaded it to MPIX.com and ordered a large print and 2-day shipping. When the print arrived, I called my framing guy in a panic and asked if he could frame it almost overnight. When he agreed I said, "Man, you are just enabling me to procrastinate!" Thankfully, everything worked out so I could drop off the photo in time. 

This photo is now on display at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, Georgia. It's in the back, above the fireplace.  

What have I learned? a. Well, I should not procrastinate so much, because not everything's going to work out like they did this time. b. Also, I totally need to get my own DSLR for Christmas! c. And my babygirl is a wonderful muse!

1 comment:

  1. Really really cool picture. I love the concept for the flag! Last year's is gorgeous too. :) Sea Marie


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