Day 174 (22 June 2012) Patriotism

Today’s image is for the photo scavenger hunt (hosted by SeeingSpotsPhotography and Nick Exposed), under the title “Patriotism”.  When I think of the word Patriotism, my first thoughts are of the US Flag, followed closely by our men and women in uniform: Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, Fire Fighters, Police, and others who risk themselves for their fellow man.
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60 mm, 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Patriotism)

Here is the list I’m shooting from.  I’m supposed to “find” 15 of these:

  • Chuck Norris Was Here
  • “Big Foot Footprint”
  • Reflected Love
  • Abstract Self Portrait
  • Framed Moon
  • “Whats your sign”
  • Anti-gravity
  • Unusual Perspective
  • Abandoned
  • Silence
  • Pride and Joy
  • Emerging Star
  • Buried Treasure
  • Sparkler fun
  • Clownin Around Upside-down
  • Lyric Quotograph
  • Summer
  • Patriotism
  • Night

Day 67 (7 March 2012) Combat

Today I was sitting at my table working, and looked over and saw the sunlight streaming through the sliding door.  It alighed upon my combat boots (staged there for when it snows), and it brought back memories of my time in Afghanistan.  I’m very thankful to God that I did not see any combat, nor have to fire my weapon in offence or self defence.  Other than a few tense moments on convoy, the memories are generally good.

But seeing the glint of the sunlight off the dog tag laced onto my boots made me pause and think of all those that didn’t come home.

Regardless of your views of the war and of politics, I urge you to honor those that gave their all for this country, and in hopes of bringing peace and prosperity to the oppressed.

Combat Boot

55 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (In Honor Of Those Who Gave It All)