This week, in particular, I needed to see the rows of American Flags flapping in the cool air against a blue sky punctuated with fluffy clouds. I got to North County Park just as the volunteers were starting to take the flags down before nightfall. This was taken with Nikon D-7000 equipped with an 18-55mm zoom lens covered with a circular polarizing filter. (Click on the photo to make it larger.)
Flags in motion
A guy directing traffic made an exception for me to drive by to capture this video from the top of the hill and headed down to the highway. The video is shot with my DOD Tech DOD-LS470W dash cam. It hangs under my rearview mirror with an AmorTek SnakeMount, a cool accessory that will fit just about any camera out there.
I picked this camera because it has great low light sensitvity, it has a built-in GPS, and comes with software that will let you merge your videos with an interactive map. That’s really handy when I try to figure out where I took a picture. (I also have to confess that I put those specific links in because if you click on them, then buy something from Amazon, I get a tiny piece of the action without it costing you anything extra.)
I’m a sucker for flags
Here are other stories I’ve done about flags.
- Flags coming down on the 4th
- Veterans Day 2010
- Thoughts on 9/11/2012
- Flags and family
- Veterans Day 2013
- Flags in what was the Athens Lunatic Asylum
- The first flag donated was that of Cpl. Robert Taylor, killed in Vietnam in 1968
- Bill Adams’ flag made of license plates