Sunday, May 30, 2010

Color Splash Sunday - Flags


Welcome to Color Splash Sunday, my own meme!

I started this in order to spread my love for color splash (aka selective color), and to help photographers see how this technique can make their photos more unique, as long as it is not overused. For more information, CLICK HERE.

This week's theme is FLAGS - A flag from the country you live in, the country you WISH you lived in or one that is part of your heritage. I am looking for creativity here. I can't wait to see how everyone has portrayed their favorite flag!

Here is mine. This is one of many flags in my town. I love how it is standing straight and tall, and blowing in the breeze.

*I had to do some editing after-the-fact because of some unintentional, unsolicited advertising.

I live in the United States of America. If I could afford to travel around the world, I'd want to visit the countries where my ancestors lived: Italy and Poland on my mom's side, and Germany, Austria, and Ireland on my dad's side. I have a very rich heritage that I am extremely proud of, but I worry that my unborn babies won't appreciate the way I do. It's hard enough for me to understand it, and it will be even harder for them, since most of my older relatives have passed on. At least I can be sure that my unborn babies will share in my American pride!

Speaking of American pride, today is Memorial Day. Besides being the unspoken start of summer, it's also a national holiday set aside to remember our veterans and soldiers that served, are serving or gave their lives for their country. My grandfather (mom's dad), aka my pop-pop, served in World War II. He suffered injuries overseas that eventually led to his death when I was 4 years old. I have very few memories from the first few years of my life, but I cling to my memories of my pop-pop.

Back to CSS. Next week's theme is YOUR CHOICE! From now on, the first Sunday of every month will be "Your Choice," meaning that you can submit any photo you want, as long as it has color splash and you haven't used it before.


Lena said...

Nice shot!
My grandfather was also in the army (back in Russia) so whenever I slept over their house, my bedtime stories were stories of the military base and the army life. I remember bugging him to tell me just one more every time.
A huge thanks to your pop-pop for all he's done for us =)

Mama Hen said...

I love that picture!! How patriotic! We live in such an amazing country! Have a great holiday!

Mama Hen

fleur de lis cottage said...

Love that photo and absolutely perfect for this Memorial Weekend!!

beingzaraandzidan said...

wow!! love ur wall paper. Its too cute. & the foto is amazing too! great job!

Marlis said...

Cool shot, will get mine finnshed tommorw, have one from where I grew up and one where I am living now. New Zealand (grew up) Austira now. Had a VERY bussy weekend, took part in one of the biggest womans races over here 21100 woman ran in that race...

Do you know where your ralives are from in Austria?

Sam said...

Hi Amy! Your pictures and the entire blog show your talent and creativity! Three cheers to you!

beingzaraandzidan said...

Btw, i have joined in too! Plz do visit!

Marlis said...

Finaly got mine up, Yeh, took my time didn't I, need to get to it a bit urler... Love all the entries and whoo to getting more people joing in.

Mrs. Claus said...

Mrs. Claus loves a flying flag!