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Americana 3 - Ball Game Nights - Happy 4th

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 4 July 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Nothing says "Americana" more than a baseball game - at least in my son's opinion and in mine, too! In this image, I am not "focusing on" the crowd here, and we dont smell the hot dogs or smashed peanut shells or spilled beer, but we DO see "Old Glory" - the Red White and Blue American flag flying over AT&T Park in San Francisco on a warm late summer's eve, escorted proudly by my home state flag, the great Flag of The California Republic.

Our nation's flag symbolizes so many things tangeable and non-tangeable.
I won't go on one of my diatribes about it here. Let me just say that this is a day to take a moment and think about your ancestors and all that they did to alllow us to be where we are now. Then, think about your kids and promise yourself that you will do everything in your power to make their futures bright. Then, get back to the picnic or the hike, or the bicycle ride and enjoy this land....America, where baseball is king and freedom reigns.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!

And Thanks again to all of you for your wonderful comments on my recent posts - I will catch up with every one of you soon! Cheers!!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/20 second F/9.0 ISO 100 180 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
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180 mm

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