…Independence Day

I was waiting in the car at the post office yesterday and was just looking around (because that’s what a person does when they’re waiting). I happened to have my camera with me and thought this was an interesting image. I wish I would have had the time to wait for the POW flag to unfurl in the wind, too. (Sorry for all the dead bugs. This isn’t my car, so I couldn’t clean it. And I wasn’t going to clone them all out in post processing.)

In my opinion, this image “works” on a number of levels. What does this image mean to you? Or, what does it represent?


About Barb Kellogg

I'm a people, pet and nature photographer who loves great bokeh, dark chocolate, and a good cup of tea.


  1. A very American composition. Great eye!

  2. Miriam

    This is an awesome picture I am always moved by the flag even more because I am an immigrant to this great nation.

  3. Tina

    i just thought, yep that’s bard, who else would see this in the top of a car..hahahaha..
    it’s nice;-)

  4. Marcia

    …and isn’t it uniquely ironic that the POW MIA flag is there but not clearly visible, similar to those missing in action…both images cause me to pause…

  5. Marcia

    I, too, thought about “America.” The Ford Company is truly American.
    I also thought about that in our day to day lives in parking lots, on roads, at work, in church, running errands…we are free and the reflection of the flag in the chrome reminds me of the constancy of our freedom, where ever we go, in America, the beautiful. I am thankful and glad that these symbols continue to be vividly displayed that we just can’t help but see them everywhere!

  6. karen

    There is much symbolism. The first thing that hit my brain was how truly American Ford really is! Not only did Henry bring us out of the horse and buggy; Ford is the ONLY car company in America that did not take the government bail out that was paid for by us. I grew up in Detroit, and I would like to have my cousin see this. You do seem to find the most interesting stuff.

  7. I almost wish you hadn’t mentioned the second flag, for with it, wow, what a story. Great shot —

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