Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You Capture - Let’s Celebrate Independence Day

I had fun with this one.

We were asked to think capture outside the box of the American flag and
 focus on what does America mean to you?

I began with lyrics, clicked a few new pictures, and used others from my archives
to deplict what America means to me.

Feel free to sing along!

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island;

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me.
As I was walking a ribbon of highway,

I saw above me an endless skyway:

I saw below me a golden valley:

This land was made for you and me.
I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;

And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

The sun comes shining as I was strolling,

The wheat fields waving

and the dust clouds rolling,

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting:

This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Tresspassing."

But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadowr of the steeple I saw my people,

By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;

Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

Click to see how others shared
what America means to them.

God Bless America!



  1. Wow, nice work! Did you really go all those places in just one week? That's quite some trekking!

  2. Wow what a great series, I love the story you told with them.

  3. Very creative and you put a ton of work into this! Great job.


  4. I like the footprint shot and the silhouette.

  5. you have some amazing shots for this week!

  6. Jade - It was half and half...half taken this week and the other's from my archives to complete it.

  7. Wow, you worked hard on this one! So many wonderful shots that illustrated the story so well.

  8. Oh wow! Elizabeth! You did such a great job of writing this amazing post. Love it. The pictures are fantastic. So pretty! : ) I love you celebrated America. We are a blessed nation indeed!

  9. I love all your photos, especially the Golden Gate Bridge. What a great way to capture America.

  10. Wow this took some work. Great job!


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