The Star Spangled Banner

The 15 star-15 stripe U.S. Flag flown by the tall ship Privateer Lynx during a daysail at the Festival of Sail in Oswego, New York.

The 15 star-15 stripe U.S. Flag flown by the tall ship Privateer Lynx during a daysail at the Festival of Sail in Oswego, New York.

The flag flown by the Privateer Lynx was the same 15 star-15 stripe U. S. Flag which was over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.  In 1814, the flag was still there in the early morning after a major bombardment, signaling the Fort had held out and inspired the writing of the United States’ National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.

Photo taken during a daysail on the Lynx at the Festival of Sail in Oswego, New York on Saturday, June 26, 2010.  This photo shows two things, the red, white and blue of the U. S. flag and how well Aperture 3 can handle a bright, overcast sky.

Happy Birthday, America!  To all those on holiday this weekend, be safe and see you all next week!  Oh, and don’t forget the summer assignment…Travel Photography!!!

This is the best version, in my opinion, of Our National Anthem…

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17 Responses to The Star Spangled Banner

  1. chloe says:

    love the composition, very nice


  2. Nice photo of the flag!
    Happy 4th of July!


  3. Karma says:

    15 stripes, Scott? Hee, hee – I think you meant 13, right? Happy 4th and enjoy your long weekend!


  4. milkayphoto says:

    Yay! I got an e-mail notice of this post!! You’re back, Scott!! 🙂

    Nice photo! I like the muted tones that so suit the Colonial era.

    Happy 4th, Scott!


  5. Gerry says:

    I like the composition and the colors very much. When I was researching my Civil War Mystery Flag (it has 13 stars in a 4/5/4 pattern) I discovered that all through the 19th century there was a good deal of variation in the number and arrangement of stars on the field. A lot of this had to do with the sectional strife and the Civil War itself, although I suspect some of was simple frugality.


  6. Love this composition. Happy July 4th


  7. Anna says:

    Neat waving flag and information. Have a great and safe 4th!


  8. davecandoit says:

    Great shot of the flag, Scott. Has sort of a “Kennedy” feel to it, what with the mast and such.


  9. Carsten says:

    Happy 4th of July Scott.
    I listened to Whitney Huston and I liked this version of your anthem.
    Unfortunately her voice lost it’s power and clarity since then.


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