Fotos On The Fly - Old Glory - Mamaroneck NY

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

For several years I have been trying to get a good picture of the flag  waving over Mamaroneck Ave in the town of Mamaroneck NY.   And every year, I try to take a picture that never seems to work out.  Sometimes its just too late to take a picture of a flag.  Flags stubbornly refuse to be like fireworks.  They don’t like to be photographed in the dark.  Another problem of course is the wind.  Flags are prone to w blowing in the breeze.  Its just their nature.  If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be very flag-like.   Well, I decided to just let flags be themselves and wait until the time was right.


 

Mamaroneck NY - Old Glory

© 2012 – Ruthmarie G. Hicks – http://FotosOnTheFly.biz

Comments (10)

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Great shot Ruthmarie.

You are right about trying to get a good flag shot, darn things keep blowing.  :)

It would make great video.

Jul 12, 2012 05:09 PM
Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Norning Euthmarie

Thanks for the post and photo> Have a great day

Jul 12, 2012 07:11 PM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Nothing wrong with a flag being blown by the winds!  After all that's what's supposed to happen.You just have to take a sequence of photos.  If you take several in rapid fire sequence you'll likely get the perfect photo.

Jul 12, 2012 08:44 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, that is a great shot, Ruthmarie.  I was just there yesterday.  I really like Mamaroneck (and my customers there).

Jul 12, 2012 09:16 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Tom - The last time I tried it it was just blowing like crazy. All I got was a blur.  There was a breeze that night, but I was able to use HDR - which requires 3 shots.  Ironically, this is one of my first attempts at HDR.

Hi Patrick - Thanks for stopping by

Hi Jeanne and Ralph - The last time it was blowing like crazy and starting to get dark.  A bad combo. I had to slow down the shutter so NOTHING came out.  Before that I tried to take one in the dark, that didn't work well either.  You just keep going until you get it right.

Hi Debbie - One of my first attemtps at HDR.  Which is ironic because it requires three shots at three exposures.  I took about 12 sets to get one that "stood still" enough for the process to work. 

Jul 13, 2012 01:42 AM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Great picture... I just love that flag... no matter how it turns as long as it keep flying... Thanks

Jul 13, 2012 05:10 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Ruthmarie, I am also a flag lover and never tire of taking photos of them. Great shot !
Jul 13, 2012 02:06 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Richard & Beth - Let's hope it does keep flying...

Hi William - Thanks - It was one of my first attemtps at HDR. 

Jul 13, 2012 02:22 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Very creative way to hang a Flag!  I don't think I've ever seen that before!

Jul 13, 2012 03:18 PM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

Hi Jane, 

I don't know any other town that does it quite that way.  That's why I always wanted to photograph it. 

Jul 14, 2012 01:08 AM