04 Jul 13. Happy 4th of July everyone; I hope you celebrate it well while we still can. I had given some considerable thought to going with a flag image of some kind for today, but decided instead that I would go with something else as it is both the 4th as well as Theatrical Thursday, and I didn't want to mess with the flag. While demonstrating how I do these creative images on Wed afternoon, I created this one as an example of how easy it is to do. It obviously doesn't contain the traditional red, white, and blue colors as our flag, but I thought the hues of blue and red close enough to suffice and that the soft portions could represent the movement of a flag waving in the breeze. Hopefully symbolic in its own way, even if one that is purely creative. Three layers: background or base, a second for the creative effect, and the third one I used for cropping. That was all there was to it. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/60 sec @ f /6.3 with fill flash.