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ST, GEORGE'S

Representing the "sceptred isle" and the "land of hope and glory" today. 

I know Saint George's Day (23 April - also the birthday of the other man in my life, a certain Mr William Shakespeare) is still a number of days away, but couldn't resist putting up this photo I took at our local market last week.

For me, your homeland is not just the land where you were born, or where you grew up, it is also where your heart is, so this is a tribute to my second homeland, England.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

ST, GEORGE'S

Representing the "sceptred isle" and the "land of hope and glory" today. 

I know Saint George's Day (23 April - also the birthday of the other man in my life, a certain Mr William Shakespeare) is still a number of days away, but couldn't resist putting up this photo I took at our local market last week.

For me, your homeland is not just the land where you were born, or where you grew up, it is also where your heart is, so this is a tribute to my second homeland, England.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (29)

Hmmm....Sinem not sure you caught this flag at the right time. Maybe you should have waited till the entire cross was visible in the frame, also taking this shot on a brighter day, say when the sky was blue might have added something more to it.

My £0.02 grin

Great shot otherwise.
Suby & Sinem: Jide, so far it's only Hunter who got what I was aiming at - not to show the whole cross. For me, it was a flag proudly flapping away as if scorning the dark skies.
My two cent. smile
Thank you, Sinem
  • Fraser
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2006, 00:19
Fascinating shot. Having the kite bigger than the frame and not being straight on draws the imagination. Good work.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Fraser.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 00:20
interesting, its a nice shot Sinem. Advice........... get ur own blog LOL
Suby & Sinem: Asiko, I am getting this weird feeling that you are missing Suby and kindly trying to tell me to clear off smile just a feeling... Just kidding. Thank you, Sinem
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 00:30
I think its a fantastic shot but when I see the image I see a flag thats about to be dropped as an army flees. I think the clouds and the soft light adds to that sort of imagery so I'm thinking thats not a flag flying in triumph but one symbolising unrealised hopes... I think I'm qutie a visual person and were I a film maker, I wouldn't certainly use an image like this to symbolise irony of some sort. Enough of my blathering. Great shot.
Suby & Sinem: Hmmmm.... Creative thinking there. However, my perception was that of a flag flying triumphantly against and despite the dark skies. Oh well, that's just me then smileThanks for visiting and the feedback. I might go back one of these days and try another shoot on a brighter day - that is if we get any.
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas US
  • 11 Apr 2006, 00:45
Great shot!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Roger. Sinem
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 00:46
I really should learn how to type. I mean I WOULD use the image to convey irony...
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 11 Apr 2006, 01:38
Cool angle, I like it smile Simple and nice, flag and clouds in the sky smile
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Dia.
  • Nate
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2006, 01:39
Oh this is a cool shot. It's very expressive after reading your words. I believe that statement even goes with what state you are from or where you grew up. I'm not at home right now.
Suby & Sinem: I couldn't agree more on what you said about the states. Thanks for visiting and posting a comment.
  • Adam Dalziel
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 02:08
hey man thast great shot - hey - for a welshman thats saying something
Suby & Sinem: Wow! That indeed is something coming from a Welshman smile
Oggi oggi oggi, oi oi oi! (or something like it)
smile
  • nkemo
  • London
  • 11 Apr 2006, 02:48
Great photo processing-an interesting shot
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Nkemo.
  • clarence
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2006, 03:06
wonderful flag shot against the clouds.!
Suby & Sinem: Thank you.
  • Imran
  • Singapore
  • 11 Apr 2006, 07:06
It's a fantastic shot.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Imran.
  • Morenike
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • 11 Apr 2006, 08:14
ok shot. it's more a matter of timing as i'm sure it would have been a better shot two seconds later when you could have got a fully emblazoned flag. also, i'm not sure you got the effect you intended, as the picture seems to tell a sad tale (esp. with the cloudy sky) rather than one of hope and glory.
Suby & Sinem: Please do refer to Chunter's comment. Thank you for visiting and posting a comment. Alway much appreciated.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 11 Apr 2006, 08:28
I love it as it is, and one reason is because you CAN'T see the entire cross. This makes you think just a little. Another feature that caught my eye is the graceful arc it makes from high left to low right across the frame and it's all well balanced.

The one thing that slightly niggles is something over which you had no control: the sharp creases where it has been freshly unfolded.
Suby & Sinem: Great minds...? smile
You seem to be the only one who has grasped what my aim was in shooting the flag the way it is.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 11 Apr 2006, 09:22
great! i love flags in motion. this one is super nice smile)))
Suby & Sinem: Thanks, Bruno.
  • Micki
  • 11 Apr 2006, 10:14
Nice, great composition!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks a lot.
  • yungyaw
  • Malaysia
  • 11 Apr 2006, 10:19
Hey, this is a good subject for this big day.

By the way, thanks for visiting my photoblog and thank you for the comment.

Have a nice day
Suby & Sinem: Unfortunately, I have been impatient and have not waited till the big day itself but oh well...
Thanks for your visit and comment.
And you smile
  • Subomi
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 12:14
Okay my take on this image.

Suby likey(not because it was taken by Sinem I must point out).

I remeber when Sinem came home with about 240 images(eeck) from her shoot last week, this immediately was one of the images that jumped out at me. She did have other images of the whole cross, but you know what, in comparison to this image they were blahhhh..

I dissagree with Jides comments, nope we all seen million shots of the cross, what difference is one more going to make? None if taken full on. However can she dare to be different and get a hint of the flag with the cross fdrom a different angle? Yes she can and has.

Are we still aware of which flag it is? Yes we are.

Now lets look at the shot itself, love the framing, darn I could not have shot this any better, the skies for me works, thank God it wasn't a blue sky cause you know what, it will take away from the focal point of the shot itself, THE FLAG.

Chunter is spot on in his comments, he is actually describing what I saw the 1st time I saw this image.

Can we dare to be different in our images, yes. It's whats makes our images stand out from the rest. Job done here.

Sis are you impressed yet?

Suby
Suby & Sinem: Hey! Thanks for taking the time to comment on today's pic. But I want your feedback on yesterday's and Sunday's posts as well.
Give Sin an inch... wink
Marvellous - get a tingle of nationalism there.The sky is beatiful and that red in the flash is so bibrant and saturated perfectly - I love love love it smile especially those soft shadows around the flag really gives you the feeling of motion.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Azhar. I love how detailed and thorough your comments are. Much appreciated.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Apr 2006, 12:31
Very nice capture with that sky in the back.
Suby & Sinem: Thank you, Chantal.
  • digitalmike
  • Virginia Colony ,Americas
  • 11 Apr 2006, 12:44
Wish it had just a tad more deep blue in the sky, but a great shot non the less. You have pretty much run Suby off the blog here. Don't you ever let the dude use the camera anymore? Maybe he just hasn't recovered from his birthday......great capture.
Suby & Sinem: Suby has definitely taken a back seat and been quietly watching smile
I'll try and guard the camera for dear life smile
Thank you.
  • tbone
  • 11 Apr 2006, 13:29
vary nice like the clouds in the background
  • tony
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 14:44
this is great i'm hoping to find something similar to use of the coming days, but this works well for St Georges... :o)
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for the comments on my blog. You should allow ananymous comments on yours. Suby
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 11 Apr 2006, 19:13
This is sentimental.
  • jasp
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2006, 19:52
Like this because you cannot see the whole flag...a different take on a familiar subject
Great shot, Sinem. This is one of my favorites of yours. The framing of the flag is quite inventive, indeed. I like the bold red stripe. Regards, Brent
  • tbyte12
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2006, 21:54
good job Sinem! like the thought the picture evokes (unconventional) smile
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 11 Apr 2006, 22:49
Sinem, is Suby gone for good? hehe. The pole you've made it slanted and you captured the flag when it's blown, nice attempt! The soft focus added make this shot a great shot.
  • AirBete
  • Canada
  • 27 Apr 2006, 12:43
I like the point of view and the wave in the flag. They both contribute to make the flag appear in a _3D_ space.

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