Flag and Flowers – Leland, M.I.

Spotted while hunting down wine and cheese curds in Leland, Michigan.

*om nom nom*

Have a great weekend, everyone!

“I hope I’m not giving a bad impression of Americans. I’ve now had a mojito, a pretty healthy serving of rum and my second mojito’s coming, all in about ten minutes.”

– Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


58 thoughts on “Flag and Flowers – Leland, M.I.

  1. Love all those stripes and lines SiG, they look so good together – as do the flowers and the stars!

    You have a good weekend also (can’t believe it’s that time of the week already!).

    • I sure wish I could take more credit for that, Ms. K…
      just one of those things that I was fortunate enough to stumble upon (which is a bit bizarre for me – it seems like I’m usually the one setting all the ‘stuff’ up)!
      SO true! Where does the time go?!

  2. Hmmm, feels forced. The placement of the plant on the stool (in the bottom center of the shot and right in line with the flag’s right edge) is too static. If it was moved over to the right a little bit that *might* work better. I realize you didn’t set up the shot so you did the best you could with it. I like the processing. 😉

    • Agreed, M.P… a different P.O.V. might well have improved upon this. What I don’t entirely mind about a reenforced ‘stability’ / bit of sacrificed dynamic is the subject matter… the flag, the weathered wood… the whole ‘standing the test of time’ bit. I’m not disagreeing with you though, M.P… I think you raise a very good point. And, honestly, there are a few cliche’s here… (I suspect an ‘older’ flag might have helped too).

  3. Really nice shot, Sig. Cool that you found that while looking for cheese curd…Hahaha, nom, nom, nom. Love it when you do that…funny!
    Have a great day, and give my best to Annabelle! 🙂 xo

    • Why thank you, Deb!
      Hahaha… yes… please pardon my table-manners!
      We actually made THREE separate trips there in sea4ch of that cheese… it’s pretty popular stuff (they seem to sell-out very quickly)!

    • I haven’t had a chance to watch in a while, but I usually really like it, too. I’m not much of a foodie, but I love the travel aspect, and Bourdain’s sense of humor always gets me snort-laughing!

    • Thank you so much, B.F… you are always so kind!
      Hahaha… I’m actually kind of jealous of the memory, too (if that’s possible)! It’s very difficult to find cheese curds around here – which seems very unfortunate!

        • Indeed! The third time was the charm!
          Hmm… to tell you the truth I’m not sure if there are different kinds or not. The ones I’ve been fortunate enough to come across are… kind of like a Cheddar… or maybe a Colby? I’m not really sure how to describe them… other than delicious!

  4. OOOOOOOhhhhhhhh!!! I miss seeing the American flag!!! And it such a lovely setting for it… truly wonderful my friend. You scored another smile on my face 🙂

  5. I like the contrasting stripes on the plant pot,
    as they give this one a nice touch being that
    the stripes of the flag are vertical 🙂 Excellent

    Have a wonderful rest of evening SIG 🙂


  6. It’s a grand old flag! Hope you didn’t come away empty-handed. You’re the second person in my life to ever mention cheese curds. I must find some and see what I’m missing!

  7. I’ve taken a time to respond to this Bob – needed to gather my thoughts! I love the simplicity of the composition and the way that you have toned it to allow the woodgrain and the creases in the flag to show through the colors 🙂

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