Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Choose a title for this photo


Florida is part of the deep south. We found these flags (American and Confederate) waving at a home about a mile from our house. What title would be appropriate for this picture?

35 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

"Brothers"

Lee Spangler said...

Triumph over bigotry

cieldequimper said...

Secessionista and conformista. I don't know if that works...

Kcalpesh said...

Ummm to title this picture perfectly, I might have to first go into the history involved. However, I can vry well speak about the wonderful colors you've caught in the picture. Every color seems perfect whether I talk about teh blue sky or the natural green of the grass & trees, the red & blue flag, white clouds or the black vehicle. I love the look of this picture.

Vogon Poet said...

Two flags over Florida?

Bibi said...

Hmmm... The South Will Rise Again?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is a fantastic shot Jacob !! I think the appropriate name would be "Unanimously Winners".Unseen Rajasthan

brattcat said...

Under the Same Sky

Leif Hagen said...

Flying flags and a sleepy coach! (I'm feeling serious and not sassy today)

Bob Poris said...

Did either side actually win? If so, which?

Prospero said...

Gone with the Wind

Sean said...

"Acceptance... somtimes it takes others just a little bit longer"... ?

Dianne said...

remember the old Sesame Street bit?

"one of these things doesn't belong"

I could say so much more but I'll be respectful - this is your home :)

B SQUARED said...

Looks like the South rose a little too early for the folks in the RV.

James said...

Southern pride stands strong as America sags?

Lois said...

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Tricia said...

America is about us ALL!

Tricia said...

it looks more like a UPS truck than a RV

Daryl said...

North/South Pole

Frank said...

Living in the Florida county with the huge 50 x 30-foot confederate flag flying on a 139-foot pole (on private property) at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Interstate 75, I can only say that I am proud that my ancestors fought for our nation's independence and in every war since. The freedoms we fought for extend to the flying of flags that represent and express other opinions and even terribly failed and unexplainable efforts to split our mighty union of states apart. (Interestingly, the flag is NOT the flag of the Confederate States of America but a combination of battle flags. It was never flown to represent the CSA as a separate nation split from the United States of America. Regardless of the cause(s)that led to our nation's costliest and bloodiest war, the flag hasn't much worth except as a bold, in-your-face reminder of an unfortunate period in our country's history that took over 600,000 soldiers lives. (Robert E. Lee probably best exemplifies in one man the terrible conflict, confused allegiance and division that almost tore our nation apart)

I only recognize and proudly salute the red, white and blue that flies every day in front of my home.

Memphis MOJO said...

I've racked my brain and can't come uP with anything. Good picture, though, with the green meeting the blue and the flag colors, too. Nice.

Jarart said...

This would be a good shot for the October theme day of "contrast".

Steve Myers, Broker said...

love the shot. Interesting view, very bright colors!

Rob said...

Choose one.Make sure it's the right one.

Jacob said...

@ Frank - Can you hear my clapping? Right on, my good friend. And yes, I know that isn't the Confederate flag. In fact, not so long ago, I wrote a long article re: the flag in Tampa ... on another blog...

Thanks for a superb commentary!

Bergson said...

Peace in th south

Ilse said...

If you can't beat 'em -- join 'em.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very nice capture, Jacob. But my mind is a blank! WAHN!

Jacob said...

Thank you all for your "titles" and other comments!

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: I appreciate freedom of expression, but that flag symbolized the right to maintain slaves and to preserve slavery more than anything else. The result was the horrible war but the idea was not defeated and caused misery to thousands beyond and during reconstruction into our present time. I could raise a Nazi flag and say wow: a reminder of how German's lust for supremacy caused WW1 and WW2 without mentioning the holacaust.

Marie-Noyale said...

Home sweet home!

Eamon said...

Re Lee's comment, I have to agree that the confederate flag still has those connotations for me, or in modern times of red-neck racists. However, I've heard various southerners interviewed about the meaning the flag, and most interestingly a southern black congresswoman (I think) who claimed that it is viewed more as a cultural symbol today, with less and less racial overtones. What are your thoughts on this Jacob?

Jacob said...

@ Eamon - I think the black congresswoman was trying hard to put the best face on it. In my experience, someone flying the so-called Confederate flag is someone who never figured out the Civil War is over...it is primarily a symbol of racism. There may be exceptions to that, but I've never met one.

MJ said...

How about: "Freedom flies over oppression"?

ScoutF said...

"One Allows the Other"

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson