Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Horse and Flag



This is a blending of two photos, obviously.  I was having fun with it as it represents Ocala in that you will see a lot of flags flying in this city.  Somehow, flag waving has become synonymous with patriotism which is, of course, not true at all.  But it is very popular.

Horse Fever is a program which involves the creation and placement of a wide variety of colorful horses throughout the city.  By now, there must be over 100 of these "Horse Fever" horses scattered around town.

21 comments:

William Kendall said...

I like what you've done with the shot.

Kay said...

We have a lot of "patriots" around here, too. The problem is that they fly flags 24/7 in all kinds of weather which is technically disrespectful. But don't try to call them on it. It seems to also be a patriot's "right" to fly it as he or she chooses. Go figure.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a great shot it is!! I am a horse lover, had my own for years, but I also agree with Kay -- we have some of "those patriots", but fortunately, not anywhere near as many as you do in Florida!!

RedPat said...

Americans seem to big flag flyers! I like those horses that you have shown us.

Jack said...

Good job, Lowell.

Randy said...

Nice painted pony.

Linda said...

I love this, Lowell, nice!

llandudnopictures said...

Just like the beer truck and golf image, a perfect blend!

Bergson said...

a colored horse for the carnaval

Birdman said...

100!
Wow! All completed by the same person? If so, they ain't been horsing around. Giddyup!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful creation, Lowell, you've put together the two photos very nicely !
And you really have more than 100 such plastic horses in your town? Wow !

Sharon Anck said...

Good blending job Lowell!

Judy said...

A very nice combination.

Halcyon said...

I love seeing all the different horses. They're so unique!
And I love how you've been playing with Photoshop. These two photos work well together.

VP said...

I have already seen some of these horses around...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lotta that going on around here too (not the horses). We saw art horses in Louisville ky a few years ago .... Another city known for its horses I believe )). Eugene Oregon did art ducks one time ... Not as aesthetically pleasing, but fun too.

LOLfromPasa said...

I like it!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Nice little experiment.

Lois said...

I always like seeing those colorful horses.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool treatment!

cieldequimper said...

I need to learn to blend photos without using Photoshop...

"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