She Said–4rth of Red, and Yellow, Black and White

#26 American Made

#26 American Made

America is known for being all about Red, White, and Blue, but perhaps we should also say we are Red and Yellow, Black and White, and yes, we ALL are precious in HIS sight.

4rth of July Parade

4rth of July Parade

This 4rth of July we attended a parade in our town, and then later attended an outdoor concert at Greenfield Village.

Picnic at Greenfield Village

Picnic at Greenfield Village

We took a picnic supper to Greenfield Village to listen to the Detroit Ragtime Band and the Detroit Symphony play some great American music.  Baseball Boy’s Bass Guitar teacher had a song he composed played by the Ragtime Band, which we particularly enjoyed.  We greatly enjoyed both the parade and the concert. (Thanks for the tickets Mr. Hayes and thanks for teaching my son Electric Bass Guitar)

Listening to the Detroit Symphony

Listening to the Detroit Symphony

Instead of chronicling the events of our day, I focused on the people.  Just ordinary, beautiful, Americans.  We come in red hair and yellow hair, and black hair and white hair.  We come without hair.  We come with beards and tattoos and baby carriers.  We come old and young and in-between.  We come tall and short and big and small.  We come pretty much every-which way.

#24 The Truth

#24 The Truth

And it stuck me that we really all are precious in HIS sight.

So enjoy a sampling of HIS handiwork.  Enjoy a sampling of Americana.  And just for the fun of it, see if you can tell which photo is of someone who was engaged-to-be-married recently.  I numbered and titled all the photos, so cast your ballot at the end.  I just might have a Give-Away.  BTW the other prizes were sent out last week, hope the three winners enjoy their small package.

#1 American Soldier

#1 American Soldier

#2 American Firefighter

#2 American Firefighter–that’s his town reflected in the mirror.

#3 Former American Soldier

#3 Former American Soldier

#4 Vietnam Veteran

#4 Vietnam Veteran

#4.5 Mama and Baby

#4.5 Mama and Baby

#5 American in plaid

#5 American in plaid

#6 Sharing a good time.

#6 Sharing a good time–this is my favorite photo of the day.

#7 Daddy and baby

#7 Daddy and baby

#8 American lady

#8 American lady

#9 American Tie

#9 American Tie

#10 Beauty in the Band

#10 Beauty in the Band

#11 Beauty in the Crowd

#11 Beauty in the Crowd

#12 Lovely Lady

#12 Lovely Lady

#13 American in Orange

#13 American in Orange

#14 American Mom

#14 American Mom

#15 American with Beard

#15 American with Beard

#16 American with moustache

#16 American with moustache

#17 American Beauty

#17 American Beauty

#18 Will Smith

#18 Will Smith

#19 American Lady

#19 American Lady

#20 American Family

#20 American Family

#21 U.S.A. Lady

#21 U.S.A. Lady

#22 Brown Eyes

#22 Brown Eyes

#23 Sweet Singer

#23 Sweet Singer

#25 American Momma with Braid

#25 American Momma with Braid

#27 Tired American Girl and her Daddy

#27 Tired American Girl and her Daddy

#28 Father and Daughter

#28 Father and Daughter

#29 Blonde American Family

#29 Blonde American Family

#30 Loviliness in a Lady

#30 Loveliness in a Lady

#31 All-American Boy

#31 All-American Boy

#32 American in Action

#32 American in Action

#33 American Man

#33 American Man

#34 Patriotic American Girl

#34 Patriotic American Girl

#35 Sunglasses

#35 Sunglasses

#36 I've Been There!

#36 I’ve Been There!

#37 Elder American

#37 Elder American

#38 Happy Brother

#38 Happy Brother

#40 Arab American

#40 Indian-American

#41 American Librarian

#41 American Librarian

#42 Texting American

#42 Texting American

#43 Fife and Drums

#43 Fife and Drums

#44 Old Time Baseball

#44 Old Time Baseball

#45 My American Girls

#45 My American Girls

#46 All-American Girl

#46 All-American Girl

#47 Arab-American Lady

#47 Arab-American Lady

#48 American in Yellow

#48 American in Yellow

#49 American in Pink

#49 American in Pink

#50 American in Profile

#50 American in Profile

#51 American in Blue

#51 American in Blue

#52 Mikey Likes It.

#52 Mikey Likes It.

#53 Red-Headed Sweetheart

#53 Red-Headed Sweetheart

#54 Red-headed Lady

#54 Red-headed Lady

That was our 4rth of July.  Hope you enjoyed your day.

And don’t forget to guess what photo you think is of a person recently engaged-to-be-married.

Jum Jum,

–rebecca

Here’s the photos if you need them again.

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12 Responses to She Said–4rth of Red, and Yellow, Black and White

  1. Christa Cherry says:

    I think it’s American in Blue who is newly engaged. Is this a trick question? : )

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    • whitsendmom says:

      Not a trick question, and you are. . . .. . .just going to have to wait for a day to know 🙂

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      • whitsendmom says:

        You are right. Photo #51 American in Blue. This was a couple sitting in front of me and they were recently engaged. And very obviously in love. Just look at the look he is giving his bride-to-be! So sweet!

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  2. Christie says:

    Gorgeous people shots! I love this blog post idea.

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    • whitsendmom says:

      I’ve enjoyed your travel posts!

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      • Just wondering how you get your people shots–do you ask permission? I struggle with this, so usually end up not taking photos of people I don’t know.

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      • whitsendmom says:

        I know what you mean. Here are my thoughts. First off, the person is in a public place. Second, no names are disclosed (at least not first and last) Third, often the location is vague–southern Michigan. Forth, and probably most important for me–my goal is to show beauty or a glimpse of America or a glimpse of a small town, etc. . . I have a long zoom lens, and I zoom way in. I try to get people reacting or interacting, not just posed for the camera. This is a new lens, so I am really just learning what it can do (75 – 300mm). Of course, I would like one of those super fancy lenses that goes from 18mm to 300mm, but the cost is too much for us right now. Besides, I need to learn to use the lenses that I have to their potential. I would really like to get My Whit’s End business cards made up and hand them to the people I photograph, so they can go see my blog and a photo of them self, but I haven’t done that yet.

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      • Christie says:

        Thanks for your lengthy reply about taking people shots. I think you have done a fantastic job portraying a collage of Americans, and I am inspired to be more bold with street photography in the future.

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      • whitsendmom says:

        I’m not bold, I just have a long telephoto lens!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Very ( hometowny” looking!! Don’t know anyone to be married soon. Is it the #54 red headed lady?

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  4. Laura says:

    Speaking of ‘give aways’, we were in Chicago a few weeks ago and upon our return, there was a package from you waiting for me! Had no idea I had one coming to me and I can’t even remember what it was for! But thank you very very much! Keep up the blogging….I enjoy it with a cup of coffee in the afternoons. 🙂

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    • whitsendmom says:

      I think it was for guessing which photo was of a person “recently engaged to be married” in my Red and Yellow, Black and White post.

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