Photographer's Note

Celebrating our countries Independence Day, I wanted to be patriotic…but with something a bit more subtle. So why not a close up of this giant tablet?!! :)

If this isn’t distinguishable enough from the tight composition, take a look at the WS picture to recognize this well known icon which stands in New York Harbor. Oh…this particular statue is also wearing a crown, holding a torch and goes by the nickname of “Lady Liberty.” Too easy??

The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. Over the years, the Statue of Liberty's symbolism has grown to include freedom and democracy, as well as this international friendship.

It’s one of America’s greatest landmarks, a beacon that has welcomed countless millions of immigrants into New York and now appears on postcards and images around the world.

Fun fact: Lady Liberty hasn’t always been green, as it was made with an exterior of copper and originally had a far more shiny appearance. Her copper construction is 3/32 inches thick, which is the same as putting two pennies together…but it has naturally oxidized over time to form the green ‘patina’ coating.

Wishing my nation a big ‘Happy Birthday!’

Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks to Krzysztof for helping with the processing to bring out the statues “luster.”

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-05
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-04 0:28
Viewed: 1862
Points: 48
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